Rainwater collection can be as simple as diverting rain from a downspout into a barrel.

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

Much of the state of Georgia is still in some phase of drought, including severe, even with all the rain we’ve had this year.  Lake Lanier, the source of most of metro Atlanta’s potable water, is still down more than three feet from full pond level as of last week.  So once we head into that long hot, dry spell…

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Woodland garden

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 borders or woodland gardens bursting…

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This large swath of echinacea is truly a work of art.

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 the shade, add both sensory…

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Entrance to a home through a beautiful garden, highlighted by rose and blue hydrangeas.

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. Starting now, it’s important to keep everything hydrated, included yourself.  The best time to do your outdoor gardening chores is in early morning, before it gets too hot.   Your…

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Apricot Drift® rose planted at the front of a perennial border.

Everything’s Coming Up Groundcover Roses

Roses are among the most popular flowers in any language, anywhere on the globe.  While one need not be a gardener to enjoy roses, growing them at home can be so rewarding.  Rose plants take on various forms, from upright shrubs, to climbers that require support as they reach for the skies or ramblers that tumble over stone walls, to…

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Russian Comfrey Bocking #14

Vegetable and Herb Plants Looking For Forever Homes!

It’s time to get some of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) vegetables planted in the garden.  Here are some options for you, along with some suggestions and reading assignments to give you a jump start on a bountiful harvest. In our area, it’s best to plant arugula, kale/greens, okra, and field peas via direct seeding by the end…

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A Miraculous Product for Your Pond and Fish

     We have an amazing new product available for your ponds and fish. It is called Microbe-Lift CMC. Calcium Montmorillonite Clay (CMC) has been used by animals and humans for centuries because of its healing properties. It is the fish breeder’s secret to bigger, healthier, more colorful Koi fish with longer life spans.      With over 60 different…

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Alternatives to Boxwoods and Traditional Dwarf Hollies

Here are some of our favorite landscape plant selections that can be planted instead of the standard boxwoods and non-fruiting dwarf hollies: Ligustrum ‘Sunshine’ This 3’-4’ tall and wide evergreen shrub is a wonderful alternative to boxwoods. Easily trimmed as a hedge, its new yellow foliage is present nearly year round. This plant is reliably evergreen. Ligustrum is sometimes referred to as…

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Some Like It Hot! (We Have Pepper Plants For Days)

We have a huge selection of pepper plants, including several organic varieties! Some of our varieties include: * Baron F1 Yields mostly large to extra large 3 to 4 fruits Heavy and sweet Rich red color * California Wonder The largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell pepper; considered the standard bell pepper for many decades Nice tenderness with lots of flavor 0…

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We Have a Huge Selection of Tomato Plants

We have a huge selection of tomato plants, both heirloom and hybrid, including several organic varieties! Some of the many varieties we carry include: * Better Boy (Hybrid) Great disease resistance and reliability One of best tasting slicing tomatoes available Yields tons of tomatoes Indeterminate (bears fruit throughout the season instead of only one harvest time) * Early Girl (Hybrid) Packed with flavor,…

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