Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Crapemyrtles- Trimming

Q: My recently purchased home has a number of 15 – 20 feet high crape myrtles. They appear to have been improperly trimmed since the limbs have round “knobs” with sucker-like shoots coming from them. Can I trim the limbs...

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Pecan- Nut maintenance

Q: I have two eight-year old pecan trees. The nuts turn black, sort of like mildew on the hulls. Is there anything special I can do to correct this. A: I’ll bet your trees have scab, a common disease of...

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Panicle Hydrangeas- Blooming

Q: I have a heavily wooded lot. I planted ‘Pink Diamond’ panicle hydrangeas where they get two hours of morning sun, but they have not bloomed in two years. Do you think they will bloom where they are? A: Unlike...

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Abelia – Thinning in Middle

Q: I have 5 Little Richard abelias that look mighty sick. They were planted in November of 2007 and looked great up until a few months ago. As you can see by the pictures there are no leaves in the...

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Tree – Brought Down by Snow

Q: One of our pecan trees was brought down by wet snow this winter. Can we save this tree? A: I don’t have good news. You can already see the broken roots on the “heaved” side of the tree. What’s...

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Woodpecker – Damage to Fascia

Q: What caused the damage to the fascia board on our house? This shows only a small portion of the damage, it goes all the way to the peak of the roof line. The “cavities” or “open tunnels” are about...

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Angels Blush- Pruning

Q: I have an ‘Angel’s Blush’ hydrangea that I would like to prune. I planted it last summer and it doubled in size. What is the best time to prune this variety? A: ‘Angel’s Blush’ is a new panicle-type hydrangea...

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Poinsettia- Winter

Q: Last spring I planted my Christmas poinsettia in my back yard. It grew and thrived all summer long. Do you know of a way to keep it alive through the winter without pulling it up? A: If you can...

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Encore Azaleas- Pruning

Q: I need to know how to prune Encore azaleas. I just bought a new house that has several around it. They need pruning pretty bad but I don’t want to cut off the blooms for next spring. A: I...

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Pampas Grass- Transplant/Trim

Q: I have several large clumps of pampas grass that need to be moved this month due to construction. My son would like to take them to Griffin. Do you think they could survive a trimming and transplant? A: You...

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Dark Eyes Fuchsia- Planting

Q: I have a ‘Dark Eyes’ Fuchsia and would like to plant it in the yard. Is this a wise thing to do? A: You are welcome to plant it but I can’t guarantee success. In the first place, fuchsia...

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Fertilizers- Annuals

Q: How can someone know which combination of fertilizer numbers is right for each shrub, perennial, ground cover or annuals? Is there a list? A: Despite the plethora of tomato fertilizers, azalea fertilizers, lawn fertilizers, orchid fertilizers, citrus fertilizers, etc,...

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Miss Muffett Caladium- Overwinter

Q: Will ‘Miss Muffett’ caladium overwinter in Chatham county? I had regular begonias go through last winter and emerge this spring for a good summer show. A: ‘Miss Muffett’ caladium is a chartreuse dwarf with red spots on the leaves....

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Cipollini Onion- Growth

Q: I am interested in growing cipollini onions. They’re the little flattened ones from Italy that look like little Vidalias. When should I try to plant seeds? A: I’ve never grown them, but according to one source, cipollinis are “medium-sized...

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Grass Clippings- Decompose

Q: I pick up my grass clippings and put them in the back of the yard. The pile is enormous. Is there anything I can do to get this mess to decompose to a useful substance? A: The best way...

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Johnny Appleseed Tree- Planting

Q: A few years ago, I purchased a “Johnny Appleseed” tree. The variety is ‘Rambo’. It requires a second tree for pollination. Which one should I use and how far away should it be planted? A: Apple trees are classified...

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St. Augustine- Planting/ Purchasing

Q: A landscape designer has suggested we use St. Augustine grass in our yard. His work will not be finished until late November. Is it too late to plant in late November? Where could I purchase St. Augustine grass seed?...

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Dogwood – Spots on Flowers

Q: I have a problem every year on certain dogwood trees. The effect is of a tree with beige blooms …..which should be white. There are many small red dots on sometimes highly disfigured bloom petals. Should I worry? A: The...

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