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If you plant it, will Monarchs come?

written by Pam Rentz, Fulton County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer “If you build it, he will come.” It worked in the film classic Field of Dreams. Kevin Costner played Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who heard a voice whisper those words to him one evening while he was walking through…
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Controlling Pesky Ants in Your Home

We would like to thank Fulton County MGEV Della Spearman for this article on Argentine Ants. Introduction      During the summer months, it seems small brown ants (Argentine ants) want to invade cracks and take over other areas of our homes but they can be controlled. Be aware, they do…
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Grow your own Shiitake mushrooms!

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Pruning: Out with the Bad, in with the Good!

If’ you’ve been putting off pruning that overgrown pear tree until the perfect moment, well I’m here to tell you that moment has finally arrived!  Late winter is the best time to prune as plants are dormant and can definitely handle a much needed “haircut”, if you will.  However, not…
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Christmas Greenery

While some opt for the ease of an artificial tree and greenery that can be used year after year and passed down to kids and grandkids, there is just something about a real tree and fresh cut greenery that brightens up the home at Christmas. Native trees such as pines…
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Something Stinky This Way Comes…

The cooler weather is going to send insects scrambling for warm, safe places to spend the winter. Unfortunately for us, our houses are exactly what these bugs are looking for. One of the peskiest invaders is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). This bug was introduced from Asia most likely…
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