Monthly Archives: May 2015


Tour four stunning gardens of Fannin County.

Spring Shasta, garden gate

Sponsored by North Georgia Master Gardeners, the tours display four different approaches to flower and vegetable gardening.  As well as enjoying the beauty of the gardens, visitors will be able to ask questions about plants and their growing conditions.

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Friday and Saturday
June 5th and 6th, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Look what I found


For directions, please contact Becky at Fannin County Extension Office (706-632-3061) or email to Becky at


Eddie’s Corner: What’s Eating My Leaves?

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, May 15, 2015

Sawfly larvae leaf damage 2As plants leaf out and start growing they provide a good meal for many insects. One critter that is causing problems to roses and some other plants is the larval stage of the sawfly. This larvae or caterpillar is hard to see, but the damage left behind is easy to spot.
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Adventures of a Master Gardener Trainee: I Learn about the Curse of the Mummy

MummyberryI was working in the Cooperative Exten­sion office the other day when a lady came bustling through the door with a concerned look on her face. Eddie Ayers, the Extension Agent, was busy in his office. Remem­bering my Master Gardener training and hoping to impress Eddie, I stepped up to the counter and said in a voice loud enough for Eddie to hear, “May I be of assistance?”   Continue reading