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Plant pathologist Lee Burpee discusses disease control at the 2008 UGA Turfgrass Field Day. CAES News
Summer green update
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will present the first in a four-part series of green industry updates on June 12 in Cherokee County.
A Baldree Traffic Simulator is demonstrated on turfgrass plots on the UGA-Tifton Campus during Wednesday's Southeastern Turfgrass Conference. CAES News
Turfgrass Conference
Turfgrass experts from across the Southeast were in Tifton on Tuesday for the 67th annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference.
Azaleas bloom on the north campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Azalea pruning time
Azaleas are a traditional part of Southern landscapes. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say prune azaleas now, after they have bloomed, to allow the plants to prepare for blooming next year.
Winter injury on boxwood turns leaves a brownish-red or bronze color. If your boxwood has winter injury, the leaves should be green by the summer. CAES News
Boxwood blues
If the leaves of the boxwoods in your landscape are turning reddish-brown, your plant is likely suffering from winter injury.
Ilex vomitoria, commonly known as Yaupon or Yaupon Holly, is a species of holly that is native to southeastern North America. CAES News
Wet roots
Excessively moist soil is not uncommon in both home and public landscapes. Many shrubs and ornamentals grow poorly and eventually die in these planting sites. Planting a plant that is tolerate to wet and poorly drained soils is the best solution.
Pictured is a Piedmont Azalea growing in the Coastal Plain Research Arboretum on the Tifton campus of the University of Georgia. CAES News
Wildflower Symposium
The South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium has blossomed into a must-see event for gardening enthusiasts.
A crowd browses the Trial Gardens at UGA at an industry open house earlier this summer. The gardens are expected to be in full bloom for the public open house on July 9. CAES News
Plantapalooza 2013
The staff of the UGA Trial Gardens will host the 2013 “Plantapalooza” plant preview and sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Pansies come in a wide variety of colors - and shades, like this tricolor variety that has two colors along with its face color. CAES News
Pansy care
Pansies are a great winter flower. We plant and enjoy them in the fall, which gives them a good opportunity to get established, or as I like to say, “make themselves at home.”
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield displays several pieces of lawn and garden equipment during a class on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Small engine repair
Is anything more frustrating than finding time to mow your lawn only to discover your lawn mower won’t start? Keeping a chainsaw running is a chore, too. A University of Georgia class, set for April 4, will teach you the basic skills you need to maintain small garden and landscape tools and save money in the process.