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Wheeler: Soil compaction a root cause of distress

If you call the office to talk over a problem that is in your landscape, one of the first things I am going to bring up is soil testing. For the $8 it costs for the test, you get a wealth of information that tells you pretty much all you need to know about the "chemical" side of the problem.

January 03, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Enjoy a taste of Spain with a Verdejo from Rueda

Ever heard of Verdejo? How about Rueda?

January 01, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Ask a vet: Diet problems arise during the holidays

No day is the same in veterinary medicine, but we do see the same types of problems repeatedly. If you don't want to see skin problems and ear infections, don't go to vet school.

December 29, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Food supply, overconsumption a growing problem

For most of us in North Georgia, the holiday season is a time of abundance. Rich meals, cookies, candy and chocolate fill the tables.

December 29, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Precise pruning of plants

After the holidays is a great time to get out in the landscape and think about pruning plants.

December 27, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Around the Home: Program to help adults with planning meals, snacks

I was fortunate enough to grow up in the same neighborhood with my maternal and paternal grandparents. They had gardens chock full of vegetables every year.

December 25, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God pays our debt with gift of son, Jesus

I blame the wise men. Honestly, if they were all that wise, shouldn't they have known they were setting a dangerous precedent? But there they were, bringing gifts to Jesus.

December 22, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Carefully consider giving a pet as a present

I went to the mall today. As always, it was a bad idea at this time of year.

December 22, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Snow is as iffy in North Ga. as it is in Bethlehem

Pretty Christmas cards with snow-laden New England landscapes are arriving. The desert town of Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ 2,000 years ago, is located 6 miles south of Jerusalem in today's West Bank in the Palestinian Territory. It probably didn't look like Bangor, Maine, back then, and it doesn't now.

December 22, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Wheeler: Maintaining your Christmas tree this holiday season

It is during this time of year when everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season influencing their children and grandchildren. With all of this happening, it is easy to forget to keep an eye out on the condition of your Christmas tree.

December 20, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Cats, dogs have personal food, water preferences

Have you ever had a cold Coke from a glass bottle? If not, go get one. It will change your life.

December 15, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Warm oceans can bring Arctic blasts howling South

A week ago, a winter storm brought record low temperatures to the Western states. Cold outbreaks aren't uncommon there in early December, but the severity of the chill amazed forecasters and the general population alike.

December 14, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Holiday plants full of history

Our homes would not be complete without a few classic holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactuses. However, did you know these beautiful plants have been decorating homes for the holidays since the 1800s?

December 13, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

From the film archives: ‘Holiday Affair’ is a Christmas classic

Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.

December 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Around the Home: Adding fruits to daily diet is simple

It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.

December 11, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

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Mickey Rooney ventures into crime noir

Mickey Rooney was a man who lit up the silver screen for decades. Often known for his portrayal of the clean-cut Andy Hardy in the film series of the same name, Rooney also made a brief foray into crime noir.

April 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Using slow cooker is good for all seasons

Anyone who knows me knows I love my slow cooker. It is, without a doubt, my favorite cooking appliance.

April 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Resist urge to buy animal for Easter

I do not like Peeps.

April 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Check house foundation to prevent dangerous slides

The March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash., raises the question whether something like this could happen here. It's not likely, because we don't have the deep soil that led to the Western disaster.

April 19, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants selected

The 2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plant for residential landscape use in Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Vintage Videos: Classic musical filled with laughs and love triangle

I'm a sucker for a good musical. I'll take any excuse to sing along loudly and off-key during a movie, honestly.

April 17, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists

Around the Home: Free program offers summer snack inspiration

Summer will be here before you know it.

April 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Easter lilies poisonous to pets

Theoretically, warm weather is coming. I used to feel better about this theory, but I'm still willing to give it a chance.

April 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God can carry all our burdens

A couple of months ago, I went to a local home improvement store and bought a big bag of topsoil.

April 13, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Earth Sense: This is the best time to plan a European vacation

Late spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit Europe, especially the Upper Rhine Valley.

April 12, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

For fertilizer application, quantity and timing are important

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 11, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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