Category Archives: Style

Five fall tablescape ideas to entertain with style

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no question that the main event each year is the hearty Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing dinner you share with loved ones. Sure, some people like to enjoy the …

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What you need to know about laying a brick patio

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, you can finally dust off your outdoor furniture and set up the patio again. Before you do, however, consider revamping the floor with …

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5 of Homestead Gardens favorite things to grill

There are many reasons to love spring and summer. You might like the warmer weather, longer days or fun activities like swimming and biking. At Homestead Gardens, we get excited for grilling. Cooking outdoors …

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Get decked out: How to prep your outdoor living space for Summer 2015

When summer arrives, we all spend as much time as we can outdoors. We turn our decks and patios into outdoor living rooms or kitchens, and we spend plenty of time cooking, eating, relaxing and …

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Container Posies and Parties

 
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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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The Gold Mine in Our Back Yard

 
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 Three years ago, I first visted Sally Fallon’s farm, PA Bowen Farmstead in southern Prince George’s County and took the tour led by …

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The Soup Share Affair

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A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding a sugar-laden Cookie Share, our brilliant teacher, Nam-Hari, …

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A Tasting Room Plus the “How-To”

 

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Holiday celebrations are aren’t over yet with a swanky New Year’s celebration still to come. Spiff up your stemware be it champagne or wine goblets and …

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“Merry Christmas” and “Remember the Critters”

 

We’ve made it through what seemed to be a long countdown…so Merry Christmas to you! Our walk led us to Santa’s sleigh and angels on high.

The trees are festooned with bright pops of …

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“God Bless America” and “Woodland Friends”

 

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Along with the support and generosity of our community, Homestead Gardens is donating farm-grown Christmas Trees to U.S. troops and military families through Trees for Troops®, …

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“Day in Paradise” and “Pretty as a Peacock” Trees

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 Oh those fabulous tree themes just keep on acomin’! For “A Day in Paradise” take a pinch more of this, a dash of that to make it your own. Just …

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The Perfect Greenery to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Nothing decorates a home during the holiday season better than a Christmas tree. One of the best investments your family can make for this holiday season and the many more to come is investing in …

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Poinsettias Bring Living Holiday Cheer into Your Home During the Long Winter Months

Nothing spruces up your home and adds color for the holidays better than a poinsettia plant. A traditional red poinsettia blends perfectly with the reds and greens found in many holiday decorations. If you want …

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“Chesapeake Nautical” and Trees For the Little Tykes

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An all-time favorite tree and scene is Chesapeake Nautical…near and dear to our hearts on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Our beloved sailboats hang from the holiday tree as …

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Eat and Be Merry and “Crystal Chandelier”

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After exploring the cabin, we are back out amongst the sparkling silver trees. Ahead decorations, bells, baubles, beads and garnishes shimmer in crystal, glass and silver as the Crystal Chandelier casades from …

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Customized Wreaths Make Stunning Home Decorations

Decorating your home like those you see in a magazine spread isn’t easy. It requires an artistic mind and some design know-how, as well as a sense of color, size, lighting and an understanding of …

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“Inside the Cabin” and “Oh Holy Night”

 

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Last week on our tour through Homestead Gardens Enchanted Woods, we were drawn to the cabin by the friendly forest friends. As we enter what really seems …

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“Over the River”, “Wise Old Owl” and “Christmas at the Cabin” Tours

 
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Over the River 
Wise Old Owl 
Christmas at the Cabin 

Our walk continues as we cross the river and meet the friendly welcoming critters  on …

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Your Privately Guided Holiday Tree Tour-Week 1

 

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Take A Walk Through Our Enchanted Winter Woods

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The Garden Greenhouse

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

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Take a Walk Through our Enchanted Winter Woods

 

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… With Over Thirty Themed Trees and The Illustrious Annual Hand-Painted Annapolis Ornament! 
We invite you to celebrate the unveiling of this year’s spectacular holiday displays …

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