Last chance to sign up for the Webinar this Saturday!

Our friends at Encore Azalea have allowed us to increase the number of people who can join the online seminar "Lush Lawns and Fabulous Flowers for Fall". I'm busily taking pictures and preparing information on how to have a great landscape, even when no watering is allowed! Click here to sign up

Win an Encore Azalea Yard Makeover!

Two gardeners will each receive twenty-five Encore azaleas ($750 value) they can use to beautify their landscape. Register here to win.

Come Visit!

I'll host a live radio broadcast at Champion Windows and Patio Rooms on Oct. 20. Bring your weeds, bugs and design questions for Theresa, Bruce and me to help you with. I'll be speaking at Habersham Gardens on October 13 "Planting Pansies (and everything else!) In Dry Weather"

Garden Knowledge:

Collecting Water
The new outdoor watering rules mean good gardeners have to get creative. I planted a seven foot tall serviceberry in June and my wife watered it weekly with bath water. Now it is thriving, even though it was planted at the wrong time! Collecting bath water is easy, but even more can be gotten from a rain barrel. Only 100 square feet of roof area yields 60 gallons of water in a one inch rain. Learn how to build or buy a rain barrel


Reader Questions:

Q: This plant has started growing in our wildlife food plots near Monticello. Will it grow thru the winter? - Lewis P.

Q: I found this critter in my backyard today. Don't know what it is, but was able to get him in a cage trap using peanut butter. -Carol D.

Q: My Japanese maple hasn't grown at all in two years since planted. Now it sent out these two long shoots. What is happening? - Terri P.

Design Tip

Poisonous Plants in the Landscape
Many people are aware that there are beautiful landscape plants that can be highly toxic, even deadly if eaten. However, you may be surprised to learn which landscape plants are extremely poisonous. Of course this doesn't mean you have to remove them from your landscape, just be cautious. Learn More...

by Theresa Schrum

Cool Plant

Forsythia Sage (Salvia madrensis) Perennial native to Mexico. This sage is one of the largest and latest blooming of the salvias. Huge, heart-shaped leaves are borne on square stems that may reach 10 feet in height. From fall to first frost, the ends of the stems have upright clusters of bright yellow flowers. Learn More...

by Theresa Schrum

Be sure to listen to Highway Horticulture on The Lawn and Garden Show on News/Talk 750 WSB Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Theresa Schrum and I will discuss her latest observations of the natural world!

Garden Calendar:

If you want your poinsettia to turn color by Christmas, now's the time to begin giving it 14 hours of darkness and 10 hours of bright light each day. more tips

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Encore Azaleas
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 around color to any landscape. For additional information visit us online
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