Herbaceous perennial plants are advantageous since they come back every year unlike annual, which grow for only one season. They are easy to plant, require minimal maintenance, and provide beauty year-after-year.

One of the most popular and well known flowering plants are the roses that brighten the landscape with their beauty. Over 1,600 cultivated varieties exist that come in many colors, shapes and sizes with new ones being introduced every year with improved flower color, fragrance, and adaptability. 

Fertilizer: what do those numbers mean?
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

The soil is the most important component of plant growth. It supplies the plant with water and nutrients in addition to anchoring it in place.

Several trees and shrubs have attractive bark
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Since we are in the dead of winter, all of the deciduous and shrubs trees have shed their leaves. However, many of these trees, as well as some evergreens, have attractive bark features that provide interest to the landscape in all seasons.

An important topic of interest to home gardeners is organic gardening.  Many people have a desire to ‘get back to nature’. However, there exist many misconceptions on organic gardening.