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Spring-flowering shrubs, like this native azalea growing in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, should be pruned after they bloom. Pruning before they bloom will cut down on the flower show. CAES News
Rearranging Shrubs
Fall and early winter are the best time to relocate large trees and shrubs. Moving established plants from one location to another can change your landscape without costing you money.
Wayne Hanna, a scientist on the UGA Tifton Campus, examines a pine tree located in Tifton. CAES News
Pine Trees
A world-renowned University of Georgia turfgrass scientist is embarking on a different research journey — breeding coneless pine trees.
A grower sells fresh cut flowers at a farmers market in Henry County. CAES News
Small Farmer Workshop
UGA Extension will present a workshop for would-be small farmers on March 14 on the Central Georgia Technical College campus in Milledgeville.
Ice covers plants outside the University of Georgia Extension office in Thomas County after the winter storm on Jan. 28, 2014. CAES News
Don't Prune Yet
A hard freeze sure can make landscapes look bad. The best advice for now is the “wait and see approach.” Give the plants time to recover, oh let’s say, until spring. No good will be done from pruning away what you think is dead; it may still be alive.
This diagram shows the locations and numbered sequence of cuts to remove a branch from a tree. CAES News
Pruning Classes
Learn how to properly prune ornamentals at an upcoming University of Georgia course offered on its campus in Griffin, Ga. The one-day course will be offered Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden on Ellis Road.
Sleet encases a branch of a leyland cypress tree in Jackson, Ga. CAES News
Plant Protection
To help protect landscape plants from Georgia’s cold temperatures, University of Georgia Extension experts recommend using plastic, straw and, strangely enough, water.
Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year CAES News
Composted Leaves
Perhaps the best way to mimic nature in managed landscapes is to turn leaves into compost. When applied back to the soil, compost provides many of the benefits that are enjoyed by plants in natural environments.
Will Ross, head grower at Evergreen Nursery in Statham, explains how a new automated micro-irrigation system developed by UGA researchers has helped him get these hostas — being grown for next spring — off to a good start. CAES News
Advanced Irrigation
A team of University of Georgia researchers has been able to reduce container nurseries’ water usage by 70 percent, as a result of new breakthroughs in computer-linked soil moisture sensors.
UGA professor of horticulture John Ruter, who took over the garden July 1, 2013, wants to emphasize the gardens educational, research and public outreach missions. CAES News
Ruter to lead Trial Gardens
After 30 years, the Trial Gardens at UGA — that green, flower-laden oasis sandwiched between the Snelling Dining Hall and the College of Pharmacy — is being tended by a new green thumb.