GEORGIA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Georgia-specific articles. Enjoy!

BUTTONBUSH

An attractive native shrub that birds and pollinators love Story and Photos by Norman Winter @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy on Facebook Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg, president and founder of the North American Butterfly Association, taught me how to enjoy butterflies through binoculars. In fact, he has authored a series of books on the subject. As a horticulturist, you can’t …

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WINE NOT?

A glimpse at wine making and grape growing in Georgia Story and Photos by Stephanie Fenton A teetotaler I am not, especially when it comes to the gift from Bacchus, a bold and dry Cabernet Sauvignon. The story goes that in the early 50s, when my father was stationed in France, I was left in …

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A GOOD START

Grow your own vegetable transplants Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield When it comes to the summer garden, most folks purchase their tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables as transplants from a garden center. While it is relatively easy to start some vegetables by direct seeding into the garden soil, others are more temperamental and normally …

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BENEATH THE CANOPY

Trees represent landscape royalty but you can create paradise below Story and Photos by Norman Winter @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy Were the landscape a chessboard, then trees would surely represent the royalty – the king and queen to love and protect. Buying a home with native woodland or forest is like striking gold as so many of neighborhoods …

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ADD SOME SUNSHINE

‘Prairie Sun’ gloriosa daisy Story and Photos by Norman Winter @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy on Facebook ‘Prairie Sun’, one of the most striking gloriosa daisies ever, was chosen as an All-America Selections Award Winner years ago. This followed on the heels of ‘Indian Summer’, another outstanding selection. Thanks to progressive greenhouse growers and a new generation of landscape …

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DR. GREG FONSAH

A professor gone bananas! Story by Annie Barbas Photos courtesy of Dr. Greg Fonsah As we guide our children toward academic success, we would have to look very hard to find a more intriguing example than Dr. Greg Fonsah.  Originally from the former French colony of Cameroon, Dr. Fonsah was a local planting expert even …

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Photo by Tim Jewett.

WASTE NOT WANT NOT

Use all that you can in the kitchen and save the scraps for the compost pile  Story by Stephanie Fenton On the right side of the middle shelf in my refrigerator sits a tattered green Tupperware container. If you take the time to cipher the scribble written in faded magic maker you might make out …

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CRITTERS KEEP OUT!

Keeping pests out of your veggie garden Story by Bob Westerfield I’ll never forget the year I planted 10 long rows of sweet corn and was anxiously awaiting the delicious harvest. I knew from experience that I was only days away from enjoying the fresh delight of my beloved sweet corn. On the much-anticipated day, …

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BANANA PEPPER BASICS

It’s almost like Christmas in July! Story by Bob Westerfield I sometimes think of banana peppers as summer Christmas trees for the garden. These dark green plants adorn themselves with abundantly spaced, light-colored, ornament-like peppers. As a member of the chile pepper family, banana peppers get their name simply because of their shape and color. …

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