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The Greener View: Christmas Gift Ideas

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

Do you have a small fishbowl sitting around the house with a poor, dejected goldfish or betta swimming lazily in circles? The bowl is probably in need of cleaning, and chances are no one wants to do it. Well, now you can make that little fishbowl do some good. Back to the Roots wants to help every family experience the magic of growing their own...Read more

On Gardening: Chinese pistache superb for color and longevity

Gardening / Gardening News /

The flaming fall foliage of the Chinese pistache trees in Savannah are a visual testaments that they are indeed champions of color. The fiery oranges, reds, and yellows scream as if to say look at me. Believe me, you will, and if you are packing a camera, you will take a photo. They are not to be ignored.

Here at the Coastal Georgia Botanical ...Read more

The Greener View: Winter Plant Greenhouses

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

Q: We live in an apartment and are five stories up. We have a balcony with several potted shrubs in large pots. We don't have room for them indoors. The weather started getting cold and windy, so we moved the pots against the wall. We built a plastic wall on the outside of the pots to stop the wind and help trap some of the apartment heat. It ...Read more

The Greener View: Was the Purchase Worth the Value?

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

Q: I just bought some end-of-the-year shrubs from a local nursery and was shocked at what I found. I am mad and want to return the plants, but I am wondering what you think. When I lifted the plants out of the pot, a lot of soil fell off the roots. About 2 inches' worth fell off all around the sides, and there are several inches of soil left in ...Read more

On Gardening: Burgundy Glow ajuga designer options for cool season containers

Gardening / Gardening News /

If I asked if you had bugleweed in your garden you would probably gasp and say I hope not. That's just one of those unfortunate names for not only a great ground cover but a terrific plant to use in your cool season mixed containers.

Think of it as not a weed but ajuga which is a plant for the entire country as it is cold hardy from zones 3-10....Read more


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