Monthly Archives: February 2011

Gardening at the Movies

by Susan Harris
While we’re all abuzz over the Academy Awards show last night, we have some awards of our own to hand out – best gardens in movies!  No, …

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A Chesapeake Mardi Gras

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Chicken, Ham and Oyster Gumbo

At this time of year, most of us will take any reason to celebrate a little …

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Now’s the time to start vegetable seeds indoors


by Susan Harris
Hey, vegetable gardeners, have you started your seeds indoors yet?  The wonderful Grow It Eat It blog by Maryland’s Master Gardeners declared on February …

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Master Watershed Steward on Water-Friendly Gardening

by Susan Harris

Lisa Mulvaney, Master Watershed Steward for the South River, recently spoke to a group of watershed-concerned gardeners at Homestead about what we can all be doing to protect …

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What Does the Event Coordinator at Homestead Gardens Grow?

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Meet Bonnie Finlay-event planner @ Homestead Gardens and

creative edible garden entrepreneur who hopes her seeds grow as fast as the little time lapse video:

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Want healthy plants? Give them healthy soil!

by Susan Harris

Homestead’s Education Coordinator Gene Sumi gave another great talk recently – about what’s arguably THE most important subject for any gardener, especially those who like to …

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The latest and greatest from the Tropical Plant Expo

by Susan Harris
Ever heard of TPIE, the Tropical Plant Industry Expo?  Yeah, me, neither.   But Charles Kemberling, houseplant manager in our Davidsonville store, wouldn’t miss the annual winter trade show …

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Love is in the Air…Valentine’s Day

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Valentines Day with a GREAT NEWS headline-I mean this is the perfect news to launch a tasty “love” day: Dark chocolate may …

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Gardens don’t have to end at the property line

by Susan Harris

So far, I’ve blogged twice about what gardening expert Lisa Winters had to say last month in her Winter Workshop talk – reporting her favorite trees for small gardens, both …

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Post-snow warm spell is a great time to start spring clean-up

by Susan Harris
Spring clean-up is a big job in my garden – the biggest one of the year.  So this past weekend, with temperatures in the balmy low 50s and my curbside …

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Guilt Free for the Big Game from The Grassfed Gourmet Fires It Up!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

As I shuffled through a gazillion options for a slightly “less loaded” meal for Super Bowl, I couldn’t overlook some of the natural …

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Garden Show 2011 :: Mediterranean Retreat

Mediterranean Retreat :: March 12 – March 20

Saturday, March 12
8am-11am: “In the Garden” with Andre Viette (Live Remote)
11am: You Bet Your Tomatoes: Radio personality Mike …

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Sumi’s Picks for Pruning Tools

by Susan Harris
Homestead’s gardening educator extraordinaire – Gene Sumi, of course – gave his famous pruning talk recently to a rapt audience, as part of our Winter Workshop series.   He …

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