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Home grown success

From left are Adam Jackson and Phil Jackson, Jr. Photo/Special.

When Phil Jackson started his business, Nature’s Landscape Services, in 1977 in a small house off Georgia Highway 85, he never anticipated that 34 years later, he would be running the same business with his two grown sons.

Phil will be the first to tell you that it has not been easy. He sacrificed time away from his family while his boys were younger to create the business that his two sons are involved in now. Read More»

Master gardeners identify trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary

Master Gardeners Rich Cocos (L) and Al Baird show off two of the small signs they created to identify large specimen trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary as part of their advanced training in Urban Forestry. Photo/Special.

On a recent warm February afternoon, master gardeners Al Baird and Rich Cocos walked the trail at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary and posted small signs identifying various trees in the nature preserve.

Visitors to the preserve will now benefit from their work and be able to know what trees are growing in this wetland habitat.

Al and Rich have just completed an in-depth five-day training seminar on Urban Forestry conducted by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to receive a Gold Star for advanced training in Urban Forestry and Ecology. Read More»

Fix foggy window problems in your home

Bill Wincapaw, owner of Capitol Glass, Inc. Photo/Special.

Capitol Glass, Inc. can help clear things up

Do you have a problem with foggy windows?

Foggy windows are caused by excess moisture between window panes in insulated glass units (IGUs). If the air in your double pane window contains moisture, this will result in condensation between the panes of glass, especially in the damp cold weather when the windows contract more and pull moisture through the failed glass seal. Read More»

Things to do to your yard before spring

There are a few things that can be done now to your yards to prepare them for Spring Green Up and the 2011 Growing Season. Now that most of the leaves have fallen, it is easier to see what needs to be done and work on your yards.

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Happy 90th birthday, John Boyden

Happy 90th birthday, John Boyden

Master Gardener John Boyden recently enjoyed a surprise 90th birthday party given in his honor by members of the Fayette Master Gardener Association. John has been a master gardener since 1986 and still enjoys volunteering his expertise at the Fayette County Extension Office. A native of London, John charms callers to the Extension Office with his crisp British accent and his vast knowledge of horticulture. Photo/Special.

Master Gardeners elect new officers

Master Gardeners elect new officers

At the Nov. 15 monthly meeting of the Fayette County Master Gardeners Bonnie Helander (left) was nominated and confirmed by membership as President - Elect.  Jim Stichweh (center) will become Director at Large and Tom Wilson (right) becomes President.  Everyone present congratulated them on their new positions and look forward to an exciting year ahead. Photo/Special.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers welcomes 33 new associates

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers is pleased to announce that 33 new sales associates have recently joined the company, 3 of which will work out of the Peachtree City Office.

Martin Wise, Lisa Cockerham, and Sarah Johnson will work out of BHGRE Metro Brokers’ Peachtree City Office located at 1218 North Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.     Read More»

Fayette County Board Of Realtors rally with realtors in New Orleans

Jackie and Gary Begg.  Jackie is 2011 President of Fayette County Board of Realtors. Photo/Special.

Several Realtors from the Fayette County Board of Realtors joined thousands of Realtors across the country in New Orleans during the 2010 REALTORS Conference & Expo held November 5-8. Read More»

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Carol Hight, a Carrolton Master Gardener and retired school teacher, was the main speaker at the Nov. 15 Fayette County Master Gardener meeting.  Her subject was Hellebores - Winter Beauties and she drew a crowd of more than 60 members.  Hellebores, or Lenten Rose, are carefree, evergreen, low maintanance plants that should be a part of everyone’s garden.  They bloom in a variety of colors and can be enjoyed from Christmas through April which will brighten your winter landscape.

New Master Gardeners

New Master Gardeners

From left are new Master Gardeners Jeanne Belvin, Diane Hartman, Ann Suenaga and Sylvia Benedetti.  As interns they completed 50 hours of volunteer work in the county.  They were presented with their certificate and badge at the November 15 monthly meeting by Sandy Edwards, Horticulture Program Assistant.  If you would like more information on the program, please contact the UGA Cooperative Extension Fayette County, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209, Fayetteville.  Telephone 770-305-5176.

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