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Endless summer hydrangea CAES News
Blue, pink or lavender?
Color variation in hydrangeas is due to the presence or absence of aluminum compounds in the flowers. If aluminum is present, the color is blue. If it is present in small quantities, the color is variable between pink and blue. If aluminum is absent, the flowers are pink.
Organic onions growing in a field in south Georgia CAES News
Organic gardening class
An organic gardening workshop is slated for April 27 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.
Garden soil CAES News
Dirty work pays off
Good compost takes time, patience and alternating layers of decomposing yard and kitchen wastes. Those are the basics, but Athens-Clarke County Extension Agent Amanda Tedrow was finding that most people needed more information in order to make the compost equation come out right.
A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Planting new additions
If you are planning to add to new plant material to your landscape, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists recommend keeping a few things in mind before you dig your first shovel-full of dirt.
A push lawn mower CAES News
Turfgrass battle plan
Are you dreaming of lush, green grass for your lawn? There are several steps you can take now, in the cold of winter, to help you enjoy a beautiful lawn in the summer.
Soil sample bags await processing at the University of Georgia Soil Testing Laboratory in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Soil test time
Backyard gardens have stopped producing, and everything has been bitten by a couple of hard, fall frosts. There’s not much to do in the garden this time of year, but you can get ahead of the game for next year’s vegetable garden by taking a soil sample now.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Transplants or seeds?
My soil is really dry. Do I still follow my soil test recommendations? And, should I plant transplants or seeds in my fall garden? Clarke County Extension agent Amanda Tedrow answers these questions.
Annual flowers can be planted in soil bags for easy installation. CAES News
Soil bag flower beds
Growing annual flowers in native soils can be a challenge in Georgia. Clay soils, though fertile, are often poorly drained, leading to root diseases. Sandy soils are generally less fertile and drain too quickly, making it hard to keep flowers watered and fed. Planting directly into a good bag of potting soil could be a better option.
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Expert advice free on the web
As you plant fall vegetables, bring plants inside on cold nights and dream of what your landscape will look like next spring, take a moment to check out some of these free resources written by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.
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Gardening 101
A University of Georgia horticulture expert will teach Gardening 101 on April 5 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Ga.