Georgia Gardener Newsletter
|| August 10, 2006
| Mystery Solved!
Sometimes, all it takes is talking to the right expert. In the case
of the mysterious clay particles, it's Dr. Bob Matthews who had the
theories | Here's
When my father died several years ago my family faced a situation
familiar to many: disposing of his pesticides. In his sixty-five years
of small-time farming he had accumulated multiple sprays for his
orchard, dusts for the cows and weed killers for the pasture. What were
we to do with the poisons?
This shrub "volunteered" at the base of a large sweetgum two years ago.
It has small white flowers in the spring and the fruit is as shown; a
bright, tomato red, sphere. - Bob B.
|| Q: My
husband found this beetle at a convenience store in Carroll county and
brought it home. We have no idea what it is. We were hoping you could
help us to identify it. - S. Bell
| Q: OK,
I did a stupid thing. I forgot to
purge my sprayer of Roundup, then I put insecticide in the tank to
spray my crapemyrtles. Now what do I do? - Bob P.
Nine years ago I planted four red maples. I am concerned about two of
the trees. Their bark has long cracks in it. Why? Dan F.
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| Design Tip: Easy Plants
- by Theresa Schrum
Are you new to gardening
or new to Georgia? If you're wondering what are the easiest landscape
plants to grow in this hot and dry weather, the "Design Tip" over the
next few newsletters will cover such plants. First in the series will
be trees and shrubs followed by perennials and finally annuals. Learn
| Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum
Sum & Substance Hosta (Hosta x 'Sum & Substance'):
Perennial native to Asia. Hostas are one of the most popular perennials
for the shade garden and as such there are perhaps hundreds of
cultivars available. Sum & Substance is the largest hosta of which
I am aware and reaches an astounding size of 3 feet tall and 6 feet