Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cheers for The New Decade and New Year

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Cheers to a happy and delicious 2011 of eating locally, seasonally and sustainably! This is the time to renew those good  intentions for a healthy, vibrant new …

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How to Recycle your Christmas Tree (or have it Recycled For You)

If you have a yard, there may be uses for that Douglas fir after it’s done its job for the season.   Here are a few.

Feed the birds in your garden. Turn the tree into …

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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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Food as Art for Celebrating

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

After all, the holidays are about conveying your heritage…showing off your best skills using creativity with local foods from your region. Even if you pick one item …

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Severna Park Elementary School Gets a New Landscape!

Severna Park resident Amy Faust set out to refurbish the landscape at the elementary school her child attends, and her first stop was to solicit the help of Homestead Gardens.  Why?  According to a …

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My garden, as seen by a visiting garden writer/photographer

It’s far too cold and bleak out there to enjoy gardens outdoors, but hey, it’s a great time to admire photos of gardens, so I’ll share a few of my own garden taken this past …

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A Sense of Togetherness… A Feast for the Soul

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

Actually the feast is most satisfying for the belly as well. First the food photos for anyone who likes to eat and set a table

This …

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Oliver’s Tips for Christmas Greens

The latest from head grower Oliver Storm are his best advice for holiday greens.  Here goes:

Buy them early for the best selection and ideal freshness.

When you bring fresh-cut greens home, …

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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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We Love this (Davidsonville) Christmas Tradition

Annapolis teacher, writer and blogger Loris Nebbia recently posted a wonderful blog story, simply called ”A Christmas Tradition”, and we swear we’d love it even if it didn’t involve Homestead’s Christmas show.  But it does and …

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FOODS THAT HEAL + a Menu for Flu Prevention

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

The Menu for Flu Prevention

Chicken Marengo
Green Bean Salad with “Sweets” and Clementine Dressing
Crunchy Carrot Cake

Right now, with temperatures dipping and …

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40 to 50 Themed Christmas Trees and the Women who Choose Them

by Susan Harris

Ever walk through Homestead’s mind-blowing Christmas decorations and wonder what’s up with all that?  Or perhaps:  How do they DO that?  Well, I do, so I sat down with the women behind …

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About Homestead Gardens

Nestled amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of Davidsonville, Maryland, Homestead Gardens is the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas.
Founded in 1973 by Don Riddle, Jr., our landmark …

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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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Holiday Turkey Orders

About the birds:
The turkeys are raised in large, modern barns with plenty of fresh air and room to roam freely both inside and out. Their nutritional needs are overseen by a Ph.D. nutritionist …

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Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Hydrangea, Gloxinia and Christmas Cactus are Gifty Plants, too

by Susan Harris
If you’re one of those who doesn’t care how many snappy new varieties of poinsettias there are these days, or what sparkles and watercolors they may be sporting – …

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Holiday Happenings and Herbs to Give …

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook

First the Holiday Happenings:

Everywhere ones looks at both of the Homestead Gardens stores is holiday magic. Many of us just go there to feel part …

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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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