Monthly Archives: August 2010

Why we Carry Jonathan Green Grass Seed

We’re big fans of Jonathan Green Grass Seed, so we’re happy to pass along company president and seedsman Barry Green’s story about how they developed it.

by Barry Green
Our business was founded generations …

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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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Ahhh-Those Figs!

 

Couscous: 

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups Israeli couscous (found at Whole Foods and Mediterranean markets)
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 medium pears, cored and grilled, then chopped green …

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All about Canning and Freezing (and a Virginia Gardener and Crabwoman)

by Susan Harris
Does your dining room look like this?  Yeah, mine, either.  But for my friend Cheryl in the Northern Neck of Virginia, this is just …

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Curb Gardens that Accommodate Parking

by Susan Harris
When I last showed you some of my favorite curbside gardens a commenter wrote to complain.  In a nutshell they said: Sure, those tall plantings are great …

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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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So Many Tomatoes for Pizza on the Grill

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook 

 

With the great Tomato Festival at Homestead Gardens up-and-coming (which includes the pizza eating contest), Bonnie Finlay, event planner for Homestead Gardens, has given a …

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It’s Almost Time to Overseed or Patch Your Lawn


by Susan Harris
If you have a lawn service, great; everything’s being taken care of.  But for MOST of you, listen up.   If your lawn …

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What’s Blooming in August

by Susan Harris
In honor of Gardenblogger Bloom Day, of course.  Click here to see what’s blooming on August 15 in 100+ other gardens around North America and possibly …

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Finland Food Travelogue and a Garden by the Medieval Castle

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook 
Howdy folks,

 

Great fun was had with exploration from Helsinki & environs. Already we are on our 2nd road trip with more to come …

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Some new gardening books I love

by Susan Harris
I read surprisingly few gardening books, maybe because after all these years I think – what could be new?  So I’m pleasantly surprised when I come across …

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Japanese Stiltgrass – a weedy headache for our lawns and environment

By Gene Sumi  Homestead Education Coordinator 

I’m hearing customers say that a micro-bamboo has invaded their lawns.   Well, its technical name is Microstegium vimineum, but it has pick up many common names, such as Japanese …

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Super-Tough Plants for Curb Gardens

by Susan Harris
Who SAYS the strip of land between your sidewalk and the street has to be covered with turfgrass?  Okay, in some places the government actually …

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What I really do in the garden in August

by Susan Harris
Again, this isn’t one of those looong lists of “chores” in the garden.  I’m a gardener of the low-maintenance school, and I always want to know: What do …

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Meet Water Gardener Dave Kemon


by Susan Harris
Dave Kemon got into the gardening biz as a way to get off school early.  Really early – 10:30 in the morning – thanks …

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