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*** Gardening Tips From Eddie ***

Read Eddie's latest article about garden tools at "Garden Widgets - Just Tooling Around" in the Writings section!

Learn the Following:

  • Your climate zone __________________

  • Annual rainfall ____________________

  • Your altitude ______________________

  • Which way is East and West in your garden

  • Average last and first frost dates ________________ ________________


Tips and Suggestions

  • Neatness counts - At the end of the day or whenever you finish a project clean up the mess.

  • Put everything back where it goes and it will look so much better.

  • Define gardening - what does it mean to you? This will help solidify a vision of your garden.

  • Narrow your focus - Don't try to have one of everything or your garden will soon be a botanical nightmare.

  • Learn what you like and specialize.

  • Beware of invasive plants - Be advised that good Nurseries sometimes sell bad plants. Get a list of the plants to avoid from the GA Native Plant Society:

  • Learn the difference between pruning and shearing. Do large cuts first, detail work last.

  • Visit public gardens - And better neighborhoods. Take notes, pictures, and borrow ideas that you see.

  • Don't skimp - Buy nice plants and accessories for your garden.

  • Name your garden - Put up a sign that says 'Bigger Chigger Ranch' or 'Rainbow Glen' anything.

  • Have at least one unusual specimen plant.

  • Mix vegetables with your flowers, they will look great and be practical.

  • Plant Edibles that don't have to be sprayed - Seedless American persimmons, pawpaw, pineapple guava, kiwi, fig, blueberries and English walnuts.

  • Prepare individual bags of soil amendments in advance and stockpile for use on single plantings.

  • Place your buglight over the goldfish pond.

  • Source For Water Polymers:


Pete Moss says:

"Hello, fellow gardeners! The secret to a successful garden lies in amending the soil and Sphagnum Peat is a top rated product for lightening clay soil and adding organic matter to sandy soil. It is a replenishable product much the same as pine trees grown for paper. Go to for more information on Peat Moss.



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