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April in Atlanta: An Original Weather Poem

When sun and rain and sun again Are accompanied by doses of Claritin And yellow dust covers everything, It’s April in Atlanta.   Balmy days of eighty-five degrees Bring forth new life of flowers and trees Then sends them scattering on a breeze During April in Atlanta.   A/C cranks as humidity soars Pollen sneaks […]

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Active Adults Prepare Now For Courtyard Gardens

We saw our last snowfall less than two weeks ago, and this past weekend home & garden centers were full of shorts-and-Tshirt-clad weekend warriors preparing to rake, seed, till, and fertilize their lawns and gardens. Such is the wacky weather in the great state of Georgia! While Windsong homeowners don’t have to worry about lawn […]

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Active Adults Choose Pallet Gardens For Patios & Courtyards

The “Farm-To-Table” movement has even transformed asphalt rooftops in urban settings, previously under-used patios, front porches, and more, from coast to coast, and has launched a trend to “re-purpose” or “up-cycle” items such as wooden shipping pallets, plastic or wire milk crates, and more. How Do I Convert a Pallet? Staple gardening fabric (the black, […]

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Active Adults Fight Back Against Pollen

Springtime in Georgia and the living is… aaahh – CHOO! … coated in a fine (sometimes thick) yellow dusting of pollen. We get frustrated with the stuff that coats every surface within the state, but it isn’t what we see that makes our eyes water and our skin itch and causes us to sneeze and […]

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Container Gardens Great Outdoor Option for Active Adults

It’s spring time and suddenly you’re feeling the urge to dig in the dirt, plant some flowers or maybe plan a vegetable garden. Just because you’ve sold your high-maintenance home – and the big yard – doesn’t mean you have to give up fresh flowers and veggies. In fact, with your new, carefree lifestyle, gardening […]

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Courtyard Home Vegetable Gardening with Grandchildren

Before the Internet and the plethora of personal electronic devices, there was a wonderful, child-friendly activity that grandparents could share with their grandchildren: planting a garden. Fortunately, container gardening makes this a possibility especially suited for the courtyards of Windsong’s ranch homes; and the results can be a feast for both the eyes and the […]

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Earth Day!! Earthcraft ranch homes available at Somerset Active Adult Community in Woodstock, GA

Today is Earth Day.  All around Atlanta there are festivities to celebrate; but more so to remind us that we need to do our part to take care of Earth.  After all, it is the only one we have.  I believe if each of us does a little bit everyday, we can take care of […]

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