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How to kill your grass on purpose
To me, lawns are a chore without payoff. I can’t eat grass. Grass is not fixing any carbon to speak of, nor does it attract birds or butterflies, which don’t eat grass either. If you, too, are tired of going in circles, consider replacing some lawn.
On the fence about seeds? Go ahead and start planting them indoors
Marigolds are a good pick for Georgia’s spring and summer. If the plant is destined for a pot, pick a short variety. Otherwise, pick any variety. They come in orange and yellow, from big and puffy to tiny and dainty.
Garden Tip: Don’t chuck your amaryllis in the new year
The amaryllis plant has a superpower: In just a few weeks in a tiny pot of dirt, this giant onion-looking thing sprouts a giant trumpet-shaped flower—in winter.
Your dead leaves are far more valuable for your garden than you think
If your Ring camera caught somebody loading your brown paper bags of yard leaves off the sidewalk and into a hatchback, it might have been me, and I’m not sorry.
A coleus for all of us: How to grow the colorful plant in Georgia
On the sunniest Deep South day, wisely planted under the dark green backdrop of a shady tree, a clump of coleus will shimmer with most all the pinks and greens and yellows of other flowers—without a single bloom.
How to grow easy countertop sprouts
No sun? No rain? No dirt? No problem. Sprouts can do without.
Ginger? Snap! Here’s how to grow it easily in Georgia
As Georgia’s weather starts its spring ascent toward another sweltering summer, it’s time to plant ginger. Here's how to grow it so that it'll be ready for fall pie season.
The kudzu of herbs: Why you should grow mint during the winter in Georgia
Winter has driven most plants to death or dormancy, but no Deep South freeze is bad enough to kill mint, the kudzu of herbs—and the gardening slack season is as good a time as any to start growing.
Ponce City Market is growing—but not the way you’re thinking
Vertical aeroponic farm towers from Copiana are growing fresh produce—think rainbow chard, bok choy, basil, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, green onions, celery, and tomatoes—that will be given to restaurants, office workers, and residents in the building.
Pearl Cleage’s fantasy garden
"The truth is that I’m more of a fantasy gardener—in much the same way that I clip complicated, multistep recipes I have no intention of ever actually cooking." Atlanta playwright and poet Pearl Cleage pens this essay on gardening dreams.