How-To Archive

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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Honoring Nolberto Ramirez

Each year WSB radio sponsors a donation drive, called the Care a Thon, to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Along with other WSB radio hosts, we devote 35 hours of programming to ask...

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South Africa and Ireland Trips – 2014

Do you like to travel? Do you like seeing beautiful gardens? Do you like going to awesome places most tourists don’t get to visit? Do you enjoy meeting lively, curious, funny people who enjoy the same things you do? Great!...

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Inman Farm Heritage Days

As many of you know, I grew up in the tiny rural community of Inman, in south Fayette County. The residents were typical Southern farm folk: truck farmers raising vegetables, chickens, cattle, etc. Many held jobs “in town” (Fayetteville) or...

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Rosarians – Free Rose Help

Some folks love roses….and some folks love roses so much that they become consulting rosarians who, at no cost,  teach others how to grow roses. The Greater Atlanta Rose Society has more than twenty-five wonderful members who  are available for advice...

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Straw Bale Garden – One Gardener’s Project (update)

Remember the straw bale gardener who decided to go whole hog and plant 40 bales? Straw Bale Garden – One Gardener’s Project She’s back with an awesome update! In early June, my straw bale garden is growing like crazy.  I...

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Italy Trip Report – 2013

In May of 2013 I led a group of adventurous and inquisitive gardeners (and their spouses) to the southern coast of Italy and the island of Sicily. We had a wonderful time: lots of great food, beautiful gardens, historic sites...

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Italy Trip 2013 – Places

The most humbling aspect of the trip was the realization of how brilliant the Romans were…yet their civilization crashed into obscurity. Looking at the Colosseum, the aquaducts, the fountains and the statues reminds us that these folks really had their...

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