Monthly Archives: February 2012

Join us March 7 for the Philadelphia Flower Show!

Have you signed up yet?  On Wednesday, March 7 a bus will be leaving from Homestead for the MOST famous garden show in the world –  The Philadelphia Flower Show.  Space is limited to …

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The Basics of Sustainable Gardening

“Sustainable” is a word we see everywhere these days and broadly speaking, it means something that sustains itself, be it sources of energy, lumber, or agriculture. But let’s look specifically at sustainable gardening.

What is …

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Real Food Menu for the Whole Gang with Seasonal Citrus

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Jerry Traunfeld’s Root Ribbons with Sage

Cuban Oregano Chicken 

Orange, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake 

‘Tis …

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What to Prune Now, and How

It’s pruning time, y’all! At least for roses and shrubs that bloom mid-summer or later.  And pruning is the most important gardening task that most people never do.  Or if they do prune, they do …

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Spotlight on Hellebores

 

What better plant to give some love to in February than the winter- and early-spring blooming perennial hellebore?  And love they got at a recent Winter Workshop from perennials manager Lisa Winters and her …

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More Stew Review

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We’re back, exploring more in the “Stew Review”

Italian Wedding Stew

You’ll find this delectable rich soup if you …

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Terrarium Workshop – the Results!

Our recent Terrarium-Making Workshop filled up fast, so popular that you can bet we’ll be bringing it back next winter.

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Winter Workshops this Weekend

Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern Maryland: $5
Saturday, February 18th at 11 a.m. in Davidsonville
What is that salamander with the bright blue tail? Why are some Copperheads gray and black? Join naturalist …

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Love Wildlife, and Humans, too? Help the Meadow Project!

Next month at our Open House, noted filmmaker and author Catherine Zimmerman will be speaking at Homestead about the exciting The Meadow Project.  It’s a book and a film titled Urban & Suburban …

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Seasonal Sumptuous Valentine Menu


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Seasonal Sumptuous Valentine Menu

Shrimp Stuffed with Chevre and Herbs

Creamy Polenta Hearts with Fennel and Bell Peppers

“Dirty” Pot …

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Workshops this Weekend – the Illustrated Guide

 

Woolly Pockets® Container Gardening: $30
Saturday, February 11th at 11 a.m.  in Davidsonville and  2 p.m.  in Severna Park
So you’ve done containers. And you’ve done hanging baskets. But have you done …

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Starting a Veg Garden this Year?

Growing our own food is the fastest-growing type of gardening in America, especially with people in their 20s and 30s, and for so many good reasons – saving money, concern for food …

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Stew Review

 

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With an endless supply of recipes out there, it’s helpful to have some superlatives from someone (a culinary professional) …

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Inspiration for Designing Gorgeous Borders

Landscape designers Heather Davidson and Scott Freedman passed along some design and plant wisdom at a recent Winter Workshop, and for those who couldn’t attend, here are the highlights.  Both Heather and Scott …

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