Monthly Archives: June 2012

Revving Up for the 4th with Designer Dogs!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Hot Diggity Designer Dogs 

What could be more fun-an outdoor grilling holiday, lively folks (young and old) and a sampling of great …

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Dry streambed makes cool focal point for hilly back yard


The “before” view

Here’s a great example of the way H0mestead’s Landscaping Division can install their clients’ new gardens in phases, as budget or convenience allow.  For this Bowie homeowner …

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Author’s Funky, Project-Filled Garden

Here at Homestead we’ve just finished our three-day Book Event – with author talks, demonstrations, recipe- tasting and book-signing.  As promised, it’s time for showing off the Seattle garden of one of our featured …

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Revved Up for the 4th!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

No doubt this weather makes you think of a blazin’ 4th of July. Let’s get started planning now so the day …

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Books! Authors! Demonstrations! This Weekend at Homestead

Homestead is holding its first Book Event this weekend – Friday through Sunday – and here’s the line-up of great books you’ll be hearing about.

Friday, June 22

10:00 a.m. Marie Iannotti, author …

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Glorious Ground Covers

On a recent garden tour there was lots to admire – vast sweeps of shrubs and perennials, grand views, pools and ponds – but I especially loved the creative uses ground covers.  Here’s a look, …

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New Grills for Firing Up Fathers Day!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

The great news is Homestead Gardens has a slew of brand spankin’ new grills in stock because so many folks asked for them. Recent …

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Backyard Make-Over Starts with Great Hardscaping

Hardscaping is the insider’s term for anything in the landscape that’s NOT a plant.  So, patios, arbors, fire pits, even swimming pools.  They’re the projects most of us wouldn’t dare attempt to do Read more »

How to Water – a Hot Topic for Summer

These last two days brought our first real summer temperatures of the season, and suddenly I’m noticing plants wilting everywhere.  Especially newly planted ones, which need coddling their whole first summer.  Seems that humans aren’t …

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Artsy Al Fresco Living!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
There is nothing like going to Homestead Gardens for inspiration and some of the most chic items for the outdoor living we all want to make a …

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We Live in Hydrangea Heaven

It’s June and in our region it’s Hydrangea Heaven, with these heavenly shrubs blooming themselves crazy.   And suddenly I’m noticing that the most spectacular gardens all seem to have lots of hydrangeas, more than ever.   …

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Big Event Weekend Coming up – Join Us!

June 8-10 is another great event weekend at our Davidsonville location – we love these!  Join us for seminars, talks, workshops, food, fun, and a TON of perennials.

Now here’s your illustrated guide.

Friday June …

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