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July 12, 2007

Attracting Hummingbirds

Gardening in Georgia

Hummingbirds are among the most attractive birds to have in a landscape. Walter shows several hummingbird feeders and cooks up a batch of home-made hummingbird nectar to feed these tiny jewels of the air.

Publication: Attracting Hummingbirds

Planting Container for Full Sun

Container plantings are great because they are so versatile. They make great accents beside your front door. If a plant fades, you can replace it in a few minutes. And if you plan it correctly, the same container can be used for summer AND winter blooms. Melodie McDanal, with Habersham Gardens in Atlanta, shows Walter how to design a container for full sun using some unusual plants.

Habersham Gardens

Soil Testing

Your landscape grade depends on a simple test – a soil test. How else will you know how much fertilizer and lime to apply? Walter shows the basics of how to collect the soil and send it to your local Extension office (1-800-ASKUGA-1) to see if it makes the grade.