A "cornucopia" of plant life blesses the northeast area of the state as fall winds down and the beautiful colors of the trees and shrubs fade away. Then we can anxiously see the many ornamental trees and shrubs that will reveal their showy clusters of brightly colored berries, painting the landscape just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
While most people like the warmer months, I love cooler weather. I like looking out into a winter landscape and seeing interesting branches and colorful bark on the many trees and shrubs growing in the Southeast. And many plants have colorful blooms and textured foliage that can help any drab landscape become something wonderful to view in the winter season. One of my favorite fall and winter flowering plants is the sasanqua and japonica camellia. ...
No doubt, this time of year is a favorite for most folks. The harvest moon signals the balance of night and day and the autumn sun shines lower on the horizon, spilling its light through all of the beautiful warm colors this time of year displays. So spruce up your lawn and put some eye-catching displays into the mix with the seasonal colors of the fall. Autumn is my favorite time of year, because I ...
Fall is a busy time to get a few things done in the garden since September and October are great months to prepare for next year's growing season. It is time to kick start the garden for next year!
As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.
Seed saving is an old practice. In days gone by, farmers and gardeners saved their prized heirloom seeds and valued them as treasures worth holding onto every year to year. As the gardening season comes to a close and fall approaches, consider saving some of those phenomenal seeds from your vegetable garden and flowering perennials and annual beds.
Fall is my favorite time to plant and work in the garden. The days are cooler and it is a great time to plan and implement some great projects to ensure a beautiful landscape the following year.
Get inspired and create a woodland garden! Do you have areas with large trees and unused wooded areas in your yard? Use these areas to create a natural woodland setting. A natural woodland setting is designed to provide a more relaxed and natural look to your landscape. Plus, they are basically maintenance free! Start by scoping out your area of interest. Do you already have native plants there? How is the soil condition? How much ...
Be on the lookout for two prominent plant diseases: downey mildew on impatiens and rose rosette disease on our favorite rose bush, the Knock Outs.
An endless list of issues may cause tomatoes not to produce well. Some of the common problems and remedies are as follows.
Plants and lawns cannot survive without water, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Blooming shrubs are a traditional part of the Southern landscape. And with summer almost here, it is time to prune most of our beautiful spring flowering plants.
If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.
April showers bring May flowers! In the case of this year, this is very true. Around Hall County, we have seen the most beautiful show of azaleas we have had in years and it won't be long before the rhododendrons and peonies will put on a delightful show.
There is a developing trend to grow our own food in our gardens and landscapes. We tend to hear a lot about growing vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and such. Why not grow fruits as well?
In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
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