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Free Gardening Make and Take

July 12, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program for adults, Groundbreaking READS, is presenting a free “make and take” gardening project at the Peachtree City Community Garden on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.   Volunteers from the library and Peachtree City Garden Club will show you how to turn an empty plastic water bottle into a self-watering planter. Attendees are [...]

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Senior Workshop: Get Fresh! With Farm-Fresh Eating

July 8, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services present Get Fresh! Farm-fresh eating…it’s easy, fun and better for you! Thursday, July 18 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes lunch) Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville The event is FREE. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Seating is limited. Please call 770.461.0813 to [...]

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Garden Profile: Bonnie Helander’s Garden

April 13, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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  Spring is here and Fayette County gardens are bursting into bloom. Since we have so many talented gardeners and stunning gardens in our community, Fayette Woman is initiating a new segment, Garden Profiles. Periodically throughout the year, I am going to highlight a lovely garden in our area so you can enjoy the beauty [...]

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Hot Plants for the Spring Garden

April 11, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Each spring, gardeners flock to local nurseries to learn what new plants are available to add color, texture, fragrance and the “wow” factor to their landscapes. To get advice on some of the must-have plants to look for this year, I talked to some local experts who are just as excited as the gardeners about [...]

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Backyard Chickens in PTC?

April 9, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Campaign Underway to Bring Backyard Chickens to Peachtree City It was really just a fluke that got Peachtree City resident Julee Smilley keeping chickens: a friend was moving and could not find a place for her four pullets (young hens). Julee offered to find them a new home, but she soon became charmed by the [...]

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Tricia Stearns – Fresher, Simpler Living from the Ground Up

March 10, 2013 by Kristin Girard  
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It’s a sun-drenched spring morning in Fayette County, so gorgeous that it nearly takes your breath away, leaves you feeling happy just to be alive. Perhaps there’s no better place to enjoy that feeling than in the parking lot of the Aberdeen Shopping Center in Peachtree City, where the Peachtree City Farmers Market is bustling [...]

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Best Fruit Plants for the Southern Garden

February 17, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Mid-winter is the perfect time to plant fruit trees and shrubs in anticipation of enjoying your own delicious harvest in the years ahead. Many people are reluctant to grow fruit because they believe the process is too challenging. While growing some fruit, like peaches and apples, can be a daunting task, you’ll be surprised how [...]

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Join Backyard Bird Count Feb. 15-18!

February 7, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Each year in February for a four-day period, people across the country and around the world take some time to count the birds they see in backyards, parks, woods, wetlands or anywhere you find our feathered friends. It only takes as little as 15 minutes on one day or you can count as long as [...]

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Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

January 22, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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It’s that time of year again when we make those half-hearted resolutions that will be forgotten before January has ended. If you are like me, you probably put “lose ten pounds and exercise more” on your list every year! We’re great at focusing on personal health and fitness goals, but we often neglect to consider [...]

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Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Up the Skyline for the Holidays

November 27, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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It’s time to start a new holiday tradition and bring your whole family to Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights – Holiday Nights, where you can wander through a 30-acre fantasy land of over a million lights. The light show runs through January 5th and will get more crowded as we get closer to Christmas. My [...]

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Reap the Health Benefits of Gardening

October 25, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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Do you view gardening as “yard work” and see it as a chore? If so, you need to change your perspective. Numerous scientific studies emphasize the amazing health benefits associated with gardening. Gardening positively affects the body, mind, soul and spirit. Instead of looking for a wonder drug, why not try this wonder activity? Gardeners [...]

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Showy Shrubs for the Southern Garden

October 12, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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Shrubs are the “glue” in the garden, providing a connection between towering trees and small perennials and annuals. They form the middle layer of plants in the landscape to give a cohesive look. Once established, most shrubs require less maintenance and will flourish for years to come. Fall is the perfect time to plant new [...]

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