Monthly Archives: December 2014

Find The Best Ice Melting Product For Your Yard And Pets

Winter weather brings snow to your sidewalks and driveways, and unfortunately ice often comes with it. Keeping these areas shoveled helps to lessen the danger of slippery surfaces, but sometimes additional help to melt the …

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Keep Pets Comfortable During The Cold Winter Months

The winter months aren’t always easy on pets, especially in Maryland where the temperature can drop very low. Snow and ice also create difficulties for animals that go outside. To keep your furry loved one …

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Don’t Leave Fido at Home This Summer

Summer is a time for adventure, with all members of the family able to enjoy some time spent together camping, on a road trip, or exploring a new city. You don’t want to leave the …

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A Tasting Room Plus the “How-To”

 

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Holiday celebrations are aren’t over yet with a swanky New Year’s celebration still to come. Spiff up your stemware be it champagne or wine goblets and …

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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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Questions You Should Ask Before Boarding Your Horse

When boarding a horse, someone else will be watching over him. You’ll sign a contract establishing what kind of care he will receive. You should carefully read the contract before signing, and be sure to …

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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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Tips for Pruning Your Backyard in the Winter Months

With your backyard looking a bit barren and frozen right now, you might think your gardening to-do list is complete for the year. Not so! If you want your perennial trees, shrubs and plants to …

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Be the King (or Queen) of the Neighborhood Backyard Barbecue

There is nothing that will tease the interest of your neighbors more than when you start grilling some meat and vegetables in your backyard. It doesn’t matter if you prefer gas, charcoal or an electric …

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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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Use Living Plants To Decorate Your Home For The Holidays

When people think of decorating with plants for the holidays, they usually think of poinsettias. While the traditional holiday plant is perfect for adding splashes of color everywhere in your home, there are plenty of …

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Tablescaping 101

A beautifully decorated holiday table will impress your guests immensely, and you don’t have to have a design degree to pull it off. Here are some tips from the staff at Homestead Gardens to make …

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