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2014-01-10 23:00:48

Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing is being recognized and acknowledged. (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 SeniorAdvisor.com, the senior living industry’s leading resource for online reviews, announced this week, Dogwood Forest of Eagles Landing, as a SeniorAdvisor.com Excellence Award winner. The award recognizes senior living communities that receive consistently high ratings and positive reviews from residents, families and visitors. As a recipient of this exclusive honor, Dogwood Forest of...

2013-06-07 23:03:56

Alzheimher's and dementia are among the most common conditions for older seniors, and they take a toll on family members. Assisted living community Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody is now offering a free support group every month. DUNWOODY, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Dementia is one of the most difficult and confusing conditions that seniors face, but also one of the most common. Family members of seniors with dementia can find themselves feeling drained, saddened and frustrated — but locally...

2010-06-09 13:20:59

Proper and timely burning of some Eastern U.S. forests could help revitalize flowering dogwood trees, which benefits a wide range of species, a Purdue University report shows. Dogwood trees act as a calcium pump, pulling the nutrient from deep in the soil and depositing it on the forest floor with their fallen leaves each autumn. It's an important source of nutrition for a variety of species in a forest ecosystem, said Michael Jenkins, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources....

2008-08-23 03:00:18

By Sid Mullis Today I want to discuss a couple of problems you may be experiencing in your landscape. Sooty mold can be bad this time of year. The black, sooty fungus can be on a variety of ornamental plants such as crape myrtles and gardenias. This unsightly condition is caused by a fungus that does not actually attack the plant but damages it by covering the foliage and thus reducing its absorption of sunlight. Instead of obtaining food from a host plant, as do most funguses,...

2008-04-20 09:00:16

Botanical name Cornus florida 'Dixie Colonnade' Family Dogwood (Cornaceae) Category Flowering tree Primary uses Specimen, small gardens Dimensions 15-20 feet tall by 5-8 feet wide Culture Full sun to part shade; flowering dogwood enjoys a cool, moist, well-drained soil so it should be mulched well when planted. Somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew and leaf spot, so it is best sited in a spot with good air circulation. Prune if necessary for shape after flowering. Bloom time...

2007-08-14 06:16:40

By Leigh Landini Wright, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Aug. 14--Dogwood trees need a little bit of stress every August to set blooms for the following year. But weeks of 90 to 100-degree temperatures coupled with little measurable rainfall is a bit much, said Kathy Keeney, horticulturist for the City of Paducah. Keeney has driven through the Dogwood Trail and noticed several trees under significant stress. Leaves are beginning to look dull and yellow, and the tips are dying back, said Dava...

2007-05-03 21:00:16

By Roberta Stewart The Planter's Palette If you've driven south through Illinois, Indiana, or Missouri in March, the wonder of spring flowering trees surely has refreshed your winter soul. Especially resplendent is Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), which abounds in Zone 6, one zone south. It grows here, too, but with neither the vigor nor abundance seen in a warmer climate. Dogwood trees can be a part of your northern Illinois landscape with the right selection, placement and care....

2007-01-03 12:00:30

Q. Regarding a dogwood tree in a recent column, the writer said they were watering a stressed tree. But if they were using sprinklers and a hose, they were creating a moist environment. This would be ideal for a fungus and bacteria to enter the tree. The problem might even be anthracnose. Bark and stems would show problems, plus the flowers and leaves. - D.C. Taylor, Outer Banks, N.C. A. Your letter was written in pencil on a card and I hope I interpreted it properly. Virginia Tech tree...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'