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Mazie Bailey uses what God gives

Making do

By Sherry Archie

Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.  


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Schaupps grow a variety of fruits and vegetables in raised beds

From yard to table

By Sherry Archie

Dori and Dan Schaupp married 37 years ago and have had vegetable garden every year. At their home at 1310 Crestfield Drive, they faced a challenge. The backyard retained water when it rained and became marshy, making gardening next to impossible. Their solution was to create raised garden beds.
In 2004, they began with four raised beds with mainly vegetables and a small space for herbs. Over the years the number of beds has grown.


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Yard of Month selection ‘dream come true’ for Mangums

By Sherry Archie

Sue and Michael Mangum have lived at 136 Evergreen Road for the last 20 years. During this time they have enjoyed keeping their yard well-manicured, neat and full of seasonal blooms. Until now, little did they know that others admired their yard, too. They received an unprecedented five nominations for Yard of the Month recently.  
After learning of these nominations and viewing the yard herself, Elaine Atkins with Leaf and Petal Garden Club agreed and selected the Mangums’ yard as the June Yard of the Month.


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August Yard of the Month

The perfect setting

Sherry Archie


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Former officer worker didn't know she'd be a farm owner

A place that seldom rests

Michele Roberts


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Tips for keeping your cat calm

Statepoint Media

The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such disruptive things as summer thunderstorms and road trips.

And unfortunately behavioral issues are the No. 1 reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats, resulting in the death of about 15 million pets each year.


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The Haires aren't the only ones to appreciate their garden

Out of the Earth

Sherry Archie


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W.B. Evans

I could use a little ‘mow money’

In another realm, I was a ball of fire, always full of energy.

Why, I took on all kinds of projects and tasks of all sorts and sizes around our Charlotte Road Camelot.

Now, I get up in the morning with the best intentions of getting our yard in better shape.

No, I don’t mean that blue ribbon, Yard-of-the-Month frenzy.

While I enjoy lookin’ at the pictures, once you win that distinction, you are under pressure and the lawn is under neighborhood microscope.


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Suited to their needs

Yard of the Month

Sherry Archie


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Melinda Myers, Horticulturist

Enhance your holiday landscape

Add a little holiday sparkle to your landscape for you and your guests to enjoy. No matter the weather outside, a few decorative touches can greatly increase the beauty and enjoyment of your winter landscape.

Try one, two or all eight of these tips to improve your landscape’s winter appeal.


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