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.
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.
In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.
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