Posts Tagged ‘ornamental’

Pepper – Purple

Q: I recently purchased an attractive plant from a hardware store. The clerk knew nothing more than that it was a pepper. It has dark green leaves, purple flowers and purple fruit. I’ve tried to research it on the Internet...

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Shrub – Planting Properly

Q: A few months ago I had a professional installer plant a large number of bushes around my house. He used a method that violates my own knowledge of planting. I was told his method was advocated by a UGA...

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Aucuba – Care

Q: Last year I bought a bunch of Acubas. In with them was a plant a lot like the rest but with a different leaf. The leaf is seven inches long and two inches wide and is a dark green...

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Bermuda – Removing from Lily Bed

Q: I have a bought a house that has bermudagrass and HAD an island with gorgeous lilies in it… however the bermudagrass has spread over into where the lilies are. How can I kill the bermudagrass without killing the lilies?...

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Powdery Mildew – Euonymus

Q: There are powdery spots all over the leaves of my euonymus. I believe this is called powdery mildew. If so, what can I do about it? A: The name of this disease exactly fits its description doesn’t it? Powdery...

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Rabbit – Control

Q: I have rabbits eating my pansies! I love animals but is there anyway to discourage the rabbits without harming them? A: Both rabbits and caterpillars can consume pansies in fall. To distinguish between the two, examine your pansy leaves....

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Pre-emergent – Apply During a Warm Winter

Q: When the weather is unseasonably warm (60’s and 70’s) in January, should I put out a pre-emergent to prevent spring and summer weeds? A: Good question. Here’s what my UGA weed control specialists say: From Dr. Tim Murphy: “Yes...

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Ornamental Bananas – Sources

Q: I just received an e-mail from my mother who resides in Indiana. She said she was listening to a gardening show on the radio last night (out of Atlanta), not sure which one as her memory is not so...

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Chinese Photinia – Identification

Q: This shrub is a volunteer. This year it has put out large poofs of small white blooms. The blooms have a mild sweet fragrance. What is it? A: Since I see that emerging leaves are green and since the...

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Multiflora Rose – Identification

Q: Can you enlighten us on the pros and cons of this vine-like plant? We thought it might be a Cherokee Rose, but decided not. A: It’s a multiflora rose – a thorny, devilish weed that grabs and stabs anyone...

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Hollyhock – Rust

Q: I have some high mallow on which some of the leaves are turning a yellowish color with little spots on them. Can you tell me what it is? A: High mallow, Malva sylvestris, is also known as French hollyhock....

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‘Moudry’ Fountain Grass

Q: I have read about an ornamental grass whose scientific name is Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’ (Black-Seeded Fountain Grass). I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Do you have any sources? A: You are correct that this is one of the...

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Pampas Grass- Transplant/Trim

Q: I have several large clumps of pampas grass that need to be moved this month due to construction. My son would like to take them to Griffin. Do you think they could survive a trimming and transplant? A: You...

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Skunk Vine- Control

Q: Skunk vine is becoming a real gardening problem in south Georgia. It is spreading from the woods into and over our landscape plants (azaleas, Indian hawthorn and others). What can we do? A: Glyphosate (Roundup, etc) will kill it,...

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Malabar Spinach – Leaf Spot

Q: I am growing Malabar spinach for the first time this year. It’s very vigorous and beautiful except I’ve gotten a spot fungus on the leaves. Can we eat those leaves or should I just pick them off and discard...

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Weeds- Prevention

Q: We have a large, low deck and weeds are growing up between the deck planks. They are pretty large weeds and I really don’t want to crawl under the deck. How can we get rid of them and prevent...

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Tumbleweed Allium – Identification

Q: A guy who does yard work for us brought this to us. Said he found four of them growing in a field. I have never seen anything like it. A: It’s a tumbleweed allium, Allium schubertii. The seedheads are...

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Deer – Prevention

Q: We love the mountains and woods but we are having a constant problem with deer. They have severely eaten my ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly and ligustrums, both of which we were told “Deer do not eat!”. How do I...

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