Sunday, December 29, 2013

Short History of Homestead Gardens

From the CaptialGazette Online
Homestead Gardens started as a dream and a roadside stand opened by Don Riddle in 1973. The company has grown to encompass greenhouses, nurseries and retail space across the region.
Homestead Gardens has won national retail and landscaping awards. The company is well known for their motto: “Because Life Should Be Beautiful.”
They offer the area’s most extensive array of landscape plants as well as several thousand square feet of retail space for home d├ęcor items — everything from patio sets to place settings and pillows.
In 2011, the company opened a second location in Severna Park on Route 2.
In 2014, Homestead will premiere Homestead Farm and Pet, a new division that will showcase premium pet foods for both farm animals and household pets, as well as toys, accessories and grooming supplies. The barnyard will re-open in late spring with backyard chickens, geese, turkey, miniature donkeys and the now-famous Homestead llamas.
Homestead offers winter workshops during January and February that are often free. Visit their website to learn

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