Monthly Archives: April 2012

More Lawn Tips from Mike McGrath

He’s back – the ever-popular guru of gardening, Mike McGrath.  Mike’s the former editor of Organic Gardening Magazine, host or visiting expert on numerous TV shows, and now star of his nationally syndicated radio show, …

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Simple Snazzy Herb Sauces-Way Beyond Pesto

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook –Leave a comment

Last Saturday we had lots of activities happening at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. If you missed the action and fun, …

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Gardening Tips from Margaret Roach

Margaret Roach, one of the stars of the gardening world, was cajoled into traveling from her Upstate New York garden to speak to the Maryland Horticultural Society last week, and both she and …

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Maryland (House and) Garden Tours

It’s garden tour time, and Maryland’s got some great ones, especially the houses and gardens that are presented as part of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.   That’s a non-profit dedicated to the preservation …

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Much Ado About Asparagus!


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The award for the harbinger of spring, without a doubt, goes to asparagus! We are just beginning to …

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Urban Gardening Weekend – the Illustrated, Annotated Guide

Don’t miss these expert talks and demonstrations at Homestead this weekend, and good food, too!

Davidsonville Events

Saturday, April 21

10 am: Backyard Chickens
Get in touch with your inner-farmer. More …

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Visit the National Arboretum in Spring

Got out-of-town visitors?  Then do them and yourself a favor and take them to the National Arboretum, the least-known gardening treasure in the Mid-Atlantic.   And right now is the very best time to Read more »

Revisiting Homemade Cheese in the Spring

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

Last year Laura Riddle and I gave a “Cheese Making You Can Master at Home” workshop at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. I’m going …

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More Native Perennials Available than Ever

Homestead is selling more native perennials than ever – check out these new ones.  For your convenience, they’re gathered together in special designated locations within our Perennials Department.

Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginiana for the …

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Margaret Roach at the Horticultural Society of Maryland

You may remember when Maryland’s Horticultural Society brought the beloved TV horticulturist Erica Glasener to Baltimore to speak.  Well, they’ve done it again, this time bringing to town the garden-writing rock star …

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Designer Deviled Eggs-After the Easter Egg Hunt

 

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

The fun begins when you have a slew of hardcooked (I don’t care for the thought of many rubbery hardboiled). Mix and match a lot of …

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April in the Garden

This month’s Golden Spades event drew more attendees than ever – 40+ – which tells us that people are gardening early this year, driven into their gardens by an incredibly warm March.  The topic was …

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Grow Annapolis makes Gardens Happen

I’ve watched gardening organizations form, then create a project or two with modest success, but I’ve never seen one have the impact that Grow Annapolis  has in its two short years.  …

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