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Moss Lawns: How Can I Get One?

February 25th, 2016
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I’ve always thought of moss lawns and nooks as magic, a place where fairies live, because those places seem to appear magically in early spring and disappear in summer. Perhaps it is more like a Houdini trick.Moss is technically a Bryophyte or non-vascular plant that lacks true branches, leaves and roots. It absorbs water in […]

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Gone Fishin’

February 18th, 2015
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On a cold, windy February day we might feel like giving it all up to go fishing someplace where the sun is shining brightly on a shimmering sea. I found boats waiting for me at the Darien port in historic Darien, Georgia.  I’m a working girl, and I like a working boat.  These classic shrimp […]

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August is Awesome

August 11th, 2014
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Here at the Gardens to Love offices we do our best to put a positive spin on the month of August. We try to avoid phrases such as, “vile weather,” “hateful air today,” or “disgustingly hot.” I do my best to deflect those questions about whether or not the A/C is turned down to 76 […]

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The Muchness of May

June 2nd, 2014
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Magnolias, hydrangeas, geraniums, roses galore, honeysuckle, confederate jasmine, daisies, lawns and weeds. All these beauties and more are in glorious bloom right now, in May. Many of these make for a sweetly scented walk down my driveway and through the garden. Here and there I see the last remnants of pansies. Yes, it’s true; pansies […]

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The Scents of Spring

April 11th, 2014
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Atlanta Garden Ideas It starts tentatively, almost a game of hide and seek.  The fragrance of Lonicera fragrantissima is first out on an early February day.  Then a group of February Gold daffodils appear offering their shy but clear scent. In spite of winter’s polar vortex, by mid-March the aptly named Daphne odora is filling […]

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The Scents of Spring: Atlanta Garden Ideas

April 11th, 2014
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It starts tentatively, almost a game of hide and seek.  The fragrance of Lonicera fragrantissima is first out on an early February day.  Then a group of February Gold daffodils appear offering their shy but clear scent. In spite of winter’s polar vortex, by mid-March the aptly named Daphne odora is filling Ansley Park sidewalks […]

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Deer Resistant? :  Plants for Georgia Landscaping Ideas

October 7th, 2013
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The words and icon for “deer resistant” seem to be as ubiquitous on plant labels and in catalogs as “gluten free” is on packaged food. I had not worried about deer browsing since I sold my Coweta County farm a few years ago.  Actually, it was many years ago.  Rutting season was more harmful to […]

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Hydrangea Happiness

June 21st, 2013
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If May is the month for roses, June is the month for Hydrangeas. Every specie and every variety is in bloom in Atlanta in June.  All of them all at once.  All looking cool, soft, voluptuous,  and appealing in every way.  I’m referring to Hydrangeas, although the description may sound like a June bride.  Is […]

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