red, pink or white flowers of the Christmas Cactus make it an obvious
candidate for holiday houseplant blooms each winter. They are not fussy
plants but they do best when taken outdoors to a shady spot in summer.
I've collected some care tips - plus a link to a plant that's four
| Cool Plant of the Week:
- by Theresa Schrum
Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)
Evergreen palm native to the Southeastern United States. Needle palm is
probably the most cold-hardy palm. It can withstand temperatures to -10
degrees with little to no damage. Needle palm is a shrub growing 6-8
feet tall and wide. It tolerates shade, salt and is deer-resistant Learn
Design Tip: Moss Lawns & Gardening
- by Theresa Schrum
It's time for homeowners to stop looking at moss as an enemy weed in
the landscape. Usually those most bothered by moss are lawn enthusiasts
who desire a yard that resembles the greens at Augusta National. Moss
can make a luxurious evergreen ground cover in areas too shady to
support turf. Learn
in the foil wrapping on pots of holiday plants and set them in
individual saucers. Otherwise accumulated water will cause root rot.
I have a problem with green grass coming up in my dormant bermudagrass
sod. Last year it progressively got worse - eventually like the whole
yard had been overseeded. - Kyle H.
|| Q: On Thanksgiving
weekend my husband told me about this tree he saw on the edge of our
yard with what looked like orange cherry tomatoes. Can I eat/use the
fruit? - Lori R.
| Q: While outdoors
topping off my bird feeders, this creature fell out of the sky and
landed near my feet. Do you have an ID on him?
- Mark and Marsha M.
Our hedge was carefully propagated from the hedge that lines the
football field at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Now it has white powdery
stuff on the stems. What could it be? - Hal and Elizabeth H.
Be sure to
tune in to the Lawn and Garden Show on News-Talk 750 WSB
on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. We'll discuss the latest observations of the
natural world that
Theresa Schrum has made from the seat of her pickup truck!
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