September 18, 2008

Fall Webinar!

Our third free online webinar is scheduled for October 4: "Trees, Shrubs and Perennials: Right Plants in the Right Place"?. Click here to register. I also have several other appearances and broadcasts scheduled this fall, including remote broadcasts at Pike Nursery.
Click here for a full schedule.

Garden Knowledge:

Trees...Good to Know!
I loved climbing trees as a child. From the top of the oak in our backyard I seemingly could see for miles. If you'd like to revisit your childhood, the 7th Annual Tree Climbing Rendezvous starts Sept. 25. And if you'd like to join happy, social volunteers on any Saturday morning, check out the weekly calendar at Trees Atlanta.

Garden Calendar:

Buy bulbs, plant cabbage, fertilize fescue, more.....

Reader Questions:

Q: I noticed lots of the leaves are black and there are bumps on the twigs on my tulip poplar. Please help me save my tree.
- Prakash S.
Q: We bought a house with this huge plant at my front door. I was wandering if you had an idea what it might be. - Jeff H.

Q: I grew this tree from a "volunteer" seedling in Florida. Can you tell me what it is? - Carolyn L.
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.
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

Fireworks Goldenrod
(Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks')
Perennial native to the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. This "wild" goldenrod has received some refinement and been re-introduced in the form of the cultivar Fireworks. The cultivar is much more compact and heavy-flowering than the straight species. Contrary to rumors, goldenrod does not cause allergies. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

Fayette Master Gardeners Tour - Sep 20
Evening on the Chattahoochee - Sep 20
Native Plant Sale - Sep 20

Design Tip

The Genus Acer (Maples)
The Genus Acer includes all maples from around the world. From native red maples to Japanese maples, learn which of these trees are the best to use for shade, small garden spaces, focal points, containers, etc. Every garden should have at least one maple tree. 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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