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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.

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] won first and third places for the Best Covered Deck in the North American Deck and Railing Association's annual competition. NADRA is composed of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. The association emphasizes safe building practices and deck safety.

"MOSAIC Group's winning entry is a true outdoor living space," said Co-owner Rick Goldstein, a registered architect. "Our goal was to make a visual connection between the home and the view to the pool.

Pike Nurseries to host pumpkin planter class

Pike Nurseries to host pumpkin planter class

ATLANTA -- Let Pike Nurseries help you add some fall décor to your home.

This weekend, all Atlanta-area Pike locations will host a make-and-take pumpkin planter seminar. The class will teach participants how to create a perfect autumn centerpiece using pumpkins, soil and a variety of plants.

The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The cost is $30 per person, which includes a pumpkin planter to take home.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

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.

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.

Local Couple Sows Seeds of Gardening and Healthy Eating for Kids

Local Couple Sows Seeds of Gardening and Healthy Eating for Kids

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- With childhood obesity rates on the rise and consumers becoming more disconnected from where their food originates from, the outlook is bleak for a healthy and self-sustaining next generation. A ray of hope shines through with a charming new book teaching children that gardening, eating healthy, and spending quality time with family are not only good for you, but also enjoyable!

From the beginning of time, parents have passed down knowledge to children about how to prepare, plant, pick, preserve, and cook their own food. Unfortunately, that lineage has waned significantly. With the popularity of fast food restaurants, microwave dinners, and processed foods, our kids' waistlines have increased and healthy diet education has gone down.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.