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Category: Perennials
06 Jun
2019

Divide and Conquer

Dividing perennials is an essential part of the maintenance of a garden. Plants work as hard as they can to grow as large as they can, and in ornamental gardens we give them every advantage. This means that the roots in the center of a perennial can become so densely overgrown and tangled that they..

29 May
2019

Going Native

I asked a friend and fellow master gardener, Janet Martin to write about gardening with native plants. Janet is using native plants exclusively in her North Georgia home and she explains why she is only using natives. (The photos are taken from Janet’s garden.)   Shall I Plant Natives or Exotics? Whether you’re starting a..

21 May
2019

What’s Happening Now: I am melting

This post was going to be about the beautiful winter annuals that were still blooming a few weeks ago. However, the heat took me by surprise; I was not expecting this much heat this early. We have just finished planting the summer annuals and summer veggies in our gardens. These newly installed plants are going..

11 Apr
2019

What’s Happening Now – April

We are officially two weeks into spring and no one has told the weather. These random cold snaps can be deadly for plants that are just sprouting and potted plants. If you’re worried about the new little shoots in your garden, try covering them with plastic or garden fleece. This will help keep them from..

12 Dec
2018

What’s Blooming Now- Red-iculously Colorful

Winter flowers are few and far between but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to be completely colorless this year. In place of flowers, look for trees and shrubs with winter berries. Often times, these plants are evergreen so they also act as bones in your landscape. Pyracantha is a large evergreen shrub with wicked..

03 Oct
2018

What’s Blooming Now – October

It may be October in North Georgia but thankfully, it is still warm enough to see some beautiful fall flowers. Some of these started earlier in the year and others are just now popping out. Salvia greggi ‘Lipstick’ is a show stopping Salvia. This variety blooms from May through November. As with other salvias, it is..

22 Jun
2018

What’s Blooming Now – June

In keeping with our monthly post on what is blooming in our gardens we took a stroll to see what is in flower for June. Hopefully we can give you some ideas for planning your own landscape so you can ensure a continuous flow of blooms for all seasons.   Daylilies – The daylilies are..

16 May
2018

What’s Blooming Now – May

We took a walk around the garden and want to share with you what is in bloom during May. This can help you plan your own landscape design with multi season interest in mind. You can have something in flower during every season! Spiderwort – An easy to grow native plant with pretty blue flowers...

20 Jun
2017

Native Ferns for Southern Gardens

Using native ferns adds a unique texture to a landscape design. Ferns can look magnificent in mass plantings and are a best pick for low spots on a property or drainage areas. Plants native to the south are always a good choice because they are adapted to living in our southern climate and this rule..

25 May
2017

Perennials to Attract Butterflies, Pollinators – Backyard Habitat

Food Source Perennial Plants for Butterflies, Moths and Native Bees With the increase in awareness regarding the decline of native bee populations, many home gardeners are now creating pollinator safe zones in their yard. These safe zones are areas where you don’t use chemicals or pesticide sprays but instead grow a selection of pollinator food..