Cold Frames

Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It was around this time last year the MSV exchanged the original windows on the building for newer, more environmentally conscious ones. Since the old windows were not of use to anyone else, and probably would have been left to languish in a landfill otherwise, the Gardens and Grounds Department quietly laid claim and spirited them away to our workshop. To be honest, I’ve never been more pleased to be in possession of a pile of debris in my life. Old windows, especially the large, sturdy ones, do not run cheap. They are also hard to find in any real quantity, especially if you are looking for a uniform size. Until this happy little windfall, the Museum was unable to offer the workshop I’ve wanted to run for years: Building a Cold Frame.

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Planting Seeds For the Year to Come

Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In cold, snowy, icy January it is fun to dream about the spring and summer garden. Plant and seed companies know this and flood your mailbox with catalogs full of mouth-watering photos featuring gorgeous flowers and vegetables to entice you to buy their products. Well, I’m not going to do that … mail you a catalog, that is. Instead, I am going to share some alluring photos of a few great plants and simply tell you about the seeds for sale in our museum store.

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Plant Sale Picks 2017

Published Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Our second annual Heritage Plant Sale is coming up and we have more than 125 different types of plants for sale. We selected plants that have proven their value in the garden through the test of time. Just about all of these can be found growing in our garden so we have studied them for many seasons and want to share them with you.

 

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The Dirt: Glen Burnie Seeds: A Story

Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This perennial ritual of wintertime planning for the next year is not new. While our gardeners were looking through catalogs for this year, I had the opportunity to read some old letters in our archives that shared that same sentiment.

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