Georgia Gardener Newsletter
|| August 9, 2007
Extreme heat and smog have not been kind to our gardens and gardeners.
Do you know the current watering rules? Do you know how to water lawns
in extreme heat? Walter Reeves has drought information you need to
here for all the details.
Theresa Schrum and Bruce Holliday will join me for a radio broadcast at
and Patio Rooms this Saturday, Aug. 11. Bring your most vexatious
pests for identification! Put Sept. 1 on your calendar - I'll be
declaiming at the Decatur Book
explain what might cause this. It looks as though the pine cone grew
downward and sprouted new limbs. Is this normal?
- Katie and Jeremy Y.
Do you know what this plant/weed is? If it is a weed, it
- Terry H.
Can you identify this plant? It's growing in my neighbor's
yard, and I
really would like more for my garden.
- Jenny H.
| Garden Knowledge:
Hometown newspapers once featured large or
oddly shaped vegetables every summer. From my own childhood, I remember
a squash shaped like a duck and a tomato that resembled Richard Nixon.
Do you have vegetables that veer into weird shapes? Check out this "adult content"
video of a male tomato. Email
your pictures to me and I'll feature them in an upcoming
Prune tropical hibiscus plants you plan to
bring indoors. Reduce them to a size that will fit in front of your
sunniest window in December. (more tips)
Listen Saturday at 9:00 and I'll teach you
how to grow kudzu successfully!
| Be sure to listen to Highway
Horticulture during The Lawn and Garden Show on News/Talk 750 WSB
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Theresa Schrum and I will discuss her latest
observations of the natural world.
| Design Tip: Fall Flowers
by Theresa Schrum
While it's almost too hot to go outside for any
length of time, the
cooler fall months are just around the corner and so is a new crop of
blooming plants. Learn how you
can have a garden full of flowers from the late summer into fall.
| Cool Plant:
Forest Pansy Redbud
by Theresa Schrum
(Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy') Tree
native to the eastern half of the U.S. With the Forest Pansy Redbud,
the reddish-purple foliage makes this tree attractive from spring until
fall. Like other redbuds, it blooms with bright purple flowers in the
very early spring. Learn More...
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