Summer calls for spinach substitute

...Popeye ain't the only bloke who's gotta have spinach. Some gardeners also crave it, freshly picked.This isn't spinach season...weather also plays a role in inducing flower stalks.Any gardener claiming to be harvesting spinach right now either lives in...

Symptoms of rose rosette virus show up on Augusta's Knockout roses

...the rose problem to him, but a couple of people had described the symptoms to him on the phone.Just last April a master gardener forwarded me an article about the virus and asked me about it. I told him it sounded like it was only a matter of time before...

Coral bells' beauty lies in leaves, blossoms alike

...Adequate water and removal of spent blossoms can keep all these plants bedecked with blossoms right up until fall. But some gardeners contend that the newer hybrids of coral bells are worth growing more for their leaves than for their flowers.Look around...

Here are some problems gardeners can encounter this spring, summer

...little/too much moisture, poor soil structure.POOR DEVELOPMENT OF EARS ON SWEET CORN: A common mistake made by novice gardeners is planting only one or two rows. Corn should be planted in blocks (at least 4 rows) to ensure good pollination. REACH...

Robert Sims

...the son of the late John H. Sims and Alice Germany Sims. He was also the brother of the late Marion Sims and Mattie Sims Gardener, all of Augusta, Georgia. His spiritual training came early and he was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Robert was...

Mae Mott

...a Secretary with Bechtel Corporation at the Savannah River Site having retired in 1995. Mrs. Mott was an avid Quilter and Gardener. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Ralph B. Mott, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Jean Mott...

Garden Gnome list of upcoming events for gardeners: flower show, programs, festival, plant swap, tours

...to 1 p.m. The free event raises money for improvements to the park at 1600 Troupe St. To donate plants for the Master Gardeners' fund-raising sale, bring them to the PKP Franke Pavilion between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 3.Individuals or groups...

Sacred Heart Garden Festival begins Friday

The weekend that area gardeners look forward to every year is finally...speakers will touch on topics close to gardeners' hearts.The Garden Festival starts...features home gardens of hands-on gardeners who know how it feels to fall in love...

Pendleton King Park Plant Swap is Saturday

...Plants donated by area master gardeners are sold to raise money for the...playground equipment.Many master gardeners admit they often go home with...plants at the sale that a gardener cannot live without.Especially...Sale was Kay Mills' master gardener project.

Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many...