Category Archives: News

Growing plants in low light

You’ve heard plants make a great addition to virtually any space, and you’re ready to make your purchase. The only problem is your space (whether indoors or out) doesn’t get much light, and you’re wondering …

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Tips for a small but fruitful garden

You might not have the biggest space for your garden, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. In fact, there are plenty of design ideas to help transform your small outdoor …

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Grow a vegetable garden for spring

There are a lot of good reasons to start your own vegetable garden. It’s fun, it’s rewarding and you don’t need much to get your garden up and running. If you want your garden to …

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Seasonal planning: Get your seed schedule down

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start your garden. The best way to do this is to figure out whether you’re going to plant starter seeds indoors and then transfer …

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2017: The year of the fern

With spring comes greenery, and nothing is more in style than a fern. The luscious leaves and pleasing look of the fern make them the houseplant of 2017. Not only do ferns offer a rich, …

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Pollinators need homes too: How you can help support healthy garden ecosystems

Having a lot of bugs in your garden may sound like a bad thing, but these little critters are often necessary for your garden to prosper. In fact, many bugs are pollinators, making them key …

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Orchids mean love: Consider giving this beautiful plant for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year, instead of getting your loved one cut flowers that will begin to wilt in a few days, why not get a plant that will continue to …

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Homestead Gardens: So much more than your grandmother's African violet

Generally seen as an elegant touch to home decor, African violets are a fairly common houseplant. Even so, there are many people who try to stay away from adding these beautiful flowers to their homes …

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The Foodscape Revolution

By Guest Author Brie Arthur
“Garden to Table” is the best way to describe my passion for adding purpose to landscapes in suburban neighborhoods, office parks, school campuses and retirement communities. With an education …

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Homestead Gardens: Easy-to-Maintain Office Plants

You enjoy keeping plants in your home, so why not at your office, too? Not only can indoor plants give your office space a fresh look and feel, they can also create a garden-like atmosphere …

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Homestead Gardens – What should I do with my tree after the holidays?

After the holiday season is over, it’s time to start cleaning up from the festivities. For most, that means taking down the Christmas tree. But what are you supposed to do with it once you …

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Homestead Garden – Prepping your patio for winter

Colder weather is moving in, which means it’s time to start thinking about patio furniture storage. Before you start clearing the space, take a few minutes to go in with a plan. As you do, …

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Homestead Gardens – Useful living gifts: Herbs

Finding the right holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be a challenge. This holiday season, don’t fret! Instead, give the gift of life with indoor herb gardens. There are plenty of reasons why …

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Homestead Gardens – DIY your corsage or boutonniere for Homecoming

Whether you’re ready or not, homecoming is right around the corner. While you’re picking out your dress or tuxedo, don’t forget about the corsage. Sure, you could order one from your local flower shop, but …

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Fall is for Planting: Homestead’s Fall Checklist

Shovel ready for planting

Homestead Garden’s Fall Checklist
As the leaves begin to change with the season and cool, crisp breezes bring way to football games and bonfires you know that fall is here.
This season is …

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3 tips for gardening with chickens

photo of chickens

Many people assume chickens are only good for laying eggs and raising meat, but they actually bring so much more to the table! Chickens are a beneficial addition to any garden because they help fertilize soil, …

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Should I plant a weeping willow tree?

The mysterious nature of weeping willows has inspired poetry, art and song for centuries. Its graceful, flowing branches help to create a calmer environment, one that instantly puts you at ease. While the world is home …

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Why gardening is good for your health

 
If you’re an avid gardener or just have a few vegetables you plant each summer, you’re most likely aware that gardening is a great form of moderate exercise. After all, just 30 minutes of pulling weeds …

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After you move, get to know your new landscaping

After moving to a new city, most people like to spend time getting to know their new community. They might spend a day walking around the neighborhood, checking out the nearby shops and restaurants, who the locals …

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The Zika virus scare: 5 steps you can take to control mosquitoes and prevent bites in your backyard

The Zika virus has already affected more than 1 million people in Central and South America, and now there’s cause for concern about the deadly disease coming to the U.S. While outbreaks in …

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