He presented a program on eco-friendly gardens and invited club members to participate in the Georgia Pollinators Census to be held Aug. 23-24.
The Rev. Francis Michael, the monastery’s land manager and former abbot, will share information about the sustainable initiatives in place at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.
In honor of National Honey Day, Aug. 18, UGA Cooperative Extension has announced a plan to gauge the size and effect of the state’s pollinator population.
Fueled by what seems to be weekly rain showers or storms across the state, Georgia’s mosquito population is higher than average this year, said Elmer Gray, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist and mosquito expert.
Wild Spotter was designed to help researchers map invasive species using a smartphone app, website and customized marketing campaign.
Move over bird-watchers. Backyard insect-watching has become a popular pastime thanks to the public’s increased interest in pollinator health and habitats.
When they anticipate a freeze, Georgia farmers use frost protection, including overhead irrigation. After a freeze, applying plant growth regulators to protect the fruit is the only option.
Gardening is a beneficial activity, especially for seniors. It’s also an enjoyable form of exercise that helps maintain and build strength and mobility.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has many resources to help you create a cut-flower garden that can provide you with a gorgeous pick-me-up bouquet, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day.
Members of the Azalea Garden Club recently planted daffodil bulbs at Indian Springs State Park as part of an initiative of the Garden Club of America to plant daffodils at each state park in Georgia in 2017.
Fall and winter are the best time to plant and establish new trees, but there are only a few nut-bearing tree options recommended for planting in Georgia.
While Georgia hasn’t seen many cases of West Nile in the past few years, it’s never totally gone away. Today the virus is described by epidemiologists as “endemic” in Georgia, which basically means that it’s always present at low levels.
Despite these drier-than-normal conditions, frequent rain showers caused problems for farmers harvesting wheat and hay, and the rain prevented others from spraying for pests.
Experts at the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture suggest the following cool-season vegetables, along with recommended varieties, for planting in a fall garden.
There are other species and varieties of agastache that we can grow. They are perennials that need full sun and well-drained soil, especially those with gray leaves and that originate in the Western United States.
Once seen primarily as a way to teach students about the importance of fresh vegetables and proper nutrition, the school garden has become a classroom resource that covers much of the curriculum.
They can be grilled and sautéed whole with the stems serving as convenient handles for eating as hors d’oeuvres or as a side dish with eggs, steak, pork chops or a tomato sandwich.
You can still plant zinnias or sow them for summer and fall blooms. Georgia garden centers may offer plants or have larger pots of zinnias to fill places in your landscape that need immediate color.
Depending on the size of your hosta and the size of your container, hostas can be grown as a single subject in a pot or part of a combination container with perhaps an upright plant and a trailing plant.