Category Archives: For the Holidays

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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Dear Santa and Grandma’s Kitchen

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 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
For all of the inspired tree vignettes at both Homestead Gardens locations, Dear Santa linking with Grandma’s Kitchen gets the most excitement. You must know …

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The North Pole is Homestead Gardens Winter Wonderland

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Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
On to another scene of wonder for the holidays. Silver, white, icy pale blue are colors that glow in our glittering Winter Wonderland. Icicles, snowflakes of …

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Close to 40 Holiday Tree Stories!

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 Seasonal and Local with Rita Calvert
Our blog here at Homestead Gardens is going to take on a new look for the holiday season. We are talking set design for Santa, the elves, …

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Colorways via Plants at Homestead Gardens

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 col·or·way  ˈkələrˌwā/      noun

plural noun: colorways any of a range of combinations of colors in which a style or design is available.
 

I was stopped in my photography tracks when cataloging …

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Holiday Brunch “On the Run”

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 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
This time of year we are especially on the run-way too much to fit in those short daylight hours. These recipes for a lively …

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Real Family Christmas Trees, and Tips to Make them Last

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First, the Tree Tips
After you’ve arrived home with your tree, make a new straight cut from its trunk, taking one inch off, and immediately place the tree in water. This will improve water …

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Everyone’s Favorite Christmas Tree Species, and a few Buying Tips

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Homestead recently received over 1,000 fresh cut Christmas trees, standing from 3 to 14 feet tall.   Here are the species we carry, all favorites for this special purpose.
First are the Fraser firs, which …

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How to Care for your Holiday Greens

To keep your wreaths and swags looking their best straight through the holiday season, follow these tips:

Buy them early for the best selection and ideal freshness.  When choosing holly, look …

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Ladies Night, Jazz, Santa and Free Demonstrations

If you’re still undecided as to when you’re coming to our Davidsonville location to see the trains, the themed trees, the fresh trees and other holiday greens, here are some extra incentives to come this …

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What’s new in our Christmas Shop?

Looking jolly at our Holiday Preview Party are two familiar faces – Education Coordinator Gene Sumi and store manager Tracy Gatdula – and new one with a big holiday grin.  That’s Brain Riddle, Homestead’s new …

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