Posts Tagged ‘georgia’

Hops vine – Growing

Q: Is it possible to grow hops in Ga.? Could the vine be trained onto a trellis and grown in a pot on a deck? A: Hops flowers, as most know, are used to flavor beer. There once was thriving...

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UGA Downloadable Plant List Publications

Finding the right plant for the right place can really be a chore! Fortunately, there are several excellent references that will help you find what you need. Try these University of Georgia publications first: Landscape Plants for Georgia a great...

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Drought – Watering Rules – Current June, 2012

Starting on June 1, 2010, the following watering rules became law: Persons may irrigate outdoors daily for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only from  4 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. The following...

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Gold Medal Plant Summary 1994 – 2013

The Gold Medal Plant Committee is a non-profit organization comprised of nurserymen, flower growers, garden center retailers, landscape professionals, county Extension agents and faculty from the University of Georgia. Their goal is: To promote the production, sale and use of...

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Raspberry

Rubus cv. Fresh Raspberries are nearly impossible to find in grocery stores because they deteriorate quickly after picking and do not ship well. Growing a few in your backyard is the best way to enjoy these delicious fruits. • More...

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Blackberry

Rubus cv. Blackberries and raspberries are very similar. They are both brambles that grow on biennial canes emanating from perennial roots. The canes grow vigorously the first year, fruit the second year and then die. • More detailed information can...

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Citrus – Cold-hardy

I am frequently asked if there is any citrus plant that can be grown outdoors year-round in Atlanta. Unfortunately, there is none. Freezing temperatures doom them in winter. Further south, gardeners tell tales of certain citrus that “has grown in...

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Mustard Greens

Brassica juncea This leafy relative of cabbage and collards is grown early in the season and also as a fall crop. Mustard, close in popularity to collards and turnips, is an important green vegetable in southern gardens and one of...

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Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris Beans may be the most diverse garden vegetables, ranking second only to tomatoes in popularity. Common beans are probably native to South America and were grown there for centuries before Europeans began growing them. • More detailed information...

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Pea, English and Snap

Pisum sativum var. sativum Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon (Sugar Pea) Peas are decidedly cool-weather plants, intolerant of hot weather. As soon as the weather warms up, production ceases, much to the dismay of many pea-loving gardeners. Plus, peas lose their...

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Fruit Plants – Good Sources

In my experience, it is common in “big box” stores for fruiting plants to be mis-labeled. I’m sure it’s not purposeful, but a store that sells lumber, plumbing, paint and light bulbs can’t be expected to pay close attention to...

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Beekeepers – Finding

There are many friendly beekeeping clubs scattered across Georgia. Most sponsor regular meetings and classes for beginners. Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association Tara Beekeepers Association Cherokee Beekeepers Club Georgia Beekeepers Association Henry County Beekeepers Gwinnett Beekeepers...

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Native Plants – Identifying

Q: I would like to purchase a book about identifying native plants of Georgia which includes pictures of them. Any suggestions? A: Start with these excellent downloadable references: Native Plants of North Georgia – A Photo Guide. Native Plants for...

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Lilac – Growing

Q: I would appreciate your opinion on lilacs that will grow in our area. I realize that lilacs are not a very popular plant around here but I grew up in the Midwest and love them. I also would be...

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Sago Palm – Care

Q: I’m thinking of planting eight or ten Sago Palms around the outside of my in-ground pool fence. Is this a good palm tree for the Clayton County area? I’m looking for a palm that does not grow too high...

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Hardiness Zones – Which One Are We In?

Q: I have seen several different Hardiness Zone maps for Georgia. Which one should I use to determine which plants will grow here? A: You’re right – it’s confusing. Read below to get an overview but click here to find...

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Adelgids – Insecticide

Q: We own a home in north Georgia and have hemlocks located twenty feet from a small creek. The trees are infested with wooly adelgids. Last year we sprayed them but could not get to the tree tops. We also...

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Norway Spruce – Planting

Q: I planted a Norway Spruce in December of last year. The tree was five feet tall when I planted it and has grown approximately one foot since planting. In the last few months, needles on some branches have turned...

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