Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lisa’s Top 7 Deciduous Trees for Small Spaces

by Susan Harris

First we presented Lisa Winters’ Top 6 Evergreen Trees for Small Spaces.  And now, as promised, here are her top deciduous trees for small spaces – seven of them.  Lisa, a …

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Bowl Food for “Year of the Rabbit”

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

February 3, 2011 welcomes in the gentle year of the Golden Rabbit according to the Chinese Zodiac. The Rabbit is a lucky sign …

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Do owls really go “Hoot”? That and lots more owl questions answered!

by Susan Harris
A capacity crowd turned out to hear naturalist Andy Brown of  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp talk about the “Owls of Maryland, one of Homestead’s Winter Workshops),  and at …

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Lisa’s Top 6 Evergreens for Small Spaces

by Susan Harris
I was able to catch Lisa Winters giving her Winter Workshop talk on gardening in small spaces and got lots of ideas from her – enough for several blog …

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Over the Rainbow-Bowl Food

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

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Rainbow Swiss Chard Crisps on Potato Velvet

Rainbow Swiss Chard Crisps

Loin Pork Chops with Maple Dijon Sauce and Pecans

Fresh …

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Gardening Videos for Gardeners in Winter

by Susan Harris
In mid-January many of us are in the throes of gardening withdrawal, some of us exhibiting its classic symptoms (general grouchiness – or worse!)  But there IS a little help …

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Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

Homestead Gardens Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, March 8
“Springtime in Paris”

Bus Full! See you there!
Cost: $75 ($67.50 for Garden Club Members)
Includes transportation, show ticket & …

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Will the Great American Lawn get a Make-over?

by Susan Harris
You bet it’ll get a make-over -  if the Lawn Reform Coalition has anything to say about it.  They’re a group of garden communicators from around the country who’ve …

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A Local Vibrant Community + Fast and Fresh Bowl Food

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

‘Local Foodie’ News

The tide is rising with the swell of Support Local. I’m sure you must see the headlines, hear the buzz and feel the current. …

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The Truth about Organic Gardening

by Susan Harris

These days, everyone’s promoting organic gardening and I’m on that bandwagon, too – what’s not to love?

Turns out there’s a problem with such a broad-brush approach as …

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A Visit to Fordhook Farm

by Susan Harris
January’s the time to start planning the new year’s garden, and my favorite technique for “planning” is drooling over photos of gorgeous gardens (photos that are aptly called “garden porn”).  …

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Fast & Fresh Bowl Food

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

In the winter months after the flurry of holidays the timing is perfect to delve into foods in a bowl, or yes…Comforting …

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Scanner Art for the Frustrated Winter Gardener

They’re taking the gardenblogging world by storm!  They’re artworks that capture flowers and other plant parts, but without using a camera.  They’re created by placing the materials directly on the flatbed of a printer, covering …

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January Chores for the Low-Maintenance Gardener

Time for this low-maintenance gardener to report on what I’m really doing in the garden in January.

Keeping records and planning

Oh, about a year ago I urged readers to  catch up with …

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