In the Garden column: Gardening for longevity

Choosing landscapes with quality features (patios, decks and fences) and plantings with ongoing interest and blooms makes complete sense for building long-lived gardens. Planting in mind with plants counted on to perform over a long time costs the owner and our planet less in the long run. Here are steps to achieve such a garden.Step… … Read More


Garden & gun: Outdoors to explore in northern Georgia

Take in the bright colors of spring flowers at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia, one hour north of Atlanta. The gardens are open year-round. In the spring they’re filled with the brightness of daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms and more. Now through October the gardens display the Fern Dell Colorfest. Blooming action is abundant in… … Read More


In the Garden column: Now is the time to cultivate something good

The world has come to a standstill due to COVID-19, but there are ways to adjust to the turmoil in our lives. Somewhere I read in one of my old gardening magazines a quote by Minnie Aumonier, an 18th-century poet, “When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” More… … Read More


Destin Garden Club holds brunch event

The members of the Destin Garden Club enjoyed a Pink and White Brunch By the Bay Oct. 8 at the home of member Pam McIlroy.Members were served a quiche brunch complete with a cheese and fruit tray, watermelon gazpacho soup, fruit/yogurt cup, and cake. White flower arrangements adorned tables set with china and crystal. Carol… … Read More


Seagrove Garden Club launches 56th season

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Seagrove Garden Club will launch its 56th season Sept. 11 with a program on making something new from something old by local floral designer Tim Ryan of 1920 & Co. The program, followed by lunch, begins at 10 a.m. at Vintij Food & Wine on Grand Boulevard.Club President Anna Marie White… … Read More