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


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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5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean and Healthy

Pet Dental Health

Everyone wants their pet to be healthy but still many people overlook a key facet of an animal’s overall health, their teeth! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and 70% of …

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 5 Mistakes Every New Gardener Makes

New Gardener

 Taking on a new project can be both exciting and frustrating. Sometimes everything will go smoothly the first time you try something but more often than not people make a few beginners mistakes. If you’re …

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12 Plants to Create a Cottage-Style Garden This Spring

Spring Gardening

Many people adore cottage gardens for their rustic charm and fairytale-like style. As cottage gardens often have the appearance of having taken years of planting and hard work, they can be intimidating for first-time gardeners.

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What Type of Pot Should I Put My Houseplant In?

Houseplants Pots

You may think all you need to know about choosing plant pots is what they’ll look like with your decor but a pot is actually very important to your plant’s health. Use these tips to select a pot that’s right for you and your plant.

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Caring for Houseplants in Winter

winter houseplant care

A home filled with flourishing houseplants can be especially comforting during the winter months when the weather outside is dreary and night comes early.

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Indoor Seed Starting

Indoor Seed Starting

Starting your own seeds this year can help you save money and have access to a larger variety of plants. It can also be an excellent way to help young children learn about and connect …

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Caring for Air Plants

caring for air plants.

Tillandsia or air plants are epiphytes meaning that they don’t require any soil to grow! In nature, they take in their moisture and nutrients from the air or rainwater that falls on them.

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