Recently, I've received several phone calls that go something like this: "I have dead and dying spots in my fescue lawn. They are straw-colored and seem to be getting larger. What is it? And how can I stop it?"
Do you remember the old Chuck Taylor tennis shoes from Converse? Well, they're still popular today. (I've always thought they were kind of ugly, but obviously I'm in the minority). Converse is offering something new that is pretty cool. You can get your Chuck Taylors made to your specifications. Just go to their Web site and use their software to create your own unique pair. You can change the colors of all of ...
As life stretches on, it is always a blessing to share a history with those who know you well. It is a bond that cannot be fabricated, for it is created by the times and stories you mutually share over many years.
Over the last two years, the lack of rain and resulting water restrictions have forced many gardeners to look at alternatives to the more common landscape plants used today. In their search, more and more gardeners are discovering the benefits of native plants. Interest in native plants is not new, but is growing rapidly. Beginning gardeners are often amazed at the beauty and variety of Georgia's native plants. If you would like to learn more ...
On March 11, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion released the new MyPyramid Menu Planner.
McDonald's asked for it the minute the new Southern Style Chicken Sandwich debuted. No, not the "Hey, is McDonald's knocking off Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich?!" gasps. We're talking about this Lunch Guys' ultimate food fight to decide which chicken sandwich reigns supreme: the Chick-fil-A original or the McDonald's knockoff. So who wins?
When it becomes your unfortunate lot to be orphaned in life, you recollect a great deal about your parents, reflecting back on many things including the wisdom they passed along.
Hugh Jarrett was quintessentially cool. Hugh died May 31 from injuries he sustained in an auto accident in March. He had a life that had brushes with greatness. He also had his fair share of dry spells. But the stylishly hip patter that made him a star in the early days of rock 'n' roll kept him ever cool. Hugh was a member of the Jordanaires, the legendary gospel group that became Elvis Presley's first ...
"If God is all-knowing, then he knew we were going to sin. But he created us, anyway. Why would he do that?"
If you love coffee (which is also called "Christian liquor," according to my pastor), then you probably have a coffee grinder. The problem with the new small grinders is they have a tendency to not grind some of the coffee beans that well and at the same time turn some of the beans into powder. If you want a more consistent grind, consider shaking the grinder while it's doing its business.
Tea olives (Osmanthus species) are some of the most sweetly fragrant plants in Southern gardens. Their scent makes them ideal for planting near windows and outdoor living areas where the fall blooming flowers can be readily enjoyed.
Question: A good friend gave me a caladium. If I plant it outdoors, will it be difficult to take care of?
We in the wine world lost a giant of a man last month. Robert Mondavi, whose name became synonymous with California wines, died May 16 at his lovely home in Yountville, on the northern tier of the Napa Valley, at age 94.
The subject of homecoming queens started in the odd way that some topics enter into a conversation. It really had nothing to do with what we were discussing but then, in a very real way, it did.
Dating is an exciting and challenging part of life. The heady feeling romance brings is wonderful, but the sadness experienced when a relationship ends can be devastating. Learning a little about how relationships develop can help us better cope with both the joys and sorrows that romance brings. Relationships develop in stages. When two individuals are attracted to one another they typically chat and exchange small talk. As the relationship progresses, more topics are introduced ...
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?
In Suzanne Young's latest novel, "The Program," an inexplicable epidemic is causing teenagers around the world to commit suicide at a frightening rate. No one can seem to pinpoint what is causing this fatal behavior, but the government has implemented the Program to combat it.
Our student volunteers were working hard last week, dragging huge piles of privet cuttings and other shrubs down the slope toward the power chipper. More helpers were bringing plant debris out of the bamboo forest, that unique environment at the end of the Brenau campus where bamboo, planted in the 1930s, has grown into huge trees.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.
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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