Monthly Archives: July 2012

Time to Plant Your Fall Crops

Now’s the time to plant these fall crops from seed:
Crop                        Plant from now until  
Endive                       August 20
Kale                            August 10
Kohlrabi                    August 10
Leaf …

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Have WE Got Corn!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

While traveling to many local farm markets, it was clear our corn appears to be abundant. Much gratitude for that as the word is that 20% of the …

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My Solution to the Dilemma of Garden-Glove Storage

I once collected all my gardening gloves in one place to try to put pairs together and generally sort out the mess.  The result, photo right, included:

Stiff leather things I knew I’d …

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Creating a Zen Garden in a Small Lakeside Space


Annapolis Garden of Sue and Perry Luzwick, after spring planting.
Time to share another before-and-after story from our Landscaping Division – this one via designer Scott Freedman.
Last winter …

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Pizza Over Live Fire

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Pizza over Live Fire
You can’t deny that a grilled pizza, crusty and smoky from a live fire, is one of the most tantalizing dishes imaginable. …

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Crape Myrtle Festival Time!

Join us this weekend for some great summer festivities – garden talk by experts, great music, and spending your Myrtle Money*.

Saturday, July 21

10:00 a.m.: The Cold-Hardy Garden (Davidsonville store)
Local expert Allen …

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My Modest Garden Blogger Bloom Day

Garden Blogger Bloom Day has been a popular online meme for a many years now and shows no sign of slowing down.  It’s when garden bloggers all over the world post photos of their blooms …

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Wealthy in Cucumbers

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Tip: Before we get into the juicy elements of cukes, did you see Guru Gene Sumi’s Facebook valuable advice yesterday? Basically to keep plants in the healthy mode …

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A whole lotta plant for 12 to 15 bucks

You may have read that we’re having a “blow-out” sale on a whole bunch of shrubs for “unbeatable prices” – 3-gallon plants for $12 or $15.  Well, it’s one thing to read that and another …

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How Not to Hurt your Back in the Garden

Gardeners of all ages but especially us Social-Security-eligible gardeners know all too well that gardening can lead to injuries.  We use sharp tools, sometimes in a hurry.  We venture barefoot into the garden …

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“Local” Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the Berkshires

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

“Local” Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the Berkshires

 

7-Grain, Coconut Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Sauce

Med Mezze Plate with Fresh Corn Fritters

Halibut Puttanesca

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Masses of Daylilies at Their Peak

Happy Independence Day!  Enjoy the parades, the cook-outs and the fireworks.  Stay cool and keep your garden watered.  But there’s one more thing – enjoy the glorious daylilies at their peak.
Why Daylilies?

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Got Deer? This Book Will Help!

Horticulturist and garden writer extraordinaire Ruth Rogers Clausen made her first visit to Homestead recently for our book and authors weekend, and shared with customers tips for gardening in deer-infested places.   She offered …

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