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June 9, 2011

Weekend garden events: I am at Homestead Gardens Sunday

Homestead GardensThis weekend's garden events include the Perennial Affair at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, and I am delighted to be among the line-up of speakers for the weekend.

I will be talking about "Gardening on the Internet" Sunday at noon. And then I am hanging around for Gene Sumi's advice on maintaining my perennial garden and the talk on solar-powered water features. I soooo want a water feature.

Here's a look at the rest of the weekend's events at Homestead.


10 am: Wonderful World of Water Bugs: A kid’s guide to aquatic life with water gardening expert Dave Kemon.
($10 fee includes planter; pre-register by calling 410-798-5000)

10 am: If Not Ivy, Then What? Master Gardener Lisa Winters shows effective & attractive solutions using ground cover plants for every type of growing situation.

11:30 am: Native Perennials--Kara Crissey, CPH discusses using native plants. Learn why plants local to the area are an important part of your garden.

1:00 pm: Cooking with Daylilies--Garden designer Tasanee Mack uses the buds of this perennial favorite in a stir fry.

1:30 pm: Dividing & Repotting Aquatic Plants--Dave Kemon demonstrates how to keep your water garden plants healthy.

2:0 pm: Gardening in Small Spaces -- Presented by Washington Gardener Editor & Publisher Kathy Jentz.


10:30 am: Low-Maintenance Gardening--Skip the extra work & let Lisa Winters teach you about the right plants & techniques for a beautiful garden that will only look like a labor of love.

12:00 pm: Gardening on the Internet -- Baltimore Sun Columnist Susan Reimer shows the best websites, blogs & online resources for creating a stunning landscape.

12:30 pm: Fires It Up -- Cooking demo with local author and chef Rita Calvert.

1:30 pm: Maintaining a Perennial Garden -- Education Coordinator Gene Sumi reviews a perennial gardener’s to-do list.

2:00 pm: Aquatic Solar Pumps -- Make your water garden come alive with fountains that use the sun’s power.



Posted by Susan Reimer at 11:45 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Garden events


I'd love to hear your thoughts on the solar powered water pumps after you go. I'd love a water feature too!

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About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.

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