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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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Autumn Tree Planting

The transition of leaf color is full of symbolism and marks an end of the growing season.  While we may associate this time of year with death and an end to the growing season it is actually the best time of year to start trees in our landscape.  When correctly…
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Make Fall Leaves Work for You

The transition of fall color in North Georgia is probably the most beautiful time of the year to enjoy the outdoors.  The show is so impressive that I have received calls from people with friends and family from out of state that plan their vacation to be here at the…
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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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