What to Do After the Freeze The Easter freeze is behind us but crisp leaves
still hang from hydrangeas, Japanese maples and crapemyrtles. Resist
the urge to remove the leaves or prune your plants. I predict there
will be only minor twig death from the cold. There's no need to remove
live stems. Here
is a summary of what should be done now.
Listen this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and I'll give you more information
about dealing with freeze damage.
Listen Saturday morning 6:00 a.m. before you start working in your yard
for more information about caring for your lawn.
Design Tip: Tools of the Trade - by Theresa Schrum
Every landscape professional or dedicated
gardener has spent years and often big bucks determining which
gardening tools they like best. In order to help you save time and
money, I will tell you which of my tools has performed the best and
lasted the longest with the least amount of trouble. Learn
Cool Plant of the Week: - by Theresa Schrum
Evergreen herb native to Alabama and Florida. If it looks like
Rosemary, smells like Rosemary, cooks like Rosemary, blooms like
Rosemary but doesn't freeze to death like Rosemary, it must be
Conradina. Conradina only grows 18-24 inches tall and wide and blooms
with pale blue flowers in spring and summer. Deer resistant. Learn
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 her latest
observations of the natural world!
Questions: Q: We might
purchase a home with large trees in the front yard that have ferns
growing on the branches. Is this a sign of illness in the tree? -
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The Best Azalea You'll Ever Plant!
Add a colorful twist to your garden this spring by planting Encore
Azalea. These patented azaleas bloom in spring, summer and fall. With
23 varieties, you're certain to find the perfect accent to your
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Boortz $10,000 FairTax Refund Contest
Want a $10,000 Tax Refund? WSB's Neal Boortz is taking the
matter into his own hands. Win one of 40 "Boortz Fair Tax Refunds" from
News-Talk 750 WSB.
Garden Calendar: Remove guy wires from your fall-planted trees.
Trees that move with the wind grow stronger than those supported for
more than a few months. (more tips)
Listen to Walter Reeves' "Lawn and
Garden Show" on News-Talk 750 WSB,
Saturdays 6am - 10am.
Walter Reeves, The Georgia Gardener, 1601 West Peachtree St. NE,
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