Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes colorful flowers, tasty vegetables and leaf-chopping insects. We’re got articles and information to help you with your garden needs in the 36th edition of the Spring Garden Packet, produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by CAES faculty, news editors and graduate and undergraduate students, these articles are designed to help you with timely, valuable gardening information for wherever you live in Georgia.This year’s edition is split into sections. First, you’ll find articles on general gardening, followed by vegetables and fruits, water and insects. Happy gardening!General gardening1. New UGA ornamental grasses grow fast but tame – Jonathan Andrews2. Protect landscape plants, vegetable seedlings from frost – Andrea Gonzalez3. Palms add a tropical flair to Georgia landscapes – Gary Wade4. Size matters when selecting crape myrtles – Wade5. Plants win gold medals for hardiness, beauty – Stephanie Schupska6. UGA offers free resources for planting environmentally-friendly landscapes – Amanda SwennesVegetables and fruits7. UGA Extension helps home gardeners grow their own food – April Sorrow8. Top five easiest plants for beginner gardeners – Jamie Woodhead9. Edible vegetables in your landscape – George Boyhan10. Fresh, home-grown veggies without a garden – Woodhead11. Fruits add flavor to your landscape – Sorrow12. From garden to kitchen: Grow your own herbs – Schupska13. Select proper varieties for picture perfect gardening – Stephen GartonWater14. Harvest rainwater, and keep the change – Lori Pindar15. Rain gardens capture stormwater, reduce runoff – Sharon DowdyInsects16. Squash borers cause squash-growing gardeners grief – Amanda Tedrow17. Eastern caterpillars pitch springtime tents – Whitney Boozer18. Stick insects make good pets – Nancy Hinkle19. Summer vegetables: How to avoid an insect takeover – AndrewsFor more information on gardening in your county, call your UGA Cooperative Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA or visit ugaextension.com.