The Georgia Gardener Newsletter September 7, 2006
Garden Knowledge:
Time to help me evaluate new grasses again! Last summer I asked for your experiences and the results were generally positive. If you have grown 'Thermal Blue' bluegrass or 'Princess' bermudagrass - Were they easy to grow? How did they handle summer heat? Did they have good appearance? Did your fescue lawn look good in late July? Email me your personal observations and I'll share them in a future newsletter.
Come out and see us!
Come see us at the The Yellow Daisy Festival this Saturday! Bruce Holliday, Theresa Schrum and I will be there when the gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Enter now to win tickets to see the Fall Home Show broadcast on Sept. 30. We'll give away 200 pairs of tickets to attend and get into the show FREE!


Reader Questions:  
Q: We have a vine that has killed a dogwood tree in our yard. The leaves look like grape leaves and it has small blue-black berries.
-Helen F.  
Q: Can you ID this pretty little flowering plant? It is a ferny looking vine with a tiny red flower. - Gaye L.

Q: One of my deodar cedars is rapidly becoming a skeleton. I found it is being eaten alive by clusters of spotted yellow caterpillars with bright red lips.
-  Lory M.
Q: My wife and I found some empty shells of what we thought was some sort of beetle. Our first thought was that they were pine beetles from hell. - Tim & Kay W.

Garden Calendar
Lightly trim back the tropical hibiscus you kept outdoors for the summer. Make plans for where you'll place it indoors in bright light.


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Design Tip: Easy to Grow Annuals
- by Theresa Schrum

This is the last in the series of easy to grow plants for Georgia. Despite the fact that fall and winter are approaching, our climate permits us the luxury of gardening year round. Soon it will be time to switch out the summer annuals for the winter annuals. Learn more...
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Prairifire Crabapple (Malus x 'Prairifire') Deciduous flowering tree of garden origin. As flowering cherries often succumb to a number of pests in Georgia, I often recommend that gardeners take a look at the disease-resistant line of flowering (and slightly fruiting) crabapples. Prairifire has red flowers in spring, new red foliage, red edible fruit in summer and good fall color. Learn more...

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