The Georgia Gardener Newsletter June 1, 2006
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Garden Knowledge:
How to Propagate Shrubs from Cuttings

June is the perfect time to propagate shrubs. Whether it's your great-grandmother's rose or just a favorite hydrangea, we all have situations where we want to make clones of a single plant. A garden friend shared his special method.


Reader Questions

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Q: My foxgloves looked wonderful for a while then became increasingly 'fried' looking. Was it too much sun or drought or some fungus among us? - Kendra B.

Q: Could you please I.D. this fern? They are growing in a low wetlands area in Gainesville, GA. They are approximately 4 feet tall already. Can they be transplanted?
- Belinda G.
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Q: I found these combs on a bush in my front yard in May. The comb is some type of wax. Can you please identify the builder? - Roger P.
 
Q: I have a pear tree that suddenly has shown signs of distress. After blooming, the tips of some branches began to turn brown. It looked a little like freeze damage.
- Mike E.
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Blue Danube Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube') Evergreen perennial native to the Southeastern U.S. Blue Danube Stokes' Aster is an outstanding perennial with strap-like evergreen foliage that forms a neat compact mound year round. Beginning in late May, the plant produces 2.5 inch blue aster-like flowers on 12-18 inch stems. Other cultivars with white, yellow and multi-colored flowers also exist
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Design Tip: Arbors
- by Theresa Schrum

No matter what type of garden you have, it should have an arbor. Easily constructed from a wide range of materials, arbors are used to mark an entrance or separate one garden area from another. Arbors should be tall and wide enough to allow easy passage of people and garden equipment.
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Garden Calendar
Look for small new seedlings under your Lenten rose. They can be transplanted now to other spots. More Tips
 

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