Homestead Gardens: So much more than your grandmother's African violet

Generally seen as an elegant touch to home decor, African violets are a fairly common houseplant. Even so, there are many people who try to stay away from adding these beautiful flowers to their homes …

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The Foodscape Revolution

By Guest Author Brie Arthur
“Garden to Table” is the best way to describe my passion for adding purpose to landscapes in suburban neighborhoods, office parks, school campuses and retirement communities. With an education …

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Homestead Gardens: Easy-to-Maintain Office Plants

You enjoy keeping plants in your home, so why not at your office, too? Not only can indoor plants give your office space a fresh look and feel, they can also create a garden-like atmosphere …

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Homestead Gardens – What should I do with my tree after the holidays?

After the holiday season is over, it’s time to start cleaning up from the festivities. For most, that means taking down the Christmas tree. But what are you supposed to do with it once you …

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Homestead Garden – Prepping your patio for winter

Colder weather is moving in, which means it’s time to start thinking about patio furniture storage. Before you start clearing the space, take a few minutes to go in with a plan. As you do, …

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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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How to find the right lawn fertilizer for fall

In order to grow a green and luscious lawn in the summer, it’s important you take proper care of it before winter strikes. Along with raking leaves and removing any weeds, you can easily support …

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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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