The Conservation Benefits of Xeriscaping

Those of us who don't live in drought-prone areas or desert regions might use water without giving it much thought. Water, however, is a precious resource …
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Xeriscaping Garden Ideas

You've designed beautiful lawns and gardens in the past, but xeriscaping is new territory, and it's important to learn more about this landscaping method …
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Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal with Flowers

Enhance your home's curb appeal with flowers - You've put time and thought into designing a welcoming entryway, but what about your front lawn? When guests …
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How Can a Landscaping Company Do Your Yard Good?

If your yard or property needs a refresher, Homestead Gardens award-winning Landscaping Division can help you with everything from generating design ideas to …
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Warmly Welcome Visitors with a Beautiful Entrance Garden

The front entrance of the home or business makes an important first impression on visitors. If you've driven the streets of Davidsonville recently, you may …
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Trends from the Left Coast

Following the convention of looking to California as the maker of all trends, let's review a few that I spotted on my recent trip to San Francisco, starting …
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Gardens Seen on Tour

I go on garden tours for the inspiration, for the fun of noseying through private gardens, and for photos to share with everyone NOT on the tour.  They take …
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House and Garden Tours in Anne Arundel and Baltimore

Ignore today's snow, surely the last gasp of winter, because Garden Touring Season is almost here!  Nothing gets gardeners as inspired and excited about their …
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Thomas Rainer in Annapolis - Tomorrow Night!

The Annapolis Horticulture Society continues to amaze me with the quality of speakers they present for their members and the public, and tomorrow night's talk …
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Got Something in your Garden to Paint?

Finally, some winter weather, my favorite time to dream up changes to my garden for next year.  I love poring over photos of plants in books, old magazines and …
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New-Garden Challenges Part 3: Screening

    In reporting my progress in beginning a brand new garden, I've covered the challenge of having so much empty space to fill, the challenge of poor soil, and …
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Design Advice for Small Gardens

Boy, when you reveal your garden here on the web, you’d better be prepared for feedback – the honest stuff, not for the thin-skinned.  That’s what I got after …
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