A Bittersweet End to Outdoor Gardening Season
It’s been a wet one hasn't it! Record rainfall levels and days upon days of lingering results. Since spring we have battled powdery mildew and fungus levels to …LEARN MORE »
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 »
How to Repair Your Garden After a Spring Frost
Maryland springs are unpredictable. One day you'll be enjoying a sunny afternoon out on your patio. The next week you're bundled back up in a winter coat and …LEARN MORE »
Should I Trim Back Hostas After the First Freeze?
Preparing your perennials for winter is essential if you want to see healthy blooms in the spring. Fortunately, some plants are very low-maintenance and …LEARN MORE »
How to Prepare Your Perennials for Winter
Year after year we experience harsh winters with heavy snow, slick ice and freezing temperatures, yet our bodies never quite adapt to these unfavorable weather …LEARN MORE »
5 Tips to Efficiently Water Your Garden
Water is a precious resource, and just like people need water to thrive, so do your plants. While watering plants is essential, there are ways to use the …LEARN MORE »
5 Steps to Harden Off Seedlings
Botanical Interests '5 Steps to Harden Off Seedlings' Provided by Botanical Interests Hardening off is the process of getting indoor-started seedlings …LEARN MORE »
Fencing Your Vegetable Garden to Keep the Critters Out
Your vegetable garden is enjoyed by all, and not just the members of your family. If left unattended and unguarded, it will be enjoyed by the little and larger …LEARN MORE »
Bundle Up Your Garden
Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert After the winter of 2013-2014, many of us want to be more vigilant to protect our precious trees and perennials from …LEARN MORE »
When Gene Sumi Speaks, We Listen
by Rita Calvert Every year both stores of Homestead Gardens feature winter workshops to help us get charged up for planting and growing seasons and just help …LEARN MORE »
All Plants Think About Is Sex!
Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert Lucky me, to be able to visit Selby Boatanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. The real beauty of the exhibit …LEARN MORE »
How to Turn Garden Chores into Entertainment Time!
This time of year, gardening is pretty mindless stuff, like weeding and watering. Those are jobs that require very little attention, and zero creativity, so I …LEARN MORE »