The Georgia Gardener Newsletter October 5, 2006
Garden Knowledge:
Few plants create color in a winter landscape better than pansies. Given a mid October planting, pansies laugh at temperatures in the 'teens. They are even known to bloom after a winter snowstorm. Now is the time to concentrate on planting pansies well so they will reward you with bounteous blooms this winter and next spring.
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Reader Questions:
Q: I was cutting my grass around my cherry tree and noticed oozing from a place at the bottom of the trunk. Can I fill in the hole?
- William K.  
Q: I have found in my yard something which resembles a potato, but I think is some type of mushroom. When crushed it has a black core. - Patty M.
Q: I was digging up Easter lilies and unearthed these tiny eggs. I thought they were snake eggs but my husband said snakes don’t lay eggs. - Libba P. Q: A friend was on a trip recently and saw these on the side of the road. We are at a loss as to what they are. - Therese W.


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.


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Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Purple Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Ornamental grass native to the Southern United States. This is without a doubt one of my favorite native plants. I'm not much for ornamental grasses, but this is a beautiful plant with its iridescent purple-pink flowers which appear in early October and become golden by frost. Plant in full sun with other fall perennials or shrubs. Learn more...
Design Tip: Deer Resistant Plants
- by Theresa Schrum

 You spent 30 dollars for a prized hydrangea. You worked hard preparing the soil, planting, watering and mulching. You look forward to the beautiful blooms it will produce next year. However by next morning, your shrub is six inches tall and has no limbs or leaves to speak of. Learn more...

Garden Events
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  • Holy Comforter Plant Sale

  • Gwinnett Rose Show

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