Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

Hummingbirds – Feeding in Winter

Q: It is almost December and I still have a stubborn little hummingbird coming to my feeder. I had taken it in until I saw this little fellow at the window wanting to know where it was. My questions are:...

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Smoke Bush – Pruning to Shrub Form

Q: I planted a smoke bush seedling last spring. It was about 18″ tall. It now has 1 tall shoot approximately 10 feet tall. That’s the only part that seems to be growing-straight up. Do I need to prune it?...

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St. Augustine Grass – Planting From Sprigs

Q: I just got through reseeding my fescue lawn, again, and I’m tired of the process! What are your thoughts on St. Augustine grass? I grew-up with St. Augustine in South Texas, and love the fact that it is about...

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Zoysia Grass – Installing in Late August

Q: Is it too late in the year to put in Emerald Zoysia? We have a larger than average yard and will be paying close to $20,000 for this sod. I am concerned that the six-month warranty period we would...

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Vegetables – Growing in Containers

Q: With so many people now moving into town homes, high rises, condos, etc., more of us need a LOT of info about growing vegetables in containers. Also, I really want my veggies to be grown as close to organically...

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St. Augustine – Cold Tolerance

Q: I seem to remember you used to not recommend St. Augustine grass be grown north of Macon. Now when people call in with questions about planting it, you seem to even endorse it in sunny or semi shade areas...

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Strawberries – Keep Indoors for Winter

Q: I have strawberries planted in a strawberry clay pot. I let them stay in my basement over winter. When should I bring them out? A: Most folks just pull them close to the house where they don’t get much...

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When to Scalp Zoysia and Bermuda

Q: Can I cut my Zoysia and Bermuda way down while it is still dormant? My Zoysia is about 3 inches and I would like to trim it way down A: You can cut it to 1″ but not now...

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Crapemyrtle Pruned – How Did He Do?

Q: I bought a house last summer that has three well established crapemyrtle trees behind the pool. When we first looked at the house, the plants were already cut back all the way to the knots. I pruned mine over...

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Boll Weevil – Damage to Cotton

Q: How do boll weevils damage cotton? A: They feed a bit on plant tips before the cotton blooms, but then feed on the young bolls after the plant begins blooming. Pretty quickly thereafter they begin laying eggs in the...

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Fiber Optic Plant

Q: Do you know anything abut fiber optic plant? A: I know that I’ve killed several of them! I think I failed to research the plant enough to realize it is happiest in a bog or semi-aquatic site. I’m not...

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Fig – Repeatedly Dies In Winter

Q: We have a Brown Turkey fig tree. The first year, it produced some figs but they didn’t get fully ripe before the first cold spell and the plant seemed to completely die so we cut it back almost to...

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Blackberries – Moving

Q: We have a great crop of wild blackberries and wanted to know if it is possible to transplant some to a fence line that we have on another part of our land. If so, when is the best time...

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Bottle Brush Plant – Identification

Q: I have had this bottle brush plant in my DeKalb county yard for 7 years. I would like to move it to north Georgia but I really don’t want to dig it up now. Please let me know what...

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Red Shield Hibiscus – Growing Here?

Q: My parents have a beautiful Red Shield Hibiscus growing in their back yard an hour north of Tampa. Will the plant grow in Loganville? Will it have to be brought inside in the winter? A: Hibiscus acetosella or ‘Red...

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Nikko Hydrangeas – Stopped Blooming

Q: I live in northern Vermont and I like to grow things that are not indigenous. We had many large, rich blue flowers on our Nikko hydrangeas for their first three years, but then in their fourth year we stopped...

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Nishiki Willow – Growing in Georgia

Q: Can you tell me if a Nishiki Willow will grow in Georgia? My neighbor moved here from Pennsylvania and is wondering if our climate is suitable for the plant. A: I will share with you the deep, untold secrets...

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Cockspur Coral Bush – Identification

Q: Can you please help me identify this plant? It has small thorns on the branches but the flowers are really pretty. A: It’s a cockspur coral bush, Erythrina crista-galli . It’s not really supposed to be winter hardy in...

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