Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Story of a Living Christmas Tree

My recent post about decorating with fresh greens brought back memories of one special Christmas. 
My father was a very practical man. He had no use for things that didn’t …

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Holiday Gems-Our Pets

Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
For the holidays, Homestead Gardens has “stores within the store”-full of ideas and inspiration. In this post we are spending time at Pete’s Pets. Although we know …

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Decorating with Fresh Greenery

Decorating the house with fresh greenery is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. Greenery such as cedar, pine and holly add a fresh look …

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Under the Sea and In the Deep

 
Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
Now you are seeing from the tour of our Holiday Trees that there’s a story around every corner; up and down, over and below.

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Dear Santa and Grandma’s Kitchen

 

 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
For all of the inspired tree vignettes at both Homestead Gardens locations, Dear Santa linking with Grandma’s Kitchen gets the most excitement. You must know …

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Dear Santa

 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
 Santa’s Workshop is feverishly busy! There are so many projects in his workshop, we need 2 blog posts to show you all of the happenings! Walk right …

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The North Pole is Homestead Gardens Winter Wonderland

 

Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
On to another scene of wonder for the holidays. Silver, white, icy pale blue are colors that glow in our glittering Winter Wonderland. Icicles, snowflakes of …

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Close to 40 Holiday Tree Stories!

 Seasonal and Local with Rita Calvert
Our blog here at Homestead Gardens is going to take on a new look for the holiday season. We are talking set design for Santa, the elves, …

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Colorways via Plants at Homestead Gardens

 
 col·or·way  ˈkələrˌwā/      noun

plural noun: colorways any of a range of combinations of colors in which a style or design is available.
 

I was stopped in my photography tracks when cataloging …

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