Category Archives: Events

Take a Walk Through our Enchanted Winter Woods



Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
… With Over Thirty Themed Trees and The Illustrious Annual Hand-Painted Annapolis Ornament! 
We invite you to celebrate the unveiling of this year’s spectacular holiday displays …

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Have a Hoot on New Year’s Eve



Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
Here you have some cleverly darling ideas for a New Year theme, This week a fabulous truffle cookie recipe is included-Sparkling Truffle Cookies. These spccial …

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Santa Paws-More, More, More!


Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
It’s not just Friday evening for our event of Santa giving a big ol’ lap to your favorite critter, not just a brand new …

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A Spectacular Chesapeake Nautical Holiday


 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
A Spectacular Chesapeake Nautical Holiday is always a cherished event in this region. We have our beloved waterside icons: crabs, oysters, Old Bay Seasoning, …

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Holiday Gems-Our Pets


Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
For the holidays, Homestead Gardens has “stores within the store”-full of ideas and inspiration. In this post we are spending time at Pete’s Pets. Although we know …

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Under the Sea and In the Deep


Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
Now you are seeing from the tour of our Holiday Trees that there’s a story around every corner; up and down, over and below.

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Dear Santa


 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
 Santa’s Workshop is feverishly busy! There are so many projects in his workshop, we need 2 blog posts to show you all of the happenings! Walk right …

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A Slice of Idaho-Trailing of the Sheep Festival

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
When I got the invitation to see the 150 year old Idaho festival, Trailing of the Sheep, it was a no brainer. Off I …

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Food Link-Anne Arundel County’s Very Critical Resource Celebrates at Homestead Gardens


 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Homestead Gardens has graciously invited Food Link to common’ back and hold their only fundraising event  at the Davidsonville store this Saturday eve as the Fall Fest kicks …

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How Real Gardeners Use Stepables

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Here’s another Perennials Pandemonium event I’ve marked on my calendar and recommended to my friends: Stepables: Plants that Tolerate Foot Traffic! by Sandy McDougle of Sandy’s Plants.  It’s at our Davidsonville store this …

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Sandy McDougle Knows Heat-Loving Perennials


Homestead’s big Perennials Pandemoniam weekend of events is almost here, and I have to admit having a favorite event or two circled on my own calendar.  The first is a show-and-tell about “Perennials that …

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This Weekend: Urban Gardening, with Dry-Loving Perennials in Containers!


We have a great line-up of talks and demo’s this weekend at both locations for our Urban Gardening weekend – here’s the full schedule.
With all these topics to choose from – square …

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This Weekend’s Open House Events, the Illustrated Schedule


Our ‘Cherish the Chesapeake’ Spring Open House continues this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 each day at our Davidsonville store.  Hope to see you there. 
Homestead Barnyard Debut! Saturday and …

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Sustainable Eating


Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
At the really big “Cherish the Chesapeake Open House”, Homestead Gardens has many speakers who will convey sustainability of our region by way of …

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Illustrated Guide to Open House Events This Weekend


Our ‘Cherish the Chesapeake’- themed Spring Open House starts this Friday nite, with our Preview Party, and continues in full gale force Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 each day.  (The following …

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Come and Meet Sally Fallon of P.A. Bowen Farmstead-March 16 at Cherish the Chesapeake!



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My Picks for Easiest Natives and Nonnatives


With author/native plant expert Rick Darke’s talk coming up this Saturday at Key School in Annapolis on the topic of “Balancing Natives and Exotics in the Garden”, I got to thinking.  What’s the balance …

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A Sampling of D.I.Y. Bourbon-Brined and Smoked Salmon

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Come one and all as we break out the grill to kick off 2013 Outdoor Entertaining and the Grilling Season.  I’ll be showing you …

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Change comes to the Golden Spades


 What’s New?  Double the EventsGood news for Homestead’s customers of a certain age (50 and up)!  Our monthly gatherings for talks by Education Coordinator Gene Sumi will be offered twice a month starting soon …

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Philadelphia Flower Show Always Good, Going for “Brilliant”

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“Brilliant!” is the theme of this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, now in its 184th year.  (And yes, it’s the longest-running in the world and also the largest flower show anywhere.)
In my admittedly …

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