As we mentioned last week, June 5-11 is National Gardening Week, and Windsong homeowners find it easy to celebrate in their own homes as well as in their communities.
Wide front porches invite flower pots and hanging baskets full of flowers, herbs, even vegetables. And those beautiful arrangements are great for meeting your neighbors. If you love gardening, you’ll understand how easy it is to strike up a conversation about what kind of plants you have, how long you’ve been gardening, how you feed your plants, and more.
And the front porch is just the beginning, since private courtyards and patio areas offer even more opportunities to show off your green thumb.
Finding those plants is easy, too, since local nurseries are as prevalent as kudzu in Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding, and Bartow counties:
Cherokee County nurseries include Ladyslipper Rare Plant Nursery, on Hickory Flat Highway in Woodstock; Autumn Hill Nursery, on Earney Road in Woodstock; Redbud Lane Nursery, on Redbud Lane in Holly Springs; and Merrililly Gardens, on Jep Wheeler Road in Woodstock.
Cobb County features Kelli Green Garden Center, on Shallowford Road in Marietta; and Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Center, on McDaniel Road NW in Marietta (and their annual Daylily Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 18).
In Paulding County, garden enthusiasts have Lost Mountain Nursery, on Poplar Springs Road in Dallas; Elrod Garden Center, on Merchants Drive in Dallas; Little Creek Farm Nursery, on Seals Drive in Dallas; Groovy Gardens, on Skeet Shoot Road in Dallas; and Bobby & Lynn’s Plant Farm, on Mount Tabor Church Road in Dallas.
Bartow County’s nurseries and garden centers include Lina Evans Home & Garden, on Wall Street in Cartersville; Southland Greenhouse, on Cobb Parkway N NW in Acworth; and Five Springs Nursery, on Calhoun Road NE in Adairsville.
Most of the local nurseries listed feature native plants, locally grown and organically grown plants, and experts to help you choose the proper placement, soil, amendments, fertilizers, and more.
Windsong homeowners have a rich history of garden walks, as well. During the month of June, consider organizing a “Courtyard Crawl,” which is a cross between a garden tour and a progressive lunch or dinner. Or connect with the Master Gardeners in your community to learn more about organic fertilizing options, native plants, attracting pollinators, and more.
Outdoor living is one of the luxuries of living in a Windsong community, where luxury and lifestyle invite activities, friendships, and overall well-being.
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