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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...

2010-12-17 07:10:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget Paris - Atlanta is beautiful in the spring. The Southern destination is also home to one of the country's oldest fine arts festivals, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2011. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival offers enough fun for the entire weekend, and local hotels are on-board with special room rates in celebration of the festival's diamond anniversary. It's an event 75 years in the making, and the 2011 Atlanta Dogwood Festival...

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....

2009-05-04 08:59:47

Understanding deer preferences for trees, shrubs can increase grower revenues The nontimber forest products industry has been growing rapidly since the mid-1980s, contributing billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. Examples of nontimber forest products (NTFP) include edibles such as fruits and nuts, medicinal and herbal products, and specialty floral and decorative products. Standouts in the NTFP industry include U.S.-grown herbs used to satisfy increasing consumer demand for...

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...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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