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EDDIE SEAGLE: Thornless honeylocust is a wanted tree

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

As you plan your tree list for fall planting, take a closer look at the thornless common honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos form inermis).

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EDDIE SEAGLE: August is rolling on by

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

It’s time to start thinking about the fall landscapes and what we need to do in preparation using both seasonal and permanent plantings. This brief list can serve as a guide to help get you started in the right direction.

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Home of Mattie Stephens named Albany Yard of the Month for August

The Dawson Road residence is recognized by the Daffodil Garden Club

ALBANY — The Albany Area Yard of the Month for August is the home of Mattie Stephens on Dawson Road, members of the Daffodil Garden Club have announced.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Chinese elm a popular residential tree choice

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

The Chinese or lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is an excellent tree and possesses several characteristics which make it most favorable for many landscape applications.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: The amazing river birch

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

While its native habitat is a wet, lower environment, the river birch will grow on higher elevations. Its bark is very distinctive, thus making it a favored ornamental tree for landscape uses.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Century plants have their day in the sun

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

As you travel about the streets and highways throughout the area, there is a plant that will catch your attention — the century plant in bloom.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Citrus trees add curiosity to our landscapes

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

During our travels, we see landscapes and plants that catch our attention. Our first thought is whether or not these plants will survive back home. Citrus are such plants whether for aesthetics or for flavor that add to the curiosity of our landscapes.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Pruning by deer a problem for many

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

There is one “not so little” pest that wants to annoy us and destroy every effort we make to improve the landscape. Pruning by deer is a problem in many of our landscapes leaving our plants battered and beaten up. However, we are the guilty party for invading their spaces through development.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Patriotic gardening pleasures for the Fourth

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

For your patriotic gardening pleasures, many annual plants are available advertising the red, white and blue colors of our great country for exhibition at your home or office.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Going digital with your landscaping needs

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

Digital gardening journals are very important in documenting items of importance in the landscape.

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Wade home selected as June Yard of the Month for Albany

Albany Area Yard of the Month - June 2015

Sadie Wade’s residence at 175 Westfield Road in Albany has been selected as the June Yard of the Month for the Albany area by the Daffodil Garden Club.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Nature abounds with different sounds and movement

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

There’s much more to enjoy in your home landscape beyond the basic trees, plants, grasses and flowers. Awesome live music and movies galore are simply created by nature each day through every living creature.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: The first part of summer's 'relaxing trifecta'

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

Whatever your choice of recreation might be, enjoy it to its fullest but remember safety and respect for everyone (people and pets) around you

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EDDIE SEAGLE: School's out and 'yardening' is in

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

School’s out and yardening (yards, gardens, lawns and landscapes) is in! Here are some activities which should be a part of your landscape checklist in June which brings many opportunities to work in your yarden.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: A different choice for landscaping

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

Ornamental grasses offer an alternative to traditional landscaping choices and bring forward a new approach in landscape ideology.

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