Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? It is a simple answer that might amaze you.
Autumn is on its way in, and the transition from warmer to cooler weather is almost here. What type of activities is important to the gardener at this time of year?
Have you ever found a wonderful plant and decided to buy it without first looking at the tag to see what kind of conditions it needs and, more importantly, how large will it grow? It helps to know these things before you purchase ornamental plants and trees.
I know it is just August, but now is a great time to be planning, selecting and getting prepared for the best time of the year to plant. Fall is a fabulous time to plant most trees, shrubs, perennials and ornamental plants. Also, there is a great variety of fall vegetables that will keep you harvesting into the colder months. There are several reasons why it is better to plant in the fall. The ...
As August approaches, our local Extension office will be gearing up to send out applications to all interested persons in our area who want to become master gardeners in 2013.
July gardening can have its challenges with hot, dry days and sometimes humid conditions. A committed gardener has to use their time wisely during the cooler mornings and late afternoons.
We hear a lot these days about sustainable gardening and the use certain techniques to promote a healthy environment. A sustainable garden works in harmony with nature. It is also called a "whole system growing method."
The 2012 Georgia Gold Medal plants have been named for this year, and the winners are earning their gold in color, fragrance, texture and native adaptability.
There is almost an endless list as to what can cause tomatoes not to produce well. From environmental changes in temperatures, humidity and water to the many fungal issues, both bacterial and viral that can cause problems.
Due to our early spring weather, signs of insect and fungal diseases are showing up on the calendar a little sooner than the previous year.
Hummingbird havens and butterfly magnets are good words to describe a backyard designed around attracting these wonderful creatures.
Recycling in our gardens (composting) and the use of mulching makes common sense in our landscapes.
Are you wondering what that beautiful shrub is with flat, snow-white flowers? Usually around mid-April into May and right after the dogwoods bloom, Hall County becomes blanketed with this shrub in many areas. It is called the Summer Snowflake Virburnum.
Many Hall County homeowners are struggling with the deer populations that love to nibble on their ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.
There is a big, big world of perennials. Now is the great time to select, plan and design for year-round color and harmony themes in the garden using these wonderful 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.
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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