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Camellias blooming at Eden

Flowers displaying brilliant color The camellias a popping out in bloom at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Plants are available for purchase at the State park from The Friends of Eden. On Feb. 11, the Seagrove Garden Club will meet at Eden Gardens State Park to enjoy the blooming camellias. The meeting will feature an expert on the flower, then lunch will follow in the Pavilion. Call Sharon Jenkins 850-231-3584 for more info. Eden Gardens State Park is...

Stir it in the Sauce Jan. 17

Gumbo and games at Fonville Press Saturday, January 17, 5-8 p.m. Fonville Press All you can eat chicken and sausage gumbo, s’mores and hot cocoa. Live music by the Coconut String Band. $10 for adults, kids 10 and under eat free. $5 pitchers of beer, $4 glasses of wine. As always, enjoy petanque, ping-pong, bocce, horsehoes and a firepit. Come back for Superbowl XLIII Sunday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. The game will be shown on the big screen! Grilled...

Garden Club planning flower festival trip

Green Thumb Garden Club planning trip to Festival of Flowers in Mobile The Green Thumb Garden Club of Santa Rosa Beach is offering a motorcoach tour to the annual Mobile Flower Show “Festival of Flowers” in Mobile, AL on March 28-29, 2009.  Trip also includes shopping in Fairhope, area touring, a dinner cruise and Bellingrath Gardens.  For a complete brochure, please contact Nan Ream at (850) 267-0441. or Alice Miller at (850) 880-6066 or coolbreeze485@hotmail.com.  $50.00 deposit due by January...

Walton County Master Gardener tree sale Jan. 16

The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting a tree sale at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Flowering, shade, citrus and fruit trees, suitable for planting now in our area, will be available at bargain prices.  Azaleas, camellias, blueberries, ornamental grasses and vines can be found as well.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with gardening questions and provide information on the plants. The 4-H Youth will host a pancake...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Master Gardener Plant Sale – Saturday Jan. 17 DeFuniak Springs –  09:00 am to 12:00 pm The Walton County Master Gardeners will be holding a plant sale at the Extension Center next to the fairgrounds on SR 83. / / / Learn about Turpentining – Sat. Jan 17 Location: Topsail Hill State Preserve State Park Santa Rosa Beach – 10:00 am Be part of our turpentining crew as they go out into the piney woods and earn their daily babbits....

Dog talk: House training your dog

Have You “Reverse House Trained” your Dog? Does your dog refuse to go to the bathroom outside when you are present? Does your dog play outside and then come back inside and go to the bathroom in your absence? Does your dog look guilty if you see them going to the bathroom inside? If you answer “yes” to any of these then you may have housetrained your dog the wrong way round.  Housetraining is a huge issue for dogs.  Why?...

Water Gardening ‘101’ on Jan. 10

Pete Wilson of Pete’s Ponds will be conducting a free seminar on water gardening On Saturday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Daisy’s Garden Shop 84 Veterans Road, Santa Rosa Beach Learn the difference between:  Water Gardens – Koi Ponds – Goldfish Ponds – Formal and Natural Ponds Pete will touch a little on each of the following subjects: • History of Water Features • Pond Ecology • Plants • Fish • Filtration • Liners • Pumps • Designing • Building...

Clicker Training For Fun, Agility and Obedience Jan. 10

A day of fun for you and your dog DogSmith Training Center & Agility Camp 1778 Linda Lane, Bonifay, FL  32425 40 minutes from the beaches $100.00 per person Learn how to click for: sit, down, stay, heel, front, stand Schedule: 10 a.m. Start – Clicker Training Overview 11.00 a.m. Click for Obedience 12.00 Lunch 1.00 p.m. – Agility Overview 2.00 p.m. – Obstacle Orientation 3.00 p.m. – Obedience Competition 4.00 p.m. – Agility Competition Understand the difference between: Luring...

Dog Talk: Choosing your new best friend ‘for life’

Some things to consider if getting a new puppy is part of the plan this Christmas I find it fascinating to consider a person’s choice of breed for a family pet.  It seems that with some owners, there has clearly been careful consideration choosing the “right dog.” With other owners, less thought appears to have gone into choosing their pet than in deciding where to vacation for a weekend. This has always seemed a little strange to me as the...

Deadline approaching for the Angel Tree

Help bring a smile to a child this holiday season South Walton Fire District is hosting the Angel Tree for Caring and Sharing. You can stop by the station and pick an angel card with the name of a child, or a family with their wish. Buy the appropriate toy, game, puzzle, etc. and bring it back (wrapped) to Station 3. The cards are ready now and office hours are Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. All gifts...

Winter Market at WaterColor Dec. 20

A German Christmas style market with crafts, music and food WaterColor Inn and Resort and the WaterColor Community Association will host a Winter Market on Sat. Dec. 20,  from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at WaterColor’s Town Center. The ‘Winter Market’ concept is reminiscent of a traditional German Christmas market, where a variety of vendors display merchandise and crafts in a street fair setting – making the sites, smells and sounds of the season come alive...