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A Hallmark of Spring – The Piedmont Azalea

By: Mary Tucker, Cherokee County Master Gardener Excerpt from CCMG Newsletter June/July 2002 The piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a hallmark of spring in Georgia, with its delicate, light pink blossoms dancing at the woodland’s edge to celebrate the change of the seasons.  It is most often found in deciduous…
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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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