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  • THINK AGAIN – Beware of Invasive Plants Posted by jfuder on May 1, 2018 By Mary Tucker, Cherokee County Master Gardener Excerpt from article in Feb/Mar 2011 issue of Gardening with the Masters Anytime you are evaluating an introduced plant for your landscape, consider the following: if it naturalizes or self sows; how far it spreads; how fast it grows how its seeds are...
  • A Hallmark of Spring – The Piedmont Azalea Posted by jfuder on Apr 24, 2018 By: Mary Tucker, Cherokee County Master Gardener Excerpt from CCMG Newsletter June/July 2002 The piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a hallmark of spring in Georgia, with its delicate, light pink blossoms dancing at the woodland’s edge to celebrate the change of the seasons.  It is most often found in deciduous...
  • Herb Gardening Posted by jfuder on Apr 5, 2018 When I talk with new gardeners, I always recommend starting out with a few herbs.  Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they often tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and have few insect and disease issues. Because herbs are relatively, carefree they have an obvious...
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