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Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

ATLANTA -- Fall, the prime planting season, is right around the corner, and Pike Nurseries has everything homeowners need to beautify their yards.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, all Pike locations in metro Atlanta will host a free fall gardening class. Nursery experts will take attendees through the process of picking out fall plants and caring for them.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free to attend.

Pike's Gardenfest event, where customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments while surveying a variety of plants and yard decorations, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Much of the merchandise will be on sale during Gardenfest.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your neighborhood Pike and to learn more about the upcoming fall events.

Farmers market hosting recipe contest

Farmers market hosting recipe contest

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Do you have a vegetable-based recipe that never fails to wow your dinner guests?

That signature dish could now win you a prize from the Peachtree City Farmers Market.

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The farmers market, in conjunction with the Peachtree City Library and Fayette Woman magazine, are holding a "Fresh from the Garden" recipe contest as part of the library's ONE Book, ONE Peachtree City summer program.

To enter, submit your recipe online before Aug. 1, then bring the actual dish to the farmers market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place dishes, while all participants will receive T-shirts.

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Atlanta
Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

PTC Garden Club designs ‘Anna’s Garden’ at Braelinn Elementary

On March 24, the Peachtree City Garden Club began work on Anna’s Memorial Garden at Braelinn Elementary School.

Club members and spouses joined Anna’s family, Karen, Joshua and Norm Van Horn, to dig garden beds at the new pavilion on the school’s playground that was built in memory of Anna Van Horn who died in an accident last year.

Anna loved nature and gardening with her mother.

In April the club will add new blooming plants in Anna’s favorite colors: pink, purple and yellow. A garden dedication will take place at the school on May 1.

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Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

ATLANTA -- Spring is on its way to metro Atlanta, and Pike Nurseries is helping residents prepare by offering 10 days of big savings on colorful springtime plants.

The Countdown to Spring Sale will begin on Wednesday, March 7 and run through Friday, March 16, with a different item on sale every day. Visit www.pikenursery.com to see which items are marked down and when.

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

 

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Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.