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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.
Spring is right around the corner, and so are spring flowers, summer vegetables and all the gardening these seasons bring. CAES News
Powdery mildew
If the dogwood trees in your landscape are shedding their leaves, they may be suffering the side affects of powdery mildew.
This diagram shows the locations and numbered sequence of cuts to remove a branch from a tree. CAES News
Summer pruning
This year’s extraordinarily wet winter and spring has and will continue to stimulate rapid production of new leaves in many of our woody landscape plants. This lush new growth may now need to be trimmed to prevent shading of vegetable gardens and flowerbeds.