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?
The first day of spring was ushered in this week and the cherry trees are blooming. When you see pink blooms on the trees around town, it seems to whisper that warm weather is on its way.
Do you have a berm in your landscape? A berm is an easy and functional way to create height and can add interest to an otherwise dull, flat landscape. Berms are mounded hills of soil constructed to block out unsightly views, drain water or redirect foot traffic. The most common reasons to create a berm are for aesthetic purposes, such as adding raised elements to the garden and emphasizing a main focal point in the ...
When selecting plants for your landscape, the use of color relationships is an important principle to creating an attractive and functional work of art.
Gardening lovers are anxiously awaiting spring this time of year. So how can you get a jump start on the growing season? Start your seeds indoors.
Though we have had relatively mild winters for a couple of years, cold damage to woody plants can sometimes be a problem here in Georgia.
Trees in our landscapes provide numerous functions. They provide beauty, screening of sight and sounds, privacy, shade and wildlife habitats.
December is a busy time for all of us, but don't forget to do some tidying around your yard. Being outdoors on a sunny crisp day during the holidays can be both therapeutic and exhilarating.
Winter does not have to equate to a dreary garden devoid of excitement. There are many types of berry-bearing shrubs, woody plants and winter flowers to brighten the landscape.
Recently, a local news channel that reported a story about garden and weather folklore.
Most of our calls to extension office this time of year have to do with pruning questions. As we put the garden to bed so to speak, many gardeners want to prune or trim back their shrubs and trees.
In the classic city of Athens, there is an oasis of plants in a lovely garden located in the middle of the bustling UGA campus.
This time of year, I would venture to say that most everyone has purchased a decorative pot of mums and a colorful pumpkin to adorn their front doorway stoops or other visible places.
Improving our community through partnership and education - that is what Hall County Cooperative Extension does.
Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? It is a simple answer that might amaze you.
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.
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
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