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Best heat tolerant plants for Georgia gardeners

Written by: Savannah Brannen Bulloch County Extension Intern With summer temperatures rising, gardeners should be on the lookout for flowering plants that can withstand the hardy conditions of heat, drought, and full sun without being too much work for the owner. These five plant species are gardeners’ favorites for their…
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Protecting Pollinators

Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and are concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies, that has occurred over the past couple of decades.  Reasons for the diminishing numbers of honey bees…
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Poinsettia Care

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers’ shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone. But that popularity doesn’t always translate into longevity. Come February or March, many of…
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Prolong the life of Poinsettias

The colorful bracts of poinsettias may stay bright for months if you care for them properly. Bright, indirect light and frequent watering are essential. Don’t allow the plants to wilt, but watering too often can damage roots. Poinsettias thrive on indirect, natural daylight — at least six hours a day….
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Time to plant Spring flowering bulbs

Spring-flowering bulbs have been on garden center shelves for weeks but the real season for planting them runs from late October to December. It’s best to wait to plant daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, Dutch iris, etc. until night temperatures are consistently below 60 degrees. At that time the soil is warm enough to stimulate…
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