Cooking at Homestead Gardens' Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
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Inspiration & Ideas from the Philadelphia Flower Show

Inspiration Last week, I had the good fortune to take the Homestead Gardens tour to the Philadelphia International Flower Show. I love looking for new ideas in …
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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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October Chores of the Low-Maintenance Gardener

Here's what THIS low-maintenance gardener is doing this month in the garden, starting with grabbing some cheap-and-easy fall color in the form of mums.   From …
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The Hunt for Bambi-Beating Bulbs

No, I won’t be beating Bambi over the head with a bag of daffodils but the bulbs I’m planting need to survive the foraging of hungry deer in my neighborhood - …
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September Garden Chores - What I'm Really Doing

Edibles Finally, I can rip out the remains of my truly sad crop of summer vegetables (or technically fruit - whatever) and try my luck at fall crops. 
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