February 4, 2010

Reader Questions:

sago palmQ: I got tired of dragging my sago palm inside every winter. Look at the little greenhouse that my husband built for it! Debbie S.
tulip poplarQ: I want to learn more about the relationship between bees and trees. Robby A.

yewQ: What is the proper way to prune our yews? Cathy R.

Garden Knowledge:

South Africa

lionI had a great time with a group of gardeners, spouses and friends on a trip to Johannesburg and Cape Town in January. We visited gardens, had wine tastings, stayed in fabulous hotels and saw innumerable wild animals in the African bushlands. I had so much fun, I'm considering leading another trip in 2011...maybe to Australia/New Zealand. Click here for details

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Tree Pests

Trees often face a variety of insect pests throughout their lives. Many of these insects inflict only minor damage that trees often repair or outgrow. However, two deadly pests will soon become active and now is the time of year to make preparations to protect your trees. Learn More

by Theresa Schrum

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Walter's To Do List for February
Prune apples, appreciate Lenten rose, soil test, ...more
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Garden Events:

Feb 6 - Chicks in the City Symposium
Feb 19 - Georgia Organics' "Reclaiming Agriculture"
Feb 27 - The Exuberant Garden: Creating Joyous Spaces

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Cool Plant

Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria)
Small tree native to Eurasia. Although not much to look at this time of year, now is the time to plant trees and shrubs. In late spring, the smoketree will be covered with mauve/pink fluffy flower clusters at the ends of the branches which resemble smoke. Great for small gardens. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum


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