As the garden begins to fade into fall, you can bring out a rainbow of color with garden mums. Colors include many shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, bronze, pink and white. The flowers themselves come in many different forms, from spider types with long, narrow petals to cushion types that have wider, more compact flowers.
Question: I do not like the implications of Halloween, but my husband does, so we allow the kids to dress up as fun/positive characters.
Take part in a food preservation class The Hall County Extension in partnership with the Hall County Library System will be offering a free food preservation class on up-to-date resources for canning, freezing, drying, jelly-making and pickling from 1-2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road.
It has taken me all the years - proving that you can always learn important new things - to realize how sensitive men can be. I get twice as much mail from men who have been offended over something I've written - it always has to do with something that pertains to what they perceive as their manhood - than I get from women over anything.
This has got to be one of the simplest and most common-sense tips I've ever written about. In fact, I often wonder why most people don't know about this tip. After you wash a set of linens, store them in one of the pillowcases. By doing this you'll ensure that you never have mismatched linens. (It's the simple tips that I love the most).
Each night before I go to bed, I go into Chloe and Cole's rooms to check on them. I make sure they're not about to roll off the edge of their beds. I make sure they're tucked under the covers. I stand there and watch their sweet slumber for a minute or two, then I steal one - or several - last kisses.
There are many advantages for planting in the fall. Living in Georgia usually guarantees year-round gardening fun. What are the advantages?
Fall is here, and random dogwoods and maples are hinting of the fall leaf season. But while you're making plans to admire the colorful foliage, why not plant your own fall color?
For many American families, shared mealtimes are less and less common. In a recent national study commissioned by the White House and the YMCA, one in four parents reported that their families eat together four or fewer times per week. In that same study, one in 10 admitted that they eat only one or no meals per week with their children.
Not too long ago, I met a nice guy, a renewing of an old friendship actually, and I tried to fall in love with him. I tried but I couldn't.
Question: Gardening season doesn't have to be over yet, so what kinds of vegetables can I plant now that will grow well into the fall and early winter?
If your fescue lawn is like mine, it's probably looking rather "tired" right now.
Shopping for wine in a wine shop can be an intimidating experience for anyone - man or woman - who's unsure of what's lurking on the shelves.
When I heard there was going to be an auction of "Gone With The Wind" memorabilia, there was no doubt that I was going. Too, I knew just the person to join me in the caper.
OK, here's your weekly duct tape tip. If you're going to be working with fiberglass insulation, you need to wear gloves and a long-sleeve shirt. In addition to that, wrap duct tape around your shirt sleeves and connect them to your gloves. By doing this, you'll keep glass fibers from getting on your wrists and irritating them. Trust me on this one.
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?
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.
It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.
A few days ago, Amy brought home two copies of the same children's magazine for Chloe and Cole.
Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.
When Germany's Elbe River flooded in May this year, Hamburg and other communities along the waterway felt reminded of the catastrophic storm flood of February 1962. I remember TV images of people clinging to rooftops that were the only portions of houses still above the water.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.
I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.
Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.
Back in the 1950s, most hospitals were eerie places: Tiled walls, dimly lit hallways, gruff personnel. It would be tough to find such an old-style, stark facility in this country today.
In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
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