The World of Rhubarb

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook     Rhubarb a 4500-Year-Old Friend and a plant from Antiquity When you break out a bunch of rhubarb, most …
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Great Native Plants for the Maryland Garden

Native plants are in the news these days, and we're being encouraged by environmental groups to include them in our garden.  Why?  Of all the reasons given, …
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Hot Container Plantings, Coming Up!

I've always loved pastels in the garden, and in the spring, pinks and blues and white are everywhere.  But once summer comes and the pastels have finished …
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Make Earth Day a Part of Planting Your Garden

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook         Earth Day turns 40 today and by the looks of celebrations around the world, the entire planet is …
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The Wit and Wisdom of Andre Viette

The famous garden writer, nurseryman, and radio host Andre Viette delivered a whopping dose of his gardening "tips" to Homestead customers over the weekend …
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All About Those Special Spring Salads

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook     There is no telling where the salads of spring will end when you have a kitchen garden going and make use …
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Master Topiary Artist Pearl Fryar

by Susan Harris First, if you haven't seen the documentary A Man Named Pearl, you're in for a treat - even if you're not (yet) a fan of topiary.   It's "the …
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Newbie Lessons About Growing Vegetables in Containers

by Susan Harris
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It's That Time of Year...

To Consider Your Kitchen Garden-What Are YOU Planting?               Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Finally I'm prepared and raring-to-go …
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Tips for Spring Clean-up

  Like gardeners everywhere, I'm mulch-deep in the biggest job in the garden all year - the spring clean-up and cover-up - and like most gardenbloggers, I have …
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Tribute to the Egg

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Isn’t Easter one of the best times of the year to give a little thought to the humble egg-the beginning of …
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Food News + Peas, Please

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook True but Hard to Believe: ...from Tim Hamilton (marketing director at Homestead Gardens)...”Ladies Night at …
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