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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: Soil test results

We received our soil test report back from the UGA lab. I was shocked! But, please remember, I am from Virginia and am still not accustomed to seeing soil pH this low! The soil pH measured 4.7, which is acidic. The plants we are growing (bedding plants) prefer a pH…
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IDEA: Preparing the Soil

I bet if we surveyed Georgia gardeners, the top complaint would be the soil! I know, deer might be a close second, but we can often do something to improve the soil. In the case of this garden, I am going to invest in the soil because I know it…
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IDEA: Sowing the seeds

Indeed, I have spent some time with seed catalogs. I am trying to figure out what I can grow and plant in 200 square feet to wow coworkers and campus visitors (that is the ultimate gardener’s complement, you know, to be “wowed” by their planting combinations). I finally arrived at…
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IDEA: The beginning of a garden

  I have walked past this island in our parking lot for two years now.           When I came here, it had blueberry bushes in it. They didn’t remain long. A single glimpse of the soil suggests several reasons why.            …
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