Day Trails to Visit and Explore on Horseback in Maryland

State Parks One of the best ways to enjoy Maryland is from horseback, and the DNR maintains plenty of park trails for horseback riding. Check out the following …
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The Gold Mine in Our Back Yard

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert  Three years ago, I first visited Sally Fallon's farm, PA Bowen Farmstead in southern Prince George's County and took …
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Take a Walk Through our Enchanted Winter Woods

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert ... With Over Thirty Themed Trees and The Illustrious Annual Hand-Painted Annapolis Ornament!  We invite you to …
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It's Pollinator Week, and Gardeners can Help

It's happening across the U.S. and, thanks to a proclamation from Governor O'Malley, it's Pollinator Week here in Maryland, too.  So in honor of this very …
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24-Hour Anne Arundel GreatGive Starts at 7 pm TODAY

Start your engines!  A terrific local fund-raising campaign to benefit dozens of worthy nonprofits in our area starts at 7 pm today and ends at 7 -pm …
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Open House at Dumbarton Oaks this Saturday

If you've never seen the famous Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown, this Saturday is a great time to change that because it'll be free and open with lots going on …
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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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The Nuts & Bolts of Outdoor Entertaining

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Join us for a fun seminar-Saturday 3:00 at Davidsonville, as we throw the doors open and get back outside …
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A Few of Rick Darke's Favorite Nonnative Plants

Last weekend I attended Rick Darke's wonderful talk about "Balancing Natives and Exotics in the Garden" and promised to report back from this special …
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Learn How to Balance Natives and Exotics

One of the hottest topics in gardening today is the importance of using native plants - locally and regionally native ones, that is.  (Nationally native, a …
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Fall Farm Adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Our mountains, predominantly the Blue Ridge, beckon this time of year with glorious sunshine, harvested …
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New Wetland Restoration Project!

Big changes at our Davidsonville site!  The hilly part of our site next to the retail garden center is now a Wetland Restoration Project - a model one, at …
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