Homestead Garden – Keep green indoors this winter with the best indoor plants

With winter rolling in, your outdoor garden won’t be requiring your diligent attention for a few months. That begs the question: What’s a gardener to do? Whether you’re an avid gardener or you just like …

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Homestead Gardens – A variety of poinsettias

Poinsettias are one of the most popular plants during the holiday season. And with so many options from which to choose, it’s no wonder these colorful beauties are perfect for holiday gift giving. From different …

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Homestead Gardens – Holiday Tree Guide: Fraser Firs

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to get out the ornaments and set up the Christmas tree. But before you can start decorating, you need to choose the right tree for you. While …

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Homestead Gardens – Holiday Tree Guide: Fraser Firs

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to get out the ornaments and set up the Christmas tree. But before you can start decorating, you need to choose the right tree for you. While …

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Homestead Gardens – Useful living gifts: Herbs

Finding the right holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be a challenge. This holiday season, don’t fret! Instead, give the gift of life with indoor herb gardens. There are plenty of reasons why …

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Homestead Gardens – Air plants are the perfect gift for the neat freak in your life

There are many people out there who love plants. There are some, however, who love nature but don’t have the time to care for their own garden or can’t seem to keep anything alive. If …

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Bulbs & Bees

 
From Netherland Bulb Company
What bulbs best attract bees and pollinators to a garden? The answer is simple once one understands how a bee uses sight. Like humans, bees are …

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Homestead Gardens – DIY your corsage or boutonniere for Homecoming

Whether you’re ready or not, homecoming is right around the corner. While you’re picking out your dress or tuxedo, don’t forget about the corsage. Sure, you could order one from your local flower shop, but …

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Fall is for Planting: Homestead’s Fall Checklist

Shovel ready for planting

Homestead Garden’s Fall Checklist
As the leaves begin to change with the season and cool, crisp breezes bring way to football games and bonfires you know that fall is here.
This season is …

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Growing plants in space – is it possible?

Fresh veggies are essential to a healthy, well-balanced diet, but those who spend a large chunk of their time in space don’t have access to gardens and fresh food — that is, until now. NASA has …

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5 night-blooming flowers to plant in your garden

Sitting outside on a beautiful summer afternoon is nice, but you don’t need the sun to enjoy your backyard. When the warm air cools off, the blazing sun goes down and the stars come out, …

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3 tips for gardening with chickens

photo of chickens

Many people assume chickens are only good for laying eggs and raising meat, but they actually bring so much more to the table! Chickens are a beneficial addition to any garden because they help fertilize soil, …

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Should I plant a weeping willow tree?

The mysterious nature of weeping willows has inspired poetry, art and song for centuries. Its graceful, flowing branches help to create a calmer environment, one that instantly puts you at ease. While the world is home …

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Why gardening is good for your health

 
If you’re an avid gardener or just have a few vegetables you plant each summer, you’re most likely aware that gardening is a great form of moderate exercise. After all, just 30 minutes of pulling weeds …

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5 inspiring ways to use landscape rock

From solving drainage issues to lending aesthetic appeal, landscape rocks serve many purposes in your outdoor design. Whether you’re looking for a landscape makeover or simply need to some texture and contrast, rocks and gravel …

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After you move, get to know your new landscaping

After moving to a new city, most people like to spend time getting to know their new community. They might spend a day walking around the neighborhood, checking out the nearby shops and restaurants, who the locals …

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The Zika virus scare: 5 steps you can take to control mosquitoes and prevent bites in your backyard

The Zika virus has already affected more than 1 million people in Central and South America, and now there’s cause for concern about the deadly disease coming to the U.S. While outbreaks in …

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How to store leftover seeds for next year's garden season

You’ve finished planting your vegetables, fruit and flowers, but now you’re left with extra seeds and are not quite sure what to do with them. Do you just throw the seeds away, or can you …

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What is a rain garden?

During a storm, rain travels through downspouts, runs across lawns and streets, and then is ushered down a storm drain that dumps the water into streams and lakes. This would be fine, except for the …

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Choosing the best full-sun plants for your Maryland yard

Every spring you plant your garden and dream of the beautiful blooming flowers soon to come. Those dreams are quickly diminished, though, if your plants haven’t quite taken off like you’d imagined by the end …

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