The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

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Check out the Rockdale County Extension Facebook page! UGA Extension Rockdale County ABOUT Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, you PHOTOS UPCOMING EVENTS Rockdale County Farmers Market Opening Day Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:00am LIKED…
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Honey Bees Not Doing Well in Latest Survey of Beekeepers

According to the USDA 42.1% of honey bee colonies died since April 2014. Dr. Keith Delaplane an entomologist and the bee expert with UGA  says it is a combination of mites, nutrition and pesticides. Are you interested in trying your hand at honey bees? Then learn from the experts by…
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Construction Damaged Trees Fight to Survive

Question from client: “I had my septic system redone and half the roots of my magnolia tree have been destroyed…will the tree die?” Answer from me: “If half the roots have been cut then half of the tree will die. Trees maintain a roughly 1:1 root-to-shoot ratio. Damage will likely…
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Nursery Plant Shortage 2015?

I was alerted to a possible a sod shortage months ago at one of my agent trainings. The turf specialist said prices would be high in 2015 if you could find any sod. I am finding that to be true. Since then, I have heard through landscape and nursery contacts…
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Certificate Class for Teachers on School Gardens

I am happy to announce that registration for this summer’s School Garden Teacher Training Summer 2015 has opened.   Here is the link to register It contains details about the training and a link for registration.   For Further information contact Becky Griffin Urban Program Associate Center for Urban Ag and UGA…
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North Georgia Gardening Classes Summer 2015

Athens- Clarke County Athens-Clarke County – Let Your Home Gardening Knowledge Grow!  gardening workshop series. The classes are all on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library (2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606). They are free and open to the public. We just ask that people RSVP so…
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