Outdoors

GARDENING – What Do I Plant In My FULL SUN garden bed?

GARDENING – What Do I Plant In My FULL SUN garden bed?

I don't know about you but I have one place in my garden that everything just seems to shrivel up and die in the summer. So, why am I talking about summer, when it's the beginning of Spring? Because NOW is the time to fix those problem areas. This plant was the only...

GARDENING – Spring Planting!

GARDENING – Spring Planting!

The weather is sunny and we're itching to plant all of those beautiful flowers! There are GORGEOUS flowers in the gardening centers right now. What should I buy? I want to take them ALL home! Can I plant them now? When you shop at the big box gardening centers, the...

Let’s Take A Walk: McDowell Creek Greenway

Let’s Take A Walk: McDowell Creek Greenway

The newest gem on the Cornelius Emerald Necklace. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had rushed around, running errands, and doing grocery shopping – and, I felt, well, grumpy and annoyed. My last stop was at Publix near Magnolia estates and as I packed my groceries away...

Quest at Latta Nature Preserve – Huntersville

Quest at Latta Nature Preserve – Huntersville

Visit Quest at Latta Nature Preserve 6345 Sample Rd, Huntersville, Phone: (980) 314-7878 Business Hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily Description: Image Courtesy: Ellen Stafford Quest​ serves as the gateway to the 1,460 acres of Latta Nature Preserve and is the source for...

Relax: McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II

Relax: McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II

The newest gem on the Cornelius Emerald Necklace Last week, we had a sneak peek of McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II. It's the newest gem on the series of greenways called the Cornelius Emerald Necklace. When completed the greenways will circle Cornelius providing a...

Relax: A Windy Day at Lake Norman State Park

Relax: A Windy Day at Lake Norman State Park

Autumn is here Now that the weather is cooler, a visit to Lake Norman State Park is a treat. There are hiking trails and biking trails — all with lovely vistas.   Native wildflowers are blooming     As I walked the Alder Trail in the park, I saw several...

Relax: At Home with Janice Luckey

Relax: At Home with Janice Luckey

Relaxing at Home Author Janice Luckey, submitted a video of her backyard retreat. It's her favorite place to relax. Click on the video below and enjoy. — EH Stafford, Managing Editor   Relax for one minute with Janice's video. If you have a favorite peaceful...