Archive for June 2017

When It Rains, It Pours. But What About When It Doesn’t?

In 2018, much of the state of Georgia is still in some phase of drought, including severe in parts of the southeast corner.  Lake Lanier, the source of most of metro Atlanta’s potable water, is only about 7.5 inches below full pond level as of last week.  Things don’t look so bad for us in […]

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Gardens That Have It Made In The Shade

Ideally, your yard includes areas exposed to full sun, shade, and everything in between.  That would allow you the greatest flexibility in planting perennials, groundcovers, trees, and shrubs.  But maybe you are blessed with an overabundance of shade, which is not at all unusual in our area.  No problem, you can still have gracefully curving […]

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Perennials That Can Take The Heat

Some of us are perfectly content with just trees, shrubs, and groundcovers, but many of us also want the luxury of perennials, for their beautiful and colorful blossoms, foliage interest, fragrance, wildlife attraction, or the way they soften the edges along paths and boundaries.  Perennial borders, whether sunning themselves all day, or keeping cool in […]

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June Gardening Guide

Can you believe it’s June already?  The afternoons are just too darn hot for the likes of us, and even for  many plants in the landscape, borders, and the veggie patch.  We’ve been having a little too much of a good thing rainwise, but if this June shapes up to be what we usually expect […]

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