Home and Garden

Fayetteville to host Market Day downtown Saturday

Fayetteville’s Market Day is a great place to pick up homemade and homegrown products. Photo/File.

This Saturday, June 16 is the first Market Day event of 2012, along with the Andy Buffington Car Show, as Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville to browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products. Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, fresh produce and birdhouses, and some delicious desserts are available for sale to the public. Read More»

Southern Living Idea House now open in Senoia

Photo/Maggie Zerkus.

The Southern Living magazine 2012 Idea House opened last week on the Gin Property in Senoia. Located just south of downtown, the nearly 4,000 square-foot Southern country farm house will be open for tours through Dec. 23. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Home using ‘Net Zero’ energy opens in Serenbe

The Bosch Net Zero Model Home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Could there be a house that comes with no energy costs over the course of a year? The answer is “yes.” The only one of its kind in the United States, the Bosch Net Zero Model Home is now open just miles from Coweta and Fayette counties in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

27th annual Rose Show in Fayetteville this weekend

SMRS members, Carole Stansberry and Carmen Flippen, make rose bouquets to sell at the Rose Show. Photo/Special.

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 27th annual Rose Show on May 19-20 at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 870 Redwine Rd. in Fayetteville. 

Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for competition. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site between 7-10 a.m. on May 19th for judging.

The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the hundreds of exhibited roses and rose arrangements. Read More»

Serenbe celebrates opening of HGTV Green Home

A Serenbe crowd welcomes HGTV Green Home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“It’s an exciting morning,” said Serenbe founder Steve Nygren with a smile to the large number of Serenbe and Chattahoochee Hills residents who attended the May 4 community opening of the 2012 HGTV Green Home. Community members poured into the home after the brief ribbon-cutting ceremony that substituted a green vine for the traditional red ribbon. Read More»

Rose Society members appointed as International Rose Show judges

Rose Society members appointed as International Rose Show judges

South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) congratulates its members, Walt and Linda Reed of Peachtree City, on their recent appointment as International Rose Show Judges under the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). This appointment means that they have met all the requirements and are fully qualified to judge the horticultural classes at any WFRS rose show around the world. They have already judged shows in Australia and Canada. Both are Master Rosarians, ARS Horticultural Judges, and past SMRS officers. Read More»

PTC Garden Club at The Bridge

PTC Garden Club at The Bridge

Members of the Peachtree City Garden Club take a break from a work day at The Bridge Community Center on Willowbend Road. The club is sprucing up the grounds and adding native azaleas and bulbs for more color. The garden club wants to show its appreciation to The Bridge for hosting the garden club’s monthly meetings throughout the year. Helping out are (L-R) Jo-Ann Wright, Chuck Wright, Al Baird, Shirley Frady, Kathy Savage, Linda Ellis, Joyce Spindler and Ina Sule) Not pictured: Marcia Hendershot, Bonnie Helander and Lyndsey Slough. Photo/Special.

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»

PTC Garden Club designs ‘Anna’s Garden’ at Braelinn Elementary

Working on Anna’s Garden are (L-R, back row) Calvin Barley, Alonzo Wilkins, Sue Memmer, Ron Braddock, Chuck Wright, Danny Quinn, Dan Helander, Jim Schirm, Marcia Hendershot and Don Coleman. (Front row, L-R) Bonnie Helander, Jo-Ann Wright, Barbara Braddock, Mary Quinn, Judy Coleman, Lyndsey Slough, Marilyn Schirm, Karen Van Horn, Joshua Van Horn and Norm Van Horn. Not pictured: Sue Nelson and Rich Ziobro. Photo/Special.

On March 24, the Peachtree City Garden Club began work on Anna’s Memorial Garden at Braelinn Elementary School.

Club members and spouses joined Anna’s family, Karen, Joshua and Norm Van Horn, to dig garden beds at the new pavilion on the school’s playground that was built in memory of Anna Van Horn who died in an accident last year.

Anna loved nature and gardening with her mother.

In April the club will add new blooming plants in Anna’s favorite colors: pink, purple and yellow. A garden dedication will take place at the school on May 1. Read More»

Lots of green thumbs for FCHS’s annual plant sale this week

Lots of green thumbs for FCHS’s annual plant sale this week

Members of the horticulture class at Fayette County High School take a minute to show off the results of their handiwork. The school’s annual plant sale featuring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more will be held March 28-30 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the greenhouse behind the gym. Class members include (from left) Nisa Floyd, Tania Ruiz, Kellie McKinley, Devin Beavers, Christian Nelson, Torey Davis, Trent Headley, Tyler Purdee and Cofy Rees. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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