Monthly Archives: October 2011

For the Love of Annual Salvias

Gardeners are putting their borders to bed for the winter and scheming about what new plants to buy next year, and the plants that are on the top of my To-Get List are annual Salvias, …

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Great Goods at the JFX Farmers Market

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

Under the Jones Falls Expressway right around Saratoga and Holliday streets, lives a thriving, colorful, bustling, jam-packed farmers market/bazaar. One of the big bonuses for the JFX …

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Cold Frames Extend the Season

A cold frame is a place to grow plants that’s enclosed with a transparent roof.  Its purpose is to  protect plants from cold weather while admitting sunlight and preventing heat escape.  Think of it as …

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How to Winterize your Pond

Here’s what Homestead’s water-gardening expert Dave Kemon recommends that pond-owners do in October.

Steps in Getting your Pond Ready for the Winter.

Drain your pond halfway down and scoop out …

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Harvest Food for that Spooky Time of Year!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

We’re just rolling through the fall harvest season and bumping smack dab into Halloween while getting fired up by Homestead Gardens Fall Festival. …

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Popular, fool-proof shrubs at awesome prices? Thanks to Homestead Growers

A short tour of the Garden Club Specials in the shrub department had me gawking at the unusually low prices – how can they DO that?  The answer is that they’re all homegrown by Homestead.  …

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Family memories get made at the Fall Festival

Kids and their parents looked like they were having a whole lotta fun this weekend at the Fall Festival – and most of those parents had their cameras and video cameras working overtime to record …

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October Real Food Menu for the Gang

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

Real Food Menu for October

Zuppa Valdostana

Apple Butter Glazed Pork Loin

Plum Sticky Bites

Cabbage Bake Valdostana (Cabbage specialty of …

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Harry says “Feed your Lawn!”

 

You’ll find Harry Privette at the Help Center or in the garden products section at Homestead’s Davidsonville location, and this time of year he’s probably helping customers improve their lawns.  He has regular customers …

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Ken Druse at the Annapolis Horticulture Society

Ken Druse is often called a “gardening superstar,” a title he’s earned with his 16 books, frequent television appearances, regular articles for leading national newspapers and magazines, and now his weekly podcast.  His groundbreaking …

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A Paella Event on the River

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 


Ahh that Paella! If you’ve had the opportunity to travel to open air markets in Spain, France and even Finland, you can partake …

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Gene’s Tips for October in the Garden

On the first Tuesday of every month, Homestead’s own garden guru Gene Sumi talks to our Golden Spades Club and the number one topic is always: what to do this month …

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Mike Raupp is on a mission to Eradicate Stink Bugs

Mike Raupp, also known as Dr. Michael Raupp, entomologist at the University of Maryland, is the bug expert you may have heard on local radio or even on national television shows like ‘Good Morning …

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