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We connect Maryland residents to trusted, science-based resources to grow healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Send us your questions, view gardening resources, and connect with the Master Gardener Program for local classes and other learning opportunities in person. All are welcome!


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    Master Gardener Program

    Master Gardeners are volunteers who combine their love of plants, people, and the environment to help Maryland residents grow healthy gardens.

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    Gardening Resources

    Explore all gardening topics: native and invasive plants, soil testing, food gardening, tree and shrub care, indoor plants, diagnosing problems, and more.

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    Ask Extension

    Get answers from our team of Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturists, Extension Faculty, and Master Gardeners.

Hot Topics

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    Regenerating Landscapes

    Find out how you can make your yard and/or your community’s landscape part of the climate and biodiversity solution. Free webinar on July 17 at 4:00 p.m. presented by Dr. Sara Via.

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    Native Plants for Sunny Slopes

    Sunny sites are brutal during hot, dry summer weather. Dryness is amplified by the quick drainage found on steep slopes. Some native plants perform well in these environments. Here are our favorite choices.

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    July Gardening Tips

    Sow seeds for fall food crops like broccoli, kale, and turnip. There is a lot of insect activity this time of year, but not all insects are pests. Let us help you identify what you have in your garden.

Videos & Webinars

Squash Bugs: Identify & Remove Eggs

Aster Yellows on Coneflowers

Pollinator Week - Tip 1: Creating Diverse Pollinator Spaces

Blog Highlights

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    Tiny Tomatoes Perfect for Patios

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    Lilac Rejuvenation by Pruning

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    Support Our Insects at Night

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