Recently, the Hall County Farmers Market held its annual membership meeting to make plans for the coming year and to set the opening day. Opening day is Tuesday, May 11, and the first Saturday of the year will be May 15.
The magical properties of herbs are entwined in the lore of many cultures. People have used them since early times for healing, fragrances and distinctive flavors. However you use them, herbs can be exciting in any landscape, too, from formal herb gardens to informal mixes in beds of annuals, perennials or shrubs.
Throughout the winter Olympics in Vancouver, gold medals have been awarded for such events as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and bobsledding. While that's all well and good, I'll bet the Olympic committee hasn't presented a single award to an annual, perennial, tree or shrub!
With the current economic challenges facing businesses of all kinds, those in the home building and remodeling and landscape and nursery industries are hoping that some upcoming events will help them to better reach their potential customers.
Food safety is a matter of national security, and it's as personal as the food your family eats. Foodborne illness can make people sick, damage the economy and cause Americans to question our system of food protection.
Strawberries are a favorite fruit of many. There's nothing better than fresh-picked strawberries in the spring. And recently, I have received numerous calls and e-mails regarding the planting and care of strawberries.
Earlier this week, people across Georgia were greeted with bitter cold temperatures in the teens as they headed back to work and school after the New Year's holiday. And while such frigid weather is difficult for us, it is equally tough on many of our landscape plants - including even the toughest trees and shrubs.