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Rita and Mike Williams's four children holding flowers at their cut flower farm, WilMor Farms, in Candler County, Georgia. CAES News
Rita and Mike Williams's four children holding flowers at their cut flower farm, WilMor Farms, in Candler County, Georgia.
Local Flowers
Harvesting cut flowers from your own garden can be a rewarding, cost-effective way to treat your mom for Mother’s Day. But don’t worry if you don’t have your own flowers to cut.
UGA horticulture professor Marc van Iersel shows one version of a soil moisture sensor he tested. CAES News
UGA horticulture professor Marc van Iersel shows one version of a soil moisture sensor he tested.
Dooley Professorship
University of Georgia Professor Marc van Iersel and storied former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley are teaming up to improve the state of horticulture in Georgia.
Of the three Sombrero varieties planted last spring, which were all good performers, 'Granada Gold' took the cake. The flawless golden flowers bloomed profusely with a beautiful floral presentation and lasted longer than the other two. CAES News
Of the three Sombrero varieties planted last spring, which were all good performers, 'Granada Gold' took the cake. The flawless golden flowers bloomed profusely with a beautiful floral presentation and lasted longer than the other two.
Classic City Awards
Summer’s end often means that spring’s colorful annuals have started to fade, but the end of Georgia’s growing season also means it’s time to debut the University of Georgia Trial Gardens’ annual Classic City Award winners. These awards represent plants that thrived during the punishing conditions of a Georgia summer.
Graffiti Red Lace and HoneyCluster White pentas look colorful and festive at Old Town in Columbus, GA. CAES News
Graffiti Red Lace and HoneyCluster White pentas look colorful and festive at Old Town in Columbus, GA.
Butterflies and Pentas
Right now, it seems like it’s a banner year for butterflies everywhere I travel in the South. While the big monarch butterfly migration hasn’t hit, the populations of others seem to be high. I’m not sure if there is a correlation, but it also seems as if pentas are having the most incredible year ever.
A crowd gathers at a past Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at UGA's Durham Horticulture Farm. This year's tour, which is free and open to the public, will be Oct. 6. CAES News
A crowd gathers at a past Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at UGA's Durham Horticulture Farm. This year's tour, which is free and open to the public, will be Oct. 6.
Horticulture Field Day
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Horticulture will host Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.
Ken James, owner and founder of James Greenhouses and University of Georgia alumni, talks about a hosta plant with (left to right) Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, UGA President Jere Morehead, and CAES Dean Sam Pardue in a production house at James Greenhouses in Colbert on the UGA Georgia Farm Tour. CAES News
Ken James, owner and founder of James Greenhouses and University of Georgia alumni, talks about a hosta plant with (left to right) Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, UGA President Jere Morehead, and CAES Dean Sam Pardue in a production house at James Greenhouses in Colbert on the UGA Georgia Farm Tour.
Farm Tour
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and state leaders learned more about challenges facing Georgia agriculture and Northeast Georgia's farms, nurseries and the agritourism industry Tuesday during the annual farm tour.
This fall, the Society of American Florists (SAF) will honor UGA Professor of Horticulture Paul Thomas's dedication to his students and his contributions to horticultural science with the 2017 Alex Laurie Award, the industry group's most prestigious award. CAES News
This fall, the Society of American Florists (SAF) will honor UGA Professor of Horticulture Paul Thomas's dedication to his students and his contributions to horticultural science with the 2017 Alex Laurie Award, the industry group's most prestigious award.
Horticulture Award
For University of Georgia horticulture professor Paul Thomas, cultivating the next generation of horticulturists has always been as important as cultivating his next crop of plants.
The UGA Tifton campus released the 'Cowboy' perennial peanut, which produces robust, yellow blooms. CAES News
The UGA Tifton campus released the 'Cowboy' perennial peanut, which produces robust, yellow blooms.
'Cowboy' Perennial Peanut
The University of Georgia-bred ‘Cowboy’ perennial peanut plant doesn’t produce edible peanuts, but this new cultivar offers homeowners a colorful addition to ornamental beds and a supplemental source of nitrogen for surrounding grasses.
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Banana Shrubs
There have been weeks of tantalizing fragrance in the past few months that few children or families have experienced. This champion of aroma I am referring to is the banana shrub. The banana shrub is an heirloom from the 1700s. It produces blossoms for months of sweet, fresh bananas with a scent so intense, you’ll wish you could bottle it up so it could compete with the French perfumes, or put it in a shake and drink it. It is one of the more amazing scents in the plant world.
Dogwood Blooms CAES News
Dogwood Blooms
Dogwood Genetics
Dogwoods are one of the most popular landscape trees in the American South, but little is known about the genetics of these spring-blooming beauties. Researchers at the University of Georgia are hoping to recruit an army of citizen scientists this spring to help collect data that will help them better understand genetic variation among dogwood trees.