Forced Amaryllis and Paperwhites for the Holidays

There’s something so charming about having amaryllis and paperwhites bloom during the holiday season. They add a fun breath of life to the room at a time of …
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Get a Jump on Spring with Fall Season Planting

The cool temperatures of fall make it a great time to be outside working in the garden. Beyond typical cleanup activities, fall is a great time to plant trees, …
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A Beautiful Spring Starts with Fall Bulbs

One of the easiest ways to have a gorgeous spring garden is to plant fall bulbs. They’re easy to plant, low-maintenance, and are some of the first plants to …
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Fall is for Planting - Don’t Forget Bulbs

Warm Soil + Cool Air = Happy Plants   Just about everyone prefers moderate temperatures to summer's scorching and humid heat of zone 7. That’s true for plants …
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Bulbs & Bees

What bulbs best attract bees and pollinators to a garden? The answer is simple once one understands how a bee uses sight. 
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Simple Tips for Designing and Planting Fall Flower Bulbs

Bulbs are the gateway to the garden. Plant them now and forget about them. By the time spring rolls around, the garden will be full of buds ready to blossom.
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Planting Amaryllis Bulbs In Three Easy Steps

Everyone loves flowers and during the dead of winter, they can spruce up a house with their beautiful colors. One plant that shines at this time of year is the …
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Plant Fall Bulbs Now for Spring Color

The growing season never ends, and you may be surprised to discover that fall is the perfect time to start thinking about your spring gardens! This cooler …
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Why I Love Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Thousands of spring-blooming bulbs recently arrived at Homestead, so I've started my bulb-planning in earnest.  For inspiration, I perused the photos in my …
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Cooking at Homestead Gardens' Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
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Chionodoxa and Crocus for March Bloom Day

  Bloom Day Garden Blogger Bloom Day happens the 15th of every month, when bloggers across North America and beyond post photos of what's blooming for them - …
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Planting Daffodils and Saving Time

Planting Daffodils I'm embarrassed to tell you how I used to plant daffodils - one at a time, all spaced about a foot apart.  Here’s what’s wrong with that …
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