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The Value of a Garden Planner

January 2nd, 2014
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Every year without fail I dread the coming of the year-end holidays. Yet, almost every year the Mr. Scrooge in me is surprised with the outcome of those days…Other happy moments came from revisiting places and friends that I don’t see often enough. That goes for gardens, too. I visited The Frick Collection and was once again inspired by the pruning of those 3 magnificent Japanese Maples. At the Cummer Museum and Garden I was awed by the site of the St. John’s River. When I returned home, I found my own garden more inspiring than when I left.

Onward and upward in 2014.

It is old and new friends who make the holiday spirits brighter.

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Fall Landscape Backyard Ideas

November 27th, 2013
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Consider leaving all the leaves in your garden rather than having them removed. After all, it’s a gift from Mother Nature.

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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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Farmers Markets, Farms and Folks

July 30th, 2013
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Delectables, Garden and Patio Ideas If you have read anything about me you know I was reared on a farm in the great state of Mississippi.  The farm is still there, and I am long gone away.  Yet, a yearning to be a part of the land is always with me.  To satisfy a small […]

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Gardens Imitate Art or Art Imitates Garden?

July 17th, 2013
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Unexpected Patio Garden Designs Inspire Design This is a question of that begs the question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Here at Nick’s Food to Go, a delicious Greek take away food joint in Atlanta just off Memorial Drive there was first a big open dirt parking lot and truck turn around.  […]

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Midsummer Prune

June 26th, 2013
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How Pruning Births Beautiful Landscape Curb Appeal There is plenty to do in midsummer in the garden.  One of the most important tasks is pruning.  New spring growth on boxwoods and hedges has hardened off by midsummer and those can be sheared or hand pruned without stressing the plants.  Most azaleas need shaping by June […]

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Pruning Births Beautiful Landscapes

June 26th, 2013
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There is plenty to do in midsummer in the garden.  One of the most important tasks is pruning.  New spring growth on boxwoods and hedges has hardened off by midsummer and those can be sheared or hand pruned without stressing the plants.  Most azaleas need shaping by June to give them an orderly look.  I […]

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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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Gardens to Love is Featured in Kolo Collection’s Brochure

June 6th, 2013
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We are pleased to announce that our planted containers made the cover of Kolo Collection’s latest brochure. Kolo Collection is a high-end, modern, indoor/indoor furniture store that opened in 2003 in the Westside Urban Market. They sell many of the containers we use on a daily basis. If you’ve ever been to Kolo, the first […]

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Cathedral Antiques Show is for HEROS

June 2nd, 2013
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Gardens to Love is again a proud supporter of the Cathedral Antiques Show. We have been sponsoring the show for the last 6 years. In past shows we have created a central garden in the foyer that correlates with each year’s theme. This year, however, due to the show’s overwhelming popularity and limited amount of […]

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