Tag Archives | Botanical Gardens

Boomer Gardens and Planting Zones

Planting vegetables and flowers should be as easy as popping a few seeds in some decent potting soil, adding water and sunlight, then sitting back while nature does its work. Alternately, gardeners might go to the local nursery, choose a few plants from the selection, providing sunlight and watering as needed. Alas, that is not […]

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Baby Boomers & Spring Bloomers

  Ah, north Georgia in the Spring It’s a rather short-lived thing Chilly nights and longer days Flowers bloom under the sun’s rays We dodged a winter filled with snow Now the yellow pollens blow Coating everything in sight In a dusty yellow blight.   But Windsong folks will not be slowed Or kept from […]

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July Days Boomers Can Celebrate in the Courtyard

July is chock-full of reasons to celebrate, and Active Adults who are savvy enough to live in a Windsong community have the perfect PLACE to host a celebration, from a private afternoon with family & friends to a full-fledged party – in the Courtyard! We enjoyed the parades and fireworks of Independence Day on July […]

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Active Adults Seek To “Right-Size” Their Homes

Like standing on the shore, watching an enormous wave coming toward you, experts in nearly every facet of our country have been planning for the needs and desires of the Baby Boomer Generation, whose sheer numbers and influence have impacted many of the innovations of the 20th Century, and permanently changed the way we live […]

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Lights, Cameras, Active Adults!

The first frost came a little bit early this year, ushering in the holiday spirit and the desire to wear things like scarves and mittens, indulge in hot cocoa (or hot toddies), and engage in seasonal activities like driving around looking at light displays and window decorations. Individuals, neighborhoods, companies, and event spaces all participate […]

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Boomers Avoid Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Outdoors

What an interesting summer it has been in Georgia this year, with cooler-than-normal temperatures and a significant amount of rainfall and humidity, making outdoor activities more enjoyable – but also providing the perfect environment for mosquitoes. Because mosquitoes can potentially carry – and transmit – illnesses to humans, it’s best to be aware of the […]

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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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January Kicks Off Garden Season!

Container gardens or traditional in-the-ground gardens, edibles or ornamentals, trees and shrubs or flowers and vines. The weather outside may be frightful, but the daily mail delivery offers treasures to set the hearts of avid gardeners aflutter. I’m talking about seed and gardening catalogs. It seems appropriate that they arrive during the coldest month of […]

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Beyond Trick or Treat – October Activities for Grandparents

October activities that don’t involve candy and costumes score popularity points with modern grandparents. Fortunately, a number of local alternatives are fun, convenient and affordable including: Walking Through a Corn Maze (or “Maize”) Cagle’s Dairy Corn Maize in Cherokee County – now in its 12th year, this maze includes intricate designs along the more than […]

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Interior Design in a Whole New Light

Sure, everyone may be reading “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but its title should certainly not be taken as an inspiration for interior design! In fact, with the “graying” of the US population, attention to color palette and other interior design features is becoming more important, not only for aesthetic reasons, but for health reasons as […]

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