We have 2 birch trees. One a paper birch and another a river birch and they...
We have 2 birch trees. One a paper birch and another a river birch and they both have large icicles coming from the trees. We have never seen that before. What is making that happen?
Kandiyohi County Minnesota about 13 hours ago
Types of bamboo for mid mich
I'd like to plant black bamboo (clumping)for a border what variety will do well in mi
Roscommon County Michigan bamboo about 14 hours ago
Last fall I bought tulip bulbs but never got them in the ground. Is there any...
Last fall I bought tulip bulbs but never got them in the ground. Is there any reason I can't plant them now?
Ramsey County Minnesota about 16 hours ago
I live in Bloomington and I have very heavy, clay-like soil. My root crops...
I live in Bloomington and I have very heavy, clay-like soil. My root crops are below average at best. I have been adding leaves to it for the past 5 years with little improvement. How can I improve the seed bed?
Hennepin County Minnesota about 17 hours ago
Hi, I was wondering if you could identify the insect in the picture for me? I've seen them in several gardens around multnomah county and have even seen them around my radishes. I'm pretty certain they are eating the roots...how can I get rid of them? Thank you!
Multnomah County Oregon insect issues about 18 hours ago
Please send me information about replacing evergreen trees that have been...
Please send me information about replacing evergreen trees that have been affected by DuPont's Imperlis. How much soil needs to be removed when digging up a dead tree? Is there a spray that will counteract Imperlis? Can you suggest a good replacement tree? We currently have spruce trees.
Dakota County Minnesota about 19 hours ago
When is the best time to renovate a lawn in NORTHERN VIRGINIA? ZIP22193
"When is the best time to renovate a lawn"?Good afternoon, after reading your excellent page and taking advantage of the opportunity you give us, I will appreciate your kindness in guide me if the content in your page is applicable to my area in Woodbridge,VA. My lawn, after removing some white pine trees needs a "TOTAL RENOVATION". How/ where can the chips from the grinding the stumps can be used.The full view of the lawn is about 12000 sq.Ft.Your courtesy is sincerely appreciated.Miguel Mendez Chacon
Prince William County Virginia about 20 hours ago
Will my oakleaf hydrangea regrow and bloom again after being trimmed back to the ground?
I am told I had an oakleaf hydrangea in our new home's backyard. It was trimmed back, almost to the ground, in the fall. Will it regrow and bloom again, or is it a lost cause?
Would appreciate referrals to tree spray companies that serve the Bloomingto,...
Would appreciate referrals to tree spray companies that serve the Bloomingto, MN area. Specifically, we need two Japanese Lilac trees to be sprayed for "Pseudocercospora blight." Thank you, Jim Kennedy
Minnesota about 21 hours ago
non producing apple trees
I have two healthy apple trees that were planted in 2007. Neither have ever produced fruit (I figure lack of cold weather until this last winter). They both bloom, but at different times. Can I graft them to produce blooms at the same time so they can pollenate each other?
Good Morning: Recently inherited 220 acres of farmland in the state of South...
Good Morning: Recently inherited 220 acres of farmland in the state of South Carolina. Have not farmed in over 30years. Looking into options to maximize use and profitability of this farmland. I am wondering if you can provide guidance, direction or information on which food companies rent or contract with people who are interested in renting their farmland. Any info will be greatly appreciated. HOSEA "GEOFF" GIBBS GIBBS3ACRES email@example.com 843-799-4042
Florence County South Carolina about 21 hours ago
How to start a small family egg business
We would like information concerning licenses/certificates that we must get in order to start a small poultry farm. We are only going to have egg layers and were wondering what is needed to get this small farm established and make sure we have all licenses/certificates completed per Iowa Law.
Louisa County Iowa about 22 hours ago
Is there a resource available to combat the invasive vine that is destroying...
Is there a resource available to combat the invasive vine that is destroying the woods next to our home? The land is county-owned and is supposed to be a protected area. The trees are covered and dying. The area is located at the end of Rosedale Ave. in Ferndale.
Roses - manure & wood chip top dressing ok?
Good Morning - For years I have used composted cow manure and Virginia Pine Bark Fines to top dress my rose plants. Radio gardening host Mike McGrath's most recent Q&A posting states both of these are a bad idea, but does not go into detail as to why. May I have your take as a neutral third party ... my past experience has been good, but perhaps there is new information I am unaware of? Thanks.
Alexandria Virginia roses arlington rose foundation ph about 23 hours ago
What is the best way to separate hazelnuts from its husk?
Otsego County New York horticulture 1 day ago
Why have all my Encore azaleas turned brown?
All my Encore azaleas look dead. The leaves are brown, yet when I dig a fingernail in the branches I can see green on some of them. It is now April 16. Should I assume they aren't going to make it and dig them up and replace them? How long should I wait to see if they come back? Should I prune them? I have 12 of them, so this is a very big and expensive problem.
Powdery mildew started on the lower branches of myCotton Easter hedge last summer. It spread to my wild rose bushes. The Cotton Easter, as you know, does not loose leaves so it's impossible to discard the leaves this spring. What remedy can you suggest to get rid of this pesky mildew?
Mesa County Colorado trees and shrubs 1 day ago
I have 63 white pine trees on my property in Washington County that were...
I have 63 white pine trees on my property in Washington County that were planted around the year 2000. About one third of them have dying branches on the lower six feet or so of the trunk on one side. The trunks are about a foot or a little more in diameter. I suspect this may be due to the position of some of the trees, which line both sides of my driveway, some preventing sunlight from reaching the lower branches of others, but I want to be sure there is not some other problem that I can do something about. I would appreciate your assistance. Thanks, Dan Mayer Phone:301-325-9827
I live in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland. I would like to put down sod and...
I live in Upper Montgomery County, Maryland. I would like to put down sod and plant a service berry tree. I have a very small yard with direct sun light and good drainage. Someone from the extension program already said a service berry should do well but, may be prone to disease. Another option might be a fringe tree. I plan to go with the service berry since it is the tree that I really love. Also, a previous owner had planted a Japanese maple over the stump of another tree in my yard. I don't know what type of tree it was. Nevertheless, the stump is now decaying and the ground is sinking. The Japanese maple never really did well in that spot. I think because of the stump. The Japanese maple was also damage in the snow storm we had a couple of years ago. So, I cut that to a stump. It sprouted new branches and looks like a bush in the yard when in bloom/has leaves. However, in August when it's really hot the leaves get white ashy spots on them. I plan to get rid of both stumps during the next month and want to re-landscape my yard. I want to put down sod and plant a service berry tree where the stumps are now. My questions are.... 1. How long do I need to wait to plant a new tree where the old stumps are. 2. Should the stumps be ground up or pulled out? How will each of these methods effect the ground? Will there be more sinking? How do I ensure a level surface? 3. Should I test the soil? If so, how do I get a kit/find a lab? The tutorial on this site only demonstrates how to take the sample. 4. What types of grass grow best in my area? When would be the best time to lay the sod before spring time ends or in the fall? 5. I have an under ground drain pipe (the black kind) attached to the down spout of my gutter system to move the water way from my house. It sticks up above ground in spots. How deep can this be buried? I don't want it to show when I put down the new sod.
Pressure can beans
How do you pressure can soaked black beans?
Need help in identity of this shrub/tree
My cousin took a picture of this tree / shrub with white magnolia type blooms. We haven't had any luck identifying what type of tree it is. She says the flowers are fragrant.
Should I cut back my Boxwood Shrubs?
Hello,My boxwood shrubs turned brown right after our last hard freeze in March. There had been some new growth that died. Wondering if I should cut it back to the ground.Thanks!
getting rid of bugs
During warm weather the inside of the windows on the south and west sides of the house are covered with flys and spoted asian beetles. They dont seem to be on the siding much just the windows, mainly inside. Last summer we had all new windows put in the house, but it didnt help. We tried fly traps, they fill up in less then a day, but it doent seem to make much differance. We have to vacuum constantly due to all the dead beetles on the floor. After dark some fly to any lights in the house that are on. What can be done to kill or repel all these bugs? I have kids and pets so it must be somthing safe. Thank You.
Barry County Michigan integrated pest management 1 day ago
Tomato seedling failure
Have lost a dozen seedlings at 2-4 inches high. Stem dries up at soil surface and plant falls over. Effects a third of my plants this year. Happened only this year to this degree. One or two at most in prior years. Using sterile planting medium from "Roots".
Denver County Colorado fruits and vegetables 1 day ago
Deer Damage to Ivy & Trees
I have a large patch of English Ivy next to my house. During winter deer ate leaves from most plants leaving bare stems.Would like to know if the ivy will regrow leaves and if so if there is anything I can to to help such as fertilizing.Also deer have eaten most leaves from white cedar. Some branches have a few small green needles. Will they likely grow back?The deer also ate vegetation back on spruce trees but the branches are not bare so I suspect while they look disfigured those branches will grow back in time to normal triangular shape.