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Spring is right around the corner, and so are spring flowers, summer vegetables and all the gardening these seasons bring. CAES News
Powdery mildew
If the dogwood trees in your landscape are shedding their leaves, they may be suffering the side affects of powdery mildew.
Dr. Allan Armitage, author and UGA horticulturalist, Introduces gardeners to this year's must have plants at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia's annual Plantapalooza plant sale in April. CAES News
Trial Gardens Open House
Friends, fellow plant lovers and groupies are invited to take one last walk around the Garden with Dr. A at the Trial Gardens at UGA’s annual Public Open House on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This diagram shows the locations and numbered sequence of cuts to remove a branch from a tree. CAES News
Summer pruning
This year’s extraordinarily wet winter and spring has and will continue to stimulate rapid production of new leaves in many of our woody landscape plants. This lush new growth may now need to be trimmed to prevent shading of vegetable gardens and flowerbeds.
Recently hatched kudzu bug nymphs CAES News
Kudzu bugs
Kudzu bugs’ diets consist of mostly kudzu and soybeans, but more and more often they’re getting blamed for devouring all sorts of plants.
UGA Horticulturist John Ruter's new gardening guide book “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast” will be out in April. CAES News
Landscaping with conifers
Anyone who moved into a new house between 1995 and 2008 is probably familiar with the fast-growing, super-screening workhorse of the conifer family — the Leyland cypress. But while the Leyland cypress might be the most popular conifer in Georgia landscapes, there are a whole host of conifers that will grow just as well in home landscapes.
A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Winter pruning
January and February are ideal months for pruning overgrown trees and shrubs. However, avoid pruning shrubs and trees that flower in the spring like dogwoods, azaleas and native hydrangeas.
A Georgia Master Gardener trims a shrub in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Pruning 101
Learn how to properly prune ornamentals at an upcoming University of Georgia course offered on its campus in Griffin, Ga. The one-day course will be offered Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden on Ellis Road.
Pears hang from a tree in a middle Georgia home landscape. CAES News
Prune carefully
The purchase of a home or old farmstead often comes with a landscape that includes fruit trees. These trees are often aesthetically pleasing due to the beauty of the natural rounded crown shape that has developed over several years.
The bark of a black walnut tree CAES News
Money trees?
From time to time national news services pick up articles about someone who sold one walnut tree for thousands of dollars. This may stimulate the imagination of those who have large walnut trees in their landscape. These articles usually fail to mention that the tree was near a high quality hardwood veneer operation and had many burls that produce the most valuable veneer. The tree owner probably also guaranteed that there was no metal in the tree. No one living in Georgia can replicate this scenario.
Christmas tree grower Earl Worthington points to the grafting point where he joined a Fraser fir shoot to Momi fir rootstock. CAES News
Momi-Fraser fir
Fraser firs top the list of favorite Christmas tree varieties, but almost all the Fraser firs sold in Georgia come from North Carolina. One University of Georgia horticulturist is working to change that by popularizing a hybrid that combines Fraser firs with their Japanese cousins — Momi firs.