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Tips for cold weather plant protection

Tips for cold weather plant protection

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, you do not want to be rushing outside in the dark to cover cold-sensitive plants.

According to University of Georgia experts, protect plants in containers either by placing them inside a protective structure (house, garage, greenhouse or shed) or by placing a protective covering over them.

“People put a lot of time and expense in caring for their plants,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “It is important for them to know how to protect their investments to nurture them for growth when the weather is cold.”

Container plants are especially susceptible to cold temperatures; their roots are more exposed because they are above ground. Plants with roots that are damaged by cold temperatures may not show immediate signs of damage; these plants will show signs of stress when temperatures rise and the demand for water from the roots are greater.

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.

Ga. Organics to visit Burgess-Peterson Academy

Ga. Organics to visit Burgess-Peterson Academy

ATLANTA -- Burgess-Peterson Academy in East Atlanta is one of only three schools statewide to be chosen for a visit from the Georgia Organics Farm to School conference.

Before the special guests visit, the school needs volunteers to make sure its organic garden is in tip top shape.

Those who want to help can stop by on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school needs weeders, mulchers and other volunteers with green thumbs to make the garden even more beautiful.

Burgess-Peterson Academy is located at 480 Clifton Street SE.

Burgess-Peterson Academy students work in edible garden

Burgess-Peterson Academy students work in edible garden

ATLANTA -- The students at Burgess-Peterson Academy in East Atlanta are excited to play in the dirt.

Children in grades pre-K through 5th will begin planting seeds and seedlings in the school's edible garden this Friday.

The elaborate garden at Burgess-Peterson consists of three areas, including a raised bed, an orchard and outdoor classroom, and a woodland garden with plants donated by another local gardener. Students, parents, school staff and volunteers keep the garden tidy and growing year-round.

The garden has attracted some high profile attention. Last year, first lady Michelle Obama visited the school and praised it for the edible garden, which encourages children to be active and eat healthy.

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

Get holiday pics taken for only $85 = On Location Photo Session + 4 Digital Images ($175 value)

Get holiday pics taken for only $85 = On Location Photo Session + 4 Digital Images ($175 value)

Time to get your holiday cards ready for friends and family across the miles. Don't settle for a big box "portrait studio", this year you can get an on-location photo shoot for your holiday card CLICK HERE TO Save 51% off this year's family portrait with Intown Atlanta photography, Kristy Heller of Kristy Photography ($175 value).  Photos also make the perfect present!

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