Monthly Archives: August 2014

Plant Fall-Blooming Perennials Now for a Fall Show!

 
Fall-blooming perennials add vibrant color in your garden even after a long, healthy spring and summer season. They produce lively colors and attract various butterflies and birds.
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Purebred dogs vs mutts: What to consider before getting a new pet

 
When bringing a new dog into the family, breeding can be an important factor for some. If you’re debating the merits of a purebred versus those of a mixed-breed dog, consider the following …

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Celebrating Summer Holiday Food and Drink

 
 
Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert
When I saw found this recipe on a food conglomerate, The Kitchen, I couldn’t wait for a special event to try it. Now that the …

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Gardening with Succulents

 
Homestead Gardens is where you’ll find delightful – and amazingly easy to care for – succulent plants for both your indoor and patio gardens. Succulents are perfect for shining solo in a unique …

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Planting Edibles for Fall-Your Second Harvest

 

Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert

With Gene Sumi, Education Coordinator, Homestead Gardens, Inc.

Your second harvest: Start now, and you can double your yield this year and enjoy homegrown flavor into fall …

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Are you a dog person or a cat person?

 

Asking someone whether they prefer dogs or cats is a very common question, and regardless of a person’s preference, the majority of us are just looking for a friendly, affectionate and long-term companion. One …

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Vibrant Food-In Living Color

 Stuck in a Food Rut? EAT the Rainbow-It’s the happiest, healthiest and prettiest way to eat since it turns out cooking with all the colors of the rainbow leads to vibrant, nutritious meals. In my culinary …

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How to prepare your lawn for fall reseeding

 
Fall is the best time to reseed your lawn because the seeds will have a chance to collect all of the necessary nutrients over the winter for rich growth in the spring. Summer …

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How to protect your lawn from doggy destruction

 
No matter how cute your dog is, it has the capability and potential to terrorize your lawn by creating brown spots or digging holes. Proper training can help deter your dog from digging …

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Hold your horses: What you
should know before buying a horse

 
Horse ownership is no joke. The beautiful animals need proper care, exercise and attention. In addition to access to land and stables, horses also require a lot of financial commitment. Before you even …

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Casual Entertaining with the Chesapeake Harvest-SANDWICH SHARE

 
Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert

Yummy Unique Gazpacho
Sandwich Share-Smoked Salmon, Cucumber on Whole Wheat Naan
Fresh Peach Frangipane Tart

 As we planned our annual midday poolside get together, …

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The best summer day trips
in the Chesapeake Bay region

 
Get on the road this summer and journey to some of the best places the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer. Our two Homestead Gardens locations are just a short drive …

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