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The Beautiful Flowering Dogwood Tree

Spring is here! Recently I was heading back to Memphis from Jackson, Mississippi. Along the woodlands edge on the interstate I saw beautiful flowering dogwood trees in their full glory. I was compelled to slow down a bit to get a closer look.

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Spring Fling 2019

Spring Fling 2019 is Almost Here! March means it is time to get excited about the Spring Fling 2019 Garden Show and Plant Sale sponsored by

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For the Love of Plants

After attending a recent Botany lecture from Dr. Sams, retired UT professor, I started thinking about how complex and interesting the plant world can truly be. Why are plants so important? Yes, they beautify our surroundings but they do so much more!

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January Gardening Considerations

The dog days of summer are here! The inevitable heat and humidity of summer in the Mid-South has arrived. This makes it challenging to get out in the yard and do any work. There are a few landscape principles I would like for you to consider this summer that will help create healthier spaces and communities.

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Dr. Chris Cooper

Chris is a UT Extension Horticulture Agent and Coordinator for the Master Gardener Program in Shelby County.  Chris can be found throughout Shelby County conducting educational programs addressing issues that affect urban and home horticulture.

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South

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