Solving the Landscape Dilemma of Slopes

Solving the Landscape Dilemma of Slopes One of the biggest challenges homeowners face in their landscapes is planting on slopes and hillsides, where mowing of …
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Gardening Tips from Margaret Roach

Gardening Tips Margaret Roach, one of the stars of the gardening world, was cajoled into traveling from her Upstate New York garden to speak to the Maryland …
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This Is the Perfect Time for These Gardening Tasks

Recordkeeping Who has time during the gardening season to carefully record everything for posterity?  But now you probably DO have time, and boy, will you be …
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Wolfgang Oehme's Crusade to Change the American Garden

Wolfgang Oehme Many in the gardening world are mourning the loss of one of the world's most famous and influential landscape architects - Maryland's own …
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Homestead Landscaping - Who Knew?

    It's amazing how many people, regular customers of Homestead's, don't know we have a whole part of the company that designs and installs landscapes, does …
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Serenity for Summer at a Local Spot

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook   After our Green Drinks event on the South River at Historic London Town and Gardens, the “shining jewel’’ …
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A Garden for Butterflies

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe With their brightly-hued fluttering wings, butterflies provide a beautiful dimension of movement, color …
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Building a Paradise for Birds

Photos by: Melanie McCabe
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Moonlight Gardening

Written by: Tim Hamilton | Photography by: Melanie McCabe Are you someone who rises before the sun to join the long string of headlights along the highway and …
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Cooking at Homestead Gardens' Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
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Gardens Don't Have to End at the Property Line

Gardens So far, I've blogged twice about what gardening expert Lisa Winters had to say last month in her Winter Workshop talk - reporting her favorite trees …
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This Gardener Got Design Help - But Only for the Shrubs

Design Help Readers, observe the foundation plantings in the Calvert County garden of writer Robin Ripley - they illustrate a clever and focused use of …
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