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

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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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From Garden to Table: Salad Gardens

spring summer salad garden

Salads fresh from the garden are one of the highlights of spring and summer. No grocery store vegetable will ever match the flavor of a vegetable you’ve tended yourself. Growing your own salad is easier than you think! 

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Green Beans & Patience: Advice for Gardening with Children

gardening advice children

Summer is finally on its way, and families are starting to plan their summer activities. Swimming, family cookouts, and camping trips are all on the family to-do list.  One great project that kids will definitely enjoy is planting a garden!

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10 Fast Facts About Arbor Day

arbor day facts

Arbor Day, one of our favorite holidays, is right around the corner! It’s a day to celebrate trees and the vital role they play in the world. Trees have a number of important functions beyond looking pretty.

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7 Plants Native to Maryland

native Maryland plants

Why “grow native?” Native plants have evolved with a region’s climate and unique features for thousands of years. This makes them especially well-suited to growing and thriving within their respective climates.

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How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

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When you think about pollinators, honeybees are probably first to come to mind. However, bees aren’t the only pollinators. Other important pollinator species include hummingbirds, butterflies, hoverflies, soldier beetles, moths, and more.

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Chicks on the Loose

Chicks on the Loose at Homestead Gardens

Raising your own chickens can be a fun and simple way to cultivate your family’s connection with agriculture. Backyard chickens are easy to care for, personable creatures that come with the added bonus of producing eggs for breakfast.

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Planting a Cut Flower Garden

plant cut flower garden

A bouquet of flowers is a wonderful way to freshen up any room and make it feel warm and inviting. But don’t just take our word for it.

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7 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Space

must haves outdoor space

In the modern world, it can be easy to stay cooped up indoors. Even with the best intentions, many people only go out to get to their car. Having an amazing outdoor living space can …

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8 Items You Can Provide to Keep Your Chickens Happy

keep your chickens happy

It’s exciting to see more and more families choosing to raise backyard chickens. Chickens are a great way to get your family involved in producing your own food because they’re easy to care for and …

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5 Ways to Add Privacy to Your Patio

add patio privacy

If you live in an apartment or even just a well-populated neighborhood having privacy in your outdoor space can be tough. While many enjoy their neighbors’ company for backyard cookouts, no one wants to feel …

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5 Exotic Flower Varieties

exotic flower varieties

When you think of flower gardens your mind probably jumps to familiar, favorite plants such as the roses your grandmother always grew, or daffodils and peonies you see popping up next to farmhouse driveways across …

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A Letter to the Community

Gardening Tools and Flowers on the Terrace in the Garden

To all the valued customers of Homestead Gardens,
I am writing to give you an update on what’s happening at Homestead Gardens’ Davidsonville location this March.

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Little Luxuries: Ideas to Make the Most of Your Small Porch

little luxury small porch

Scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest can leave you with some serious envy for those huge wrap-around farmhouse porches and sprawling pergola covered patios. The reality of owning a cozy porch, patio, or balcony can feel …

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10 Herbs & Vegetables You Can Grow On Your Patio

Herb and Vegetables, Organic Food

Growing your own food can be a great way to enjoy fresh flavor without a big budget. Even if you only have a small apartment balcony you can still grow some of your own food. …

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