Install the right plants and butterflies will flock to your garden

Jun 28, 13 Install the right plants and butterflies will flock to your garden

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By Frank M. Watson • UGA Cooperative Extension There is no more delightful decoration for a flower garden than butterflies fluttering from bloom to bloom. Butterflies will visit, and probably stay to lay eggs, wherever there are a variety of plants for food and shelter, some moisture and no pesticides. Whether or not they appear...

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Florida expert: Keep pets, livestock away from false parasol mushrooms

May 31, 13 Florida expert: Keep pets, livestock away from false parasol mushrooms

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By Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu • Contact: Matthew E. Smith, 352-273-2837, trufflesmith@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dogs are notorious for eating just about anything, and the nastier, the better – which is why a University of Florida expert is advising canine owners to keep an eye out for poisonous mushrooms as...

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Versatile, hardy hostas becoming a mainstay in Georgia landscapes

Apr 02, 13 Versatile, hardy hostas becoming a mainstay in Georgia landscapes

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By Frank M. Watson • UGA Cooperative Extension  Versatile and hardy, hostas are quickly becoming one of the most popular perennial plants grown in Georgia landscapes. Sometimes referred to as plantain lilies, hostas can thrive in both shade and partial sun. Besides having wonderful foliage, many cultivars produce fragrant flowers...

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Most ground-nesting bees are useful pollinators

Apr 02, 13 Most ground-nesting bees are useful pollinators

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By Paul Pugliese  • UGA Cooperative Extension As a University of Georgia Extension agent, each spring I receive several calls from people who encounter ground-nesting bees and wasps for the first time. These are actually “good bugs” that are doing their job as pollinators or serving as useful predators by controlling other...

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Add new plants now, so they will survive later

Mar 01, 13 Add new plants now, so they will survive later

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Fall and winter are the best times for Georgians to add new trees, shrubs and bushes to their landscapes. Balled and burlapped trees and bushes do best if they are planted in the fall or winter, and bare root plants should only be planted in the dead of winter. Fall and winter are the most ideal times to install a new plant because...

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