Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fall Color Comes in Many Forms

How to have a knock-out garden in the fall?  Let’s count the ways.
1.  Foliage colors – it’s not just trees that are strutting their stuff in the fall

2. Fading flowers can be …

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Stellar Fall Veggie Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Now is the time to make the most of late summer produce, although waning-while the next harvest is coming around. Below are two very unique recipes for …

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Monticello’s Harvest Festival, and Other Great Fall Day Trips

Monticello is a gem of a historical site that we too often take for granted – at least I did, having lived in Virginia and the Maryland all my life and letting 40 …

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Cucumber Tendril

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Using speeded-up videos and mechanical replications of the common cucumber tendril, researchers have learned a lot about how it works – and shown how in this very cool …

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Artisan Beers & Recipes for Homestead Gardens Beer Festival

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Although wrapping up summer can be sad for many, fall has lots to offer. Aside from all the fabulous local produce still coming in abundance, we …

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Why I Love Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Thousands of spring-blooming bulbs recently arrived at Homestead, so I’ve started my bulb-planning in earnest.  For inspiration, I perused the photos in my “bulb” file and found these beauties I can’t resist sharing.  …

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It’s Lawn-Improvement Time!

If your lawn doesn’t look this good (and whose does?) then don’t miss the best time to do something about it – between now and October 15 in our area.  Acting now to thicken up …

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