How-To Archive

Winter 2014 – Recovery and Prognosis

With multiple bouts of sub-10 degree cold, the winter of 2014 will teach us all some lessons about how hardy our plants REALLY are. I’m wondering how my St. Augustine lawn will fare. How about my daphne and Carolina jessamine...

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South Africa Trip 2014 – Places and Things

I love keeping my eyes out for new things and odd signs in other countries. Check these out! Return to South Africa Trip –...

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South Africa Trip 2014 – Plants

It was fascinating to see how many South African plants are also grown in the South: hydrangea, agapanthus, crapemyrtle, sweetgum and oaks, to name a few. Many of our familiar garden plants are native to Africa: gladiolus, gardenia, Gerber daisy,...

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South Africa Trip 2014 – Animals

South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, so the further South you go, the colder it gets. That explains the penguins near the Cape of Good Hope! The Pilanesberg Game Reserve covers 215 square miles and contains 7000 South African...

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South Africa Trip – 2014

I recently returned from another great trip to South Africa. We visited gardens in Johannesburg, wineries in Stellenbosch and the vibrant city of Capetown plus a couple of nights at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, to see African animals in the...

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Careers in Horticulture

Want to know more about the science of producing nutritious food for the body? Love the art of creating beautiful landscapes to sooth the soul? Feel like the great outdoors is the only office for you? Horticulture has a career...

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Where to Get Horticulture Training

Several Georgia institutions of higher learning offer courses in horticulture. For more information, visit: University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science – Department of Horticulture Chattahoochee Technical College Gwinnett Tech Lanier Tech Southern Crescent Technical...

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Walter’s Text Number During the Radio Show

I’ve set up a phone number to which you can send text messages during The Lawn and Garden Show. I only use it during the show. You can use it to comment on anything I say, such as adding information...

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Cuba Trip – 2014

As you know, I’ve led groups on people-to-people trips to Cuba in 2012 and 2013. There’s been so much interest in these trips (plus my own fascination with the country) that I’ve decided to go again in 2014. The dates...

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Buy Garden Books!

As you probably know, I am the author or co-author of several books about gardening in Georgia.  If you’d like to get one of my books for yourself or to give as a gift, click the link below. I’ll get...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Odd Things and Signs

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Transportation

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Buildings

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Gardens and Farms

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Cuban People

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Our Tour Group

I went to Cuba with 30 very enthusiastic and entertaining travelers. Most were from Georgia but others came from Washington DC and Alabama. Back to Cuba Trip – 2013 Want to be notified when I take another trip? CLICK...

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Cuba Trip 2013 – Pictures

I recently returned from my second trip to a country that fascinates me: Cuba. This was a legal “people to people” trip, permitted and sanctioned by the U.S. State Department. Accompanied by 30 equally fascinating travelers, we were able to visit organic...

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The Old Cow’s Tail Hangs Down Behind

Q: My wife and I saw you at the Home & Garden Show and loved the song you sang while waiting for the Noon start time. It concerned a cow. Please post the lyrics and associated melody on your website....

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