Take a Walk Through our Enchanted Winter Woods

 

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… With Over Thirty Themed Trees and The Illustrious Annual Hand-Painted Annapolis Ornament! 
We invite you to celebrate the unveiling of this year’s spectacular holiday displays …

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Keep the Furry Members of Your Family Dry and Warm This Winter

 
The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting another cold winter, and if the cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately continue, we’ll probably be decked out in boots, hats and mittens before we know it. But …

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Octoberfest Celebrating

 
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This post is brought to you by many of us  who celebrate Octoberfest by gathering together around the Severn River to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food …

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Plant Fall Bulbs Now for Spring Color

The growing season never ends, and you may be surprised to discover that fall is the perfect time to start thinking about your spring gardens! This cooler season is the best time to plant bulbs …

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Harvest Time: Which Perennials are Best to Plant in the Fall?

 
If you haven’t already started planning your gardens for next year, now is the time to get started.
Why? Because now is the best time to plant many perennials, as the roots will …

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The Best Fertilizer For Your Lawn And Garden

When trying to pick a fertilizer for your lawn and garden, you need to know a couple of numbers. These numbers will help you determine which fertilizer is best both for the plants you’re growing …

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Bundle Up Your Garden

 

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After the winter of 2013-2014, many of us want to be more vigilant to protect our precious trees and perennials from the big chill. For me, …

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All Things Pumpkin

 
 
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Last week at my pumpkin demo during Homestead Garden’s Fall Fest, I promised all of the tasters I would give the recipes this …

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How Can a Landscaping Company Do Your Yard Good?

If your yard or property needs a refresher, Homestead Gardens award-winning Landscaping Division can help you with everything from generating design ideas to finding plant varieties that may not available in retail stores. Plus, once you …

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Cook It, Color It Pumpkin-even the Seeds!

 

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While we are still weeks away from full fall color in nature, a definite undertone of yellow and bronze, red and maroon is creeping over the …

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How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

If you’ve decided to adopt a fuzzy new member for your family, be prepared for lots of giggling, tail wagging, yippy barks and the repetitive use of the word “no” as you train your puppy …

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Tips for Buying Pumpkins

The cool Chesapeake breeze is starting to lower the temperatures, indicating Halloween is right around the corner. Pumpkins are now available, and they can be put to many uses – both for decorating and eating! The …

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Warmly Welcome Visitors with a Beautiful Entrance Garden

 
The front entrance of the home or business makes an important first impression on visitors. If you’ve driven the streets of Davidsonville recently, you may have noticed the front of Killarney House, a …

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Bring Herbs, House Plants and Tropicals Inside Before the Temps Drop Too Much

Your herbs, flowering plants and vines spent the summer months beautifying your outdoor deck or patio. If you want to enjoy the fresh herbs all winter long, or would like an encore performance of the …

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Take Time to Fertilize Now for a Healthy Spring Lawn

After surviving the heat and burning rays of the summer sun, your lawn is probably relishing the excellent growing conditions provided by the fall temperatures. The Chesapeake region experiences cooler temperatures and higher rainfall – …

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Veteran Compost Grows the Full Circle

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What do I mean by the above title? Using redworms and microorganisms to convert organic waste into nutrient-rich humus is known as vermicomposting and the benefits of …

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Is Your Family Ready For A Dog?

 
The kids have been asking for years if they can get a pet, and now your spouse is starting to make comments, too. Is your family ready for a dog? Before bringing a …

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Look to the Seasons for What to Cook

 
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 As we remain firmly in the glow of summery September (minus the humidity), a rainbow of apples has nudged the last of the summer fruits …

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Did You Catch that Harvest Moon? + More Harvest Food

 
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September’s burst of summer glory segues brilliantly into the glorious hues of autumn. It’s such a great time of year for produce. This menu highlights produce and meat still …

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Fall is Prime Time for Planting Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Roots are the most important feature of any plant. Whether you’re breaking up a root ball to transplant a seedling into soil in the spring months, or adding some trees and shrubs to your backyard …

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