Category Archives: For the Holidays

“God Bless America” and “Woodland Friends”

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Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Along with the support and generosity of our community, Homestead Gardens is donating farm-grown Christmas Trees to U.S. troops and military families through Trees for Troops®, …

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“Day in Paradise” and “Pretty as a Peacock” Trees

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 Oh those fabulous tree themes just keep on acomin’! For “A Day in Paradise” take a pinch more of this, a dash of that to make it your own. Just …

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The Perfect Greenery to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

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Nothing decorates a home during the holiday season better than a Christmas tree. One of the best investments your family can make for this holiday season and the many more to come is investing in …

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Planting Amaryllis Bulbs In Three Easy Steps For Beautiful Winter Blooms

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Everyone loves flowers and during the dead of winter, they can spruce up a house with their beautiful colors. One plant that shines at this time of year is the amaryllis. If you’ve been thinking …

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Poinsettias Bring Living Holiday Cheer into Your Home During the Long Winter Months

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Nothing spruces up your home and adds color for the holidays better than a poinsettia plant. A traditional red poinsettia blends perfectly with the reds and greens found in many holiday decorations. If you want …

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“Chesapeake Nautical” and Trees For the Little Tykes

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 Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
An all-time favorite tree and scene is Chesapeake Nautical…near and dear to our hearts on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Our beloved sailboats hang from the holiday tree as …

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Customized Wreaths Make Stunning Home Decorations

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  Decorating your home like those you see in a magazine spread isn’t easy. It requires an artistic mind and some design know-how, as well as a sense of color, size, lighting and an understanding …

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“Inside the Cabin” and “Oh Holy Night”

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Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Last week on our tour through Homestead Gardens Enchanted Woods, we were drawn to the cabin by the friendly forest friends. As we enter what really seems …

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“Over the River”, “Wise Old Owl” and “Christmas at the Cabin” Tours

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Over the River 
Wise Old Owl 
Christmas at the Cabin 

Our walk continues as we cross the river and meet the friendly welcoming critters  on …

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Your Privately Guided Holiday Tree Tour-Week 1

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Take A Walk Through Our Enchanted Winter Woods

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The Garden Greenhouse

Homestead Gardens’ eye-popping holiday displays are visual masterpieces–pure theater set in dramatic …

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Have a Hoot on New Year’s Eve

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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!

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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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The Holiday Libations Tree and Tabletop Treasures

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Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
You can not miss the wine and beer tree! It is a sight to behold and partake! Wine accessories abound with glasses, platters, trays, cocktail forks …

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A Spectacular Chesapeake Nautical Holiday

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 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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Special Features for the Gals and Ladies Night

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 A beloved tree graces the magnificent holiday again this year-the upside-down chandelier tree. Icy glitter, sparkles, crystal waterfall ornaments lend to a magical wonderland. The leadin photo above is the scrumptious result of …

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Holiday Trees for Birds and Gardeners~Grills as Gifts + Special Bonus!

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 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
Did you notice the SPECIAL BONUS? Our discount coupon for Ladies Night December 6 (in both stores) is just that! The coupon can be used in …

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The Story of a Living Christmas Tree

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My recent post about decorating with fresh greens brought back memories of one special Christmas. 
My father was a very practical man. He had no use for things that didn’t …

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Holiday Gems-Our Pets

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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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Decorating with Fresh Greenery

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Decorating the house with fresh greenery is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. Greenery such as cedar, pine and holly add a fresh look …

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Under the Sea and In the Deep

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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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