The Georgia Gardener Newsletter February 22, 2007
Garden Knowledge: Fertilizing Fescue
Fescue grass is a cool season grass. It does the majority of its productive growth between September and June. For this reason, fertilizer applications should be concentrated in the fall, winter and early spring. Get It Done Now
Mark Your Calendars!
Our season of radio remote broadcasts has begun. You can come see me, Theresa Schrum and Bruce Holliday wrack our brains answering garden questions. This spring we'll be at three Pike Nursery locations, Champion Windows and Patio Rooms, and at the Spring Home Show.

Remote Broadcast Details


Reader Questions:  
Q: I have an ongoing issue with my ivy. I have lost more than 1/2 of the ivy in the front yard. We are very frustrated but would like to keep the ivy rather than replace it. - Donella B.
Q: I need some assistance with how to care for leatherleaf mahonia plants. Should I trim them? If so, when and how much?
- Scott B.
Q: Two years ago I bought this beautiful unusual grass at a nursery. Overwintering it inside was unsuccessful, as you can see. Can you identify it for me?
- Trish C.

Be sure to listen to Highway Horticulture on The Lawn and Garden Show on News-Talk 750 WSB on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. We'll discuss the latest observations of the natural world that Theresa Schrum has made from the seat of her pickup truck!

Design Tip: Plants for Soupy Soil
- by Theresa Schrum
 
If you have an area in your landscape that never seems to dry out, have I got some alternatives for you. Whether the soupy area is in sun or shade, there are many beautiful plants that will thrive in such locations. These plants can also be used to landscape along creeks, ponds and lakes.
Learn more...
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum


Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica)
Evergreen shrub native to Asia. This tropical-looking evergreen shrub with its large palmate (hand) shaped leaves is practically a must around a shady pond or pool. The bold foliage works well to soften the edges of hardscapes, especially those made of stone. Fatsia prefers to grow in partial to medium shade. Learn more...
Garden Events Garden Calendar:
The brown foliage on pampas grass and maiden grass can be pruned away now. Leave only a "crew cut" of brown stems twelve inches high. (more tips)
 
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