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About guest author, Dr. Bodie Pennisi, UGA Department of Horticulture

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.

Things to Do in the October Garden: Annuals and Perennials

As fall progresses, continue to remove old and spent foliage from warm-season annuals and summer-blooming perennials. Any non-diseased plant debris can be composted. Enjoy the addition of cool-season annuals to your landscape, such as pansies, dusty miller, and snapdragons. Fall mums are also colorful additions to the fall landscape. Container…
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Special Opportunity to View “Hearts of Glass”

The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with the Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, the Office of Sustainability, and UGArden, are excited to share the award-winning “Hearts of Glass” documentary to the university community. The film is about Vertical Harvest, an ambitious small business located in Jackson Hole, WY, that combines high-tech…
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Things to Do in the October Garden: Turf

Monitor soil moisture for continued turf health, as October can be a dry month for Georgia. Ideally, 1” of water per week keeps turf hydrated. Make lime applications if necessary, according to soil test results, to adjust pH.  Cool-season turf – Important fall maintenance tasks include:  New turf can be established. …
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Volunteer Opportunity: Proofreaders Needed

Are you skilled and trained in grammar? Maybe a former English teacher or professional writer? If so, and you’d like to apply those skills to your MGEV role, please read on! The State Program Office is looking for volunteers who will proof chapters of the Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. We…
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Things to Do in the September Garden: Turf

MGEVs, are you part of the media team in your local program? Do you write articles for local newspapers? your office blogs or websites? contribute to your county Extension’s social media sites? If so, then this post is for you!   You might use this list as a source of article…
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Have you been using our Trellis content for articles or posts?

All year, we’ve been encouraging MGEVs to prepare research-based articles about gardening topics for sharing in local newspapers, webpages, and social media accounts. We have been offering regular articles in a monthly format, addressing timely care of woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables and fruits, as well as annuals and perennials. You…
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