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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.
A nursery grower examines plants growing at the Trial Gardens at UGA. The gardens will hold a public open house July 9. CAES News
Trial Gardens Open House
Each year the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia tests hundreds of new ornamental plants before they reach local garden centers.
Red poinsettias with white poinsettias in the background. CAES News
Poinsettia History
Because of their popularity as holiday decorations, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plants in the United States. Here are some facts and history about America’s favorite houseplant.
When planted in the right container, potted plants can be the gift that keeps on giving all year round. Gift-givers should check the plant for signs of disease and insects to avoid sharing an unhealthy plant. CAES News
Mother's Day Gifts
Mother’s Day is less two weeks away, prompting a scramble for last-minute gifts. Not to worry – UGA Extension horticulturists are here to help.
When planted in the right container, potted plants can be the gift that keeps on giving all year round. Gift-givers should check the plant for signs of disease and insects to avoid sharing an unhealthy plant. CAES News
Plant Presents
House plants make great holiday gifts, but gift givers should be careful to make sure their gift plant is healthy. Otherwise, that cheery Christmas cactus or festive fern can turn into a pot full of heartache by mid-January.
Visitor observes new plant varieties at the UGA Trial Gardens 2009 Open House. CAES News
2014 Evening in the Garden
After gardening in the blazing sun all day, there is nothing better than enjoying the fruits (or flowers) of your labor in the evening, glass of wine in hand. Staff members with the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia are offering gardeners, and garden fans, the chance to experience the fruits of their hard work this summer with the seventh annual “Evening in the Garden,” set for Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Georgia's Master Gardener Extension Volunteers were invited to the University of Georgia's campus in Griffin on June 5 for a 35th Anniversary celebration. In true form, the volunteers spent the day learning from UGA experts so they can continue to help educate the public on the latest research-based information. CAES News
Master Gardener Anniversary
For the past 100 years, Georgia gardeners have relied on their local University of Georgia Extension agents for advice on everything from how to treat for Japanese beetles to which tomato variety makes for the best ‘mater sandwich. But answering all of those gardening questions could be a little overwhelming if it weren’t for a group of dedicated trained volunteers.
When selecting plants for hanging baskets, place like plants together. To determine a plant's needs, read the plant label provided by the nursery. CAES News
Healthy hanging baskets
Hanging baskets are an attractive and practical way to add color and beauty to outside areas, such as patios, decks and terraces. In the old days, hanging baskets contained only one type of plant. But in recent years, mixed baskets have become very popular.
When planted in the right container, potted plants can be the gift that keeps on giving all year round. Gift-givers should check the plant for signs of disease and insects to avoid sharing an unhealthy plant. CAES News
Moving Houseplants Outdoors
Every year, well-intentioned plant owners decide to move their houseplants outside for the spring and summer. As a result, every year, thousands of houseplants die from too much sunlight.