With the ongoing drought, many home gardeners and landscape professionals alike are looking for ways to save water yet still maintain an attractive landscape. Here are 10 steps to a more drought-tolerant landscape.
You may recall past columns where I wrote of my friend, Stevie, who rescues distressed 'possums and then influenced me to do the same when I found an injured 'possum on my front porch.
I wrote of that experience, noting how sweet the 'possum was and how Stevie and I should start a nonprofit for the preservation of 'possum.
Chloe loves books. Every night before she goes to bed, Amy or I have to read to her. Sometimes, in the middle of the day, she comes to us with a book in her hand, begging us to read it to her.
Last Saturday I had something very unique happen to me. I was traveling down Ga. 53 in my Jeep when I discovered that when I took my foot off of the accelerator, the vehicle didn't slow down. In fact the Jeep kept going at 50 miles per hour with no intention of slowing down. A normal person in this situation would have probably started screaming for mommy - but not the tip man. (OK, I never said I was modest). Remembering an old tip, I put my foot underneath the accelerator and pulled it towards me. This helped some. After ...
One of the nice aspects of writing a column for a daily newspaper is the interplay that results with readers.
It may seem surprising to you - for it is to me - that I, the undeniable embodiment of all things Southern, should become so fascinated by a Yankee.
In February, all of the major television stations will stop transmitting their over-the-air signals in analog and will switch to digital. People who don't have cable or satellite service are already getting the government's $40 coupons to go out and buy a digital-to-analog converter for their analog TV sets. But here's something most people don't know: Odds are that your existing antenna won't work that well with the digital signals. When England switched from analog to digital several years ago, this was actually a major problem. A number of people had to go out and ...
From the many questions I receive in the extension office, it seems that many gardeners want what they do not have.
Green leaves are nutrient rich because they contain the light-catching, energy-converting machinery of plants.
Right then and there in the Los Angeles International Airport, I thought I was going to have to pitch a conniption fit. That, to explain a conniption fit properly, is when a woman of Southern origin creates a scene of dramatic wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Do you remember your first bicycle? I do. It was a red Schwinn with a kick stand, a chain guard and a banana seat. It had smooth street tires and pedal brakes. What a beauty!
For those of you not familiar with body sprays, they're basically perfumes that are not as strong as colognes. They're generally cheaper than colognes and some people use them as a deodorant. They come in a variety of scents ranging from cotton candy to Greek isles to Old Spice.
Question: I want to try growing raspberries. Can you recommend a variety that will grow well in the Gainesville area?
Questions are still coming in on the best way to handle fresh produce, because when it comes to produce, fresh does not always equal clean.
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?"
"Your dog is fat. And it's your fault."
Cigarette manufacturers have received flak for the health dangers of their products since the first surgeon general's report on the subject was released in 1964. Parents, activists and even former Marlboro men have spoken out against their products and practices.
The "futurology" movement of the 1960s, which promised progress and prosperity, based almost entirely on technology, has long ebbed away. Science fiction literature and movies range from the realistic to the ridiculous.
Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.
You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.
We watched in awe as he shook the salt shaker until a thick, white layer topped his entire breakfast, including the bacon and sausage. In the back of my mind, I thought it was only a matter of time before this man became a patient at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
At dinnertime one evening, Cole wasn't eating his sandwich. He did, however, make several references to dessert.
I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.
While much of the northern and eastern U.S. shivered in frigid weather, parts of England experienced severe storms. Recent research suggests that these record-setting events were due to warming of the Arctic.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69, and I have to admit I am a bit surprised by the volume and intensity of grief about his death.
What do births, surgeries, new neighbors, church meetings, new homes or pretty much any life event all have in common? A home-cooked meal delivered straight from one kitchen to another.
Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.
An earthquake in South Dakota two weeks ago. Another in South Carolina last week. It would be tempting to come up with scary headlines now.
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