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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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AUGUST GARDENER: Some insects are beneficial to gardens

HOME & GARDEN: Killing off all insects in your garden is a mistake

Beneficial insects help control pests that might sting your garden crop.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: The river birch displays showy bark

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: River birch is native to the South

The river birch’s habitat is a lower, wet environment, but it also will grow in higher elevations and is a favorite ornamental plant.

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Bristol Road home named July Yard of the Month | PHOTO GALLERY

The home of Annette and John Cromartie is recognized for the award

The selection is made because of the masterpiece that has been realized from the thought, planning and execution of yards at the Albany residence.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Beautiful landscaping doesn’t always require high maintenance

GEORGIA CLIPPING: Low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance

Curb appeal and maintenance requirements play an important role as choices are made and plants are installed into our landscapes according to plans.

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JULY GARDENER: Make your own hypertufa container

Hypertufa is a lightweight cement mix that makes it simple to create your own plant containers and projects.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: July the time to plant flowers for fall

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