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Are You Happy With the Landscaping in Front of Your House?

Are you happy with the landscaping in front of your house looks?  Many of us are living with foundation landscaping that is either outdated and overgrown, or the boring plants the builder installed. This spring is a perfect time to transform your foundation...

Tips for Growing David Austin Roses in Georgia

Tips for Growing David Austin Roses in Georgia Known for their elegant beauty, unique colors, and  fragrant blooms, David Austin English Roses have captured the hearts of gardeners for over 60 years. While David Austin roses flourish in Georgia, like most roses,...

Why Tree are necessary to maintain a bird friendly habitat

Trees provide birds with nesting sites, cover from inclement weather, food, and protection from preying animals. Different species of birds often prefer different types of trees to nest. Many birds like to build their nest 10-20 feet off the ground where they are...

You Might be a Gardener if…

This is a fraction of the nearly 100 responses we received. Enjoy. You might be a gardener if… After working in the yard all day you blow dirt out of your nose. Belinda H You get excited that your spouse hangs out with a hoe!  Beth H think you know...

Marjukka’s Top Picks for Roses

If you are considering roses this year, and just can’t decide, here are some of Marjukka’s favorites Bolero-Compact growth so perfect for containers. Wonderfully strong fruity fragrance       Honey Dijon-Good sized blooms with unusual color...

Tips for Successful Gardening

Choose the right plants for your cultural and physical conditions. Make sure the plants you choose will thrive in the allotted amount of sunlight and moisture. Choose plants that will mature near the height and width you want to help avoid unnecessary pruning down the...

Plants damaged by the deep freeze? What should we do?

The near record-breaking single digit weather we had about ten days ago was brutal. We are now starting to see signs of plant damage like this gardenia in our front yard.We are getting calls as some of us are concerned and not sure what to do. The best thing to...

The Allure of David Austin Roses

In the early 1950’s David Austin began experimenting with breeding roses in an attempt to grow a more beautiful rose. Little did he know this was to become his life’s work, and that he would become a most renowned rose breeder. Interestingly, When David introduced his...

Different Types of Hydrangeas

        Hydrangea Varieties       Hydrangea Type Description Cultural Conditions Bloom Time Fertiizing      and         Pruning Companion Plants...

Challenges and Opportunities of Gardening in the Shade

Before we can discuss gardening in the shade we need to define some  terminology associated with shade gardening. Partial shade: 4-6 hours of direct sunlight Dappled Sunlight: Sun filters through leaves going in and out as the day progresses Full shade: less than...

Watering during extreme heat or drought

Pattern of extremely high heat with very little rain in the forecast are not the idea conditions for our plants that are trying to get established.Before we make suggestions for more efficient watering let point out what plants or areas of our yard that will need...

Tips for Successful Container Gardening

Container Gardening is all about creativity. We get to experiment with colors, textures, heights, etc. It’s fun without a huge investment or digging. Nearly everyone can succeed at planting in pots.  Here are a few tips to help you along: Make sure your container...

What to Do and Not to Do in Your Landscape During the Winter

Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for maintaining your landscape and protecting your plants during the winter: If necessary you can prune evergreens such as holly, boxwood, distylium and conifers. Overgrown hollies and boxwoods can be reduced by as much as 1/3 of their...

Tips for first time Spring Bulb gardeners

Do you admire the beautiful daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs that sprout up early spring and wish you had planted some of your own? Daffodils, hyacinths, English blue bells and crocuses all easy-to-grow spring flowers that multiply year after year giving you...

Choosing the Right Trees for Privacy and Number of Trees Needed

Choosing the right plants for a privacy screen With lot sizes shrinking and urban sprawl increasing many of us find ourselves longing for privacy and escape from noise.  Evergreen shrubs and trees can provide both.  Forethought and planning is essential for...

Bird Feeding Basics

Bird-Feeding Basics  There is something about watching birds feed that is relaxing. While I cannot explain it, I can appreciate the feeling of content.   Maybe it is watching their graceful movements, or maybe it is knowing you are enjoying the day...

How to Prepare, Design, and Plant an Annual Flower Bed

Gardening can be intimidating, especially if we did not grow up with it. We watch our neighbors bring plants home, and spend Saturday planting a tree, digging out shrubs, adding new shrubs, and finish up planting trays of flowers. We watch with amazement wondering...

Tips for Growing Beautiful Peonies

Peonies are stunningly beautiful, and many of us would love to grow them. Past experiences or stories of failures have us intimated and feeling like we cannot grow peonies.  Peonies are not necessarily more difficult to grow, but they do require specific...

Plants for Problem Areas

Plants for Problem Areas In a perfect world, all the plants we love would thrive anywhere we wanted to grow them. We would have no trouble spots in our yards, and there would be no need for the following lists. But…  Here are some plant suggestions for common...
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