GEORGIA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

THE CHERRY ON TOP

Growing cherry tomatoes in your Georgia garden Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield Without a doubt, tomatoes have to be the most popular vegetable in home gardens. If you look at any vegetable catalog, there will be more tomato varieties than political opinions. Tomatoes come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and it’s no wonder …

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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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TURF WAR

An ongoing battle for the best lawn Story and Photo by Stephanie Fenton Many wars have been waged here at Cedar Pond Farm, some battles won while others were lost. Ivy has been ravaged, copperheads slaughtered, and air potatoes almost exterminated. But one war still continues. It arises in small skirmishes and is fought by …

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DUTCH IRIS

Story and Photos by Norman Winter I have heard some suggest that Dutch iris is a short-lived perennial, but those growing at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, such as the variety ‘Romano’ have been returning since the late 1990s. I’ve led a life comparable to a house flipper, so my knowledge regarding the longevity of …

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NEW WAYS WITH ANNUALS IN GEORGIA

Tips for getting more creative with these one-season wonders Story and Photos by Helen Newling Lawson Annuals – they’re easy to find, inexpensive, and simple to plant. And for season-long color, they just can’t be beat. But just because they’re easy, that doesn’t mean you should take the easy way out when using them. Challenge …

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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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HANGIN’ OUT IN GEORGIA

Cozy outdoor hangouts for you and the birds Story and Photos by Norman Winter Cozy outdoor rooms, have become goal number one as the commuting, stress weary executives and entrepreneurial skippers simply want to land in their nest and feel embraced by comfort. The term “nesting” has been embraced by the landscape industry as they …

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SQUASH IT!

Growing your own squash in Georgia Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield Squash should be a staple of every summer garden – it is easy to grow and produces abundantly. There is certainly no shortage of varieties to try; you can find an assortment of shapes and colors, ranging from striped green to flying-saucer-shaped yellow. …

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BRAD FORESYTHE

The experience of bonsai Story and Photos by Carolyn Tomlin As a teenager, Brad Foresythe was looking at a gardening book about Japanese gardens, when he noticed a one-page description of bonsai. Intrigued, he discovered more material in the World Book Encyclopedia. However, neither article explained how they were created or maintained. Spellbound by this …

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