The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Attracting Birds to Your Landscape

The brightly colored feathers of Goldfinches on my bird feeder thrills my family as we watch them out of our dining room window at each meal. Hummingbirds visiting the cleome and cosmos flowers fly up to the window to see what we are up to. Birds are like flying flowers….
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Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia, is an evergreen shrub native to the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. It gets about 10 feet tall in landscape situations but can become a small tree in the protected deep hollows of the Appalachians. I have seen it growing as far south as Upson…
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Buying Honey- Who Knew it Could be so Complicated?

Here in Rockdale County, beekeeping and honey production is an important part of our agricultural economy. According to a survey of the East Metro Beekeepers Club conducted at the request of Rockdale Cooperative Extension, there are 223 bee hives in our county. We are proud of our local beekeepers. I…
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Livestock Events in Conyers, July-December

JULY 6-12                GQHA Big A Circuit , Georgia International Horse Park, This almost week long show has classes in Halter, Hunter U/Saddle, Equitation, Pleasure Driving, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Reining, Western Pleasure, Walk-trot, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and many others. For more information, please visit  25                   GQHA Novice Show Series, All-Novice…
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