Easter Lilies are Ready to Bloom

Behold the mighty Easter Lily, known for its huge trumpet-shaped flowers and awesome fragrance - its time is near! Easter Lilies (Lilium longiflorum) are …
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The Amazing EarthBox!

EarthBox I reported in this blog story the pearls of container gardening wisdom that Gene Sumi conveyed to the Chevy Chase Garden Club recently, but there's …
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Gene Talks Container Gardening in Chevy Chase, D.C.

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Cooking at Homestead Gardens' Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
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Sumi Teaching Container Gardening at Chevy Chase (DC) Garden Club

  Teaching Nobody loves container gardening more than city-dwellers, so Homestead's gardening teacher Gene Sumi will be visiting the Chevy Chase Garden Club …
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Laurie's Cool Stackable Containers

 
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Holiday Happenings and Herbs to Give ...

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Kitchen Gardener Cook First the Holiday Happenings:
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Annuals in Pots Still Looking Good

Here it is Thanksgiving week and I can hardly believe I'm showing off annuals, in pots -  still.  They're the container plantings that Homestead Annuals …
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Mid-Summer Container Update

  Readers may remember when Homestead's Kerry Kelley selected plants for my containers, after which I dutifully followed her instructions?  Well, it's time for …
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Dena's Custom Containers

Custom Containers In the cute little shed surrounded by annuals at the Davidsonville location, you'll find container-designer Dena Cameron creating …
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Hot Container Plantings, Coming Up!

I've always loved pastels in the garden, and in the spring, pinks and blues and white are everywhere.  But once summer comes and the pastels have finished …
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Katy Moss Warner May Just Have Taught Me to Do Color

  Magazines are full of articles about color but with those wheels and rules, they haven't exactly inspired or taught me to give color much of a try. Anyway, …
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