The Georgia Gardener Newsletter March 22, 2007
Come Visit!
Manure Day on March 24! Get all of the rich, composted horse manure you want at Little Creek Farm Conservancy - only $5 per big bag or $25 per pickup truck load. Buy a Manure Day T-shirt and I'll sign it!

Radio broadcast at The Home & Design Show - Cobb Galleria on Mar 31. We'll give away 150 pairs of tickets so you can watch the broadcast and then attend the show free! Enter to win tickets

Listen Saturday morning 6:00 a.m. before you start working in your yard for more information about controlling weeds in your lawn.
Garden Knowledge:
Our new season of "Gardening in Georgia" begins the week of April 2 on Georgia Public Broadcasting. I meet garden experts who share their secrets, visit beautiful gardens and demonstrate simple things you can do to help your garden grow. Join me each week from April through October as we learn the best ways to be good gardeners.

The First Show Airs April 5 at 7:00pm!

Listen this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and Ii??ll tell you what's in the show!
Reader Questions:
Q: I have a weird growth on a willow oak tree. These leaves are much shorter and rounder than the long, thin, pointed leaves of a willow oak. Tom M.

Q: Recently, a pretty little groundcover has sprung up among my bulbs and I can't identify it. It's low-growing, with tiny white flowers about 1/8" in diameter. Beth N.

Q: I have three 'Sparkleberry' hollies that I planted about a year ago. How can I determine what sex they are? Susan P.


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. Theresa Schrum and I will discuss the latest observations of the natural world that she's made!
Design Tip: Vines in the Garden
- by Theresa Schrum
Using a vine in the garden is a great way to maximize a small space or add a vertical element without using too much ground. However, vines by their very nature can be quite aggressive and it's important to choose a vine with the correct temperament that will complement your garden. Learn more...
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Perennial native to the E/SE United States. This cheerful little woodland plant pops its head out of the soil sometime in February. By mid to late March it's topped with bright yellow 2 inch daisy flowers. The foliage is a nice blue-green. Very easy to grow in shade. Deer and rabbit resistant. Learn more...
Garden Calendar:
Fertilize shrubs: 1 tablespoon of 10-10-10 (or shrub fertilizer) per foot of height. (more tips)

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