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  • Meet Me in St. Louis…

    Meet Me in St Louis… Wasn’t that a lovely film? I haven’t seen the whole movie yet, but as I was researching the things we wanted to do for the Master Gardener Study Tour for 2013, clips of that classic 1944 film with Judy Garland kept coming up. Why did we choose St. Louis for…

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) horticulture conference and trade show yesterday. It was such a great opportunity to get a “snapshot” of Georgia’s green industry and to hear from incredibly knowledgeable horticulturists. Being absolutely starved for plant contact, I gravitated to the trade show and zeroed in on…

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  • From Dreams to Reality: Putting “Community” in Community Gardens 8:30 am – 4 pm Extension Office, Henry County 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough GA 30252 We are so excited to start off the new year with great learning opportunities for MGEVs! The first Advanced Training of 2013 will be hosted by Henry County on February…

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Here in Griffin, we  have taken a few minutes to reflect on this year and those who are near and dear to us. I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you all over Georgia, learning about your projects and the things about gardening that are special to you. This year has been a…

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  • Cultivated Spaces

    Do you ever look at a garden and wonder “why?” Why that garden? Why in that place? Why were the gardeners inspired to create that place? What do they want others to see or do because they built that garden? Do you wonder, “so what?” What is happening because of that garden? One of my…

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  • Slats in a Trellis

    So, we opened our blog a few months ago with a description of a trellis as support for garden plants and a place to showcase those plants. Sometimes a trellis needs some slats or woven wires or some bit of framework for the plants to grab hold of or weave themselves between. That’s how we…

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  • Ear to the Ground

    September marked the first meeting of the MG Advisory Panel here in Griffin. This panel is an essential listening piece for understanding what happens in MG programs across the state. Sixteen agents, program assistants, and MG volunteers gathered at the Research and Education Garden to take a good look at the Georgia Master Gardener Extension…

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  • Every once and a while there is profound merit in checking out what is on the other side of our “garden fence.” We find new plants, new building materials, new ideas, and new concepts that we can bring back to our own gardens. Just incorporating one of those new things into our own garden can…

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  • Vines of Change

    I was on the UGA Athens campus yesterday during Extension’s Program Planning Week. I had a few minutes to check out the UGA Trial Garden. There were several vines growing in the garden that caught my attention. I think my favorite was a potato vine, Solanum wendlandii. I admired the distinctly solanaceous blue flowers (that…

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  • Leaves on the Vine

    Thank you to all of you who were a part of last week’s “Meet and Greet” at the State Botanical Garden in Athens! It was such fun to meet each of you, to hear what’s on your mind, to learn about your projects, and to spend some great time together. I am so glad to…

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