The Dundalk Eagle

Beau­tify your yard with lo­cal green­houses and mar­kets

- By KAITLIN KULICH kkulich@ches­pub.com Gardening · Home Decoration · Recreation · Lifestyle · Hobbies · Home Design · Interior Design · Baltimore County · Baltimore · Middle River, MD · White Marsh, MD · Perry Hall, MD

Bal­ti­more County is home to many lo­cal busi­nesses that can pro­vide all the out­door decor and plants you need to make your own per­sonal oa­sis in your yard.

Al­though this is not a com­pre­hen­sive list of all the great green house nurs­eries and back­yard green thumbs in the county, th­ese few lo­cal busi­nesses will set you off on the right track to hav­ing the best look­ing yard on the block this fall.

Di­rect Na­tive Plants Di­rect Na­tive Plants is based in Mid­dle River but sends all of its prod­ucts di­rectly to con­sumers who or­der them on­line in­stead of hav­ing peo­ple come to their nurs­ery. A plethora of na­tive plants, trees, shrubs and peren­ni­als can be found on their web­site that can help you cre­ate your very own rain gar­den, pol­li­na­tor hub, ed­i­ble gar­den or shaded area for your yard. Plant Paw­paw trees, North­ern Bay­ber­ries or Scar­let Bee­balms—all of which can be eaten! Late Septem­ber is ac­tu­ally the peek time to eat Paw­paws, a fruit with a cus­tard like tex­ture that

tastes like a ba­nana mixed with a mango. Richard­son Farms Richard­son Farms has been in the White Marsh area since 1930, pro­vid­ing nearly 400 acres of pro­duce and flow­ers from their 29,000 square foot green­house to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion to their fall flow­ers, Richard­son’s also has out­door fur­ni­ture and dec­o­ra­tions for sale. An out­door din­ing set, deck chairs, and even minia­ture light­houses and wind­mills are some of the out­door decor avail­able at this lo­cal mar­ket.

Chapel Hills Farm and Nurs­ery

Pump­kins, fall dec­o­ra­tions and an ar­ray of beau­ti­fully col­ored mums can be found at Chapel Hills Farm and Nurs­ery in Perry Hall. Chapel Hills has been in busi­ness since the 50s and pro­vides an as­sort­ment of fall fun along with their flow­ers and decor. {span}Over the years, the nurs­ery started to sell lo­cal pro­duce and baked goods, home dec­o­ra­tions, pump­kins and pit beef. They have also opened up a pet­ting zoo, pro­vide sea­sonal haunted hay rides, Christ­mas sleigh rides, host an an­nual ap­ple fes­ti­val and fall fes­ti­vals and pro­vides school tours. Al­though the an­nual Perry Hall Ap­ple Fes­ti­val is can­celed this year due to COVID-19, they­will have pony rides, some wooden trucks for kids to climb and play on and their as­sort­ment of barn­yard an­i­mals to see. Th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties will be star­ing this week­end and every week­end un­til the end of Oc­to­ber. They have plenty of pump­kins, gourds, hay and corn­stalks here to pur­chase.

 ?? PHOTO COUR­TESY OF DI­RECT NA­TIVE PLANTS ?? Paw­paw trees are one of the na­tive plant species avail­able through Di­rect Na­tive Plants
PHOTO COUR­TESY OF DI­RECT NA­TIVE PLANTS Paw­paw trees are one of the na­tive plant species avail­able through Di­rect Na­tive Plants

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