Today is the last day of fall. In many households, this means there is also a last batch of tree leaves and pine straw to remove from grass and various other areas.
I am a scientist, and this sometimes interferes in my personal life.
Each year, the Hall County Master Gardeners select one of their own as the Master Gardener of the Year.
Recently, I received an email with some questions about a specific disease and the vaccines intended to prevent the malady. Hopefully, all of you will get something out of the answers.
The ornament was beautiful.
Oso, Wash., is a quiet farm community of about 180 people, located 60 miles northeast of Seattle. Pretty green valleys alternate with mountain slopes that are covered with pine, fir and cedar trees.
Even though winter weather is here, gardeners can still do some things in the yard. Even though they are not really big jobs, they are important to do to maintain a healthy garden and be ready for the upcoming growing season.
The language of the universe is written in numbers.
Early-morning frost is here. If you haven't done anything yet to protect your outdoor plumbing, it's probably time to do so.
Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers' shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone.
Time is still on the clock - which has been ticking in retail stores since about Aug. 1 - to do some poking around for a nice bottle of wine or related goodies to give as a nice Christmas gift.
If you're like me, you decorate for the holidays.
In this age of supermarkets, many young people don't see the connection between topsoil and food.
One of the best childhood memories I can remember growing up was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.
While many people have traveled far and wide to reach their Thanksgiving destination, each and every one has experienced some kind of mishap along the way.
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Lemmy is coming in today.
When I was a kid, some of my older relatives would always tell me, "You have a big imagination."
Installing an aftermarket digital thermometer in my old Chevy van provided a lot of insight recently. This $15 instrument displays inside and outside temperature, as ...
Having just returned from a hiatus in coastal Georgia, I was reminded of the beauty of the natural world.
There comes a time in everyone's life when you begin to think about your mortality.
My day starts out in a sadly typical manner.
August in Hall County is an amazing time of the year.
Parts of Anhui Province in China resemble South Georgia. Two-hundred and fifty miles west of Shanghai, the Yangtze River cuts through a flat landscape of ...
Lemmy is cooler than me. Not as far as thermoregulation goes. Normal canine body temperature is almost 3 degrees higher than is human temperature.
Dec. 22, 2008, was filled with anticipation of Christmas in Roane County, Tenn., 85 miles northeast of Chattanooga.
I have a love-hate relationship with my fax machine.
When azaleas have blossomed into a big green bush but have lost their spring brilliance, it is easy to forget they are there.
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