GEORGIA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

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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GET STOKED FOR ASTERS!

Stokes’ aster Story and Photos by Norman Winter Stokes’ asters (Stokesia laevis) are wonderful native perennials that attract all sorts of pollinators – from bees to butterflies. Its striking blue flowers and fiery orange butterflies make for a winning combination.  The Stokes’ aster is a native from Louisiana eastward to North Carolina. Surprisingly, they are …

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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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VEGGIE FIXES FOR GEORGIA GARDENS

10 problems solved in your warm-season vegetable garden Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield April, with its mild temperatures and light, frequent showers, can be one of the most pleasant gardening months in Georgia. This is the month that most gardeners get the fever and are ready to plant their warm-season vegetables. The soils across …

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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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FUZZY DEUTZIA

Story and Photos by Norman Winter A deutzia renaissance is how my friend Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist with the University of Arkansas, wrote about the new love that for this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven’t re-discovered the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia then make it a priority, your landscape deserves …

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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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CURB APPEAL

Ideas that won’t deplete the wallet Story and Photos by Norman Winter “Plant flowers” was the answer given when the mayor asked a friend of mine in the nursery industry how best to improve the image of the small but growing city. Your first thought might be that this would be an obvious answer from …

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HONORING THE FALLEN

The garden of Dr. James “Pete” Sellars Story and Photos by Annie Barbas East of Adel lies the garden of retired optometrist Dr. James “Pete” Sellars. A former Vietnam corpsman and Naval flight officer, James Sellars honors the Vietnam fallen in his private garden along with his family. After returning from military service, and while …

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