Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sid Mullis: Leaf blister affects oaks

In the Augusta area, water oak, willow oak, and southern red oak are the most common oaks affected by leaf blister fungus.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, May 15, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 17-April 30. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spurweed is a truly painful weed to handle

Spurweed initiates a period of rapid growth and begins to form spine-tipped burs in the leaf axis. As I mentioned earlier, the sharp-tipped spiny burs hurt when you walk on them barefoot.
By Sid Mullins

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mullis: Knockout roses are low maintenance, full of blooms

As most homeowners know, when knockout roses hit the market several years ago, they revolutionized the rose industry and for good reason - they are practically maintenance free and they bloom ...
By Sid Mullis

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mullis: 'Fat' azalea leaves sign of disease

A disease on the leaves is called leaf gall which is caused by a fungus Exobasidium vaccinii, which is dormant in the developing buds from one year to the next.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Annual plant swap, sale Saturday

Pendleton King Park's 18th annual Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public at the Franke Pavilion.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 26-April 1. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Not all azaleas bloomed well this year

The azaleas that bloomed this spring were really pretty. They seemed like they peaked just in time for the Masters. But not all azaleas bloomed well this year. I am sure you noticed if you have ...
By Sid Mullis

Garden Festival to embrace spring

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival begins today with vendors, landscapes designs, speakers, the tour of beautiful gardens and a couple of new events this year.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 20-26. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Garden Festival set to bloom

Billie Murphy used to shun the ugly backyard of her condo, but now she spends every minute possible there in the fabulous garden. You can see the transformation, as well as the other outstanding ...
By Sandy Hodson

Mullis: Drought-tolerant lantana perfect for our climate

Lantana produces mounds of flowers from early May until November or even sometimes December, with peak bloom in August. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is resistant to deer browsing.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Free flower seeds to save the bees

Saving the honey bees and other declining pollinator populations is becoming desperate, and at least one seed company has stepped up to help.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mullis: Maintenance important when growing wisteria

I can't think of anything blooming in the spring that is prettier with its beautiful, large, pendulous flower clusters hanging from the trees.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mullis: Names, terms can cause herbicide confusion

If you are not opposed to using herbicides, there is a pretty large selection from which to choose. In fact, so many are on the shelves at the garden center that many people get confused.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sid Mullis: Redbud and Carolina jessamine are blooming all around us

This week I've noticed two prominent blooming plants, redbud trees and Carolina jessamine vine.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mullis: Blooming white plum trees emerge in spring

Every spring I am asked what are all the white blooming trees we see everywhere along roadsides, along rights of way and in the woods.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Plants can play important role in home's decor

In homes where space and time are precious, the future of the humble houseplant might depend on whether it can earn its keep.

Mullis: Readers ask about killing weeds, scalping lawns

Today's column will be a compilation of the questions I have gotten during the past week or two.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Property transfers

Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 30-Feb. 6
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