November 1, 2007

Reader Questions:

Q: My daughter and I found this guy in our yard. He was pretty evil looking! - Jerri and Emma R.

Q: My mother lives in Ohio. She calls this tree her "beaver tree" because there is something eating away at the base. - Amanda S.

Q: My aunt gave my mother this plant. Mother said I could have it, but I don't know what it is. - Delaine B.

Garden Knowledge:

Learn about rooting a Confederate Rose and discover why the flowers change color!

Be sure to listen Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and I'll discuss what to do with fall chrysanthemums now.


Garden Calendar:

Enjoy sasanqua camellia blooms. Cut a few to bring indoors and float in a crystal saucer for a dining table centerpiece.
more tips

Garden Events

Nov. 6 Greater Gwinnett Rose Society

Nov. 11 Pruning Like a Pro

Nov. 13 Essential Perennials


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

Design Tip:

Raised Beds
Be it a factor of age, our terrible soil, laziness or all three, but I have come to learn the wisdom and joy of gardening in raised beds. Growing plants in raised beds can help get around several problems and allow you the ability to garden using some temperamental plants.
Learn more

by Theresa Schrum

Cool Plant:

October Glory Maple
(Acer rubrum 'October Glory')

Deciduous tree native to the eastern half of the U.S. This lovely tree was selected from our native red maples and propagated for its brilliant crimson fall color. Reaching a height and width of approximately 40 feet, it is a widely used ornamental shade tree. Learn more

by Theresa Schrum

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