Author Archives: Homestead Gardens

Some Like it Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Summer Heat

Summer may be thought of as gardening season, but for certain vegetables, midsummer is just too hot. Veggies like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce, as well as herbs such as cilantro and parsley, love the cool, …

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How to Plant a Pizza Garden

Plant Your Own Pizza Garden

You don’t have to live on a farm to grow your own food. A new trend called food-scaping combines edible gardening and landscaping to maximize beauty and productivity. If you’re new to food-scaping, a pizza …

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Introduce Your Kids to Gardening with 7 Unusual Plants

Introduce Kids to Gardening with Unusual Plants

“Plant a garden!” might not be the first thing your kids say when you ask them what they want to do on a Saturday afternoon, but it can be fun, and it has great benefits!  

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5 Herbs You Can Grow & Use at Your Next BBQ

5 Herbs Next BBQ

Homegrown herbs are a great way to make any backyard bbq special. They add a lot of flavor to your cooking and are sure to impress your guests!

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How to Make Your Backyard a Butterfly Oasis

backyard butterfly oasis

There’s nothing that adds beauty and interest to your garden like butterflies, so why not create a garden specifically to attract them?  Your very own backyard butterfly oasis!

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Tiny Gardens for Tiny Spaces

tiny gardens for tiny spaces

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy gardening. Whether you want to grow cherry tomatoes with your kids or some herbs to add fresh flavor to your cookouts, just …

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Be an Edible Garden Guru

edible garden guru

There are so many benefits to growing your own food, from increased flavor to taking control of what your food is exposed to. Plus, anyone can do it! Whether you have a yard with a …

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Cocktail Garden Garnishes for Memorial Day

cocktail garden garnishes

It may be a little early for your garden to provide a full meal for a Memorial Day cookout, but you can still harvest plenty of fresh flavor for finishing touches. One way to let your garden shine is to serve fresh-from-the-garden cocktails. 

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5 Tips to Help Your Plants Survive Your Vacation

plants vacation survival tips

Summertime often means going on vacation and spending extended periods of time away from home.  If you’re an avid gardener, this can spell trouble. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between a productive garden and …

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2019 Garden Trends: Moon Gardens

moon garden trend

We might wish we could spend all of our time in the garden, but in reality that’s not always possible. If you only have a few free days per week, it can be tough to find time to enjoy your garden.

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The Sky is the Limit with Container Gardening

container gardening tips]

Interest in container gardening continues to grow year after year because it’s so versatile. Use containers as accent pieces all over your garden, to liven up a balcony or to frame an entryway.

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Indulge Yourself (or Mom) with a Self-Care Garden

self care garden

Self-care looks a little different for everyone.  If you’re looking to indulge yourself (or your mom) this summer, one item you might consider adding to your to-do list is creating a self-care garden.

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Plant Parenthood: Where You Can Find a Community

plant parenthood community

Welcome to Plant Parenthood! As plant people ourselves, we are so excited you have taken the first step into the houseplant-loving world.

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Plan a Tropical Staycation

plan tropical staycation

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start daydreaming about sunny mornings enjoying coffee or tea on the front porch, warm evenings entertaining guests on the patio and hot afternoons by the pool.

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Holiday Happenings and Herbs to Give …

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

First the Holiday Happenings:

Everywhere ones looks at both of the Homestead Gardens stores is holiday magic. Many of us just go there to feel part …

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At Homestead This Weekend

Friday, December 3 Ladies Night Out
6-9 p.m. at our Severna Park store
25% off with coupon – click here and print it out.  Vendors include:  Aveda, Big Vanilla, Body Libra, Byers …

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Pastry Passion

Scones morphed into tasty triangles with cream cheese and cranberry chutney
Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

Whether it be a wee cookie exposing a pecan …

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Thanksgiving Greetings from Homestead

Hoping you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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Pointsettia Showcase Today and Tomorrow, 10-4

It’s free! It’s super-popular (attracting over 500 people last year). It’s festive.  And it’s a great photo-opportunity for your holiday cards – an opportunity not lost on our visitors.  Nosiree – they bring the family …

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Annapolis Waterside Thanksgiving-The Turkey, Hors d’oeuvres,Table decor

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

Holiday news from Chesapeake Bay Foundation…When CBF’s Oyster and Fisheries Scientist Tommy Leggett got tagged to appear on the Emeril Green show, we …

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