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BV PAT O UEARY
Earn ' Bragging ' Rights
Lee and Kitty Bragg of I Sandpiper Court, Calabash, received the Carolina Shores February Yard of
the Month recognition. Their very attractive and well-groomed yard, located on a corner lot, features a
well-planned landscape that incorporates existing trees and a variety of plants and evergreens along
the perimeter. A planter with geraniums in bloom and assorted pansies add color and charm.
Why Not 'Ski' Southport?
The Brunswick Concert and
Theatrical Society will give local ski
huffs a chance to at least pretend
they're hitting the slopes at "Ski The
Centennial Center, Saturday, Pcb.
15, at 7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the $7 tickets will
raise funds to heat and air condition
the center, located on the comer of
Eighth and North Lord Streets in
Travel agents will be on hand io
discuss the best ski destinations, and
ski shop owners will coach enthusi
asts on equipment needs. Also, a
contest will he held to judge the best
original ski costume.
Contact Curt Little, 457-0743, or
Mary Campbell, 278-3371, for in
formation about tickets and prizes.
The Sliallullc Wheel and Dealer's
Western Square Dance Club is offer
ing a refresher course for former
dancers and those who want to re
learn the steps.
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at Shallottc Middle School, begin
ning at 7:45 p.m. The caller for the
evening will be Hal Dodson.
Call Charlie Holdcn, 754-6014 or
253-4606, for more information
about refresher courses or about
learning for the first time.
Create A Mask
Two creative mask theater work
shops and performances will be of
fered by the Brunswick County
Parks and Recreation Department
for children ages 7 through 12.
The sessions are scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 29, at South Bruns
wick High School and Saturday,
March 7, at West Brunswick High
Pre-registration and a fee of S3
Call Emma McGraw at the parks
and recreation office, 253-4357 or 1
8(X)-222-4790, for more informa
Dance For Seniors
Senior citizens only will dance
away the evening at a Valentine
Dance sponsored by Long Beach
Recreation Department Friday, Feb.
14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Area adults arc invited to bring
their Valentine and enjoy a night of
music, dancing and refreshments,
said Kcllic Becson, director.
At The Movies
What About Bob?, a comedy, will
be the feature Monday, Feb. 24, at 7
p.m. at adult movie nigh< at the
Long Beach Recreation Center.
Soda and popcorn will be provided.
Space is limited.
Crafts For Kids
Long Beach Recreation Depart
ment will offer crafts programs for
younsters ages eight through 12
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 12. and Feb. 26.
For more information call the
center at 1-919-278-5518.
Sky Riuiiilr.y (iigtii), eXulieu
ruler of Calabash Elks No.
2679, presents a certificate
from the lodge to Dr. Edward
lance of Calabash for his con
tinued servicc. lance provides
free physical examinations for
the boys the lodge sends each
year to Hendersonville for two
weeks of summer camp.
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How Well Do Your Grapes Reproduce?
Dear Plant Doctor: Please tell
mc what to do about my grape
vines. My vine is six years old a^d
has never had grapes on it.
Some years, the vine blooms but
the flowers fall off and no grapes
Answer: 1 assume you have mus
cadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia ) be
cause bunch grapes ( Vitis vinifera)
will not survive more than five years
in the southeast United States due to
I IV I VV O L/I.rvuov.
Muscadine grapes are generally
very disease- and pest-free when
compared to other fruit or vegetable
crops. The lack of fruit on you vines
could be due to any number of fac
tors: poor soil fertility, unfavorable
weather conditions, insufficient
light, water, etc.
Muscadine grape cultivars vary in
the ability to be self-fruitful. Some
cultivars (i.e.; Fry, Hunt and
Higgins) have imperfect flowers.
In other words, they have no male
flower parts, thus no pollen is avail
able for pollination. You may have a
muscadine cultivar that requires a
Select cultivars that have perfect
flowers, ie; both male and female
flower parts) and plant several culti
vars to ensure pollination.
Albemarle, Dorccn, Carlos,
Magnolia, Dixie and Nesbiu arc all
cultivars that are perfect-flowered.
1 am sending you two N.C.
Cooperative Extension Publications
tilled "Muscadine Grape Production
Guide for North Carolina, AG-94"
and "Grapes and Berries for the
Garden, AG- 15" to help you get
those grape vines producing again.
Dear Plant Doctor: ! have a
problem. Every year 1 seem to iose
another pine tree due to borers. 1
spray them from the ground up to
about eight feet with a recommend
How often should we do this? Is
there anything else we should do?
How long is a pine tree's life ex
pectancy? I hate to see them die and
would like to do all 1 can to ensure
Thank you for your articles; they
arc very interesting.
Answer: I am very familiar with
the trees in your neighborhood. Pine
trees arc sensitive to any change in
their environment, especially in ur
ban environments or new subdivi
Pine borers and other pests of
pine trees seem to have a sixth sense
that allows them to locatc trees that
arc under environmental stress.
I routinely see trees that arc dying
three to five years alter being dam
aged by large machinery, soil grad
ing or other human activities. Even
in aa'as not touchcd by develop
ment, overcrowding of trees can
cause severe stress and thus lead to
insect infestation of pine trees.
Pine borers arc often the insects
that put the "death blow" to these
Healthy tree stands arc only rarely
damaged by severe attacks of borers.
Healthy, well-maintained pine
trees are much less likely to bccomc
infested with insccts or diseases. 1
am sending you several publications
that I believe will help: "Southern
Pine Beetles in North Carolina,
Extension Folder 274." "Stress
Triggered Tree Diseases: The
Dicbacks and Declines, USD Forest
Service, publ. NE-INF-41-81," and
"Some Common Pine Diseases in
North Carolina Landscapes and
Their Control, Plant Pathology
Information Note 192."
These publications should help
you identify and solve the problem
in you yard.
Dcsr P!ur.t Doctor: I hit! looking
for gourd seeds In a visit to the
N.C. Zoo, I observed a gourd with a
long neck that looked like the head
of a goose.
1 would like to find a seed source
for this kind of gourd. If you or
some of your readers could help me
with seed sources for gourds, I sure
would appreciate it.
Answer: Gourd gardeners of
North Carolina, I need your help. If
you arc a source or know of a source
of gourd seeds, please write to me
and I will forward the information.
Send your gardening questions to
The Plant Doctor, P.O. Box 109,
Bolivia, N.C. 28422. Please enclose
a SASE with the proper postage if
requesting information or a reply.
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