September 3, 2009

Reader Questions:

white fliesQ: A bug is killing my tomato plants and causing them to have black fungus. They do it every year! Jamie V.

gourdQ: This volunteer plant grows with gusto. Its blossoms open at night and close in the morning. Sally B.

hosta leafQ: My hosta leaves have a odd green mottled look. Any ideas what this is? James G.

Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for September
Fertilize mums, preserve basil, eat muscadines, ...more

Garden Knowledge:

Science Projects

science projectWant to avoid beans growing in your bathroom at Christmas? Check with your child's science teacher: a science project you're unaware of may be coming up.
Click here for some good ideas.

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Come See Me
I have plenty of radio remote broadcasts and speaking engagements this fall. One is near you!
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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

American Linden (Tilia americana)

cool plantDeciduous tree native east of the Mississippi. This handsome yet somewhat unknown tree makes for a wonderful shade or lawn tree. Creamy white, fragrant flowers are borne from drooping clusters during the early to mid summer. Seed heads lend the tree an unusual texture and the toothed heart-shaped leaves resemble those of redbuds. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

Sep 5 - Native Plant Sale
Sep 5 - Fall Victory Gardening
Sep 10 - Landscape Design Series

Design Tip

Flower Spikes

design tipPlants have numerous ways of displaying their flowers. Some are atop short stems, some are hidden by the leaves and others make sure their flowers are seen by placing them on "poles" or tall spikes. These upright flower groups are useful for height in the garden and for flower arranging.
Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum


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