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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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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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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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Open House for Southern Conservation Trust Jan. 27

January 27, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Southern Conservation Trust is celebrating 20 years of providing land protection in your community. This includes both conservation of our natural resources, wildlife and their habitats, in addition to providing public nature areas for your enjoyment and recreation in the Southern Crescent of Metro Atlanta. Please join us to celebrate land protection project past, present [...]

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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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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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Hike & Like Outdoor Family Fun Oct. 7

October 2, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Southern Conservation Trust is hosting  “Hike & Like”, an afternoon of free family outdoor fun on Sunday, October 7th at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City, GA. Activities beginning at 2:00 PM include trail hiking, treasure hunt, prizes and door prizes. The well-loved trails will offer hiking along Line Creek and among the exciting [...]

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Run the Farm!

September 18, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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FOCUS, (www.focus-ga.org) a 29-year old non-profit that serves children with disabilities or medical conditions and their families, announces  the third annual “Run the Farm for FOCUS” 5k trail run and 1 mile family walk Saturday, September 29 at beautiful Cedargate Farms (www.cedargatefarms.com) in Newnan. The 5k Trail Run will begin at 8:00 am and the [...]

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10 Frugal Tips for Fall Fitness

September 18, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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The first day of fall is quickly approaching; Saturday, Sept. 22 marks the autumnal equinox and the official end to a sweltering summer. From the crisp, cool air to the brilliantly-colored leaves, this is one of my favorite seasons to be active outdoors. Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your [...]

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