The Georgia Gardener Newsletter November 30, 2006
Get the Best Tree:
Thanksgiving ushers in the Christmas Tree season. Whether you buy your tree from a lot, go to a cut your own farm or choose a living tree to plant later, I have great tips to share!
 
Tree-mendous Holidays!
Trees Atlanta offers you the opportunity to give a tree for the holidays! They will plant a sapling in honor of your recipient. Last year more than 1200 trees were planted. Your contribution provides shade, beauty, and fresh air for generations to come. You don't get your hands dirty AND it's tax-deductible!
Reader Questions:  
Q: I thought I saw a leaf hanging out of my birdhouse. I noticed a squirrel raising cain near it and saw that the leaf was getting longer. It was a snake! - Jackie C.
 
Q: My sister and I have a question about the picture attached. What causes "spotty tomatoes"?
- Butch S.

Q: I don't remember our rhododendron ever looking like this in the fall or winter. The older leaves are yellow and turning red. Is this something I should worry about? - Kristie F.
 
Garden Events

Be sure to tune in to the Lawn and Garden Show Saturday at 8:00 a.m. We'll discuss the latest observations of the natural world made by Theresa Schrum as she drives around Atlanta!

Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum

Iceplant (Delosperma cooperi)
Evergreen succulent ground cover native to South Africa. A common landscape plant used in hot, dry and sunny locations on the West Coast, it's only in recent years become available here. Only 2-4 inches high, this easy-to-grow plant blooms with purple daisy-like flowers from spring until frost.
Learn more...
Design Tip:
Foundation Plantings for Shade.
- by Theresa Schrum
 
Although not carved in stone, many people (myself included) still prefer to use evergreen plants for foundation plantings. There are plenty of plants to choose from in a wide variety of sizes, colors, textures and blooms. But what if your foundation is in moderate to heavy shade? Learn more...
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Garden Calendar:
Divide your hanging basket of Boston fern into thirds and plant into three new baskets. Hang in a sunny window; by spring they'll be big enough to put outside.
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