• Shrubs

    Hydrangea – Identification and Pruning

    Q: I have hydrangeas on some new property. I would like to prune them but am…

  • Lawn Care

    Mowing Heights for Lawns

    Mow your lawn when the actual grass height exceeds the recommended height by one-third. For example,…

  • Shrubs

    Shrub – Propagate from Cuttings

    Early July is an excellent time to collect cuttings from favorite shrubs and to root them….

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  • Ornamental Trees

    Trees for near driveway or patio

    Q: I need to get some shade in my driveway area but don’t want the tree…

  • Houseplants

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    Q: I have a Christmas cactus in a pot on my south-facing deck in Roswell. It…

  • Insects & Animals

    Plants don’t repel mosquitoes, their oils do

    Q: What plants repel mosquitoes? A: Plants don’t repel mosquitoes, their oils do. A few plants,…

  • Outdoor Flowers & Foliage

    Solarizing soil in fall doesn’t work before planting wildflowers

    Q: I read about sowing a perennial flower garden in the fall for spring blooms. They…

  • Fruits

    Fruiting pear is converted to wild pear

    Q: I have two pear trees side by side. Each year they have produced an over…

  • Groundcovers

    Asiatic Jasmine – Good Groundcover

    Q: What low ground cover would you recommend for a driveway middle strip? A: I’m seeing…

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