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Curcuma gingers blooms like this Jewel of Thailand are actually comprised of colorful bracts. CAES News
Glorious Gingers
With names like ‘Jewel of Thailand,’ ‘Jewel of Burma’ and ‘Garnet,’ ginger plants add exotic flair that will takes your breath away, says University of Georgia gardening expert Norman Winter. And, they don't require a lot of work.
While many of Georgia's 63 species of mosquito thrive in wet weather, southern house mosquitoes — which transmit West Nile virus — prefer dry or even drought conditions. CAES News
Mosquito Update
School is back in session in most parts of Georgia, and many families are returning to their normal routines. But less time chasing summertime adventures may mean more time consuming news and, unfortunately, new stories about the Zika virus.
Norman Winter, director of the University of Georgia's Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia. CAES News
"Garden Guru"
Known across the South as the “Garden Guru,” Norman Winter has been writing about his passion for gardening for the past 20 years. Starting this week, his gardening columns will be distributed to media across the state by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Buckwheat is an unusually fast-growing plant produced by commercial agriculture for its grain-like seeds. In the home garden, it is one of the best summer cover/green manure crops available. CAES News
Beautiful Buckwheat
Buckwheat adds nitrogen to garden plots, produces beautiful flowers and delicious pancakes. An unusually fast-growing plant, buckwheat is produced by commercial agriculture for its grain-like seeds. In the home garden, it is one of the best summer cover/green manure crops available.
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Garden Heat Safety
Summer heat can be dangerous, especially with the heat and humidity that we are experiencing this summer.
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Soaker Hoses
During long periods without rain, landscape plants and trees can suffer permanent damage. Supplying water slowly and gradually from below is the best way to help them survive, as this method has much less potential for evaporation than overhead irrigation.
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Mosquito Season
Abnormally dry conditions this summer have kept Georgia’s mosquito populations mercifully low, but that’s no reason for Georgians to let down their guard this season.
In spring 2016, Jeff Miller took a position as UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator for the Atlanta area. CAES News
UGA Extension in Atlanta
There’s a growing hunger in the Atlanta region for locally grown food, greener gardens, healthier lifestyles and information that makes life simpler.
Plants like hostas, epimedium, numerous species of ferns, caladiums, coleus, and monkey grass can be combined to create beautiful gardens in the shade. CAES News
Shade Gardens
Some of the most beautiful gardens are made in the shade. Shade gardening is unique in that it lends itself to a peaceful, serene and cool landscape setting.