GENERAL SOUTHERN ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photos by Barbara Wise If one planter creates impact, add a few more and you create an explosion. When a commercial area wants to direct your path, create a barrier, or distract attention they will often utilize the calming beauty of a garden planter. Over the years …

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NATURAL REPELLENT

Can plants really repel mosquitoes? Story and Photos by Sue Hughes It’s summer, and that means war … on mosquitos! In 2014 Bill Gates called the mosquito “The Deadliest Animal in the World.” They carry a host of debilitating and often fatal diseases. Yes, we can douse ourselves with chemicals, light some incense, or plug …

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FRESHEN UP!

Invite the mints into your herb garden Story by Kristi Cook Of all the herbs one can grow, the mints (Mentha spp.) are perhaps the easiest and most prolific. Enticing names like chocolate mint, pineapple mint, ginger mint, and peppermint, make many of us unwitting “collectors,” filling our already overflowing gardens with each new flavor …

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ENCHANTED EVENINGS

Making use of the latest outdoor lighting technologies Story by Katie Jackson A moonlit garden is enchanting, but sometimes the moon needs a little help shedding light on a garden’s nighttime beauty. That’s when it’s time to turn to technology. One of the most helpful developments in the outdoor lighting realm is the increased availability …

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EDIBLE DECOR

Decorating with fruits and vegetables Story and Photos by Loretta Gillespie Decorating your table with fruits and vegetables is fun and easy. And it’s not only prettier than a floral centerpiece, but it’s more economical – you can eat it!  In the summer you can turn a simple watermelon or honeydew into a stunning vase …

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BIG AND BOLD BLOOMS

Keep your landscape dressed to impress with these large flowers Story and Photos by Keri Byrum Taking photos of flowers in your garden is easier than ever. Big, bold blooms are a joy to share with friends and family and a fun way to showcase your garden. These tips will help you grow plants with …

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AROMATIC ENTRYWAYS

Try fragrant plants around the front door to your home Story by Jennifer Williams Treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable entrance by placing fragrant plants at your home’s entry. While there are thousands to choose from, your climate and site conditions are going to dictate which plants will work best for you. The …

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THE HOMESTEAD GARDEN

Growing plants with a purpose Story and Photos by Cindy Shapton When we moved from our city suburb to the country, I made a decision to be more conscience of plant material choices. No longer feeling the pressure to be just another pretty garden, I could chose plants with a purpose, ones that could move …

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POLLINATOR’S PARADISE

Make your yard a haven for our beloved pollinators Story and Photos by Jennifer Williams Pollinators – one of the latest gardening buzzwords. The decline of pollinators worldwide, and the many effects of this decline, is in the forefront of the minds of scientists, farmers, and gardeners. Planting even a small corner of your home …

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