Invasive Weed

Plaese identify the weed in the attached image.



Washington County OR spotted spurge common weeds about 8 hours ago

Salt tolerant grass seed

The grass on my boulevard burns and dies from the road salt that is applied during the winter months. Is there a salt tolerant seed or sod available and if so can you provide a list of who carries it? Or any ideas on what I can do to help protect the sod from burning from the salt?


Anoka County MN about 11 hours ago


I have a number of orchids whose roots (I think) are shooting out into the air. Should I re-pot them and put those roots back into the pot?


Washington County OR horticulture orchids about 11 hours ago

Lawn Disease

What is the best way to treat lawn disease? I believe this Dollar or Brown spot. See attached. . Thanks-Charlie



Ramsey County MN lawns and turf brown spots in lawn about 12 hours ago

using baking soda in marmalade recipes

Why do many, but not all, marmalade recipes include instructions to boil the peels in water with a tiny bit of baking soda (1/8 tsp for 2-4 pieces of fruit)? I am reading through several recipes from Better Homes & Gardens. The lemon, lime, grapefruit and blood orange recipes call for boiling the thinly cut peel in baking soda for 20 minutes as a first step. The recipe for tangerine marmalade does not include this step. All the recipes use liquid pectin. Thanks! Serena Jaspera


Multnomah County OR home food preservation food safety about 13 hours ago

edible? chokecherry?

i need to find out if this is edible. thank you so much. judith allen


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Hennepin County MN about 14 hours ago

Hydrangea tree

I bought and planted this tree in July 24 and August 2-5 I was out of town and the tree was not watered. The leaves all appear dead but the top blooms are still blooming.l and there are fours leaves alive on the tree. I am wondering if I need to replace the tree or it will come back. Thanks Erin goward


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Kent County MI about 14 hours ago

larva hatching? 4 legged critter digging?

I noticed these holes in the area under our neighbor's blue spruce on our side of the property. Caused by? Need to treat cause? Best method? thanks!



Hennepin County MN about 14 hours ago

Transplanting a Golden Rain Tree.

I have a 6 ft golden rain tree volunteer than I want to transplant. Can I successfully transplant now (Aug 13} or should I wait until later this fall or next spring?


Boulder County CO trees and shrubs about 14 hours ago

Butterfly behavior

I get Black Swallowtails, Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails in my Michigan garden but I never see them there together. It's always just one type at a time. Why is that?


Macomb County MI about 15 hours ago

My sisters milkweed was sprayed with something to manage insects. All of her...

My sisters milkweed was sprayed with something to manage insects. All of her caterpillars are dying. The question is should she pull up the milkweed or let it go to seed? Will the spray affect the plants next year?


Stearns County MN about 15 hours ago

marion berry canes are dying

Help! I have a few marion berry plants. A friend also has a couple. Some of the new canes appear to be dying. They have not been tied up. Old canes have been removed. The leaves wilt and then the canes, escpecially the biggest, longest ones,then appear to be dying. The canes do have some dark brown splotches on them. There does not appear to be insect damage or disease on the leaves. They have been watered well and regularly, Have not seen voles, but there are rats in my community garden. Have not dug down to roots. There was an excellent crop this year, and I hate to see next year's crop going away. Thanks for your help. J Jim Gorter


Multnomah County OR fruits and vegetables horticulture berries about 16 hours ago

Early morning immature cones dropping from doug fir trees

I'm very curious about this green cone dropping, I've read about it happening to others with several possibilities, it, too many cones, animals doing it, weak tree, dying tree, but I can't find any real answers or if anyone figured it out, as in, did that tree die? Etc... thanks in advance for any help! Orion


Lane County OR horticulture trees and shrubs about 16 hours ago

what is the name of this insect?

I have looked all over the internet and cannot identify this . Its almost 3 inches in length. Nobody seems to know what it is. I found it on my grass in Mound Minnesota. It looks just like a leaf.


Hennepin County MN about 16 hours ago


is there a step by step guide for xeriscaping on the front range?


Weld County CO about 16 hours ago

gypsy moth tent on oak tree?

Very concerned to see what looks like may be a gypsy moth tent on the end of a branch on my northern oak tree at the curb. Just yesterday driving in the gorge I saw a HUGE infestation of the same thing on all the trees lining I-84. This tree is essential to our home. What can I do about the tent? Will it spread and destroy my tree? Please inform me ASAP what steps I should take, if any. Thanks.


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Multnomah County OR tree health horticulture fall webworm about 17 hours ago

What kind of tree is growing in my front yard

We have a “nut” tree that I just can’t find out what it is, can you help?


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Hennepin County MN about 17 hours ago

Can you identify, please

Had a client come into our MSUE office wanting to know what the shrub is in the pictures I have attached. He cuts it down every year and it grows back. Can you please identify and give some recommendations on how to get rid or it permanently. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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Gladwin County MI about 17 hours ago

Tunneling under turf

We just noticed we have an animal tunneling under the turf. Do not see an opening nor exit. We have never seen this in our yard in 30 years.what can we do?


Hennepin County MN about 17 hours ago

Time to Cut Back Milkweed - Monarchs

When is a milkweed plant no longer useful to the Monarch. I let all the milkweed grow in my yard if they come up in one of my flower or vegetable beds (city will fine me otherwise). I have other items planted in these beds. When can I cut them back so that more sunlight will be available to the other plants in those beds and at the same time not affect the last Monarchs to use them? I have many at different stages. Are the monarchs done with them when they go to seed?


Hennepin County MN about 17 hours ago


Do you know the best source for buying nematodes? Also when us the best time to apply them for Japanese beetle larvae


Ramsey County MN about 18 hours ago

I found this bug on my milkweed

I found this bug on my milkweed



Cuyahoga County OH about 18 hours ago

Spraying for Ponderosa Pine Beetles

My tree service company wants to spray my ponderosas for beetles. I live near the Arapahoe/Douglas/Elbert county lines. I have three big ponderosas, about 10-12 inches in diameter at the base. They are located about 20 feet from 5-6 pine trees (maybe spruce) that do not get sprayed. Our neighbors have a few dwarf pine trees in their landscaping.

They've never suggested spraying before, but perhaps this year is different due to the drought conditions and because our trees are so large now. Should I have my ponderosas sprayed?


Arapahoe County CO trees and shrubs about 18 hours ago

Grass won't grow in certain spots

I have some spots in my front yard where I cannot get grass to grow. This is an established lawn, but a couple years ago the utility company dug up part of my yard-----and then re-seeded. The places where I cannot grow grass seems to be just on the perimeter of their work. Have had pretty good luck with seed in the past, and am puzzled as to why these problem areas would crop up, and then not support anything new. Am I making this too complicated?? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Hennepin County MN lawn and turf lawn problems about 18 hours ago

Cucumbers not fruiting

Lots of flowers on my cuke plants and I learned from Google they have both male nonfruiting and female flowers, but very very few making fruit. And bees are around so pollination not the problem. What's wrong and how can I fix it? Many thanks,


IN vegetable gardening about 19 hours ago

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