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Gardening

Tim Daly

Avoid using troublesome plants

Fall and winter are the best times of the year to install new plant material. Though the weather is cold, the roots continue to grow.

Tim Daly

Pine bark beetles troubling pine trees

Throughout the county, I have observed pine trees that are turning brown and dying. Additionally, the Extension office has received numerous phone calls from residents concerned about pine trees on their property.

Tim Daly

Autumn is the time to divide perennial plants

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.

Roses require full sunlight in your garden

The beauty of roses is worth the challenge of growing them

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. 

City of Norcross to break ground on new park dedicated to sustainable life skills

City of Norcross to break ground on new park dedicated to sustainable life skills

Discovery Garden Park to serve as a nature center, community garden and neighborhood gathering space for all ages and abilities 

Norcross – Something big and green is coming to Norcross in the form of a new garden park dedicated to actively engaging people of all ages and abilities in their environment and community through programs, classes and events that develop creative and sustainable skills.

The Pioneer Garden is framed in wagon wheels. This garden is designed to enhance students’ understanding of Westward Expansion. German and Joselyn, Garden Club members, just finished planting egglants.

Knight Elementary Teaching Garden joins Lilburn Garden Tour

The GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club is delighted to announce the addition of the Knight Elementary School Teaching Garden to our 3rd annual “Behind the Garden Gate” tour of Lilburn area gardens on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9am to 3pm. 

Tim Daly

Several trees and shrubs have attractive bark

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.

Fall lawn maintenance

Lawn maintenance for autumn

The summer months are coming to an end. The cooler days of autumn are upon us. This time of the year is a transition time in the lawn and garden.