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 the canvas panels, you can change the color of the rubber and you can add pin striping. You can even put your name on ...
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 about native, a new pocket guide just developed by the University of Georgia is just for you.
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.
"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.
Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.
Last week was a sad one in Hollywood. One day after comedian Robin Williams was found dead, legendary actress Lauren Bacall died.
Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.
I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.
The word "fire" strikes fear in homeowners. Rightfully so: Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 7, 1,513 people in the U.S. died in house fires, including 57 Georgia residents (www.usfa.fema.gov).
Chloe is at a stage right now where she won't listen to anything I tell her to do.
The following is a true story. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent, as well as the less-than-innocent.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
It's that time again. The school year has officially begun, which means early, hurried mornings, school supply lists and dents in your wallet for lunch money. Oh joy!
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
The time is nigh and fantasy football approaches!
Colors change with the light. This was an issue recently when a friend was having a vintage Porsche repainted, and the shade of ivory just didn't look right.
In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.
Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.
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