Pruning woody plants is one of the most important things that you can do for maintaining your landscape trees and shrubs. Pruning involves a combination of art and science - art in making the pruning cuts properly, and science in knowing how and when to prune for the overall health of the plant.
During the holiday season, it's easy to pay less attention to what you eat and drink. Distracted, unconscious eating and drinking can add plenty of extra calories every day. Grabbing a quick meal while shopping and eating lots of tasty treats at holiday parties can add up to a surprising number on your scale in January. So what's the first step? The most effective method for controlling your weight is writing down all that you ...
Chloe was sitting in the living room one day, trying to put together a puzzle. I watched her as she'd pick up a piece, try to place it into the pieces she'd already put together and not be able to make it fit.
The water discussions in the Gainesville and Atlanta areas often bring up the term "drainage basin," which is the same thing as a "watershed."
We're getting into the time of year when sweets - candy, cakes, cookies and pies - are very plentiful and often within close reach.
This isn't really a Thanksgiving column. It's more of a Christmas column. Well, actually, it is a Thanksgiving column because it's about being thankful enough for your blessings that you share them at Christmas.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure to attend Dahlonega's ninth annual Literary Festival, which was held at the North Georgia College & State University and the Chamber of Commerce.
With so many changes going on in our natural environment, you may be wondering what to expect in the months ahead. An earthquake in Guatemala 10 days ago killed 48, and another severe one happened in Myanmar last Sunday.
Most of our calls to extension office this time of year have to do with pruning questions. As we put the garden to bed so to speak, many gardeners want to prune or trim back their shrubs and trees.
Fall is the time when insects looking for a nice place to overwinter may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape. Common invaders in Georgia include boxelder bugs, lady beetles, spiders, millipedes and now kudzu bugs.
It gets dark an hour earlier now than it did last month. As we head for the shortest days of the year, outdoor and indoor lighting are very important.
I had to plant some trees in the yard. Before going out to do it, I asked Cole if he'd like to help me. He jumped up, his eyes sparkling with excitement. He was more than happy to "assist."
The change in daylight and temperatures means the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs will soon be drawing to a close. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees F, usually October to early November.
When we think of women's health, sports injuries are not usually the first concerns that come to mind. However, statistics show that women experience 10 times the rate of knee injuries as men.
Do you remember who your imaginary friend was when you were a child? Most of us had one, even if we don't recall what kind of creature or person it may have been, or for how long we had one.
This spring has been wet and cool. It always amazes me how different one spring from the next can vary so much.
I rarely re-read books once I'm finished with them. But every now and then, I come across a published work that not only do I want to revisit, but I feel as if I have to in order to pick up on things I am positive I missed the first read through. One of those books is Volume One of the graphic novel series, "Cursed Pirate Girl." It is written and illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, ...
California Highway 58, east of Bakersfield, presents some truly astounding sights. It's still a rare occurrence here in Georgia to see more than one wind turbine. At Tehachapi Pass on Cal. 58, there are 5,000 of them.
If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.
Spirits were high but clouds hung low during graduation ceremonies on the Brenau campus a week ago. Commenting on the light rain that was falling, Brenau President Ed Schrader said, jokingly, "according to the weather radar on my computer, these rain clouds don't exist."
The front door of our church doesn't have a doorknob. Instead, it has a handle with a small thumb latch above it. To open the door, you have to depress the thumb latch until it clicks and pull. That's all. Easy, right?
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
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