Category Archives: News

Abundant Chesapeake Local Harvest

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  Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert
There is total focus on Buy Local Week once again for the summer season. The Governor’s Cook Off takes place, restaurants make a big effort to showcase …

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More Chesapeake Harvest

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Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert
Chilled Carrot and Summer Squash Soup
‘bama-Style Chicken Kebabs 
We’re still grooving on the highlights of Chesapeake harvest (and will be for a time to …

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Beginning Gardeners Series

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A Beginner’s Guide to GardeningTopic #1: Basic Gardening Tools
Homestead Gardens would like to inspire and assist novice gardeners by providing you with a series of useful Beginners’ Guides to Home Gardening. …

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Chesapeake Mid-Summer Harvest

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 “Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
Recently I visited Sweden as a traveler, not a tourist. There is a distinction, as being the tourist is superficial, while the traveler develops a deeper connection …

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The Best Fireworks Displays in the Chesapeake Bay Area

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner and the Chesapeake Bay region is home to some of the most exquisite fireworks displays in the country. Our beautiful landscape provides breathtaking vantage points for …

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A Patriotic 4th

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“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
Gather your friends and use our patriotic decorating and entertaining ideas for this year’s 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners, table runners, napkins, centerpieces, …

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Readying for the Fourth of July

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“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
Summer’s hottest holiday arrives with a bang and lots of excitement! Break out your bright red, hot and blue table toppers and keep …

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Go for The Garden Party

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“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
The term, garden party automatically creates a mood and brings images of blooms, greens and out-of-doors fetes which can be elegant, whimsical, coastal or casual.

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Father’s Day With a Luau Grill Out!

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“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming Father’s Day weekend and can spend a special time with their dad or remembrance of them. Looking for an event …

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Painting the Town Perennial!

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“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
We’re Painting the Town Perennial! Learn about container gardening with perennials…During our Perennial Pandemonium we’re doing something very fun and unique-throwing a tent party with …

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As Summer Opens…Al Fresco Living

Getting ready for Al Fresco living is just what Dianne Flury has done with gorgeous outdoor furniture from Homestead Gardens.

 

“Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert

 Memorial Day weekend in the Chesapeake is marked by a breathtaking flight of the Navy’s Blue Angels soaring over Annapolis with choreographed formations which leave the crowd in …

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Maryland Natives

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 “Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert
As native plants to Maryland play a huge role in our ecosystem and the survival of the Chesapeake Bay, Homestead Gardens has dedicated this busy time …

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Be Inspired for Mother’s Day with More Edible Flowers and Herbs

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
M-O-T-H-E-R. The word that means the world to many. The second Sunday in May has become a very memorable celebration for Americans. …

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Time for Cukes

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 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Time to plant and time to plan the recipes for the really big yield. Last year seems to have been great for cucumber growing as I …

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Easter and the Side Dishes

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Just to make sure I have your attention, the above photo gives you a taste of dessert early on. These Coconut Toasties (recipe below) …

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Add A Touch of Spring to Sandwiches

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Herbs in cocktails? Fruit on sandwiches? It must be spring-finally! The big trends are here to branch out to use fresh herbs …

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Hens on The Loose, Along with Their Eggs

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 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Here at HG we don’t just consider the chicks on the loose, but the big feathered gals, their eggs, and how to appreciate those …

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Fresh and Green from Herrington on the Bay

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Every year during Homestead Gardens Spring Open House, Green Drinks/Annapolis Green hosts a vibrant “Eco Happy Hour” with food created by Herrington On The …

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“From Beach to Bar” at Evelyn’s

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 Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
“Beach to Bar”? This is a title for resort wear/warm sunny weather dressing form one of the buyers for Evelyn’s Boutique. The complete line of fashions at …

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Lights, Camera, Action-Spring 2014!

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Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
Setting the Stage is Homestead Gardens spectacular Spring Open House theme this year to bridge the gap from trying winter storms to a season filled with sunshine …

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