The Georgia Gardener Newsletter June 29, 2006
Garden Knowledge: How dry we are!
With watering restrictions tightening almost every week, it's important to prioritize water use in our landscapes. When you think about it, you can replace annuals any time...but a ten-year old azalea or a fifty-year old maple takes a lot longer!

I've put together summaries for watering trees, lawns, shrubs and flowers correctly.
Garden Calendar
Fertilize outdoor houseplants regularly. Constant watering in the summer washes nutrients from the potting soil. More Tips


Reader Questions:
 Q: Can you tell me what is happening to my tree? Can I save it? - David L.

Q: We have something growing around the base of some shrubs. It looks like some kind of fungus. It first looked like meringue; now it's turning black. - Margie A. Design Tip: Using Mulch
- by Theresa Schrum

We get many calls and emails concerning using mulch in the garden. Questions range from what type of mulch, when and how much to apply and can it be mixed into the soil? There is a lot of confusion and mis-information surrounding the use of mulch and its much older sibling: compost. Learn more...

Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) This native dogwood is virtually unknown to many gardeners. It's attractive appearance is much different from that of the common Florida Dogwood. It's also more disease resistant, tolerant of sun and very attractive to birds with dark blue fruit atop bright red stems. It's randomly available from a variety of nurseries. Learn more...
Q: What is this interesting-looking plant I found flowering in the woods? - Todd C.
Q: I have lots of bees coming out of the ground. They look like large bumble bees. I have also seen them gathering the wood off my front porch.
- Kristie R.


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