North Georgia Gardening Tips
17 Sep
2019

Sunny Slide Up

Visiting David and Ki’s home in Gainesville was like dropping in on summer camp. Kids everywhere! Their own, some on loan (foster children), their friends’ children… And why not? In keeping with the kid-friendly attitudes, they’d had a swimming pool built to create a fairy tale back yard. The kids were especially delighted to find..

04 Sep
2019

Welcome our new associates: Dave, Johnathan and Robin

We are really, really fortunate to have an awesome group of people working with us. Dave comes to us with over 35 years of landscaping experience. Johnathan has a wealth of knowledge in construction and concrete and is from Dahlonega. Last year, Robin left us for a few months but she is back and we..

28 Aug
2019

Annuals, I Love You Yearly

Perennials are great. They’re like the adults in the garden. Reliable, loyal and steadfast, they hold down the flower bed through the winter, provide year-round stability, and proudly bring their young bloomers in to make a relatively brief appearance year after year. Annuals have a whole different spirit when they spring from the soil. Vivacious,..

28 Aug
2019

Home Court(yard) Advantage

Kerry and Brian’s family’s waterfront property is perfect for entertaining in style. It has a spacious, beautifully landscaped back yard, a large, covered outdoor kitchen and a sunny patio overlooking Lake Lanier. But sometimes, the family wished for a small, more intimate outdoor area for reading, having quiet conversations or contemplating the universe. The home..

14 Aug
2019

Nature’s Copycat: Food Forests

Nature’s Copycat & Your Potential Buffet: All About Food Forests One of the most important and thought-provoking concepts in life is just how profoundly interdependent we all are on one another, particularly in the area of food production. We rely on one other for varying services and goods, with each individual offering their own indispensable..

02 Aug
2019

Bramberi Farms Part 2

In an earlier post, I described my enjoyable and enlightening visit with Ann Seigies at Bramberi Farm, her organic berry farm in Lumpkin County.  Ann and her husband, Joern, are producing plentiful and healthful crops without the use of dangerous pesticides or commercial fertilizers. One of the natural methods of insect control mentioned in that..

31 Jul
2019

What’s Blooming Now – July

There is something that really thrills me about going out to my garden and cutting flowers for my house. It is even more pleasurable to be able to give gifts of cut flowers to friends. So many bloomers this month, it is hard to decide which ones are the most beautiful! Here are some great..

24 Jul
2019

Eat my Garden!

Multi-colored heirloom tomatoes, plump, ripe berries, mint, squash, cucumbers, green beans…there’s just no substitute for fresh-from-the garden fruits and vegetables. Even if you don’t have the time, space or inclination to plant traditional rows of produce in your yard, you can harvest this kind of bounty right at home—in your flower beds! It’s called foodscaping...

17 Jul
2019

What’s Your Garden Inspiration?

Soil, sun and water can always be amended or adapted to create a nice garden. But there’s another element at the root of the most amazing gardens:  inspiration. It can be as simple as a color, a shape or a picture or as complicated as a memory, a smell or a dream. I really enjoy..

02 Jul
2019

What’s Blooming Now June

My garden in Dahlonega is full of wonderful flowers this time of the year. One of my goals in creating this garden was to always have something to cut and bring inside. Fortunately, the previous owner planted a huge variety of perennials and I was able to add some new items as openings appeared. It..