Features: Outdoors

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

Starting seeds takes warm soil temperatures

Whether we are planting seeds or transplants, we need to consider not just about the air temperature, but the soil temperature as well when starting our gardens indoors and out.


Mar. 20, 2013 @ 09:53 AM

Traditions set the rhythm of our lives

Traditions are interesting, as they are basically a ritual that involves more than one person.  One of my favorite traditions is opening day of dove season.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

Purple Martin scouts return to Union County

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas, with reports of “scouts” logged almost daily online.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 05:28 AM

Limited space need not limit your garden

Limited growing space doesn’t have to limit you from growing vegetables, herbs and fruits. All you need are sunshine, water, fertilizer, a suitable container with a good growing medium and healthy transplants to successfully grow your own fresh, local and organic food in containers.


Mar. 05, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

Getting help in the garden from companion plants

Need a few friends to help you harvest more fruits, vegetables and flowers in the garden as well as help with pest control? Want more lovely butterflies and birds to keep you company in the yard? Companion planting is the answer!


Mar. 02, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

And now I will return to the Galax wood

While writing the so called main articles of the outdoors section over the past nine years did scratch a writing itch I had along with allowing myself to revisit on occasion some of the memories of my younger days, it did not allow me to scratch deep enough. To do this, I would need to devote more time, patience and computer time toward returning to the galax woods.