Time To Prepare And Plant Bulbs For Spring
I have been gelling a great deal of
questions about the selection, prepa
ration and planting of bulbs.
The North Carolina Cooperative
Extension Service offers several ex
cellent publications on bulbs. A. A.
DcHcrtogh and others published a
briel Horticulture Information Note,
Hints for Fall-Plumed Spring anil
Early Summer Flowering Bulbs.
Leaflet No. 611, Sept. 1988. that
outlines all the pertinent informa
tion for preparation and planting of
fall-planted bulbs. If you arc in
coastal North Carolina, soil temper
atures should be below 60 degrees
Fahrenheit when bulbs arc planted
(this is usually in early November).
Also keep bulbs cool and well ven
tilated before they arc planted.
Another publication. Summer
and Fall Flowering Bulhs for the
Home Landscape , Leaflet No. 632,
Feb. 1987, also by DcHcrtogh, that
may be timely is one that describes
the proper storage and preparation
of summer and fall bulbs. For ex
ample, amaryllis bulbs will normal
ly winter over without digging or
storage, whereas caladiums need to
be lifted and stored in a dry, cool
(65 to 75 degrees) location.
These publications can be ob
tained from your local Cooperative
Extension Agent or by sending a
SASE to the Plant Doctor.
Dear Plant Doctor: My dog
wood trees, redbuds and several of
my silver maples appear to be dy
ing. I have enclosed some of the
diseased twigs for you to examine.
What is the problem?
Answer: I have never seen any
disease or insccl pathogen like that
exhibited in your trees. For your
case, I took the initiative to send
your samples and additional sam
ples I obtained from an area similar
ly infected near your home to the
N.C. State University (NCSU) Plant
Disease and Insect Clinic. I have
only seen this particular problem on
plants from the coastal areas of
Brunswick County in southeastern
Married In Jamaica
The families of Annie L.
Gundrum and Kenny /.. Coray
have announced the couple's
marriage Saturday, Oct. 19.
Held at sunset on the beach at
Negril, Jamaica, the ceremony
was followed by a lobster and
champagne reception. The
newlyweds will reside at Hoi
To Wed Nov. 2
Afr. and Mrs. James F. Hewett
of Supply have announced the
engagement of their daughter,
Rebecca Ellen Hewett, to Gary
Dwight Justice of Southport,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jus
tice of Durham. The couple
will be married Saturday, Nov.
2 at 2 p.m. in Supply Baptist
Heart Campaign Recognized
Brunswick County Heart Asso
ciation volunteers received special
recognition at the American Heart
Association, North Carolina Affil
iate's Delegate Assembly in
Greensboro Oct. 4.
Bill Potts Jr. accepted the award
to the Bruns
wick unit for its
nized the cam
paign in 13 dif
ferent areas in ?
the county. A ?
group of 75 vol- potts
unteers raised S6.750, making
Brunswick's "Dear Neighbor" cam
paign the lop one in North Carolina.
Last year 4 1 percent of all deaths
in Brunswick County were attribut
ed to cardiovascular disease, wheih
is the leading killer of North Caro
linians and Americans. As the only
non-profit hcatlh organization com
mitted to reducing cardiovascular
disease and stroke, the AHA is
spending more than S2.1 million on
research in the state.
In the Oct. 17 issue of Ihe
Brunswick Beacon, the telephone
number for the Brunswick County
Volunteer and Information Center
(VIC) was printed incorrectly.
The incorrect number was in a
news release from VIC.
The correct number to call for in
formation on donating assistance to
the VIC Christmas Basket program
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D.L. Slcphan, an entomologist,
identified the problem as the black
twig borer (Xylosarulrus com
paclus). This is the first record of
this insccl in the suite of North
He reports that the black twig
borer is a type of ambrosia beetle
which attacks healthy plants! The
beetle is very small, dark and more
or less oval in shape. The largest
specimens are just over one six
teenth of an inch long. The female
beetle attacks twigs or small
branches and bores into the wood
until the pith is reached. The female
is capablc of laying fertile eggs
without a male beetle. Male beetles
arc rare and usually flightless.
The female lays her eggs in a
brood chamber within the twig. The
young grubs hatch from the eggs in
several weeks. They feed on a fun
gus that grows on the walls of the
brood chamber until they pupate.
The entire process takes approxi
ma'ely one month during the sum
mer. One of the fungi that the young
grubs feed on is called Fusarium
solani. This is ihe same fungus that
causes premature death and will in
many of your garden plants! Twigs
infested with the grubs and infected
with the lungi will die back scveral
inches below the brixxl chamber.
The overall effect looks very similar
to fire blight oil apple or pear trees.
Siephan reports thai over 224
species of plants are susceptible to
the black twig borer. The good news
is that this insect/disease complex is
rarely fatal to the plant. However,
plant damage in the form of twig
die-back can have considerable im
pact on the appearance ol infected
trees and shrubs.
James Baker, a NCSU Extension
entomologist, recommends that in
fested plants be sprayed with
Lindane or Dursban to prevent fur
ther attacks (following all label in
structions). If the infestation is
found in the spring, several applica
tions of the above insecticides may
be required to completely protect
plants from, infestation.
You should hope for a cold win
ter. I understand that these insects
do not favor freezing temperatures.
I will do my best to keep you in
formed on these new insect vermin.
Scientists at NCSU will carefully
monitor the progress of this insect.
Send your xardeninx questions to
The Plant Doctor. P.O. Box 109.
Bolivia. N.C. 2H422.
SPREAD A LITTLE CHEER
Holiday Food Bosket Helpers
Set Local Collection Drives
A food drive lo provide holiday
meals for the needy of Brunswick
County has been scheduled for two
upcoming Saturdays, Nov. 9 and
Volunteers from the Council on
the Status of Women as well as the
Volunteer and Information Center
(VIC) will be setting up collection
sites outside nine local grocery
stores, said Pete Barncttc, executive
director of VIC. As shoppers enter
the stores, they will Ik asked to buy
something extra to donate to VIC's
Christmas Basket Program.
Gladys Goldsmith and Ida Mae
Mint/., members of the Council on
the Status of Women, are rounding
up volunteers to help staff the col
lection sites and then inventory the
food for distribution.
Stations will be set up at Food
Lion stores in Long Beach, Shal
lottc and Sunset Beach (Seaside);
Wilson's Food Stores in South port.
Shaliotte and Leland; Hill's stores
The Waccamaw Parent/Teacher
Organization will sponsor an
Octobcrfcst at Waccamaw Elemen
tary School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29.
A wide variety of activities arc
scheduled, including face painting,
a haunted house, dancing, a country
store, a bean-bag toss, wheel of for
tune, basketball toss and personal
ized hats and jewelry for sale. The
in Shallouc and Leland; and the
IGA siorc at the Occan Isle Beach
Goldsmith is hoping more volun
teers will help out this year, as she
said last year the crew "worked our
She asked that people who have
plenty to cat help others who arc in
need, since "hunger is a pain most
of us have never been forced to
In time for holiday meals, VIC
will be issuing baskets of the col
lected food to underprivileged fami
lies in Brunswick County.
To volunteer time, non-perishable
food items or other household
goods or clothes, interested persons
can call the Volunteer and Informa
tion Center, 754-4766. Donations
can also be delivered to the VIC of
fice in Supply at the intersection of
U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 during busi
chargc for games will range from 15
cents to 50 cents.
A concession stand will offer hot
dogs, candy apples, cotton candy,
popcorn and drinks.
Proceeds will be used for several
school projects. The PTO would
like to replace the drapes on the
school stage, purchase additional
books for the media ccntcr and
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Guide For Disabled Presented
Judith Habcock (left), psychologist for the Brunswick County
School System, accepts a copy of Access North Carolina from
Marsha Cochran, a school guidance counselor and member of the
Brunswick County Access Committee for Disabled Persons. The
handbook, published by the N.C. Department of Human
Resources, lists facilities throughout the stale that are accessible to
people with physical disabilities. Copies are being provided to all
county schools and libraries by the committee in conjunction with
National Disabilities Month.
Stanley To Discuss Legends
The West Brunswick Branch of
Friends of the Library will sponsor
and talk by lo
cal author Mau
7, at 2 p.m. in
hall of Shallouc
speak on myths
and legends and will autograph
copies of his recently-published
novel. The Legend of Nance Dude.
The book is a suspense story of life
in western North Carolina, and is
based on a true story told to him by
Stanley is also a part-time in
structor at Brunswick Community
College and is a newspaper colum
nist and book reviewer.
The program is free and open to
the public. Refreshments will be
Well, now his first name is Robert
and his middle name is Earl.
He is kinda ugly, but he vtill got a
She bent over and gave him a
kiss, then Robert jumped up and
did the twist.
He danced and danced the night
awav, so here's all the family
saving "Happy Birthday!"
So grab a burger and grab a bun,
but don't be long 'cause the
rhyme ain't done
Today Robert is 50 and he's over
But that's all right 'cause he
knows the deal.
We love Robert, we love him a
We ain't lying, we kid you not.
We really need to be on our way.
But before we go, we wish you
one more "Happy Birthday!"
Hiippty 50th Birthday,
Love, Your Sister
This program is being offered in
stead of the November meeting of
the Friends of the Library group,
which will meet again the first
Thursday in January.
The church is located off U.S. 17
business, behind the West
Brunswick Branch Library and the
Shallotte Masonic Lodge.
Brown Reunion Set
The fifth annual Brown Family
Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct.
26, at the Brunswick County Fish
ing Club at Sunset Harbor.
This year, Lonnie McDowell Jr.
will be speaking about the Danish
family's history and will have pho
tographs and family articles to
Members arc asked to bring a
covered dish. Festivities will begin
at 10 a.m. and dinner will be served
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
For more information call Donald
Brown at 919-799-1323, Betty Rayl
at 253-5931 or Florence Brown at
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