The Georgia Gardener Newsletter July 27, 2006
Garden Knowledge:
When I got an email concerning lots of clay particles falling from the sky, I gave it little thought. When I got ANOTHER one, it became a situation of curiosity! I sent the puzzle to my colleagues but NO ONE could explain it. Want to take a crack at unraveling the mystery?
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Reader Questions:  
Q: My wife has a couple of tomato plants. This evening she noticed some "things" on a leaf of the tomato plant. What 'tis?
- Steve M.  
 Q: Last evening I noticed my Mexican butterfly flower's seed pods were covered up in these little orange bugs that I have not seen before. Any thoughts?
- Linda M.
Q: My Mother calls this flower "Bread and Butter". My sister took a look at it and stated that is not what it is. I don't know what they are.
- Rebekah H.  
Q: This year, most of the tomatoes on my patio suffer from some sort of brownish blotches. It is also happening to my green pepper plants. Any suggestions? - The Blacks  

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