In the Garden: Butterflies & Blooms –

Grassroots group of volunteers create sanctuary for native pollinators in the heart of Eatonton Virginia Linch moves through the ranks of freshly-planted walkways like a gentle general, issuing tasks to the troops to help meet the day’s gardening goals. She’s got much to do, but doesn’t want to miss the chance to educate this writer…

Ninety years and growing

Since 1928, the Garden Club of Georgia continues its mission of ‘beautification, conservation, and education’ – Jane Hersey is a “dig-in-the-dirt” type of gardener. She works hard to keep her garden pretty, yet practical, and then moves on to work on community projects with her local garden club, The Town & Country Garden Club of…

Blossoming Knowledge

– 10 Tips After 40 Years of Gardening – Written by Barbie Colvin – We gardeners are shaped by the gardeners we meet along the way. We share experiences, compare stories, and adjust our practices based on what we’ve seen, heard, and learned from others. I’ve been gardening for more than 40 years and have…

Green thumb gifts

Have a gardener on your holiday gift list? While a membership to a nearby botanical garden like the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, or gift certificate to a local nursery is always a welcome choice, the following gifts will fit perfectly under the tree and give your favorite green thumb something to look…

Fall in love with fire pits

After a steamy Georgia summer, many of us have visions of pumpkin spice baked goods and college football dancing in our heads. The time is almost upon us where we can turn off the air conditioning and move our living space beyond the living room into the great outdoors. Now that the countdown to cooler…

Living art: Reaching new heights with vertical gardening

Living art: Reaching new heights with vertical gardening Written by Grace Donnelly From corporations to community gardens, vertical gardening has become a popular botanical trend that fuses planting with art and architecture. Whether it covers the entire side of a building or a small frame on your patio, a living wall offers a refreshing blend…

Meet the Raptor family

Raptors at Lake Oconee (and not Jurassic Park) Written by Willis Johnson I suspect all of you enjoy birds in your gardens with their cheerful sounds, bright colors, nests of baby birds and antics in the bird baths. However, do you enjoy Raptors (birds of prey – dinosaur relatives) in your gardens? We sure do….