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Extension News for South East Georgia

Foundation plants must tolerate hot conditions and hard soil

By Paul Pugliese  UGA Extension  What makes a good foundation plant for your home landscape? Any plant that can tolerate extreme heat, highly compact soil and a highly alkaline soil pH is a good candidate. Plants like loropetalums, abelias, crape myrtles, hybrid hollies, maples, spiraeas and yews are suitable foundation…
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Edible Landscaping | Georgia FACES | UGA

This article suggests several simple ideas to incorporate edible plants into your landscape. Blueberry plants are a perfect addition to home landscapes because they provide foliage and edible fruit. Unlike many blueberry plants, the Blue Suede variety (shown) holds on to its foilage throughout the year. It is brightly colored…
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Phylloxera Or bumps on my Pecan Leaves

If your pecan tree has had bumps like the ones in the photo it is probably infested with Phylloxera. Read the article by our pecan specialist Lenny Wells, to learn more. Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past,…
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Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast

Written by Susan Varlamoff This newly released gardening book, vividly illustrated, offers simple techniques to help conserve water, reduce pollutants and mitigate climate change while increasing biodiversity and attracting pollinators and wildlife. It is based on the best research of southern land grant universities and including many University of Georgia experts. For…
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