I have several houseplants and am noticing a white sticky cotton-like substance on some of the plants. I have been treating with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol but the problem comes back. It has been on my aloe vera plant, my hoya (which is in full bloom right now) and a crown of thorns. I've also found it on other house plants which I threw out. What is this and how do I get rid of it?
Itasca County Minnesota 41 minutes ago
The last 2 years the fruit on my pear tree has an orange growth on it that kills the fruit. Can you take a look at the picture and give some advice on how I can address the issue or if I need to remove the tree?
I own a lawn care business and do chemical applications. This year I have seen this weed in 4 yards and my 3 wat is not doing anything to it. I was wondering if anyone there can help ID this weed so I can chose the right herbicide to attack it with. Thank you MIke.. I have many more pics but can only include one here
Kandiyohi County Minnesota about 5 hours ago
I have a aspargus patch that I started last year. I put 6 inches of straw mulch over it protect the roots in the Winter. Should I leave this on the patch to control weeds or should I remove some it and leave some for weed control. I noticed with the 6 inches of mulch the aspargus seem slow to sprout and the are white with no chlorophyll.
Delta County Michigan about 18 hours ago
Dear Master Gardener, I am writing with a question about landscaping/burming. My family and I own a home in North Minneapolis and the front yard has a big slope right under a maple tree. This slope has a lot of erosion---the grass will not hold due to lack of sunlight and the steep angle of the hill. We have tried to plant a few varieties of ground cover, but nothing has worked so far. When we researched landscaping options, we found a product called Verdura. This product is a plantable concrete system and seems as though it can be used as a living wall. We tried to contact the company to see if this product could be an option for us but they do not carry it in the tri-state area. We are wondering what kind of options we have. We have looked into several other landscaping options, including gabion walls, block retaining walls, etc. Ideally we would like to be able to plant a ground cover without having to build a wall but we are having a hard time finding something that will work under such a shaded area. We are also interested in some kind of living wall. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations on where to go from here? We live overseas for 10 months of the year and only have 8 weeks in the summer to finish our project. We are on a limited budget so we have been trying to investigate options that we can do ourselves and that are cost-efficient. We would love any help you are able to provide. Thanks much, Rebecca
Hennepin County Minnesota about 18 hours ago
Have like a 25 year old mature ash tree in our front yard. Today, (Sunday)with the rain and combination of the breeze, a lot of the leaves seemed to fall off. Wasn't happening to any other trees in the yard. Not sure which kind of ash tree it is...and we do have one in the backyard (which no leaves were falling from). Any possible explanation from you would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Anoka County Minnesota about 19 hours ago
1st catalpa tree was removed after 3 years due to 1/2 of the tree not leafing out at all. Removed and replaced with another catalpa 2 years ago. Last year was slow to leaf out on parts of the tree but then became full and beautiful. This year the catalpa is not leafing at all (end of May) - dead. Verticillium wilt or what are your thoughts? How do I get a diagnosis confirmed? Thank you.
I have had a Northblue and NorthCountry blueberry bushes for about 4-5 yrs. Every year, just like this year I get all sort of blossoms with the hope I will finally get some fruit and this year like every other year, the blossoms fall off after a week or two and that's the end. I have made sure the soil is acidic and water about once a week. Do you have any ideas of what I am doing wrong, otherwise I am going to pull them out this year. Thank you for you help.
Stevens County Minnesota about 21 hours ago
Should I cut all the shoots..but 4 or 5 large ones to try to make another bush?
Franklin County Pennsylvania horticulture about 21 hours ago
Do you think my Maple tree have a disease? If so, can it be treated? Regards, Toby
Our back fence is flush to the back waters of the Minnehaha creek. The flood of two years ago killed all my raspberries and vegetables. What bushes/plants can I plant that are water tolerant like River Birch but are bushes/plants/perennials, like dogwood. My fence is 50 yards . Without planting something, the marsh foliage will creep into my yard....it has passed under our wood fence into about four feet joining thousands of crabgrass glumps.
What trees or shrubs will grow near a black walnut tree? Specifically will a Harry Lauder's walking Stick survive?
Ottawa County Michigan about 23 hours ago
could you tell me what has infected my shrubs and how to fix it?
Utah County Utah trees and shrubs 1 day ago
How do I kill worms eating the leaves of my oak tree
Upshur County Texas 1 day ago
Hello! I've got black stuff (soot mold?) on my pine shrubs. I also notice that in different spots than the black areas, there are inch worms covering the pine needles. They appear to be eating everything they land on. Do I have 2 problems here or are they one problem w/multiple stages? What should I do? I will attach a photo (or two if it is possible). THanks! Andrea
Dakota County Minnesota 1 day ago
Can you help identify this plant? It is growing around our wood pile. Not sure if it's invasive but several have grown this year. Thank you.
Stearns County Minnesota 1 day ago
Hello! We have a large oak tree in our yard that—the past two years—has had an odd growing pattern with it's leaves. They are growing in thick bunches mostly around the trunk and main branches, with little growth on the outermost branches. Please see the image attached. A dogwood tree nearby, just this year, is lacking in growth on a few large branches as well. I'm not sure this matters, but our yard is quite lumpy. My husband wonders if we might have an insect issue. We've lived here 2.5 years, and I am not sure if the tree grew normally the year prior as we bought the house in the fall. It's close enough to the house to make me nervous, but we love it and if we can prevent removing it we would prefer it. Thank you so much!
Delaware County Pennsylvania 1 day ago
I have a fairly tall pine tree in my front yard. It is strong and growing but leans quite a lot toward my neighbors house. I would hate to have to cut it down but I worry about it falling during a storm or even from over saturation of the ground from rain. Is there a way to tell how much danger it poses and what the likelihood is of it coming down.
Hennepin County Minnesota 1 day ago
Hello one of my 6 year old blueberry field suffers from serious infestation with white grubs. I am considering chemigation with chlorpiryphos methyl containing product throug drip soon after bloom to reduce bee poisoning risk. I understand that this is off label use however my previous experience shows that grubs will destroy a big part of the crop. I have however someserious concern about chlorpiryphos residues in fruits after such application after bloom. Chlorpiryphos does not show systemic activity but may evaporate. How high in your opinion is the risk of getting detectable residues . Many thanks for your opinion.
Outside United States 1 day ago
I'm looking for a low, fast growing ground cover for a sunny spot No Creeping Charlie. The area is well drained and the soil can be amended for best conditions. Thank you.
Ramsey County Minnesota 1 day ago
There is something that has made a 2 " diameter tunnel in my yard and despite attempt of filling in the hole it keeps reappearing. No animals have need seen. We live in Marquette, MI. The ground is hard-packed, in a well trodden area. Would the critterers be moles vs. voles. vs. chippies. We have no shortage of the latter, but I thought they lived in the summer in the woodpile. Got any ideas what we have and how to deal with it to deter the critter from burrowing?
Marquette County Michigan lawns and turf 1 day ago
Hi. I have a wisteria that is over 10 years old. I live in Michigan, and have it planted on the east side of the house in area that is pretty well protected from wind, yet gets a lot of sun next to the house. It has done well every year and this year the buds are dried up on the branches and it only has a couple sprouts coming out of the trunk near the ground. I planted this as a memorial when my father died, and I really want to save the wisteria if possible.. Thank you
Can I buy and grow a smoke bush in my yard in Stillwater? If yes, do you know where I could buy them?
Washington County Minnesota 2 days ago
I was listening to WCCO and Mary the extension expert said there fabrics that can to used to control weeds. What are the names of some products and what do they look like? Thank you Irene Markley
Ramsey County Minnesota 2 days ago
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