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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.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

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.

Gardening master classes begin Jan. 8

Gardening master classes begin Jan. 8

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Forsyth County Extension's 2013 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training course begins Jan. 8.

Classes are held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Mar. 28.

All sessions are held at Lanier Technical College in Cumming. The class is hosted by the University of Georgia's Forsyth County Extension Office and costs $180 per person.

Learn more at ugaextension.com.

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.

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.