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EDDIE SEAGLE: Holiday decorations can be dangerous for pets

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Decorating is a great tradition, but make sure pets do not get hurt

Many of the decorations and trappings of the holidays can be problems for pets if they ingest them.

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Forest Glen Drive residence Yard of the Month for November | PHOTO GALLERY

Home of Robert Miller is cited for its beauty by the Daffodil Garden Club

After buying the home at 1205 Forest Glen Drive in Albany a dozen years ago, Robert Miller first gutted and renovated the residence, then turned his attention to the landscaping.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Mulches are the final touches

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Mulch gives landscapes curb appeal and unique character

Organic mulches are effective, but mineral and synthetic (inorganic) mulches can also make good mulching choices.

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THE NOVEMBER GARDENER: Clamoring for citrus

RON WOLFE: Yes, you can grow citrus in the Albany area

This question is frequently asked and the answer is yes, you can grow citrus here. There are some precautions one must consider before planting a citrus tree in the ground.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Mulches offer environmental benefits and curb appeal

GEORGAI CLIPPNGS: Mulches are a very popular commodity in our contemporary landscapes and urban communities

Many different natural and synthetic mulches are available today which provide curb appeal, reduction of soil water losses, suppression of weeds, and protection against temperature extremes.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: November a good month to 'play' in the yard

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: It's a good time to complete effective landscape plantings

The weather outside is comfortable, yet cool enough to encourage plants to transition well into their new landscape homes. Check the soil for necessary preparation and proper drainage and make the necessary adjustments before installing any new plant materials.

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Volunteers pave way for another gardening season

Church gather for Make a Difference event

The volunteers worked on various chores connected with the “Food for a Thousand” vegetable garden at St. Patrick’s, a mission garden where the food is grown exclusively for distribution to people in need through food pantries such as Neighbors in Need and The Lord’s Pantry.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Let the party begin!

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Fall is in the air, which means its time to work on those landscapes

This is the month that initiates seasonal activity in your landscape from color enjoyment and curb appeal to activity resolution and evening moments sitting around the outside fireplace or wood burner.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Develop an effective focus for your landscape

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: An understanding of the outdoor room concept is important in planning

Before you start any projects, a good understanding of what is involved from start to finish is most critical.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Welcome to the autumn season

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Fall is a beautiful time of the year

Every landscape garden needs shrubs for structure and good form for all seasons. Colorful fall foliage is often a factor many people link only to trees, but be reminded that shrubs can offer an interesting display of fall colors too.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Mum’s the word for fall

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Chrysanthemums add more splashes of color to the autumn season

Our modern cultivated chrysanthemums exhibit a greater display of color than those found in nature. Their flowers can be seen in several forms including daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. The chrysanthemums have many hybrids and multitudes of cultivars developed for horticultural purposes.

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Hidden Lakes home September 2014 Yard of the Month | PHOTO GALLERY

The residence owned by Martha Hall is the Daffodil Garden Club selection for the month

The home of Martha Hall, 110 Hidden Lakes Drive, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for September by the Daffodil Garden Club.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Welcome, September, and seasonal change

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Just as Memorial Day introduces summertime and the beach season, Labor Day bids them farewell

September is here and fall leaves will soon be preparing to display colors throughout the land, from our landscapes to the wooded areas (October color is magnificent pending environmental conditions).

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Time to think about fall landscapes

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: An alphabetical guide to getting ready for autumn

In preparing for autumn flowers and gardens, be sure to commit also to tending to them properly.

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Summit Drive home is Yard of the Month for August | PHOTO GALLERY

The residence of Norma and Ken Eder has been named August 2014 Yard of the Month

The colors that Norma and Ken Eder selected for their home make “quite an impact,” officials with the Daffodil Garden Club say.

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