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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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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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Edible Landscaping

During a vacation in France last year I had an awakening of sorts in terms of my philosophy on garden design and plant selection.  A number of the gardens and public parks that we visited incorporated vegetables like Swiss chard and kale in with annual flower plantings.  As an avid…
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