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How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 1: A mystery bush

This bush's actual name is a mystery. It's grown on this land for generations, but the owners just call it the "Easter Bush."

On Episode 1 of this series, we've got a mystery bush! Marina Doneda and her dad, David Edwards, wrote in to us to ask about a mystery shrub on the family’s 100 acres in Madison County. What exactly is it? (Check out some pictures below!)

Lots of bushes bloom around this time in the spring - including Viburnum, Sweet Shrub, Forsythia and Quince bushes, so we put Laura Ney on the case. She hopped on a zoom call with Marina and David to talk about a bush that’s been blooming since Marina’s great grandfather bought the land.

ACC Extension offers free garden and landscape diagnostic services to professionals and homeowners alike. Services include, soil sampling, plant, insect and disease ID as well as management recommendations.

If you have a question about your garden or landscape, you can email Laura Ney at or call the ACC Extension office at 706-613-3640.

This series is produced by Allison Salerno.