Georgia Gardener Newsletter
|| September 21, 2006
Caterpillars 'R Us
Garden Knowledge: That Worm Will
As I walked
past a small redbud in my yard, the leaves brushed the side of my face.
Instantly my skin felt as if a dozen red-hot needles had swept across
my cheek. Knowing the signs of what had happened, I raced indoors and
applied ice to the afflicted spot.
found a bunch of these happily munching on and devouring my parsley.
Any idea what they are? - Zoe Z.
|| Q: I
checked my sassafras tree and noticed it was being devoured by several
bright green caterpillars. What do you think? - Katie P.
I found a caterpillar hanging upside down on my lantana. Can you please
tell me what kind it is and what those white things are attached to its
back? - Jan M.
Dozens of these little 2" critters have invaded an oak tree that
overhangs my deck, and are systematically stripping a big branch of its
leaves. What are they, and how do I get rid of them? - Jamie L.
Mulching and Pruning
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| Design Tip: Ponds
- by Theresa Schrum
Now that watering
restrictions have been eased back to the state's odd-even system for
most of metro Atlanta, homeowners can once again entertain the idea of
installing a pond into their landscape. The most common complaint I
hear from pond owners is that they didn't make the pond big enough. Learn
| Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum
Mt. Airy Fothergilla (Fothergilla 'Mt. Airy') Deciduous shrub
native to the Eastern U.S. Mt. Airy Fothergilla is a very nice
deciduous shrub with upright clusters of white flowers in early spring
that resemble a bottle brush. Bluish-green foliage is present in the
summer followed by wonderful fall color. Loves damp to wet soil in full
sun to partial shade. Learn
Time for the first application of fertilizer on fescue grass. This cool
season turf needs fertilizer in September, November, February and
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