Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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Gifts for Gardeners – that we Really Want

by Susan Harris

You know all the Christmas gift suggestions we see in gardening magazines this time of year?  Far too often they’re new gadgets, the need for which is definitely …

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Pastry Passion


 
Scones morphed into tasty triangles with cream cheese and cranberry chutney
Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

Whether it be a wee cookie exposing a pecan …

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Thanksgiving Greetings from Homestead

Hoping you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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Annuals in Pots STILL Looking Good

by Susan Harris

Here it is Thanksgiving week and I can hardly believe I’m showing off annuals, in pots –  still.  They’re the container plantings that Homestead Annuals Manager Kerry Kelley helped …

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Removing ivy from trees is easier than you think

Posted by Susan Harris

Gardeners, tree-lovers, and property owners of all types, now’s a great time to liberate your trees of any English that may be growing up them.   Because no …

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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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Annapolis Waterside Thanksgiving-The Turkey, Hors d’oeuvres,Table decor

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook
 

Holiday news from Chesapeake Bay Foundation…When CBF’s Oyster and Fisheries Scientist Tommy Leggett got tagged to appear on the Emeril Green show, we …

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What to do with your dead leaves – a roundup of opinions

by Susan Harris

This time of year you see a lot of “eco-friendly” gardening advice about dead leaves and I wholeheartedly endorse the bottom line – that it’s crazy to send …

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November Bloom Day Report

by Susan Harris
Garden Blogger Bloom Day is venerable tradition by blogging standards, and one that we love.  The 15th of every month everyone posts photos of whatever is in …

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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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Annapolis Waterside Thanksgiving

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

The Menu

Maple Roast Turkey

Emeril and Tommy Leggett’s Chesapeake Bay Baked Oyster Dressing

Spinach-Wild Rice Casserole

Baked Acorn Squash

Braised Wild Greens

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Evergreens that Survived the Blizzards of 2010

by Susan Harris
So, gardeners of Maryland, how’d your trees and shrubs look after last winter’s triple-blizzard bonanza?   By late February, tree crews were booked solid removing and repairing the …

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Joseph’s Favorites for Color in November

by Susan Harris
I stopped by to talk to Joseph Panossian, Homestead’s shrubs and trees manager, to pick his brain about great-performing plants for fall (using the old “It’s for the blog” …

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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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Gardens of the National Mall in Late October

by Susan Harris
Like thousands of others with the same idea, I visited the Mall last Saturday to demonstrate my support for “sanity,” and found that the sanest thing to …

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Organic Mulches for Fall

by Susan Harris
Are your beds and borders mulched and ready for winter?  Mulches do a lot to moderate soil temperature, which means preventing freeze-thaw cycles that can cause plants to heave …

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