Monthly Archives: March 2012

Homestead Gardens Spring Open House for Green Drinks

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From Annapolis Green’s The Line: “Homestead welcomed us to its Spring Open House, and it was full of beautiful flowers. Thank you to Tim Hamilton, CEO Brian …

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How to Grow Fruit In Our Region & Some Great Performers To Choose From

This month’s Golden Spades event was all about fruits, the growing of them and just a bit about cooking and eating them, because that’s the whole point, right?  Gene Sumi, Homestead’s education director (also known …

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Owls are a Hit at Spring Open House

Who can resist these guys?  Not just owls, either.  Also something called a raptor called the American Kestrel, shown below.

To learn more, click the bird name: Eastern Screen Owl  or American Kestrel 

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Locavore Time-Keep It Close To Home


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Those lively spring greens-Now

What a pitty we can’t count on being Locavores 12 months of the year. Life is changing as Federal …

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Events at this Week’s Spring Open House

We have one more whole weekend of special events coming up at our Davidsonville location this Saturday and Sunday.  Here’s the illustrated, annotated calendar of talks and workshops.  To register for classes, call customer service …

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More on no-mow and less-mow gardens and plants

I sure enjoyed the super-engaged audience for my talk and slide show about reducing lawns at our Spring Fling this past weekend.  How engaged?  Some have contacted us with follow-up questions – what were those …

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How to Enjoy Oysters at Home

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

This week we’re bringing you an etra-special treat from guest blogger, Julie Qiu. Creating your own oyster fest (it is called Oyster Roast in North Carolina) is …

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Spring Open House this Weekend!

Here’s the illustrated, annotated guide to the classes and workshops coming to our Davidsonville store Saturday and Sunday.  To register for classes, call customer service at 410.798.5000.  For free classes, no preregistration required – just …

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Come See Inspiring Visions of No-Mow Yards

This Saturday at noon in Davidsonville, as part of our Spring Open House, I’ll be talking about and showing off gorgeous design alternatives to huge expanses of lawn – both smaller lawns …

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A Smokin’ St Paddy’s Day Menu

 
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Smoked Pulled Lamb Sandwiches

Split Pea Soup with Barley

Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce 

Who needs a long list …

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Baltimore held as Example of Great Urban Gardening

To learn how to make gardening happen in D.C., organizers of the yearly Rooting DC symposium turned to their friends up the highway in Baltimore to tell DCers how it’s done.  The crowd was …

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Are you Growing Cool Weather Vegetables?

by Lisa Winters

If you missed my recent seminar on cool season vegetables, here’s a recap.

Many gardeners miss the opportunity to plant cool weather vegetables or plant them too late …

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The Kitchen Garden and Those Down and Dirty Questions

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Well now, we made it through a winter of mild temperatures and it feels grand to be heading into March with the LOCAL …

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