Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Local Ingredient” Easter Dishes

  
Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Eggs, eggs and backyard chickens are everywhere! It’s very exciting to see the enthusiasm for our feathered laying ladies at Homestead Gardens. We are …

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Lots of Easter Options

 This weekend, whether you’ll be home or visiting friends or family, there’s more plants for celebrating the season than just Easter lilies – not that there’s anything wrong with them (little Seinfield joke there).  Easter …

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House and Garden Tours in Anne Arundel and Baltimore

Ignore today’s snow, surely the last gasp of winter, because Garden Touring Season is almost here!  Nothing gets gardeners as inspired and excited about their own gardens as strolling in other people’s beautiful gardens, so …

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The Nuts & Bolts of Outdoor Entertaining

 
Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
 Join us for a fun seminar-Saturday 3:00 at Davidsonville, as we throw the doors open and get back outside again for our favorite Alfresco …

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This Weekend’s Open House Events, the Illustrated Schedule

Our ‘Cherish the Chesapeake’ Spring Open House continues this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 each day at our Davidsonville store.  Hope to see you there. 
Homestead Barnyard Debut! Saturday and …

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Organic Lawn Care, for the Bay

As part of Homestead’s “Cherish the Chesapeake” Spring Open House, customers attended a talk about organic lawn care by a rep of the company that’s been organic since the start – in 1929.  Often known …

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Sustainable Eating

 
Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
At the really big “Cherish the Chesapeake Open House”, Homestead Gardens has many speakers who will convey sustainability of our region by way of …

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Rick Darke’s Favorite Native Plants

Writer/garden designer Rick Darke, famous for his knowledge of native plants and advocacy for sustainable gardening, grows a mix of native and well-adapted nonnatives in his own garden.  In an earlier post I …

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Illustrated Guide to Open House Events This Weekend

Our ‘Cherish the Chesapeake’- themed Spring Open House starts this Friday nite, with our Preview Party, and continues in full gale force Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 each day.  (The following …

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Come and Meet Sally Fallon of P.A. Bowen Farmstead-March 16 at Cherish the Chesapeake!

 

Great New Farm-Great New Local Products
Posted in Food FeaturesLocal Food

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How and What to Plant Under Trees

What do we usually see growing under large trees?  Groundcover, of course, and lots of it, usually just one type.  And there’s nothing wrong with that, but even these seemingly impossible spots (tree roots!!) can …

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A Few of Rick Darke’s Favorite Nonnative Plants

Last weekend I attended Rick Darke’s wonderful talk about “Balancing Natives and Exotics in the Garden” and promised to report back from this special fund-raising event for Annapolis’s Unity Gardens.  So here are …

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