The best advice I ever received was from my lifelong friend, Jane.
The Leyland cypress tree is one of the most popular plants used in the landscape as a natural screen.
Having an only child means that, yes, I can be a tad bit indulgent.
Hemlock trees are very important to north Georgia. They shade our rivers and streams, allowing trout and other fish to survive. They firm up the soil around streams, preventing erosion and help to filter runoff water. They are majestic trees that add beauty and value to our properties.
My child is a natural born romantic. He completely believes in love at first sight, soul mates and all that mushy love propaganda.
A diary is such a treasured, sacred little book, holding secret thoughts, the most private of details.
Many home gardeners and small-scale producers have a growing interest in organic production.
Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?
"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.
Angel Doodle is not a good girl. She likes it that way. The little caramel colored pittie mix doesn't even pretend to be good.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.
Gardeners who have camellia plants are probably familiar with tea scale. Tea scale is a small insect around 1/10th of an inch long that resides on the undersides of the leaves of camellias, hollies and a few other host plants. These tiny insects damage plants by sucking out juices inside the leaves. Heavy infestations can severely damage affected plants, resulting in major leaf drop and occasionally plant death if not properly treated.
I inherited my pack-rat tendencies from Granny, along with the dusting allergy.
Mama doesn't care for the notion of karma.
Honestly, I thought she would live forever.
Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.
It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.