June 25, 2009

Reader Questions:

snakeQ: I was picking peas in my garden when I heard something moving nearby. I saw a big, light-colored snake! Hattie H.

tomato leaf damageQ: My Better Boys are showing this yellow pattern on the leaves. They seem healthy but the new growth is odd. Alan O.

cat claw vineQ: We found this vine in Louisiana. Folks there could not identify it. Frankie S.

Garden Knowledge:

Pruning Azaleas
azaleaNow that they are finished blooming, spring azaleas often send up tall sprouts above the main shrub mass.

If that's your situation, here are some tips on how to prune them
Best Fescue Sod Value in Atlanta

Pike Nursery

Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for June
Mulch vegetables, pick okra, fertilize houseplants, ...more

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Cool Plant

Ornamental Onion (Allium spp.)

cool plantPerennial native to Europe and Asia. Unlike the culinary varieties of onion, ornamental onions sport large, showy balls of flowers that range in color from white to lavender, blue, pink and yellow. These stalks can be from 2 or more feet tall. Easy to grow and pest resistant. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Design Tip

Ferns in the garden

fernsThere are many hardy and even some evergreen ferns that grow exceptionally well in Georgia. Even when we were having severe drought, these ferns thrived without supplemental water. Now that rain has returned, they are even more lush. There are even a few ferns that can handle the sun.
Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

6/27 Bird Walk at CNC
7/4&5 Sun Flower Farm Festival
7/11 - Iris Society Meeting

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