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Flowers Pretty Enough to Eat with P. Allen Smith

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lowers are more than just pretty faces. We usually grow flowers for their beauty or to attract butterflies and bees to our gardens. But did you know that you can also eat some of them? There are so many garden plants that produce edible flowers. Many of these flowers have nice, subtle flavors like rose petals or the common house geranium. It’s not surpri[...]

Modern Take on Traditional Living

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What's Old is New Again You don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living [...]

For the Love of Eggs

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ou don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living completely off the grid to put[...]

Sharing My Favorite Southern Gardens

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By P. Allen Smith ’ve been fortunate enough to visit the gardens of far-flung locales, across oceans and continents, but the Southern garden speaks to my soul unlike any other. Botanical gardens are wonderful for inspiration, as well as for discovering which flowers, shrubs and trees resonate with your personal aesthetic. The United States has a bounty [...]

Winning At Winter Garden Design

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hen winter is upon us and the garden goes quiet, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the successes and mistakes of the previous year. Once you’ve finished pondering your wins and losses -– ideally with a slice of pie and hot coffee in your hand -– it’s time to plan for the future. I love to do that by thinking about garden design. Take a bird’s-eye view [...]

Apple Adaptability

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By P. Allen Smith :: Photography by Mark Fonville     If you’re thinking of planting apple trees in your yard, it’s time to think small. The apple tree industry has been trending towards dwarf varieties for a few years now, says Arlie Powell of Petals from the Past and professor emeritus at Auburn University. Powell has advised fruit [...]

P. Allen Smith: Fall Lawn Care Tips

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There’s something about fall that energizes me to get out and garden again after enduring our long, hot summers. Photography by Mark Fonville   the cool breezes start to blow at nightfall, they bring with them a calming sense of renewal. The grass starts to green up again, fall-blooming perennials load up with buds ready to burst, and my vegetable[...]