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Gardening with Wanda: Know the right time to prune your shrubs, trees

The Hall County Extension office gets plenty of calls this time of year in reference to pruning shrubs and trees in the landscape. Knowing when to prune and how is very important in terms of maintaining vigorous health for woody plants. It is one of the most important gardening practices, and knowing the exact time frame to prune can achieve maximum results in the landscape.

December 02, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Start setting 2012 goals now

It's not too early to set goals for 2012. Why wait until late December or early January?

November 30, 2011 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God's love shines through like a father's kiss

I was standing at the deli counter in a local grocery store, waiting my turn. Cole was with me and I was holding him in my arms. I leaned forward to give him a kiss on his little cheek. His cheek tasted so good, I gave him another kiss. And another. And another.

November 27, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Control squirrels in your house

Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.

November 25, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘The House of Silk’ stays true to original Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic crime-solver, Sherlock Holmes, has been represented in several different forms, especially in the past few years.

November 20, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Christmas trees need extra care

One of the best childhood memories I can remember growing up was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 18, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Time to mulch the roses, bring in the ferns

November is a time when we enjoy family, eat lots of good food and spend time outdoors before Old Man Winter makes his debut.

November 18, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Stress can easily sneak up on us and make us miserable.

Whether it's dealing with heavy traffic or a time crunch, this time of year can be quite challenging.

November 16, 2011 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s umbrella protects us just enough

We went shopping while it was raining. I got out of the van, opened my umbrella and held it so Chloe and Cole could get out. Together we walked toward the store's entrance, timing our steps so that we all stayed under the umbrella together.

November 13, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Time for planting of bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees, usually October to early November.

November 11, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Save money eating out or at home

Have you been preparing a plan for nutritious meals for each week and following the tips given last month about how to get the best value for your food dollar? Good!

November 09, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Be ready for the uproariously sadistic in ‘When Elves Attack’

Readers will find a new spin on the spirit of Christmas in Tim Dorsey's latest novel that is as weird as its title suggests, "When Elves Attack."

November 06, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Beauty of bark is evident in autumn

While the fall leaves on our trees dazzle us in autumn, they do not last very long into the winter months. We must find other interesting, dramatic features on our trees to keep us visually engaged during the cold months.

November 04, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Rodents, vehicles and costly headaches

What is 2 inches long and an inch high, and has the ability to stop a car in its tracks?

November 03, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Biltmore offers more than a fancy mansion

I dropped in and chatted with the winemakers at America's most-visited winery last month.

November 02, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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