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17 June 2010

Gardening Resources & Websites

Below you will find a listing of some very valuable gardening websites. Georgia, Metro Atlanta gardeners.
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Abdurrahim is the lead designer at metro-Atlanta based, award-winning Proudland Landscape, LLC.
You can contact him with question via email at arjalal@proudlandlandscape.com.
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14 June 2010

Container gardening: Uses in Atlanta gardens

perennials growing on deck in containers
perennials growing on deck in containers
www.houselooks.net
Container gardening is a highly versatile means to bring gardening into otherwise inconvenient spaces. For Atlanta gardens there are a number of uses for gardening containers. Container gardening allows the gardener to move and rearrange the garden layout, and bring gardening into otherwise unplantable areas
  • Bring fresh cooking herbs onto decks and patios for cooking and outdoor grilling.
  • Use to have perennial plants and flowers always in bloom, bring out when in bloom, and pull to rear when not.
  • Use in gardening beds to provide height, highlight features, shorter term decorations for seasonal holidays.
  • Bring gardens to apartment or condo patios, and limited townhome spaces.
  • Use to grow tropical and subtropical plants, setting them out in Summer, and bringing them in in Winter.
  • Use bring flowers and plants to pool decks.
  • Bring flowers and color to larger outdoor entertainment such as wedding receptions
  • Create feature plant presentation in the garden
  • Bring plants to other areas without planting beds, such as entry ways, driveways, and front steps.
Abdurrahim is the lead designer at metro-Atlanta based, award-winning Proudland Landscape, LLC.
You can contact him with question via email at arjalal@proudlandlandscape.com.
Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Proudland.
Also, check our Facebook fan page facebook.com/ProudLandscape

09 June 2010

New Georgia Outdoor Watering Rules

 Hose  watering garden (c) Bill Jacobus -  www.flickr.com/photos/billjacobus1/124115562/
Governor Sonny Perdue just signed the Georgia Water Stewardship Act into Law. There are many areas and industries affected, but most pertinent to Georgia gardeners are the new watering rules. Atlanta Region gardeners have become accustomed to varying levels and types of watering restrictions. The rest of the state, not so much. Here is the rundown for gardeners:
1. Individuals may water or irrigated vegetable, flower gardens, lawns, and landscape plants any day, EXCEPT between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
2. The odd/even watering schedule is no longer in effect.
3. Water reuse applications, such as collected rain water and recaptured "grey" water, are not subject to the 10am-4pm restriction.
4. There are certain commercial and professional watering exceptions.
That's the short of it, as it applies to homeowner gardeners.
Resources:
Abdurrahim is the lead designer at metro-Atlanta based, Proudland Landscape, LLC.
You can contact him with question via email at arjalal@proudlandlandscape.com.
Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Proudland.
Also, check our Facebook fan page facebook.com/ProudLandscape