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On Gardening: Luna moth sighting one of life's special moments

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Last year was a banner year for me in that I saw three Luna moths at my house. Let's just say I am a seasoned horticulturist and wannabe naturalist and probably have seen far less than a dozen in my life. I would ask, how many have you seen and pose the question a little deeper, have you ever seen one?

Some recent photos on Georgia Nature ...Read more

Heidi Stevens: 'It doesn't make the pain go away, but it makes it a little better': 29 years after girl's death, a community garden grows strong

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CHICAGO -- Zoey Holmquist-Kuhn, 11, unearthed a slimy white slug and could not have been happier about it.

"I love slugs and worms and ants and spiders and flies and butterflies and moths and caterpillars," she told me. "I like slimy stuff and dirt."

She was in her element, surrounded by a dozen of her fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 25174, ...Read more

The Greener View: The Pine Cone Zone

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

Q: I would like some suggestions for what to do with all the pine cones that fall in my yard from the pine trees (other than just burning them, which so far, I have never done). I don't want them to make more trees. Have you got any suggestions? These are not the really attractive cones that can be used decoratively. They are just ordinary, ...Read more

On Gardening: Coreopsis light up the roadways and gardens across the country

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Everywhere you look in Georgia, coreopsis, are lighting up the roadsides. It makes no difference whether it is a superhighway or a little country road there is the fiery yellow gold of thousands of coreopsis. You would swear it was The Year of the Coreopsis but believe it or not that was 2018, and besides, we always look like that.

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The Greener View: Sweet as Honey

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

I am sure you have heard the saying "stop and smell the roses." Well, let's say that we traveled 55,000 miles and stopped at over two million flowers. What would we get? Tired from bending over, for one thing, but if we were honeybees, we could have made some honey. It takes that many flowers and that much work to make only one pound of honey! I...Read more


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