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.
As we approach our transition from an unusually mild winter into spring, there are many important tasks to be done in the garden and landscape.
Our homes would not be complete without a few classic holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactuses. However, did you know these beautiful plants have been decorating homes for the holidays since the 1800s?
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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