May 29, 2008

Reader Questions:

star of bethlehem seed Q:These seed things popped up in my lawn. Could they be from the crocus that bloomed earlier in the spring? - Chris A.

star of bethlehem seed Q: In late winter and spring my purple leafed oxalis looks great. With warmer weather the leaves get what looks like orange dust on them. - Judy C.

yellowneckQ: The person who put my sod down said to water it 15 minutes every other day. We've increased it to 25 minutes every day. The grass is thinning out. - Patrick W.

Garden Knowledge:

Dead Bermudagrass
Most of us know about a disease called "brown patch". It affects most lawn grasses in June and July. But when bermudagrass lawns begin to look horrible in May. I suspect another disease: spring dead spot. Click here for more details

Design Tip

Wind Damaged Trees
It's been a wild and windy spring. Starting back in February, Atlanta has endured one violent weather system after another. Coupled with the ongoing drought, weakened trees have been damaged or lost altogether. Learn what you can do to protect and recover your trees from storm damage.

by Theresa Schrum

My new book is here! Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions You can order an autographed book and I'll inscribe it any way you wish.

Garden Calendar:

Water shrubs correctly, collect foxglove seeds, kill slugs and snails.
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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

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)
Perennial native to the Central and Southeastern U.S. This stunning woodland wildflower begins blooming in mid May and continues into June with shocking red tubular flowers that open to reveal a bright yellow throat. Sporadic flowers appear through the summer. Easy to grow and attracts hummingbirds.
Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

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