Top Plants for Shady Gardens

There's a common misconception that a shady garden means a dreary garden, but just because your garden doesn't get full sun all day long doesn't mean it can't …
LEARN MORE »

Octoberfest Celebrating

  Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert This post is brought to you by many of us  who celebrate Octoberfest by gathering together around the Severn River …
LEARN MORE »

Cook It, Color It Pumpkin-even the Seeds!

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert While we are still weeks away from full fall color in nature, a definite undertone of yellow and bronze, red and …
LEARN MORE »

Veteran Compost Grows the Full Circle

 Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
LEARN MORE »

Did You Catch that Harvest Moon? + More Harvest Food

Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert September’s burst of summer glory segues brilliantly into the glorious hues of autumn. It’s such a great time of year …
LEARN MORE »

Harvest Moon Menus

Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert Some folklore oriented farmers I know describe the Harvest moon as the full moon which lights the way between sunset …
LEARN MORE »

Casual Entertaining with the Chesapeake Harvest

Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert Yummy Unique Gazpacho Sandwich Share-Smoked Salmon, Cucumber on Whole Wheat Naan Fresh Peach Frangipane Tart  As we …
LEARN MORE »

Hopscotch for a Whole Month!

Be Inspired” Seasonally with Rita Calvert Well, ya'll get hip hoppin' on over to the largest upscale sidewalk sale Homestead Gardens' has ever had! Look up and …
LEARN MORE »

Readying for the Fourth of July

“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 …
LEARN MORE »

Go for The Garden Party

“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 …
LEARN MORE »

Beach Partying-Let's Go and Don't Forget the FlipFlops!

"Be Inspired” Seasonally by Rita Calvert  If you’re real lucky, it's the season to take the good life to the beach! Start prepping -- now. Put in the time well …
LEARN MORE »

As Summer Opens...Al Fresco Living

“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 …
LEARN MORE »