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Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.

IDEA: Container Garden Colors!

Literally, on the opposite side of the street from the Idea Garden, there is a collection of container gardens that add visual interest to the front of our building. To visually connect the plants in the Idea Garden with plants in the container gardens, we chose plants with similar colors….
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IDEA: New Color Combinations!

Looking for inspiration and ideas for the Idea Garden, a vase of flowers on a hotel counter triggered the plan for summer color! The simple flower arrangement had silver foliage, blue and purple flowers, and a ruffly pink rose. To the market I went, looking for those colors in plants…
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IDEA: Signs for the Garden

New plants in our containers stirred lots of conversation, so we decided to label our combinations. We chose to make most of our signs from materials we had on site, covering the signs with chalkboard paint. We used bistro chalk markers to write on the signs. Though the chalk wipes…
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IDEA: New Look for the Garden

It’s time for a new look in the IDEA garden! We said goodbye to our beautiful mustard plants in mid-January, as cold temperatures finished them off. As spring dawned, the pansies delighted us with their lovely faces, and in late April, our snapdragons were glorious. As spring temperatures warmed, the…
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Moving Seedlings Outside

In my winter, garden-deprived state, I boldly set goals for my flower gardens (if you missed my resolutions, check them out here). Like most resolutions, the first one didn’t happen. My cool-season garden is not full of the cool-season annuals that I would like to see there. The sweet peas…
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