What Is This Blog?

It's a team blog brought to you by an independent garden center in Davidsonville and Severna Park, Maryland.  Blogs are simply websites that scroll new articles (called posts) sequentially on the home page, with the newest on the top, and they can be about anything but the Homestead Gardens Blog is about gardening, plants, food, cooking, events, personalities, videos, contests, and goings-on at the garden center.   The goal of this blog is to entertain, teach, create a community of our readers and customers and, above all, to have FUN.  So what it ISN'T is marketing copy.  We promise.

Contributors Include

Susan Harris will be covering gardening, including what I'm doing in my own garden, book reviews, great public gardens in the region and across the U.S., fun videos, and profiles of my favorite plants.  I'll also be doing some online garden coaching as I write about gardening in my own Maryland garden.  Click on my name for the dirt about me.

Gene Sumi, the customer answer man in the Davidsonville store, is a trusted source of gardening information, not just in the store but as a popular speaker at garden clubs across the region.  Gene will be sharing his wealth of knowledge about everything from pruning to diagnosing problems to choosing the best plants for your site, always in a way that makes sense.

Rita Calvert, a food writer, stylist, photographer and consultant, is active in sustainable growing and cooking and one of the founders of Buy Fresh Buy Local Chesapeake Region.   She'll be reporting on food news from our region in her feature "Local Food Chitchat", and wowing us with her recipes and inspiring food photography.

How to Follow the Blog

Take your pick:

  • Come to our blog page regularly to see what's new.  The newest post is always at the top of the page, and you can just scroll to read the articles you might have missed. 
  • Subscribe to our blog by entering your email address in the Get More Tips & Trends in Your Inbox form on the blog page. You will then start to receive the latest blog tips and trends in your email!

Talk to us. Talk to each other. It'll be fun.

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