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Garden Journals

The motivations and goals for gardening are different for everyone.  Whether it’s the beauty of foliage and flowers, fresh vegetables, curb appeal and property value, or just some time outdoors away from electronics, the benefits are the same.  Gardening provides exercise, stress relief, connection with nature, and a sense of…
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Checking in on the Seed Library

The Cherokee County Extension office with support from the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers collaborated with the Sequoyah Regional Library system to open a seed library at the Hickory Flat Library on March 8, 2016.  The library, which is a retro-fitted antique dresser is filled with flower, herb, and vegetable seeds….
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Some “Seedy” Things Happening at Hickory Flat Library

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension-Cherokee County and Cherokee County Master Gardeners have partnered with the Sequoyah Library System to open a unique program at the Hickory Flat Library.  The Cherokee County Seed Library, which is housed in an antique dresser, is a place where gardeners can learn about seed…
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Newsletter Archive: Hellebores

By Gail Roos: UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteer-Cherokee County Originally published in Cherokee County Master Gardener Newsletter Volume 12: issue 1 December 2014 Here’s why I love hellebores: they’re evergreen, tough, long-lived, shade-loving, deer and rabbit resistant, and quietly beautiful year-round. Add to that – they start flowering in the…
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The ABCs of Seed Catalogs

The short, cold days of winter leave much to be desired for gardeners but a successful summer garden begins with the arrival of winter seed catalogs.  Today’s seed catalogs offer more than just seeds.  From stories and recipes to exquisite photos; seed catalogs offer growing advice, new and old plant…
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Interview Series: Merrilily Gardens

Merrilily Gardens Merrilily Gardens, in Woodstock, is a live-plant nursery specializing in hybrid daylilies and perennials.  They sell 250 different varieties to customers as far away as California, but most of their customers come to the garden and dig them up to take home.  June is the best time to…
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