April 30, 2009

Garden Knowledge:

Controlling Nuisance Animals
possum Managing nuisance animals can be a frustrating business. They are elusive, smart and often our efforts are useless. Wildlife experts use a four-step sequence to control nuisance animals. It is abbreviated: H.E.R.L.
Herl a rock at them!

I'd Love a Visit!

I'll be hosting a radio broadcast at the Lindberg Pike Nursery on May 9, answering questions at the WSB tent at Tucker Day on May 9 and speaking at the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy on May 12. Click here for details

Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for May
Plant beans, sharpen blades, look for aphids, ...more

Reader Questions:

beetleQ: We have a small beetle attacking our new asparagus shoots. What are they? George B.

Q: I used a vegetation killer on my garden that is supposed to last for one year. Can I neutralize it? Dwight G.

crrapemyrtleQ: My parents have lost two crapemyrtles. They have some kind of green fungus on the bark. Jon N.

Best Fescue Sod Value in Atlanta

Pike Nursery
Be sure to listen to Garden Basics on The Lawn and Garden Show on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We'll open the phone lines for first time homeowners to ask their most puzzling questions.

Cool Plant

Kaleidoscope Abelia
(Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope')
cool plantEvergreen shrub native to Asia. These sprawling large shrubs with arching stems and white flowers in late summer just never appealed to me. Recently, dwarf and compact forms have been introduced and now ...learn more

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

May 2 - Zoo Atlanta Plant Sale

May 2 - Trees Atlanta Arboretum Conference

May 2 - GPC Native Plant Sale

Design Tip

Plant a Row for the Hungry
plant bed In these tough economic times, we have seen a surge in the planting of vegetable gardens. This year if you have space, considering planting extra vegetables that can be donated to Plant a Row for the Hungry. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

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