Soil test for blueberries

1. How do I go about getting my soil tested for a proposed site for blueberries next year? 2. How do I get on a list to receive the monthly MG newsletter? 3. Are there ever any field trips to the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture in Corvallis?


Marion County Oregon blueberries master gardener osu about 10 hours ago

Identifying a conifer

Hi my neighbors in SE Salem have a stand of conifers that I’ve been admiring, but am unable to accurately identify. I wonder if you can help. The tallest is about 20 feet. The needles are about 6-8” long. Any help is much appreciated.


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Marion County Oregon plant identification about 20 hours ago

White berries, not snow berries.

Hi, wrote before about trying to find a plant native To Oregon, edible, that has white berries. Got a reply only Snowberries. Could there be one that starts white and changes color? Thank you, Summer


Columbia County Oregon plant identification 1 day ago

Fig leaves browning

Hello, we have a fig tree which we have had in the ground for the better part of a year. It has seemed to be happy and healthy, but within the last month, I noticed the leaves started to spot, then brown and a cluster of them seem to be wilting. The first two pictures are from almost a month ago. The last one is from this past week. Please let me know if this is something to worry about and if there is a remedy.


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Multnomah County Oregon fig trees 2 days ago

Crape myrtle

If I covered one of these bushes really well in the fall, do you think it might survive? I live in southern Minnesota. Thank you. They are so beautiful!


Brown County Minnesota 2 days ago

I have a rock that looks very unusual and I would like to know what it is.

I have a rock that looks very unusual and I would like to know what it is.


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Ramsey County Minnesota 2 days ago

Moss and lichen on maple trees

I am new to the Portland area and have several maple trees on my new property that have a lot of moss and lichen on the maple trees. The trees have small leaves not big like Norway maples and they do not appear to be very healthy. None of the other trees seem to be affected by the moss and lichen. Many of the other trees in my neighborhood are also affected by the moss and lichen too. Is this a serious problem? Is it causing my trees to die? How might I remedy this problem?


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Washington County Oregon moss lichen 3 days ago

Yard Mushroom ID

Found this lovely mushrooms in my woodpile in Beaverton. Can you help me identify it? I have searched several mushroom sites and am not finding it. Thanks for your help!



Washington County Oregon mushroom identification schizophyllum 3 days ago

cash rental rates

Older farmer here. Where do I find your cash rental rates Winnebago county. ? Thanks Ron Abels


Winnebago County Iowa 3 days ago

Magnolia question

Hello I have a question about my Magnolia and after reading this note, if you could direct to proper person to answer my question I would greatly appreciate it. I live in Plymouth MN and have had a beautiful Magnolia tree for about 10 years. It flowers every year and even some in the summer. This fall the leaves turned brown like they do but have not fallen off the tree. Strong winds do not seem to disturb the leaves and I am a bit concerned that they are not dropping. We had a concrete brick wall built about 15 feet from the tree and with that, they were cutting the cement block with a saw creating much dust in the air. I am a bit concerned that the concrete dust could have done something to the tree preventing the leaves from falling. Do you have any ideas or suggestions or should I not be concerned. Thank you for your time Kathy Severson 3825 Minnesota Lane No Plymouth MN 55446 612-670-7169



Hennepin County Minnesota magnolia leaf retention 3 days ago

Help with Snail Problem

About 3 years ago I started to notice a snail or two either in one of my planters out front or sticking to the siding on my house. I don't think I'd ever seen one before here in Tigard until recently, or in the other towns I've lived in here in the Willamette Valley: Wilsonville and Canby. I buy my flowering plants from local nurseries, so I'm guessing that's where the snails came from. Now of course there are more, big and small and I am wondering if this is a relatively new invasive species in this area, and if I should try to eradicate them the same ways I go after slugs. Help please! Thank you. Ruth Bollen


Washington County Oregon snails 3 days ago

canning cranberry butter

I found a recipe for canning Highbush Cranberry Apple Butter from Can I use our regular Oregon cranberries in this recipe? I haven't found a canned recipe for
cranberry butter in our regular sources.


Jackson County Oregon home food preservation food safety 3 days ago


I’m concerned that my aloe shoots are too heavy as they are not growing upward like other aloe plants I’ve seen do. Should I be concerned? Currently, I have sticks holding up the heavy stems as seen in the third pic. Is this harmful or helpful? I know it looks tacky but not sure what: if anything needs to be done. Thank you


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Multnomah County Oregon houseplants aloe succulents 3 days ago

Selling Cheesecake

Where can I get information on selling cheesecake from my home. I understand that with the Colorado food cottage law you can not sell it but if I am working out of a commercial kitchen is it allowed?
Thank you


Yuma County Colorado 4 days ago

what is this bug on my plant

hybiscus, in the office now. was outside an I used Bonide Insecticidal Multi-purpose Insect control soap. ready to use. and some stuff you put into the soil. It looked good until this week when I got this stuff on their flowers and leaves by the flowers. Mary Skuza


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Scott County Minnesota insect identification hibiscus 4 days ago

Is there something wrong with this tree?

I'm not sure what kind of tree this is but it is driving my husband nuts. If it isn't shedding needles, it sheds these pods all over our drive-way. My husband is constantly blowing the drive-way because he says if the pods get ground up in the asphalt it is hard to get the stain out. It seems like it is shedding pods more often than it used to. We have lived here for 11 years and the tree is part of our landscape but my husband wants to cut it down now because he is so sick of the needles/pods. He knows I would be upset so he hasn't. Could there possibly be anything wrong with the tree to make it shed more than it used to? Is there anything we can do to help with the health of the tree? Thank you for your help!


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Clackamas County Oregon 4 days ago

Pruning hydrangeas

I have had a hydrangea for over 30 years. It has never bloomed, and I now understand that it is because I cut it down every winter :) I believe it is a lace hydrangea. It is in the very front of my house, so I will consider leaving it up this year, but I will see how bad it looks. Meanwhile, there are many branches that are sprawling on the ground. What do I do about that? Also, will the dead leaves fall off? Any suggestions to make it look better? Can I shorten it?


Carroll County Maryland hydrangea pruning pruning hydrangea shrub pruning 4 days ago

Fig tree

What should be done with a fig tree to winterize it? When is tee best time to move a fig?


Harford County Maryland fruit plant care winterizing figs 4 days ago

Aspen Trees

After some recent grading on our property half a dozen small aspen trees ended up with about 2 to 3 feet of earth piled around their trunks. I've read that this could be bad for some trees but cannot find anything definitive with regard to the impact on aspens. Should I unearth my aspen trees? Thanks for any insight.


Lincoln County Wyoming 4 days ago

Sick Guinea Hen

The other day I noticed one my young guinea hens had puffy eyelids and wasn't as active as the rest of the flock. She was hatched this year and usually very active running all around the place but now she just sits on the fence all day. I haven't seen her drink anything and she hardly eats. I don't know what's wrong with her and I don't know how to help her. She keeps her neck close to her body with her feathers fluffed up. What should I do to help her?


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Davidson County North Carolina guinea fowl 4 days ago

Should I mow grass after frost?

Now that we have had a killing frost, I wondered if I should give my grass a final cut. Is it harmful, helpful or neutral in terms of its effect on the grass?


Carroll County Maryland lawns and turf plant care last mowing of season 4 days ago

What should I use to clean our floorboards in-between the first and second...

What should I use to clean our floorboards in-between the first and second floors of our home where a large beehive with lots of honey and wax has been removed! We realize we must get the wax smell out of the floor. The bees left about 2 months ago. Incredible sight when we opened up the floorboards and found honeycomb!


Hamilton County Ohio household cleaning 4 days ago

Name of this plant

i think it is a fern ???


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Newaygo County Michigan plant identification 4 days ago

Name of this plant

it looks like a duster, short stem and filaments


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Newaygo County Michigan 4 days ago

What snake is this?

found in my backyard.

I live in the Philippines.

Can anyone identify what snake this is?



Outside United States chrysopelea paradisi flying snake paradise tree snake 4 days ago

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