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.
As a gardener, I am always in to finding and planting new trees, shrubs and flowers. I especially like to find and share with others some of my favorite plants for a winter garden.
If you look around outdoor landscapes right now, you will see the lovely camellia in full bloom.
Trees, whether evergreen or deciduous (leaf dropping), can add beauty and balance to your landscape. They also create shade and deliver spectacular beauty in the spring and fall.
Do you like to watch birds? If you are like me, I love to spot different birds in my backyard and see if I can identify them.
December is a busy month: family and friend's holiday gatherings, office parties and shopping lists that never seem to end. But remember to take care of those outdoor and indoor plants during the month and share some alternative gift ideas for all those special people during the holidays.
The Hall County Extension office gets plenty of calls this time of year in reference to pruning shrubs and trees in the landscape. Knowing when to prune and how is very important in terms of maintaining vigorous health for woody plants. It is one of the most important gardening practices, and knowing the exact time frame to prune can achieve maximum results in the landscape.
November is a time when we enjoy family, eat lots of good food and spend time outdoors before Old Man Winter makes his debut.
While the fall leaves on our trees dazzle us in autumn, they do not last very long into the winter months. We must find other interesting, dramatic features on our trees to keep us visually engaged during the cold months.
The best time to seed or sod is now. If you like a beautiful lawn, try planting the popular cool season tall fescue grass. It is popular with the do-it-yourself homeowner because it can be seeded, and its genetically dark-green color can be striking in the fall and spring. This cultivar turf grass has a good, deep root system that is extensive, and in most cases, somewhat drought tolerant. Consider these practices when establishing tall ...
To a gardener, this time of year brings on thoughts of autumn color in our landscape's flowers, shrubs and trees. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than to look out over a canvas of yellow, oranges and deep reds.
Do you want beautiful flowering bulbs next spring? Now is the time to select what types of bulbs you want to plant and how you want to use them in your landscape. Selecting and locating a desirable garden bed for bulbs will guarantee a show-stopping display every spring. When October rolls around, the selection and location should be finished, and the gardener will be ready to plant. Bulbs are actually a plant part. Its function ...
September brings change and the anticipation of a reprieve from these hot, dry days of summer to cooler fall weather. This is still a busy month for the gardener with many enjoyable endeavors to find in the garden.
If you are looking for a wonderful learning experience that is all garden related and you want to become involved with a group of interesting people that want to learn and be a part of the community through volunteer and education, the upcoming master gardener class might be the right program for you.
We live in a wonderful place for gardening. The great thing about living in this area is one can plant or harvest something almost year round.
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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