August 20, 2009

Reader Questions:

beetleQ: These insects are attacking my tomatoes. Please tell me how I can get rid of them. Jackie P.

waspQ: An unidentified insect camps out next to a yellow jacket nest and eats them! Can you identify this amazing predator? Jim D.

devils clawQ: What kind of plant is this in the wildflower garden at my home? Bob W.

Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for August
Tie raspberry canes, sharpen blades, look for spider lily, ...more

Garden Knowledge:

Weeds to Watch Out For!

dallis grass My Facebook friends got an early heads-up on the identification and control of dallisgrass last week. I've collected several references that will help you identify weeds using pictures.
Click here for details

Pike Nursery Ad

Join my Georgia Gardener Facebook page!
I send quick gardening tips to my Facebook friends each week. It's free, it's fun and it's educational!

Tour South African gardens with me!
I'll be accompanying a garden tour to Johannesburg Jan. 9 - 21, 2010. We'll visit numerous beautiful gardens plus spend time in Capetown and go on a safari to Pilansberg National Park.

Escape chilly Atlanta for sunny South Africa!
Be sure to listen to Garden Basics on The Lawn and Garden Show on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We'll open the phone lines for first time homeowners to ask their most puzzling questions.

Cool Plant

Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)

cool plantFlowering vine native to the eastern 2/3 of the U.S. and Canada. This late season clematis is really something to behold as it sprawls at the edges of forests. In late summer, the entire vine is covered with 1/2-inch crisp white flowers. Fluffy, attractive seed heads will form in the fall. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

Aug 29 - Nighthawk Migration
Sep  8  - Basket Weaving
Sep 15 - Fallscaping

Design Tip

Wall and Fence Borders

design tipGarden walls and fences offer a unique opportunity in the landscape: the ability to create borders that will soften the appearance and to engage in vertical gardening. Eliminating grass along walls and fences and replacing it with borders also removes the difficult tasks of mowing and trimming grass in tight spaces.
Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

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