Cut stalks on everblooming roses like Knockout now.  Cut them back to about 24 inches.

Art Inspired by the Low Country

January 22, 2011 Art

Some years ago while visiting Charleston, I happened across a gallery where the work of artist Sandra Baggette was on display.  I fell in love with her charming oils, which reflect our shared love of gardening.  Sandra lives in God’s paradise – Port Royal, SC, part of the great ACE basin.  If you don’t know [...]

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January 17, 2011 Atlanta Gardening

Do you know about the Georgia Market Bulletin? If not, you are missing out on one of the best resources a gardener can have. The Bulletin is rich not only in wonderful plants for sale – items you’ll never see in your local nursery – but it is a reflection of the people from around [...]

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Southeastern Flower Show Celebrates it’s 25th Year

January 14, 2011 Atlanta Gardening

Be sure to check our Gardening Events Calendar to get details on the annual flower show.  If you love to photograph your flowers, you may want to enter the garden show photography contest. You can enter at http://www.sfsphotography.org.  The deadline to enter has been extended to January 20.  The winner will receive a Canon 6D [...]

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Fertilizer Facts

January 7, 2011 Fertilizer

Compiled and written by Kay Lancaster (kay@fern.com) CONTENTS: I. Fertilizer Overview II. Plant nutrients III. What is a complete formula for plants? IV. The numbers on the fertilizer sack V. Calculating amounts of fertilizer to apply VI. When to fertilize VII. Methods of application A. Commercial formulations 1. Dry 2. Soluble B. Natural forms VIII. [...]

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Why Garden?

January 7, 2011 Atlanta Gardening

The National Garden Bureau’s Top Ten Cell phones, PDA’s, and MP3 players have become the tools of our modern lives. But it wasn’t that long ago that a shovel, a patch of soil and a bag of seeds were the only tools needed to provide sustenance and satisfaction. Gardening was a part of daily life. [...]

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Smart Seed Starting

January 6, 2011 Seeds

by Kathryn Doubrley, Master Gardener The weather is still disgusting and you have spring fever – what can you do? Start SEEDS! Starting seeds is a lot of fun because it convinces that little skeptic in each of us that winter is not forever. Something about those little green shoots is so hopeful. A few [...]

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Designing Your Own Garden

December 29, 2010 Landscaping

Do you dream of the garden you’d like to have, as you gaze out at the standard planting done by most builders? Or maybe, like me, the planting that looked wonderful for years has suddenly outgrown the original layout. There are a number of ways to plan your garden, but if you don’t have a [...]

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Growing Seeds

Thumbnail image for Growing Seeds December 29, 2010 Seeds

Article courtesy of Landscape USA Growing flowers and vegetables from seed can be one of the most rewarding gardening experiences a person can have. You can do it alone, or with others. Now is a great time to get a head start on Spring by planting seeds indoors. No matter were you are, starting your [...]

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Seed Catalogs

December 28, 2010 Seeds

by Lynn Coulter(Editor’s note: Lynn is one of our regular viewers who is also a freelance writer. Lynn’s work has appeared in such publications as Southern Living and Georgia Journal. She has just published a book called “Gardening with Heirloom Seeds”, and you can learn more about it on her website. I know you’ll enjoy [...]

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Pruning Young Trees

December 21, 2010 Trees

This is a reprint of an article by International Society of Arboriculture. Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form.  Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature. Keep these few simple principles in mind before pruning [...]

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December Gardening Tips

December 11, 2010 December

Camellia Learn more about camellias at North Georgia Camellia Society. Purchase camellias in December while they are in bloom so you will be able to select both the color and bloom shapes you desire. Plant ornamental trees and shrubs now to give them a head start for next spring. This will allow time for the [...]

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Thoughts of roses…

November 30, 2010 Roses

This time of year, when the last rose has finally bloomed, I begin to wonder about pruning etc.  I never remember the proper time, so I always fall back on the wonderful article I got from Roses Unlimited, over ten years ago – Rose Care throughout the Year.  It is the best guide to caring [...]

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November Gardening Tips

November 14, 2010 Fall Gardening

* Raking leaves will not only tidy up your lawn but it also will prevent leaves from matting down during winter rains and eventually suffocating the grass. Rather than bagging the leaves, use them in your compost pile or shred them and use for mulch. You can also add your spent flowers and vegetables to [...]

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Is Your Fescue as Sad as Mine?

November 1, 2010 Lawns

My grass in front of my intown home looks miserable.  I had just sodded the strip by the street with fescue two years ago, but since then two large trees in neighbors’ yards have gone down and my fescue is burnt to a crisp. I’m trying to decide whether to re-seed, sod with zoysia or [...]

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