Home and Garden

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.

Growing good food

Janet Lester and Vauna Bellury of the Fayette County Master Gardeners at the Plant a Row Garden at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Fayette Master Gardener Extension volunteers contribute 75% of fresh produce to Atlanta Community Food Bank in 2011

Fred Conrad, Community Garden Coordinator of the Atlanta Food Bank released his 2011 report of fresh food donated to area food banks, ministries and shelters. The total produce received from the entire Atlanta area campaign was 106,292 pounds; the most successful season since joining the campaign in 1996. Fayette County Master Gardeners donated 79,231.5 pounds of this campaign total. 

• 30,361.5 pounds were harvested and distributed from the one acre Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) garden located on the grounds of New Hope Baptist Church North Campus in Fayetteville, Read More»

Lights across the water

Lights across the water

The Tinsley Mill Village 45-foot Christmas tree, consisting of more than 2,000 lights, and clearly visible reflected in North Lake Peachtree as one crosses the Ga. Highway 54 bridge, sparkles shortly after sunset near the center of Peachtree City. Photo/Charlotte Lentz.

Annual Noel November event set for Saturday

Annual Noel November event set for Saturday

Each year the Fayette County Board of Realtors organizes a huge holiday extravaganza benefiting local charities. This year’s event will raise money for Fayette Youth Protection Home, Fayette Senior Services, Promise Place, The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network, the Joseph Sams School, and the St.Vincent dePaul Society.  Last year Noel November raised approximately $31,182. Read More»

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Walter Mills must have the biggest green thumb in Fayetteville. The impromptu gardener’s home on Kathi Avenue is the site of a wealth of mammoth sunflowers that reach upwards of 12 feet in height. Mills in other locations on the property adjacent to Frances Stone Interiors also grows a host of the plants, including his favorite, gourds. Photo/Ben Nelms.