Plant ID Photo taken yesterday at Cylburn Arboretum I know it is not winter...
Plant ID Photo taken yesterday at Cylburn Arboretum I know it is not winter aconite
The Charles County Master Gardeners are planning to run a "Can you tell...
The Charles County Master Gardeners are planning to run a "Can you tell what kind of bug this is" article in our quarterly publication THE COMPOST. These are the first two bugs to be put in. I'm pretty sure they are the monarch catapiller and the cicada but I would like the latin names
Charles County Maryland about 1 hour ago
I have 3 verigated ligustrum that had a severe mildew problem last...
I have 3 verigated ligustrum that had a severe mildew problem last summer.Deer have eaten all of the leaves from the plants. Is there something I can spray on the plants to try to get rid of the residual mildew? I live on the water in Grasonville so I must be especially careful about chemicals. Thanks for your help. Margaret Hardy
We have a type of laurel bush in our back yard that was doing great the last...
We have a type of laurel bush in our back yard that was doing great the last couple of years, but this spring now looks like it's dying. The leaves are turning brown and wilting. Can we save it? Can you also identify what kind of bush it is? (It was here when we moved in 6 years ago.)
Prince George's County Maryland shrub about 14 hours ago
hi what kills moths & their eggs when they r indoors ?? thks
What type/kind of apple trees is best to grow for a large amount of apples in...
What type/kind of apple trees is best to grow for a large amount of apples in the fall what kind of apple is not important thinking about 10 trees or so.I plan to plant them towards the woods for wildlife food. I also have 20 apples trees(different ages some 4 years old some planted last year) in a different location on the farm have a few trees eaten by the deer every year they eat the branches and leaves.
Goodhue County Minnesota about 16 hours ago
Is there a place in Yamhill county where I can buy some red wiggler worms for composting?
hose watering vs underground watering
can you supply me with details on the most efficient method of watering my lawn as I am in a community that has to be efficient. The Lawn is 18 feet by 9 feet and a foot drop
I am interested in starting a small lavender farm. Can you recommend which...
I am interested in starting a small lavender farm. Can you recommend which varieties would thrive here? I am most interested in producing for fresh and dried bouquets, and lavender oil. Also, where would I be able to locate cuttings for these varieties. Thank you.
Hennepin County Minnesota about 19 hours ago
Do you have any recommendations for fencing that will keep rabbits out? Our...
Do you have any recommendations for fencing that will keep rabbits out? Our back yard is completely fenced (40 feet of board-on-board cedar fence plus 100+ feet of vinyl deer fencing) but rabbits chew through the deer fence and eat any emerging or tender plants.
Do you have any suggestions for keeping rabbits out of a yard? We have a...
Do you have any suggestions for keeping rabbits out of a yard? We have a large back yard completely fenced in -- about 40 feet of board-on-board and about 100+ feet of deer fence. Rabbits chew though the deer fence and eat all tender plants. We are in Garrett Park (North Bethesda). If it's feasible at all we need guidance on materials and construction. If it's just not feasible I guess it would be good to know that, too.
Composting on Campus
Does UD have a composting site? What is the best way to compost in an apartment without causing odor?
My plum tree is seriously distressed. Can you tell what the problem is ? Is...
My plum tree is seriously distressed. Can you tell what the problem is ? Is there any way to save it ?
home soil test and lawn care
Hi, my wife and I just bought our first house. Do you do any kind of soil test or help determine what our lawn might need?
Story County Iowa about 22 hours ago
Veggie growing in a NY city apartment
Could you please recommend a vegetable that can be grown in a container on a window sill in a New York city apartment. The apartment is on the 24th floor and gets a lot of sunlight. I would like to grow something prolific that my grandson could see and eat.
Pruning a Polly Peach tree
I have a 2 year-old polly peach tree in my yard. What is the proper pruning strategy for a dwarf peach tree? Should it be done similiar to a traditional peach tree? Also when is the ideal time to prune?
Denver County Colorado trees and shrubs about 23 hours ago
I am looking to purchase a parcel of land that has a high water table in the...
I am looking to purchase a parcel of land that has a high water table in the spring and can flood, but drys out later in summer. It has a creek and a small pond on 5 acres with sandy loam soil. Where can I find a list of plants that prefer/like wet roots in the spring or require alot of water,without dying when it gets dryer? And what type of plants could I plant near the pond and creek (bushes, trees, etc) that would soak up water(willows, cattails,etc.)? I am also considering planting rows of lavendar and a small orchard on the higher ground as small cash crops and personal use. Would these work with the high water table?
Ramsey County Minnesota 1 day ago
ask an expert website glitch
As one of the "experts" who answers questions for others, I'd appreciate an answer of my own. When I receive a question that is not within my area of expertise, and I reassign it to a wrangler, 9 times out of 10 it gets reassigned right back to me. Is there a way to indicated who has already turned down the question so it does not get continually assigned to them?
Maury County Tennessee support 1 day ago
Roses need repotting ?
I have a rose that has been in the same large pot for 7+ years. The pot is very large, the roots seem to have eaten the soil and filled the pot. When I water it is running straight thru the pot as if there were no soil at all. I feel like I should remove the rose and put it into a larger pot. The pot is 21" in diameter and about 17" tall ... I would like to keep it in the same pot. Can I trim the roots and put it back into the same pot? What do you suggest I do? and what time of year is best? Thank you.
My professional arborist says they rely on “the U” for information as to when...
My professional arborist says they rely on “the U” for information as to when sap is flowing on white oaks and it is no longer safe to prune mature trees. A dozen years ago my neighbor had a professional arborist prune trees on his lot and they mistakenly pruned my bur oak on the first of April. Later that year it started to wilt and it had to be removed the following year. I DO NOT want to take a chance on this happening again. How can we be sure that it’s safe to prune this season?
Ramsey County Minnesota 1 day ago
After a forced bulb blooms can it be planted in soil. I hate to think id have...
After a forced bulb blooms can it be planted in soil. I hate to think id have to "discard" or throw away a hyacinth. Will the planting the bulb kill it or save it??
Companion for Ponderosa Pine
Hi,The back of our property in SE Denver is lined with large (~50') ponderosa pines. Our neighbor has a small forest in their back yard, so much of my yard gets filtered light for most of the day.Is there something, preferrably edible, that will grow well under the pines? Will currants or mulberries do well?
Denver County Colorado trees and shrubs 1 day ago
Dear Master Gardener, I have two flowering cherry trees in front of my house...
Dear Master Gardener, I have two flowering cherry trees in front of my house that I suspect are in need of pruning. Both crowns are very large, and one tree is growing more on one side than the other, unbalancing the tree. I have looked a little around the internet and have not had much luck finding instructions for pruning my trees that I would trust. I was hoping that you could put me in touch with someone who could help me out. I have taken photos of each tree from each side, one far and one close, and was hoping that one of your master gardeners familiar with pruning cherry trees could look at the photos and give me some guidance. The attached photo is typical of both trees - one or more limbs has grown to a size that puts the tree out of balance, for example the large limb growing to the right in the photo. The other photos are available on Google Drive, and I can email links to the photos. I understand the trees should be pruned while dormant. Are they still dormant at this time of year? Can I cut such a large limb from the tree without killing the tree? Both trees have very large crowns - how do I prune them to keep the tree healthy? The unbalanced tree is beginning to show roots above ground on one side - is that due to the unbalanced condition? Thank you, Jason
aphid in a smll greenhouse
I have a small greenhouse I am over run with aphid. I have tried several ways to get rid of them but cant seem to kill them.
Montezuma County Colorado insect issues 1 day ago
I have 3 yr old trees but yet to have any apples-none 1- honey crisp 1-...
I have 3 yr old trees but yet to have any apples-none 1- honey crisp 1- harrelson both have good branches and leaves but never have friut
Sherburne County Minnesota 1 day ago