Category Archives: Indoor Plants

Keeping holiday plants alive past the holidays

 

Traditional holiday plants like poinsettias add color and beauty to your home during the holiday season, but did you know they don’t need to fade away when the last of the decorations get boxed …

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Container Posies and Parties

 
Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
If you have the Valentine Vibe…give it a lot of love! Above all spread the love with something lasting like flowers and herbs in pots (NOT …

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Your Privately Guided Holiday Tree Tour-Week 1

 

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Take A Walk Through Our Enchanted Winter Woods

Copper Elegance
The Garden Greenhouse

Homestead Gardens’ eye-popping holiday displays are visual masterpieces–pure theater set in dramatic …

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Gardening with Succulents

 
Homestead Gardens is where you’ll find delightful – and amazingly easy to care for – succulent plants for both your indoor and patio gardens. Succulents are perfect for shining solo in a unique …

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Next on our Class Schedule – Houseplants!

Up next at Homestead University’s Winter 2013 term is a whole weekend focused on Houseplants, a group of plants we’re particularly appreciative of this time of year.  There are still available slots for three of …

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Cactus and Succulents for Marylanders? You bet!

Our own gardening guru Gene Sumi spoke to the Golden Spade Club this month about a topic you don’t hear enough about in the East – the world of succulents and cacti.  He handed out …

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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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The latest and greatest from the Tropical Plant Expo

by Susan Harris
Ever heard of TPIE, the Tropical Plant Industry Expo?  Yeah, me, neither.   But Charles Kemberling, houseplant manager in our Davidsonville store, wouldn’t miss the annual winter trade show …

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Gene Sumi Makes Houseplant Care Make Sense

Homestead’s gardening educator did some teaching at the December meeting of our Golden Spades group and the topic of houseplants couldn’t have been timelier.   As he told us, “Winter is the most misunderstood season …

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Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Hydrangea, Gloxinia and Christmas Cactus are Gifty Plants, too

by Susan Harris
If you’re one of those who doesn’t care how many snappy new varieties of poinsettias there are these days, or what sparkles and watercolors they may be sporting – …

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What’s New in Poinsettias

by Susan Harris
Poinsettias are coming into their season, so let’s see what’s new and good about them this year by checking in with Head  Grower Oliver Storm.
You may …

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Pointsettia Showcase Today and Tomorrow, 10-4

It’s free! It’s super-popular (attracting over 500 people last year). It’s festive.  And it’s a great photo-opportunity for your holiday cards – an opportunity not lost on our visitors.  Nosiree – they bring the family …

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Meet Charles Kemberling and his Top Potted Plant for the Holidays

by Susan Harris

Charles Kemberling has a history of selling books, and reading them – lots of them.  Enough that he uses one of those e-readers, one I’d never heard of …

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Meet Leslie and Laurie in Houseplants

by Susan Harris
Leslie Clark has worked in Homestead’s Houseplants Department for two years now, and says her favorite part of the job is helping people succeed.   So she starts …

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December’s “Gardenblogger Bloom Day”

by Susan Harris
Pity the poor gardenblogger deep into winter (like the Indiana gardener who originated this gardenblogging tradition), still trying to come up with some blooms to show off on the …

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Poinsettias and I go way back

by Gene Sumi, Homestead Education Coordinator

As a little boy traveling in the family car down the Coast Highway of Southern California, I would gaze out the car window at the …

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