I am unashamedly, proudly a child of the '80s. Life was good then. Almost blissful, in its simpler times.
I have received several calls in the past week dealing with roses.
The weather so far this spring has been much better than last year for our vegetable gardens. The light, infrequent rain has been great compared to the excessive moisture of last season. While most of us have recently planted our gardens, we need to get a head start on scouting for problems. A common issue in many vegetable gardens is dark, sunken lesions on the bottom tomato fruit. This is a nutritional disorder called "Blossom-end rot."
There's a few words that are fairly hard to say. "I love you" is usually the hard one for many; I know the ex didn't utter those words until we had been dating about a year. Don't ask why I married that fool. The only explanation I can give is that I love a challenge.
One of the great things about living in this area of the state is the easy access to outdoor recreation. We are just a short drive away from many of the best hiking trails in Georgia.
The best advice I ever received was from my lifelong friend, Jane.
The Leyland cypress tree is one of the most popular plants used in the landscape as a natural screen.
Having an only child means that, yes, I can be a tad bit indulgent.
Hemlock trees are very important to north Georgia. They shade our rivers and streams, allowing trout and other fish to survive. They firm up the soil around streams, preventing erosion and help to filter runoff water. They are majestic trees that add beauty and value to our properties.
My child is a natural born romantic. He completely believes in love at first sight, soul mates and all that mushy love propaganda.
A diary is such a treasured, sacred little book, holding secret thoughts, the most private of details.
Many home gardeners and small-scale producers have a growing interest in organic production.
Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?
"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.
Angel Doodle is not a good girl. She likes it that way. The little caramel colored pittie mix doesn't even pretend to be good.
"You lied to me," Cole announced with all seriousness one day.