September 4, 2008

Fall Webinar!

Our third online seminar is scheduled for October 4: "Trees, Shrubs and Perennials: Right Plants in the Right Place". Click here to be among the first to register. I also have several other appearances and broadcasts scheduled this fall, including Evening at Emory on Sept 16.
Click here for a full schedule.

Reader Questions:

Q: Last October, I planted a 5' weeping cherry tree. It hasn't grow an inch taller. Instead, it has weeped and weeped and weeped. Do I need to dig it up, or am I just giving it the wrong care?
- Spencer B.
Q: What is happening to my plum tree? It finished bearing plums in July and now the trunk is a sea of sap! - Judi W.

Gummy Gummy Gummosis

Q: This spring some areas of my centipedegrass never greened up. I watered on my allotted days in the mornings and after work. Now I have these dead brown areas all over my yard! - Stephen B.

Garden Knowledge:

Planting Fescue Seed
Watering restrictions make it hard to do the best job but I think you can successfully plant a fescue lawn this fall. The key is to get good seed-to-soil contact. Plan on a day of vigorous work! Click here for details.

Garden Calendar:

Examine your flower beds for tired out perennials like Shasta daisy, black-eyed Susan and purple coneflower. You can cut off dead flowers and brown foliage to neaten the plants for fall. more....
Pike Nurseries

Overhead Door Here's an Overhead Door of Atlanta 1st time ever offer! Whether you're selling or improving the curb appeal of your home, take advantage of no payments/no interest until Sept 2009 on any purchase over $1000.
Visit for more.

What are the 4-H's?

Win a Rainbird drip irrigation system or a Rainbird irrigation timer! I have 3 irrigation kits and 5 timers. I'll give them to the first email respondents who can tell me what the four "H's" of the 4-H Club stand for.
I want a drip kit | I want a timer

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

Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)
Perennial bulb native to Asia. Spider lilies, sometimes referred to as hurricane lilies, bloom with brilliant red 4-6 inch spider-like flowers atop 18-24 inch leafless stems at the height of the hurricane season. My lilies are opening this week just as we're dealing with several hurricanes simultaneously. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

Sep 6 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Sep 6 Largest Fern Sale in the South

Sep 16 Evening at Emory: Fall Gardening

Design Tip

Rock Gardens
Rock gardens are often associated with drier climates similar to those found in the western U.S. However, it's quite easy to install a rock garden in wetter climates if you start with the correct soil and choose the proper plants. They look especially nice on hard to mow slopes. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Fall is the best time to plant Encore Azaleas in your garden. Encore Azaleas bloom in Spring, Summer, and Fall - with 23 varieties that provide year-round color to any landscape. For additional information visit us online at

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