GEORGIA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

HEAT IT UP!

Make your summer even hotter with hot peppers Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield When it comes to the summer garden, peppers are certainly a favorite. They are almost as ubiquitous as tomatoes and I would venture to say there are an equal number of available varieties in an abundance of shapes, sizes, and colors. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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