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Color in Floral Design by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

Color in Floral Design by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

These designs were in a flower in New Hampshire a few years ago. Several of these designs received blue ribbons for their class. Please note that these photos may not be reproduced.

Striking combinations of color in the floral and structural elements in these designs. These designs, which range from foam tubes to metal structures, red anthriums to green trick dianthus, will set your creative imagination on flight.

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Rose Rosette Disease: There “Mite” Be a Problem with Your Roses by RGC Blogger Lisa Ethridge

Rose Rosette Disease: There “Mite” Be a Problem with Your Roses by RGC Blogger Lisa Ethridge

Since its identification in 1941, Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) has slowly made its way across the country. Now it’s a national epidemic; moreover, the highest concentration of this insidious disease is the upper South, aka our own North Fulton backyards.

RRD is basically uncontrollable and deadly to rose bushes of all types. Unchecked, it can spread throughout a neighborhood and beyond. While it’s good to be aware of the problem, that’s not enough. Horticulturalists declare that without action and, yes, even activism rose “delight” will turn to rose “despair” in the coming decades.

As rose bushes begin to grow actively this spring, look for these symptoms:
· Reddish-purple vein mosaic pattern on leaves
· Bright red foliage that never turns green
· Excessive thorns
· Tiny, tight clusters of buds called a “witches’ broom”

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Daffodil Inspirations – Quick Design & Style Pointers from the 2019 Annual Daffodil Show by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

Daffodil Inspirations – Quick Design & Style Pointers from the 2019 Annual Daffodil Show by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

We are now looking at daffodils, jonquils, and narcissus in our gardens, I thought it would be fun to see them used creatively. The Georgia Daffodil Society’s Annual Daffodil Show, which is coming up soon, is a great opportunity to do just that.

Here’s a quick look at designs from last year’s show in anticipation of this year’s show. Perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own daffodil designs.

Design 1, a mass design, shows a beautiful blending of several varieties. You can see how it is laced with spirals of vine and plastic tubing. The orange background was a perfect accent for…

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Reaching Beyond the Three R’s: More Ways to Care for the Earth…By Guest Blogger & 1st Place Winner Emma Guglielmo

Reaching Beyond the Three R’s: More Ways to Care for the Earth…By Guest Blogger & 1st Place Winner Emma Guglielmo

The Roswell community has no shortage of nature-lovers and tree-huggers. There are endless prestigious organizations that spread environmental education and activism, such as the Roswell Garden Club and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Oftentimes, the environmentally-conscious choice is not the most convenient, but there are numerous ways to get involved. 

Transforming your home into an eco-paradise can be easier than one thinks. At the end of the day, some people do not have the space, financial standing, or freedom to live a 100% eco-friendly lifestyle. Baby steps are the key to modification….

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Why the Environmental Acts are so Important…By Guest Blogger & 2nd Place Winner Ana Clara Ferreira

Why the Environmental Acts are so Important…By Guest Blogger & 2nd Place Winner Ana Clara Ferreira

Nowadays, a very recurring issue is the fact that we need to change our actions towards planet Earth urgently. Our planet is collapsing and we are currently living in times of  several environmental crises all around the world, as the recently rainforest fires in Brazil.

In July 29, the 2019 Earth Overshoot Day happened, meaning that humans have already used all the planet’s ecological resource budget for the entire year. And the reason this date is so remarkable is because each year we are reaching the Overshoot Day earlier. The world is using up resources so fast and in an uncontrolled way that the planet’s ecosystems cannot regenerate them in time.

The most shocking part of all this is that…

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Dogwood District Fall Meeting Devotion by Guest Blogger P.K. Henry

Dogwood District Fall Meeting Devotion by Guest Blogger P.K. Henry

First Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you”

Offering a morning prayer of thanks is an incredible way to start the day. God, the giver of life, allows each of us to wake up to new beauties each day, so it’s important that we turn to Him and offer up our gratitude.

Thanking the Lord in the morning is also a method of keeping our perspective fixed on what truly matters. Gratitude is a powerful reminder of all we have — and of the eternal love God gives us.

In these times of uncertainty and contentiousness, let’s begin each day with appreciation for what we have. Be thankful for our families and friends, be thankful for the change of seasons, be thankful for the cooling rain, be thankful for our beautiful gardens, be thankful for this – OUR GARDEN WE CALL GEORGIA.

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