Category Archives: Christmas

Homestead Gardens – A variety of poinsettias

Poinsettias are one of the most popular plants during the holiday season. And with so many options from which to choose, it’s no wonder these colorful beauties are perfect for holiday gift giving. From different …

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Homestead Gardens – Holiday Tree Guide: Fraser Firs

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to get out the ornaments and set up the Christmas tree. But before you can start decorating, you need to choose the right tree for you. While …

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Homestead Gardens – Holiday Tree Guide: Fraser Firs

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to get out the ornaments and set up the Christmas tree. But before you can start decorating, you need to choose the right tree for you. While …

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“Merry Christmas” and “Remember the Critters”

 

We’ve made it through what seemed to be a long countdown…so Merry Christmas to you! Our walk led us to Santa’s sleigh and angels on high.

The trees are festooned with bright pops of …

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“God Bless America” and “Woodland Friends”

 

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Along with the support and generosity of our community, Homestead Gardens is donating farm-grown Christmas Trees to U.S. troops and military families through Trees for Troops®, …

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Pet Proof Your Holidays

The holidays can be a busy time for families, and if you have pets in the home those distractions could put your four-legged family members in danger. So as you decorate the home in tinsel …

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“Day in Paradise” and “Pretty as a Peacock” Trees

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
 Oh those fabulous tree themes just keep on acomin’! For “A Day in Paradise” take a pinch more of this, a dash of that to make it your own. Just …

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The Perfect Greenery to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Nothing decorates a home during the holiday season better than a Christmas tree. One of the best investments your family can make for this holiday season and the many more to come is investing in …

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Poinsettias Bring Living Holiday Cheer into Your Home During the Long Winter Months

Nothing spruces up your home and adds color for the holidays better than a poinsettia plant. A traditional red poinsettia blends perfectly with the reds and greens found in many holiday decorations. If you want …

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Planting Amaryllis Bulbs In Three Easy Steps For Beautiful Winter Blooms

Everyone loves flowers and during the dead of winter, they can spruce up a house with their beautiful colors. One plant that shines at this time of year is the amaryllis. If you’ve been thinking …

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“Chesapeake Nautical” and Trees For the Little Tykes

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
An all-time favorite tree and scene is Chesapeake Nautical…near and dear to our hearts on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Our beloved sailboats hang from the holiday tree as …

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Eat and Be Merry and “Crystal Chandelier”

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
After exploring the cabin, we are back out amongst the sparkling silver trees. Ahead decorations, bells, baubles, beads and garnishes shimmer in crystal, glass and silver as the Crystal Chandelier casades from …

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Customized Wreaths Make Stunning Home Decorations

Decorating your home like those you see in a magazine spread isn’t easy. It requires an artistic mind and some design know-how, as well as a sense of color, size, lighting and an understanding of …

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Holiday Lighting Tips and Tricks

‘Tis the season to deck the house in garland and lights, and maybe an illuminated lawn ornament or two! If you’re planning to flip the switch and light your house and yard up with festive …

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