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Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

ATLANTA -- The garden experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers start 2015 off right with refreshed container gardens and houseplants.

On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, Pike Nurseries will host Potting Party Weekend at all store locations. Gardeners of all levels are invited to bring an empty pot from home or purchase a new one, as on-hand associates help them plant indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Pike Nurseries will also provide complimentary Pike Potting and Container Soil and E.B. Stone Sure Start for pots planted in-store.

With expert potting advice and a wide selection of plants available at Pike Nurseries, guests can welcome the New Year with the perfect container garden for any home.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Tour of Homes & Gardens needs volunteers

Tour of Homes & Gardens needs volunteers

ATLANTA -- The 2014 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is a little less than a year away, but it's never too early to think about volunteering for the annual event.

The tour depends on more than 300 volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Several committee chair positions are also available.

Visit druidhills.org for more information.

The 2014 tour will be held May 2-4.

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

ATLANTA -- Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, homegrown herbs, fruits and vegetables to spruce up a meal. Not only do home-grown edibles taste better, but they can also save shoppers money at the grocery store.

On March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., all Pike Nurseries locations will host a FREE seminar on growing delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home.

This seminar will include step-by-step instructions to teach how to plant and care for home-grown edibles, which edible plants thrive in the Southeast and how to incorporate these plants into your landscape. Plus, attendees will learn about Pike Nurseries’ newest collection of berries, the Brazelberry Collection, which can be grown in small spaces or even in pots.

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

ATLANTA -- Pike Nurseries is holding a free class to help homeowners learn ways to draw birds to their backyards.

According to Pike Nurseries, roughly 350 species of birds live in Georgia. The birding class will teach participants the types of seed that are best for attracting birds, the three essentials needed to draw birds and how to provide for birds during the cold winter months.

The Attracting Birds to Your Backyard class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at all metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries locations. Visit pikenursery.com to find your closest location.

Pike Nurseries will also offer 20 percent off all birding accessories from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pike Nurseries to throw Potting Party at all locations

Pike Nurseries to throw Potting Party at all locations

ATLANTA -- All Pike Nurseries in and around Atlanta are hosting a Potting Party for all customers on January 12-13.

According to a spokeswoman for Pike, garden experts will attend to help customers with several ways to garden by using refreshed container gardens and houseplants. At the parties, guests can pot and take home their own indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Potting advice will be given by experts at the party, so that customers leave with ideal combinations of plants and pots.

Guests do not need to bring anything, as reported by the spokeswoman. Pike will provide soil and EB Stone Sure Start. There will also be coupons given away as well as discounts to use on future shopping trips.

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.