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In The Dirt by Ray Greenstreet

  How Much Do You Know About the Poinsettia? It’s hard to imagine Christmas without poinsettias.  This colorful plant decorates homes, businesses and churches across the country…and beyond.  The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a Mexican native.  It was first introduced to the United States back in 1825 by Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States […]

Ornamental Grasses: 101

A workhorse in just about any landscape, ornamental grasses are as varied as the gardens they inhabit. They come in many sizes and shapes, from small clumps of carex at home in the shade to the towering, showy panicum that thrive in our summer heat and humidity. Ornamental grasses came into gardening vogue about 30 […]

Greenstreet GreenWalls: Bringing the outdoors indoors

Because nature makes us feel better By Kris Gilbertson If we could time travel back to the 1980s and 90s, we’d see that plants—lots of plants—were standard décor in large office buildings. By the turn of the century, this had gone away. Space limitations, the high price of footprint and plant services, even leaking containers […]

Garden Dirt: Growing from Seed

by Ray Greenstreet Starting plants from seed is a great way to garden mid-winter. You are able to get your hands dirty, smell soil, see green and enjoy the simple satisfaction of growing your own plants from seed to harvest. Starting seeds indoors is not difficult, but seeds have basic needs for good germination and […]

Garden Dirt

by Ray Greenstreet Gorgeous Autumn You don’t need to look at the calendar to know the seasons are changing. Just take a look outside. Nothing puts you in the mood for hot cider and pumpkin pie more than a sugar maple in full fall foliage. Maryland may not share New England’s foliage fame, but we’re […]

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