Fayette County Extension

WHEN TO PRUNE AZALEAS, CRAPE MYRTLES (AND MANY OTHER PLANTS)

Prune spring blooming azaleas after they bloom and crape myrtles in late winter before growth begins. Because flowering ornamentals form their flower buds at different times of year, pruning times must be adjusted accordingly. Many spring-flowering plants such as azalea, dogwood, forsythia, redbud and rhododendron set flower buds in the…
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GROUNDHOG DAY

Feb 2, 2015 Punxsutawney Phil says there are six more weeks of winter ahead for the northern folks. Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow this morning in Punxsutawney, PA. As for our Lilburn, Georgia groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, he says “Bring on Spring” for us southerners. What a fine groundhog…
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1+1 = 87 Polyphemous Caterpillars

Our polyphemous caterpillar eggs hatched on May 14th, about 10 days after they were laid.  They are incredibly tiny. The majority hatched the first day, with stragglers for about 3 days.  We tried feeding them oak, dogwood, and rose.  The ones on the dogwood and rose didn’t seem too happy, so…
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1 + 1 = ???

Last fall we collected polyphemous moth caterpillars from the Knockout roses around our office complex. It was late in the year, so the huge green caterpillars all pupated and the cocoons spent the winter in our office.  They were tucked away on a shelf, so we were taken by surprise one…
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Camp Time!

There are few things as exciting as a week of camp.  Which is why our office has been buzzing this week with copies, emails, phone calls, and preparations for camp registration this Saturday.  We’re expecting a crowd, so be there early!  Whether it’s you first time away from home or…
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