The Georgia Gardener Newsletter October 19, 2006
Garden Knowledge:
 I've mentioned before all the advantages of planting in fall: cooler temperatures, better establishment, bargains at the garden center. Even so, it makes no sense to waste your money on a sick or inappropriate plant. As you shop, be sure you’re choosing plants that will thrive for years in your garden.
 
Come See Me This Weekend!
I'll join Theresa Schrum and Bruce Holliday for a live radio broadcast this Saturday at the Pike Stone Center in Stockbridge. After the show I'll hop in my car and hightail it for Andy's Nursery in Newnan, where I'll present "Planting for Fall".
Reader Questions:  
Q: I took this picture at the North Carolina State Fair horticulture exhibit last fall. I'm curious what it is. - Cat A.   Q: I've noticed some horrible looking leaves on the ground under our enormous pecan tree. They are lumpy and bumpy on both sides. - Chrystina R.
Q: I have what I think is a fungus on the underside of my red maple. It looks like white puffs of rice with a black spot on one side of the puff. - Scott M. Q: Can you tell me anything about these miniature "pumpkins"? A stalk of these was in a flower arrangement last fall. Are they edible? Poisonous? - B. H.
   
Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
Woody perennial/shrub native to the Southwestern U.S. It's one of the last summer/fall plants to bloom in my garden and has flowers until the first hard frost. Although it comes in a variety of colors, I'm partial to the red. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. It's deer and drought resistant. Learn more...
Design Tip: Using Bulbs in the Garden
- by Theresa Schrum

We are rapidly approaching the time when gardeners should be planting spring bulbs in the garden. Some of the showiest, easiest and most reliable spring (and even late winter) flowering plants are bulbs. Although garden centers carry the usual daffodils and the like, mail order catalogs offer a wider selection. Learn more...

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Garden Calendar

Plant spring flowering bulbs, like tulip, daffodil and hyacinth. Old, crowded beds can be loosened and the bulbs divided and replanted now.
Garden Events

  • Creative Enterprises Plant Sale

  • Fall Gardening with Allan Armitage
     
  • Inman Park Arboretum Tree Walk


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