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April 2018

Design a Tree-Friendly Outdoor Space

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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$5 96 tickets left

Updating your property’s landscape is not only for your enjoyment but a great way to amplify curb appeal. Whether it’s adding a pop of color, recommending plantings based on sun and wind exposure, or working around a focal point on your property, Rob Dallmann from The Davey Tree Expert Company will suggest the right trees for your spot. He’ll also share some care tips for your new tree. Then Homestead Gardens will suggest creative ideas as unique as your site.…

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May 2018

Landscaping with Roses

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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$10 92 tickets left

Join renowned author and expert Lance Walheim along with SBM Life Sciences (previously Bayer) for an in-depth discussion on how to use America’s favorite flower to create a dazzling, colorful garden. Lance will share the best new landscape varieties, how to use and care for them, and how to choose the best companion plants. You’ll also learn how to combine flower color and plant texture for the longest season of of garden beauty. The Doctor is In! Lance will be…

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Planning Your Pollinator Garden

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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Free 93 tickets left

Join Master Gardener Elizabeth Materese for a comprehensive look at the state of pollinators, trends in designing and planting a garden for pollinators and a deep-dive into her recommended tree, shrub and flowering plant palettes for a successful pollinator garden all season long. This will be the first in a series of Anne Arundel County Master Gardener led meetups as part of the Homestead Gardeners Pollinator Club Meetup schedule. Click here to see the full line-up. About Elizabeth Elizabeth Matarese…

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Planning Your Pollinator Garden Severna Park

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Severna Park Store, 522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Free 98 tickets left

Join Master Gardener Elizabeth Materese for a comprehensive look at the state of pollinators, trends in designing and planting a garden for pollinators and a deep-dive into her recommended tree, shrub and flowering plant palettes for a successful pollinator garden all season long. This will be the first in a series of Anne Arundel County Master Gardener led meetups as part of the Homestead Gardeners Pollinator Club Meetup schedule. Click here to see the full line-up. This event is FREE for…

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June 2018

Top Perennials for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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$10 98 tickets left

Gardening expert, Holly Shimizu, has recently taken on a new project - a new garden in Lewes, Delaware - and has been experimenting with a host of perennials with a focus on native plants and herbs. Her criteria is that they must be beautiful, be good for pollinators and birds, and thrive in their location without a huge amount of maintenance. Plant choices include top performing native grasses, ferns, herbal plants, ground covers, and fragrant plants. Join her for an…

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The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty Severna Park

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Severna Park Store, 522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
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$10 98 tickets left

Join expert David Culp, author of The Layered Garden, for an informative and inspirational lesson in layering in the garden. By interplanting many different species in the same area, as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a nonstop parade of color! Learn how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. To illustrate the concept of layering,…

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Winged Visitors: Gardening for Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Moths

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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Free 95 tickets left

Everyone is looking for the hummingbirds to arrive and stay. Counting the numbers has become a favorite pastime among hummer lovers. Sighting the birds who migrate through our area and the perennial favorites is surpassed only by the number of butterflies we see, and the names of them that we don’t know. They flit in and out of our gardens so quickly it is hard to keep track. The nighttime attractors to the garden are important, too, but few people…

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Fragrant Evening Pollinator Gardens Severna Park

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Severna Park Store, 522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Free 97 tickets left

Fragrant evening gardens can be just the thing for weary and work-all-day people. A screened-in area, a gazebo, a deck...can provide a restful and relaxing place to watch the night pollinators. Knowing how to entice them to your container or in-ground garden will enhance the relaxation you crave. Join Homestead Gardens and  Master Gardener Elizabeth Matarese for an informative presentation...whether it is lilies or moonflowers, jasmine or Brugmansia, we have the plants for you. Click to see the full schedule…

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July 2018

The Humane Garden: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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Free 246 tickets left

A Bee City USA Speaker Series Event Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? Join author and founder of Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson for a myth-busting talk about how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large…

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August 2018

Bay-Friendly Landscapes for Pollinators

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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Free 98 tickets left

Bay-friendly landscapes deserve another session, during which additional attention will be paid to native plants and native hybrids that are available to those interested in ensuring an environment that helps protect the Bay. Join AAC Master Gardener Nancy Landers for an in-depth discussion on designing a garden that’s Bay AND pollinator friendly! Click to see the full schedule of Anne Arundel County Master Gardener led meetups as part of the Homestead Gardeners Pollinator Club Meetup schedule. This event is FREE for…

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How Gardeners Can Save The World

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Severna Park Store, 522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Free 94 tickets left

A Bee City USA Speaker Series Event One in three bites of food we eat is thanks to a pollinator, and 90% of wild plant species rely on pollinators to reproduce. But the United Nations reports that 40% of pollinators are at risk of extinction. Join Founder/Director of Bee City USA®, Phyllis Stiles, and learn how Bee City USA can mobilize your community for pollinator conservation and how gardeners can transform ornamental landscapes to help reverse pollinator declines. Photo Credit:…

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September 2018

Build a Butterfly Haven: Gardening for Monarchs & Beyond

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Davidsonville Store, 743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
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Free 96 tickets left

From the egg to the emerging butterfly, Monarchs fascinate. Raising them, attracting them, and watching them is not just for kids! There are butterfly enthusiasts whose late summer - early autumn life revolves around Monarchs. Other butterflies deserve attention, too, and knowing what to provide for them and their offspring at this time of the year is crucial to their survival as pollinators. Join AAC Master Gardener Ginny Klocko for an in-depth discussion on designing a butterfly haven in your…

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Pollinator Friendly Rain Gardens Severna Park

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Severna Park Store, 522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Free 100 tickets left

Wrap up our 2018 Pollinator Club Meetup series with AAC Master Gardener Elizabeth Matarese in an informative session you may be interested in if you have a low spot on your property. Getting a pollinator-friendly rain or bog garden started now, in the fall, means less labor in the spring and a leg-up on what could be a wet or cold winter! What better way to herald in crisp weather than a little outdoor project? Click to see the full…

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