Category Archives: Past Events

More on no-mow and less-mow gardens and plants

I sure enjoyed the super-engaged audience for my talk and slide show about reducing lawns at our Spring Fling this past weekend.  How engaged?  Some have contacted us with follow-up questions – what were those …

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Meet the Tomato Festival Winners

Hurricane Irene  may have caused a postponement, but turn-out and spirits were high and the culinary entries were deelish.

Geoff Rieff’s chili was soooo delicious, the judges and everyone else (“the people”) …

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Serenity for Summer at a Local Spot

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

 

After our Green Drinks event on the South River at Historic London Town and Gardens, the “shining jewel’’ adjective stayed with me. Whether you go with a …

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Illustrated Guide to the Perennial Affair – Next Weekend

I’ve recently enlarged all my garden borders, so I need more perennials.  But that’s not the only reason I’m psyched about the Perennial Affair event coming up June 11 and 12 – …

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Cooking at Homestead Gardens’ Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

 

 

Finally it’s spring and the Spring Flower Show reflected the excitement of the season throughout the living flowers, bulbs, olive trees – raised edible gardens, verdant …

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Edible Gardening Weekend

Edible Gardening Weekend
A celebration of homegrown herbs, vegetables and fruit

Saturday, April 16
10:00am: Growing Fruit Trees in Maryland with Terry Freed of Eastern Shore Nursery
11am-1pm: Music by Rob Levit …

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EDIBLES at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2011

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

…and I don’t mean the cafe food!
I joined the Homestead Gardens deluxe bus trip which made the travel a breeze with time to relax and …

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Photo Tour of Mediterranean Gardens

by Susan Harris
To get us all in the mood for our Mediterranean Retreat that starts this Friday night, let’s tour some Mediterranean gardens, shall we?  Starting with two of the most …

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Master Watershed Steward on Water-Friendly Gardening

by Susan Harris

Lisa Mulvaney, Master Watershed Steward for the South River, recently spoke to a group of watershed-concerned gardeners at Homestead about what we can all be doing to protect …

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Garden Show 2011 :: Mediterranean Retreat

Mediterranean Retreat :: March 12 – March 20

Saturday, March 12
8am-11am: “In the Garden” with Andre Viette (Live Remote)
11am: You Bet Your Tomatoes: Radio personality Mike …

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Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

Homestead Gardens Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, March 8
“Springtime in Paris”

Bus Full! See you there!
Cost: $75 ($67.50 for Garden Club Members)
Includes transportation, show ticket & …

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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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Winter Workshops

Winter Workshops 2011
Call 410.798.5000 to register for Winter Workshops. Register early, as space is limited! Do you know someone who would be interested in our workshops? Surprise them with a Winter Workshops Gift …

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This Weekend at Homestead

We’re having another festive weekend, including a live Santa, who promises to be way  more animated than these amazing dolls in our Christmas Shop.  Details below.

And you know what’s more fun than walking the malls? …

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At Homestead This Weekend

Friday, December 3 Ladies Night Out
6-9 p.m. at our Severna Park store
25% off with coupon – click here and print it out.  Vendors include:  Aveda, Big Vanilla, Body Libra, Byers …

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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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A Maryland Winery Lends a Recipe for Labor Day

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

This and That

That ol’ Tomato Festival was bumper-to-bumper folks for most of the day. There wasn’t even budge space within the Chile Cook Off. Whats …

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Tomato Festival was a Blast

by Susan Harris
Thank you, everyone, for helping to make our Tomato Festival SO MUCH FUN.  Great turn-out, great weather, and a whole day of celebrating local food?  Yeah, …

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Tomato Festival Next Saturday!

by Susan Harris
Nice to see Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen encouraging residents to attend the annual Annapolis Tomato Festival at our Davidsonville location next Saturday, Aug. 28.  No wonder, …

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Scenes from the Davidsonville Botanic Garden

by Susan Harris
Readers know this blog isn’t all “Hey, isn’t Homestead great!!” – because we know that’s not what you want.  That’s marketing, not blogging.  But strolling through the store the other day …

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