Autumn Leaves

November

  Fall is here and it’s time to clean up the yard, get the new flower beds ready for spring planting. The best dates for planting above ground crops are ...

Deep red Camellia

Camellia Sasanqua

Camellias make great evergreen shrubs for your yard or patio. They can be planted in the ground or grown in large pots. Camellias grow to between 8 and 10 feet tall in hardiness zones 7 and 8. These shrubs produce beautiful flowers throughout the winter months up until February. White camellia blooms have semi-double, large ruffled petals. They can be [...]

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Flat leaf parsley

Parsley

What is there to say about parsley? You can plant it in early spring or grow it in a cold frame during winter. Parsley can also be planted in locations near your kitchen with other herbs such as dill and mint to have available for adding to you favorite recipes. Have you heard parsley will beat bad [...]

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Broccoli

Broccoli

What is growing now, after the first freeze? Broccoli is one of the few plants to last past the first frost and well into winter. In fact, broccoli seems to grow better in cool weather. It can produce buds for months. This plant is very useful and enduring in winter. The plant will continue to [...]

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Kitty Ant Hill

Ant Problems

  Buying ant killer can be expensive and hazardous to wildlife or pets. Insecticide-based ant killers can get into the water stream and kill fish.  If you have ant hills all over your yard, there may be a solution for that. There has always been the rumor that grits will kill ants. Ants can be very [...]

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Autumn Leaves

November

  Fall is here and it’s time to clean up the yard, get the new flower beds ready for spring planting. The best dates for planting above ground crops are November 13, 14, 17, 18, 21-23, and 26-28. Plant root crops on November 4, 5, and 28. Flowers can be planted on November 13 or [...]

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Tangelo Canna Lily

Tangelo Canna Lily Bulbs

Tangelo      Autumn is the best time to plant bulbs. If you are checking out the catalogs for bulbs to plant, look for the biggest bulbs. The biggest bulbs will produce the largest flowers and the ones with the tunic left on, the papery skin, will grow as well as one without a tunic. The bulbs without [...]

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Red Pine Cone Lily

Red Pine Cone Ginger Lily

I found this Pine Cone Lily at the Georgia National Fair. This was the largest bloom with the blue 1st prize ribbon. It’s about 5 inches tall.  I was thinking my pine cone lily looks just like the prize winner. So I took a few photos to compare mine to the prize winner. The red [...]

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Fall Pumpkin 7

Fall Pumpkins

Pumpkins make great decorations this time of year. They can be placed around corn stalks. Pumpkins can also be placed around bales of hay. You can decorate pumpkins by painting them. You can paint a mouse. You cant paint a sacred face. Or use anything you choose. Large pumpkins look great too! Use any design [...]

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Sunflower

Sunflowers

Sunflowers are in full bloom this fall. Enjoy the photos!

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Fair Time

Fair Trip

              It’s fair time again. Loads of fun, food, and excitement for the whole family can be found at the fair. There are rides, competitions, and exhibits for all. Besides the horse and cattle competitions, and even the Christmas tree show results, there were canning and flower competitions. I [...]

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