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APRIL GARDENER: April good time for vegetable planting

If you have been itching to get out and dig in the dirt after our unusually cold winter, April is the time.

Albany Daylily Club to host auction

The Albany Daylily Club will meet Saturday at noon at Phoebe East Conference Rooms A&B on 2410 Sylvester Road.

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January Gardener: Winter Garden Chores

There are a number of important tasks that should be done now to prepare your gardens and lawns for the coming spring.

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Callaway Lakes home December Yard of the Month in Albany

The Sauls family has resided at the recognized residence for 11 years

While the recent freeze drained the color out of many Albany yards, the Sauls’ residence continues to be a showcase.

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Residence built by Nelson Tift named Albany Yard of the Month

The Albany home is the November winner of the Daffodil Club recognition

Owner Jean Graham has added her own unqiue touches to the historic Albany residence at 603 N. Jackson St.

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JERE BRANDS: Fall is mushroom season

THE NOVEMBER GARDENER: Raising your own mushrooms is an option for mushroom lovers in the Albany area

Master Gardener Jere Brands raises a variety of wild mushrooms at her Albany home. She says many seed catalogues have mushroom-growing kits.

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Fall gardening with children

The October Gardener

Master Gardener Linda Harris details the best way to plant a fall garden.

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Mazur residence named top yard for October

Yard of the Month - October 2013

The home of Debbie and Tim Mazur, 236 Westfield Road in Albany, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for October by the Daffodil Garden Club.

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Feeling festive for fall

Pumpkins, gourds, and those lovely-smelling cinnamon brooms are beginning to appear and, somewhere, tree leaves are beginning to change. You know what that means. Fall is approaching.

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Pollination critical for fall gardens

The September Gardener

Without our bees, butterflies and other pollinators we would not have many of the vegetables and fruits that we commonly enjoy. Attracting pollinators to your vegetable garden helps with crop yield and adds beauty to your garden. It also helps you have a healthier garden.

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Yard of the Month -- July 2013

The Daffodil Garden Club has named the residence of Pattie and Dick Guilds, 165 Somerset Drive, as the club’s Yard of the Month for July.

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Bonsai a delicate artform

Proper care and knowledge gleaned from regional bonsai artists are needed to nurture the miniature trees.

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ATC's Construction Academy lends a hand to Habitat

Albany Technical College students are getting a hands-on education working on two houses on Rosebrier Avenue.

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Albany Tech celebrates its Arbor Day with tree planting

The college planted a Live Oak in the greenspace in front of the school's Nathaniel Cross Building.

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Albany man's yard is his 'Easter basket'

Donnell Davis, a retired business owner, enjoys getting creative with nature.