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Not All Plants Like It Hot!

This summer’s inescapable heat has created challenges for gardeners and their plants. My newly planted hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ is showing signs of stress and is

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Tree Roots

After last month’s storm led to major power outages throughout Shelby and Desoto counties, I was astonished at the number of trees that were blown

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Extension Month

March is officially here! This time of year, I immediately start thinking about spring and warmer weather. The truth is February seemed more like spring

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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

New episodes premiere every Saturday afternoon on WKNO-TV and repeat on WKNO2 and the Tennessee Network.
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Ask A Master Gardener

For the best, regionally specific advice you can get about gardening, speak to a Master Gardener. You may call the Horticulture Hotline or visit one of our ‘Ask A Master Gardener’ clinics held throughout the year at festivals, markets, and workshops.

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