Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

As an outdoor activity, gardening allows you to get some exercise and sweat. Any physical movement is good for your body, and because gardening mostly takes place outside, your body is able to absorb the vitamin D that it needs. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress, and stress is a huge health risk. Chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune … Continue reading Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

Summertime Tips and Tricks

Summertime is one of the best times of the year, but it is also the time of year where we seem to get sick unexpectedly. Sickness can pop up left and right, and we don’t know why. A few summer ailments that we tend to always get are the common cold, which has a tendency to be worse than during any other season; food poisoning, … Continue reading Summertime Tips and Tricks

From the Greenhouse to the Garden

The Urban Garden is one of the only garden stores that grows their plants in their own local greenhouses. Located in historic downtown Valdosta, it is an open-aired plant market that strives to give its customers the freshest annuals, perennials, and other seasonal plant material. Stacey Griffin has owned and operated his store for the last four years, but he has been passionate about gardening … Continue reading From the Greenhouse to the Garden

Plants That Can Survive South Georgia Summers

Now that spring has passed and summer is here, many of the plants in your garden are finished with their blooming seasons, especially due to the scorching South Georgia sun that can kill off even the heartiest of plants. Here are a few flowers for your summer garden that can stand the heat and bring some color to your backyard. Low-Maintenance This flower requires little … Continue reading Plants That Can Survive South Georgia Summers

Flowers Every Spring Garden (and Home) Needs

    April showers bring May flowers, and this year is no exception. Spring is in full swing, and with summer right around the corner, you’ll surely be spending even more time outdoors. Here are a few plants and flowers guaranteed to add some color to your summer garden or to vases in your home.   “Where flowers bloom, so does hope…” – Lady Bird … Continue reading Flowers Every Spring Garden (and Home) Needs