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.
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.
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.
Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.
Each state has its own Arbor Day depending on the best time to plant trees. Georgia's best tree-planting times are November through March; so this year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day today.
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