Author Archives: Melanie McCabe

Greenspire Euonymus

Homestead Growers Special
Greenspire Euonymus in 3 gallon pots:
50% Off : $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

This dense, evergreen shrub has a lovely, elegant upright growth habit that makes an attractive year-round green hedge …

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In Loving Memory of Don E. Riddle, Jr.

In Loving Memory of Don E. Riddle, Jr.

March 24, 1948 – June 30, 2011

Don E. Riddle, Jr. of Annapolis died June 30th at home.

He was born in 1948 to the late Don …

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Hetz Midget Arborvitae

Photos by:  Melanie McCabe

Homestead Growers Special Garden Club Price*:
‘Hetz Midget’ Arborvitae  in 3 gallon pots
50% Off (reg. $39.99 each) through July 7, 2011

*Garden Club Members eligible for …

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A Garden for Butterflies

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe

With their brightly-hued fluttering wings, butterflies provide a beautiful dimension of movement, color and life to any garden.

As advanced insects, butterflies …

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Nandina ‘Domestica’ & ‘Gulfstream’

Photos by:  Melanie McCabe

Homestead Growers Special Garden Club Price*:
Nandina ‘Domestica’ & “Gulfstream’
50% Off (reg. $39.99 each) through June 30, 2011

*Garden Club Members eligible for special pricing

Nandina …

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Building a Paradise for Birds

Photos by: Melanie McCabe
Native or indigenous plants provide seasonal habitat benefits to wildlife that non-native plants cannot. An added bonus to native plants is that they adapt well to drought and …

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Moonlight Gardening

Written by: Tim Hamilton | Photography by: Melanie McCabe
Are you someone who rises before the sun to join the long string of headlights along the highway and then wind …

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Heat-Loving Perennials

Written by : Ann-Marie Sedor | Photography by:  Melanie McCabe

Like people, many favorite plants wither and fade during the dog days of summer. But fear not, some perennials actually embrace …

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Living the Lush Life

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe

Houseplants are often relegated to wallflower status as simple flushes of greenery that fill empty corners of our indoor living areas. But …

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Written by: Tim Hamilton and Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
-Romeo and …

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Flying Jewels

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe

The blink-and-you-might-miss-them qualities of hummingbirds are also their most endearing. These tiny, energetic birds are a visual pleasure in the garden, made …

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Create your Space

Photos by : Melanie McCabe

Comfy furniture, colorful container gardens, glowing candles, elegant statuary, bubbling fountains, musical wind chimes, lush tropical plants all come together as the perfect outdoor room.

Relax in …

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The Perfect Gifts for Mom

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe
This Sunday, millions of moms will be presented with a bouquet of cut flowers. But why give the predictable when there …

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The Tiny Honey Bee Packs a Big Punch

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe

Watching brightly-colored bees flutter from flower to flower is one of the delights of spring after months of cold weather, but the …

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What’s with all these ants on my Peonies?

Ants are drawn to peonies right before they bloom. For years, it was believed that the ants facilitated the blooming process by consuming the nectar and “unsealing” the buds. We now know this to be …

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Put Some Spring in your Step

By Homestead Gardens Annuals Manager, Kerry Kelley

Cold weather getting you down? Need a little something to brighten those weary winter days? We have just the thing to put a little “Spring” back in your …

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Edible Gardening Weekend

Edible Gardening Weekend
A celebration of homegrown herbs, vegetables and fruit

Saturday, April 16
10:00am: Growing Fruit Trees in Maryland with Terry Freed of Eastern Shore Nursery
11am-1pm: Music by Rob Levit …

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Garden Show 2011 :: Mediterranean Retreat

Mediterranean Retreat :: March 12 – March 20

Saturday, March 12
8am-11am: “In the Garden” with Andre Viette (Live Remote)
11am: You Bet Your Tomatoes: Radio personality Mike …

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Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

Homestead Gardens Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, March 8
“Springtime in Paris”

Bus Full! See you there!
Cost: $75 ($67.50 for Garden Club Members)
Includes transportation, show ticket & …

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Winter Workshops

Winter Workshops 2011
Call 410.798.5000 to register for Winter Workshops. Register early, as space is limited! Do you know someone who would be interested in our workshops? Surprise them with a Winter Workshops Gift …

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