The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Eastern Redbud and Flowering dogwood, Harbingers of Spring

In the forests of the eastern United States, the native Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis blooms magenta as the native Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida blooms white. Heralding the arrival of spring inn March and April, this native duo signals to plant lovers in the southeast that the gardening season has begun. The…
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Cherry Blossom Time in Rockdale; Planting the Future

Both Rockdale County and the City of Conyers are known for their Cherry blossoms in the spring. Cherry trees have long been a tradition in the area dating back to the early 80’s. Conyers’ first cherry trees were donated by the former President of Maxell Corporation of America Hideo Ogino in…
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Choosing the Right Plants for your Landscape

When designing your own landscape, you have to decide what plants are right for your situation. Many factors affect this decision; cost, plant size, available space, location, evergreen or deciduous, ease of cultivation, and personal tastes. Often times, the latter is the factor by which we make our plant choices…
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Pear (Pyrus sp.) is Quickly Becoming a Pest

By Steve Pettis, Rockdale County Extension Agent Wild pears have invaded Georgia. If you look in almost any field during the month of March you will see the trees blooming a magnificent white. However, their spring beauty hides the true aggressiveness of this plant.              …
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Safe Handling for Backyard Poultry

A good article on handling backyard poultry by Healther Kolich, Forsyth County Agent   http://growinggeorgia.com/news/2015/03/smart-purchasing-safe-handling-help-ensure-healthy-backyard-chickens-and-keepers/  
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Ambrosia beetles Worst they have been in 20 years

by Keith Mickler, Floyd County Extension Agent Ambrosia Beetles are an early season threat to our trees and shrubs. Asian or granulate ambrosia beetles are tiny (<1/8″) wood-boring insects that attack the trunks of young and weakened trees and shrubs. Ambrosia beetles tunnel into stems and construct galleries where they…
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Poultry on Parade Poultry Swap Meet

  Poultry on Parade Poultry Swap Meet Swap all types of poultry. There will be information on raising your own backyard flock and the best part is the Stock Market has everything you need to successfully raise chickens! The Stock Market Country Store Facebook The Stock Market is your local…
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