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Plant Combinations

homestead gardensHomestead Gardens presents Gardening with Kathy: Plant Combinations

Kathy Jentz, Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine, will explore playing with color, form, and texture in the perennial/shrub border. This image-heavy talk includes the tried-and-true proven combinations as well as some daring new mixes to experiment with in your own home garden.

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Planting for Pollinators

homestead gardensHomestead Gardens presents Gardening with Kathy: Planting for Pollinators

Learn the Top 20+ native plants for pollinators to add to your garden to support native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc. Kathy Jentz, Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine, will share how to have something for every season in the garden to benefit native pollinators, as well as support the declining honeybee populations.

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Composting 101

anne arundel public library This online class is part of the library’s Earth Day event series. Learn about a great way to cut down on food waste and enhance the nutrients of your garden. Featuring Kristen Lagana from county Waste Management, and Master Gardener Nancy Allred.

Registration for this event will be open from April 10, 2021 at 9am to April 24, 2021 at 2:30pm.

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GreenScape in Parole

parole greenscape eventsCivic-minded volunteers are needed to freshen up and plant in several areas in the Parole community:

  • Aris T. Allen Park
  • Chambers Park
  • Forest Villa
  • Parole Health Care

Bring your gardening tools and a mask. The event will be held rain or shine.

For information contact Terence Wright, 443-852-0078, greaterparolecommunityassoc@gmail.com

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Annapolis Green is partnering with Founding 100 supporter Homestead Gardens in an exciting three-part spring gardening seminar series. The first, Here We Grow: Planting Resilient Species, on March 24, will kick off Annapolis Green’s Here We Grow program. It will focus on understanding the soil and planting for our region.

Speakers include:

  • Heather Wheatley of Homestead Gardens is a Certified Chesapeake Bay landscape professional and certified professional horticulturist. Heather’s immense knowledge of our landscape will help anyone–novice or pro–get the most out of the soil and provide guidance on what plants will thrive.
  • Josh Clark, Landscape Architect, Restoration Coordinator with Anne Arundel County’s Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA), and Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, will discuss WSA’s Replant Anne Arundel program, the mission behind the initiative, and how to get involved. Josh will also share his favorite native resilient species.

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Hostas and Gardening for Monarchs

anne arundel public libraryPresented by Anne Arundel Public Library, this adult class, by Jane Chouinard, will show the many and varied colors and patterns of Hosta plants and how to keep them looking good. Speaker Ginny Klocko shares photos of Monarch butterflies in their quest for survival.

Hosted by the staff at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library in collaboration with the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program Library Workshops Project.

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Pruning Roses for Better Blooms

homestead gardensHomestead Gardens Presents
Gardening with Kathy: Pruning Roses for Better Blooms
on Facebook Live!
A rose is a rose….and those roses need pruning. The time to prune is now, before temperatures warm. Join Kathy Jentz, Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine, for an interactive class on how to prune roses to help mitigate disease and promote healthy growth, as well (of course) as healthy blooms.

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Houseplant Monday

homestead gardensThis episode of Homestead Garden’s Grow with Katie: Houseplant Monday features host Katie Dubow and Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow Radio. The discussion will be about Maria’s favorite houseplants, how to bring them in your home, and the benefits they provide.

Grow with Katie is broadcast on the Homestead Gardens FaceBook page LIVE Mondays at noon. This educational video series explores seasonal gardening topics with experts, and all around inspiring people.

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Seasoned gardeners break into a smile
when they talk about planting edibles in the fall

By Rita Calvert

For your second harvest: Start late summer and fall months and you can double your yield this year and enjoy homegrown flavor into fall and winter.

When I tracked down Homestead Gardens’ expert Gene Sumi to ask him about THE SECOND VEGGIE PLANTING, he broke out in a huge smile and said, “This is the best time to plant!”

Why? The sun and soil have worked diligently through the summer to prepare for you. The soil is warm enough to burst those seeds to germination. Seeds can be sown into the warm soil or you can simply plop in bedding plants. If you had a spring/summer edible garden, you most probably have already done the major soil amendments and of course, plotted out the garden. Now it’s just the gravy! You can see from Gene’s long list of veggies, below, this can be enough food to see you through most of the winter (given a bit of preserving the harvest).

lettuceTime to Start some Cool-Season Vegetable Seeds for Fall Planting

Fall is the best time to grow cool cool-season vegetables – even better than spring because in spring, the seeds need to be started indoors under artificial lights. In August the temperatures are warm enough to start the seeds outdoors, many sown directly in the soil. Follow the instructions on the packages. Gene encouraged us to at least grow some lettuce (everybody loves lettuce) but you really will appreciate all of those other greens such as kale, Swiss Chard and the Asian Greens! You can easily grow them in containers.

  • Arugula
  • Asian Greens
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Bunching Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Mesclun
  • Mustard
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

With over three decades in the food, media production, marketing & public relations fields, Rita Calvert has created myriad programs, events, cooking sessions on national television, the stage & The Annapolis School of Cooking. She has partnered in writing cookbooks and product lines to showcase the inspiration & nourishment of food. In her cookbook with Michael Heller, The Grassfed Gourmet Fires It Up, Rita supports the effort for Regenerative Agriculture.

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Matching Plants and Pollinators

Explore what pollinators are, above and below us, and then give them what they want. Attracting and feeding pollinators can very rewarding. Realizing our symbiotic relationship with our environment can be heightened in our own backyard. The content in this class will be relevant to beginners, intermediate and experienced gardeners. Speaker: Heather Wheatley, CPH, Education Coordinator for the Homestead Gardens’ Garden Academy. Her personal and professional mission is to proliferate the art and science of real and sustainable horticulture.

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Matching Plants and Pollinators

beeExplore what pollinators are, above and below us, and then give them what they want. Attracting and feeding pollinators can very rewarding. Realizing our symbiotic relationship with our environment can be heightened in our own backyard. The content in this class will be relevant to beginners, intermediate and experienced gardeners. Speaker: Heather Wheatley, CPH, Education Coordinator for the Homestead Gardens’ Garden Academy. Her personal and professional mission is to proliferate the art and science of real and sustainable horticulture.

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