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Thirsty landscape

first_imgBy Gary L. WadeUniversity of GeorgiaPeople throughout Georgia are facing restrictions on outdoorwater use now. Before the panic strikes in your yard, here are anumber of things you can do to help your plants make the best useof the water they have.First, make sure they have a generous supply of mulch over theirroots. Use 3 to 5 inches of mulch to help prevent evaporation andhold moisture in the soil.Fine-textured mulches, such as pine straw, pine bark mininuggetsand shredded hardwood mulch, conserve moisture better thancoarse-textured mulches. Mulch as large an area under the plantas you can. The roots of established woody ornamentals extend twoto three times the canopy spread.Avoid fertilizing plants during times of watering restrictions.Fertilizers stimulate tender new growth that has a high demandfor water. They’re also, chemically, salts. They can dehydrateroots and make drought stress even worse.Set prioritiesConcentrate watering selectively on plants that show signs ofmoisture stress. Some plants will wilt, while others will turnblue-green. Still others will show marginal leaf scorching, orentire branches may die back.Plants like dogwood, azaleas, hydrangeas, viburnums and Japanesemaples are among the first trees and shrubs to show moisturestress in the landscape. So when you can water, attend to theseplants first. Give priority, too, to trees and shrubs plantedwithin the past four months.Most healthy, well-established trees and shrubs, like oaks,pines, junipers and hollies, have extensive roots that find waterin the soil. They can survive weeks without extra water.Kindest cutsIf wilting or dieback becomes severe, you may have to cut backplants. With fewer leaves demanding water, the plants can do abetter job of conserving their internal moisture.I recently cut back a Shasta viburnum and oakleaf hydrangea in mylandscape within 10 inches of the ground because they werereaching the permanent wilting point, and I couldn’t meet theirdaily water needs. These plants will thank me later when therains return and abundant new growth emerges.When you can water, use a handheld hose or sprinkling can todirect water to the roots. Give the water time to sink into thesoil, then water again slowly. Drip irrigation or ooze hose areother good ways to water slowly. Let the water penetrate theground and not run off.Annual and perennial plants have shallow roots and are among thefirst landscape plants to show moisture stress. If daily wiltingbecomes progressively worse and you can’t meet their water needs,cut them back to half their size to help them conserve moisture.Make sure they’re well mulched, too.Move container plants to shaded areas to help them conservemoisture. And add a layer of mulch to the pots’ surface toprevent evaporative water loss.Night shiftWater at night, between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The reason watering isprohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is not just to conservewater during peak use. As much as half of the water you apply toyour landscape during the day is lost to evaporation. It does theplants little good. Watering at night time won’t encouragediseases, either, since the foliage is usually wet anyway fromthe dew.Remember that annuals can always be replaced. When you have todecide between having flowers and having water for cooking,bathing or cleaning, let the flowers go.When times get tough, though, gardeners get creative. If you knowa good water-saving technique, pass it along to your neighbor.Water is a resource we can’t live without, so make every dropcount.More information on water-wise landscaping techniques is in theseUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications on theWeb: (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1073.htmHttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/xeriscape.pdfHttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/Drought.htmllast_img read more

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Do we have a student loan or college quality crisis?

first_imgStudent lending is having an increasingly large impact on your credit union whether or not it provides private student loans.  First,   With student debt now surpassing $1 trillion it is one of the factors explaining why millennials haven’t helped prime   the economy by buying that first home.   And, Of course, if your credit union is one of the increasing numbers of institutions    that has jumped into the private student loan market in recent years, you know firsthand about the opportunities and challenges posed by this market.  A report recently issued by the Brookings Institute has both operational implications for those of you making these loans and provides further evidence for those of us who believe that the cost of college is one of the key policy issues facing this nation. To be clear the research dealt with government guaranteed student loans but I’m assuming that many of its conclusions are applicable to the private student loan market.So what did these researchers find? That increasing student loan default and delinquency “are largely due to increases in” the number of borrowers taking out loans to attend for-profit colleges and two-year community colleges.   These nontraditional borrowers “were disproportionately older, independent of their parents, from lower-income families, and living in more disadvantaged areas.”   Why do these conclusions matter? From an operational standpoint they underscore just how important it is to take the quality of the institutions your members are attending into account when establishing student loan policies.  On a policy level, it’s possible that we have as much of a college quality crisis as we do a student loan problem. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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New and vintage treasure show returns to Wellington this Saturday

first_imgSumner Newscow report – Wellington is soon to be the top destination for shopaholics from across the area.The New and Vintage Treasure Show returns on Saturday, Oct. 24 with its first ever holiday market. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park and in Memorial Auditorium , 208 N. Washington.“When we were planning our June market, we had vendors asking us for dates for our holiday show,” said Tawnya Ybarra, New and Vintage Holiday Market Co-Hostess, “that made our decision to have another show very easy.”In June, Ybarra and her New and Vintage partner Jessica Seeliger – both stay at home moms who also owned home-based businesses —  hosted their first market based on lessons learned while participating in other shows.“We wanted a good mix of re-purposers, artist, crafters, clothing vendors and direct sales, something for everyone,” Seeliger said.This show is building on those ideas.“We really tried to have a festival vibe at our June show and focus on a family atmosphere,” Ybarra said. “But this time, we are focusing on women, women who want to celebrate the best things about fall – decorating their homes for the upcoming holidays, buying gifts for those on their Christmas list and maybe even a little something from themselves too.”“We have kind of changed our approach to taking on new vendors also,” Seeliger added. “We are not taking on any new direct sales representatives this time. We are happy to welcome back those that are asking to return from our past show, but when it came to new vendors, we wanted to focus more on crafters, junkers, and unique one-of-a-kind businesses.”The New and Vintage Holiday Market is about at capacity with more than 70 vendors, many of those with large set ups taking on more than one booth.  And the list of vendors asking about a Spring show is even longer. The pair say as much as they would like to have a date for their next show set before Saturday’s show, that is proving to be a problem.“We have already out grown Memorial and the park!” Ybarra said. “We have been searching for a larger venue and hope to have a place secured for those a spring and next year’s holiday show in the next couple weeks.”You will be able to find everything from clothing to crafts, metal art to make-up, art to holiday décor at the Oct. 24 show. You can even get a chair massage, have lunch, a cup of coffee and a sweet treat for dessert  at the Oct. 24 show. Confirmed vendors as of Oct. 14 are:ArbonneArts of African TreeAll the Queen’s StitchesBeauty by KalynaBoutique at the Busy BeeBrass N BlingBre’s Soap BoxCK BoutiqueDesigns by KatinaDoterra Essential OilsEmbellished by Amy OlsenEmbellishments by CherylFlour Pot BakeryFour Eyed Lizard CreationsGold Canyon CandlesHeartland Decor and GiftsHoppin’ ThreadsItWorksJamberry NailsJust JewelryJust So JunkyKid’s Corner (Sumner County Moms)Kimberly Noel CosmeticsKosmetic KrazeLaRu DesignsLB Country LightingLove to CraftMary’s CeramicsMarten’s AntiquesMellie’s CreationsMetal Art and MoreMom and MeMy Cute Girls BoutiqueNew Life TreasuresNo. 7 Coffee HouseNorwexOrigami OwlPerfectly PoshPink Turkey BoutiquePink ZebraPlanet Yam’sPopcorn BlessingsPure RomancePurple Rose KreationsRohrer Custom FabricationSanctuary MassageSapphire’s BoutiqueSawhorse Salvage CreationsSimply AromaSkirtseySmall Town BellaSnappy ChicksScentsyT.D.’s BBQThe Gettin’ PlaceThe Rustic ShopThe Tarnished TulipThe Woods ShopThirty-OneTupperwareUsborne Books n MoreWellington Humane Societylast_img read more

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