The Georgia Gardener Newsletter May 3, 2007
Garden Knowledge:
Finding a Farmer's Market
If you'd like to talk personally to the person who harvested the corn, picked the tomatoes or packed the parsley you eat, there is no better place than a local farmer's market. Several have sprung up in recent years, both intown and in the suburbs. I've collected a big list - make plans to visit and be sure to bring the kids!

Listen this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and I'll give you more information about vegetable gardening.
Come see me in this weekend!
Come see me this weekend! I'll join Theresa Schrum and Bruce Holliday for a live radio broadcast this Saturday at the Toco Hill Pike Family Nursery on LaVista Rd. On May 12 we'll be at Champion Windows and Patio Rooms for a morning of garden radio excellence!

Listen Saturday morning 6:00 a.m. before you start working in your yard to learn more about lawn care!

Watch me on "Gardening in Georgia" this week - I'll talk about growing ferns and peaches.
 

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Reader Questions:
Q: Is it possible to have a benign relationship with thorny elaeagnus? I love the scent of the flowers, but that pleasure is more than offset by yearly pruning. - Dan C
 

Q: Our pin oak has some kind of bug or fungus growing on it. Can you please identify?
- Debbie and Charles P.

Q: I am trying to find the correct name for the tiny wild iris that grow in the north Georgia mountains. Can you help?
- Owen L. 
   

Garden Calendar:
No matter which grass, your turf will look its best if you follow a calendar of maintenance tasks. Download your lawn calendar here

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!
Design Tip: Easter Freeze Follow-up
- by Theresa Schrum
 
We are now four weeks past the hard freeze of Easter weekend. Surprisingly, many plants are slow showing signs of recovery. The forests in the North Georgia mountains look bare as if it were February and not May. Learn more about which plants were hit hardest and what you should do now. Learn more...
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Coral Honeysuckle
(Lonicera sempervirens)
Vine native to the Southeastern United States. Coral Honeysuckle is a fine alternative to the noxious Japanese Honeysuckle which ranks third on the list of Georgia's worst weeds. Coral Honeysuckle begins blooming in April and will have sporadic flowers through the summer and fall. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Learn more...
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