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Spring gardening 2018

Published on 03/05/2018

Spring is here and so, too, the time to get out and plant your favorite fruit and vegetables. Gardening can be fun for people of all ages. Whether you're just learning how to put your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use professional advice. This is our annual collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts. It will provide timely advice on multiple topics, like bell peppers, protecting your crop against rabbits and protecting your lawn from burweed. These articles are written for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!

Pecans For Christmas Nut-producing trees are the gifts that keep on giving. Published November 27, 2017Author:

Mixed nut samplers, chocolate covered nuts, praline pecans and a variety of nutty baked goods are commonly given as gifts during the holidays. For some, the perfect gift might be a nut-producing tree — a gift that keeps on giving. 

Decorating with Plants Decorating with live plants can help create a verdant feeling this holiday. Published November 24, 2017Author:

When you think of Christmastime decor, there are some tried and true plants and greenery that immediately come to mind — poinsettias and Christmas cacti, for instance. While those are great choices to spruce up your home, there’s a whole world of plants out there to add a little more green to your holiday displays.

Gift Plants Houseplants are having a moment — here's how to pick the best ones for holiday gifts. Published November 21, 2017Author:

Around the holiday season, many people feel gift-block. Maybe it’s the pressure of having to find gifts that loved ones will appreciate or having to find a gift last minute. Whatever the case may be, a houseplant makes a fantastic gift.

Savannah Light Show The light show will be held nightly from Dec. 6 through Dec. 24. Published November 21, 2017Author:

Once again, the beauty of the holidays is captured in more than 1 million lights across the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

Holiday Spending UGA Extension expert offers tips on saving money on gifts. Published November 21, 2017Author:

Starting your holiday shopping early helps, but with a little forethought, even procrastinators can benefit by following some shopping tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

ColorMax Violas Yellow ColorMax violas are so prolific they can be seen a mile away. Published November 20, 2017Author:

Make no mistake about it, if you have ever felt like a viola couldn’t dazzle like a pansy, then you haven’t tried ColorMax. ColorMax is a relatively new series of viola that comes to us from Sakata Seed and has completely shocked me with its flower power. It really is color to the max with these violas.

Parrott Honored CAES plant gene recognized for his work in plant genetics - scientifically and socially. Published November 20, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Professor of crop and soil sciences Wayne Allen Parrott has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed by his peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

Holiday Exercise Working exercise into holiday schedules can be challenging, but it is worth the effort. Published November 17, 2017Author:

November and December seem to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. Putting together parties, buying presents and preparing tons of good food makes it tough for anyone to set aside time for exercise.

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