Recently, the Hall County Farmers Market held its annual membership meeting to make plans for the coming year and to set the opening day. Opening day is Tuesday, May 11, and the first Saturday of the year will be May 15.
Spring fever has hit at the Extension office. The warm weather of this past weekend has gardeners across North Georgia champing at the bit to get started! This week, we've been flooded with calls from anxious gardeners ready to get started on their spring projects. But when it comes to veggies, you'll prevent future problems if you'll fight the urge to start too early. When you receive as much rain as we have lately, it's ...
The magical properties of herbs are entwined in the lore of many cultures. People have used them since early times for healing, fragrances and distinctive flavors. However you use them, herbs can be exciting in any landscape, too, from formal herb gardens to informal mixes in beds of annuals, perennials or shrubs.
Sharing today an article by Sharon Dowdy of the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences on the college's variety testing program:
Throughout the winter Olympics in Vancouver, gold medals have been awarded for such events as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and bobsledding. While that's all well and good, I'll bet the Olympic committee hasn't presented a single award to an annual, perennial, tree or shrub!
If you have fruit trees, you have probably experienced the disappointment of watching apples or peaches grow to almost ripe, only to be wiped out by an insect or disease.
In today's challenging economic environment, news of budgetary concerns in state and local governments is commonplace.
Feb. 19 is Arbor Day in Georgia - so why not plant a tree to celebrate? The kind of tree you choose to plant is up to you. But here are four to consider: Trident maple This tough and attractive deciduous tree (Acer buergeranum) grows to 25 to 35 feet and just about as wide, making an excellent small tree for the landscape. Trident maple has lustrous, three-lobed leaves in summer that turn red, orange ...
As someone who loves a healthy, green lawn, today's article was tough to write. For most men (myself included), we take pride in our lawn and want it to be the envy of the neighborhood. There's nothing better than getting off your mower or lawn tractor and feeling as though you're truly at one with your turf. But shade makes this virtually impossible for many. Trying to maintain a thick, healthy lawn in a shady, ...
With the current economic challenges facing businesses of all kinds, those in the home building and remodeling and landscape and nursery industries are hoping that some upcoming events will help them to better reach their potential customers.
Winter is a strange time to think of flowers in the landscape, yet it can be a surprising awakening of the garden. Some trees, shrubs, vines, annuals and perennials bloom between fall and spring.
fWhile we've had some cold, wet weather in the last few weeks, why not catch a few dry days and get ahead on some of your gardening chores?
Food safety is a matter of national security, and it's as personal as the food your family eats. Foodborne illness can make people sick, damage the economy and cause Americans to question our system of food protection.
Strawberries are a favorite fruit of many. There's nothing better than fresh-picked strawberries in the spring. And recently, I have received numerous calls and e-mails regarding the planting and care of strawberries.
Earlier this week, people across Georgia were greeted with bitter cold temperatures in the teens as they headed back to work and school after the New Year's holiday. And while such frigid weather is difficult for us, it is equally tough on many of our landscape plants - including even the toughest trees and shrubs.