The Master Gardeners of Cobb County are normally very active in the Spring — helping the staff at the County Extension Office, answering questions from the public, giving presentations to civic and gardening groups, and working in over 20 projects and Community Gardens around Cobb County. We miss being in community with each other and enjoying the wonders of Spring!
However, we know that social distancing and stay at home procedures are our best weapon against the COVID-19 virus and our best safeguard for everyone’s health. We urge everyone to follow Federal, State, and County recommendations and we know we will all be together again soon.
In the meantime, there is no need for us to remain cooped up in our homes — we can use this at-home time to finally start all the projects that have been on our “to-do” lists for so long. Azaleas can be pruned after blooming, we can get a good head start on weed reduction, spring bulbs can be planted, and annuals still beg to beautify our yards. Exercise and sunlight, meditation in nature, all will help give peace in times of stress.
Many of our favorite gardening centers have on-line shopping and either safe curbside pick-up or home delivery. We encourage everyone to patronize your local garden centers or take this time to do some on-line browsing of vendors that might be new to you. We have cancelled our annual Spring Plant Sale and Expo, but we have a kept our list of the vendors and sponsors who had signed up for our events – CLICK HERE to access our vendor list or click on the sponsor names on our Plant Sale page to contact them.
We will use our website to share suggestions, to answer your questions, and to continue to get information out to the public. Please check back frequently.
Shut down does not mean you are shut out of gardening information that can help you at home! Our RESOURCES page has links to a wide variety of “Master Gardener Approved” websites to help you learn from the convenience of home. This includes the link to UGA Extension publications for your home and garden. Check it out!
What should I be doing in my garden now? Good question. Remember, April 15 is technically the date of last frost, so keep tender plants indoors for now! You can also get some help from the Seasonal Calendar from The Georgia Gardener Website. https://www.walterreeves.com/seasonal-calendar/
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