Your Complete Guide to our Annual Crape Myrtle Festival

It’s that time of year again! This July 19th through 22nd, join us for our Annual Crape Myrtle Festival. This festival is all about celebrating our loyal …
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10 Fast Facts About Arbor Day

Arbor Day, one of our favorite holidays, is right around the corner! It’s a day to celebrate trees and the vital role they play in the world.
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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 …
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What a Difference a Degree Makes in October

October in Maryland is a gorgeous month. Brisk morning air with broad sun throughout the day and cooler, sooner nightfall. In my humble opinion, there is no …
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Rose Care 101: Tip for Planting and Tending Roses

Roses are one of the most beloved flowers due to its beautiful bloom, fragrant scent and cultural significance. From coast to coast, these stunners can make a …
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Should I Plant a Weeping Willow Tree?

The mysterious nature of weeping willows has inspired poetry, art and song for centuries. Its graceful, flowing branches help to create a calmer environment, …
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Fall is Prime Time for Planting Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Roots are the most important feature of any plant. Whether you're breaking up a root ball to transplant a seedling into soil in the spring months, or adding …
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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 …
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Crapemyrtles 101 with Gene Sumi

Our recent Crapemyrtle Festival featured a great talk on - naturally! - crapemyrtles.  Here were the highlights, and don't miss Gene's special instructions on …
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Plant of the Month - Hydrangeas!

Who doesn't love hydrangeas?  Especially in late June, when most types are strutting their stuff.  So, lots to see and comment on, starting with the Oakleaf …
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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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Easy Roses: First There Were Knockouts, Now Come Drifts

Knockouts You're probably familiar with Knockout Roses, now the hottest-selling rose in the U.S.  Because they bloom repeatedly until December here in Maryland …
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