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Pruning in the fall

Can I prune my bushes and grasses, and perennial herbs and flowers back this time of year?

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Douglas County Colorado sustainable gardening and landscaping over 4 years ago

The blooms have dropped off and stems turned a hard brown on my orchid, but...

The blooms have dropped off and stems turned a hard brown on my orchid, but the leaves looks healthy, so I assume it's entered a dormant period? How long does this stage typically last before a new stem may grow? Do I cut down the hardened shoots, and do I continue to water with a few ice cubes weekly? Thank you for any guidance you can provide!

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

New USDA hardiness zone including 13 &14

I'm trying to find any information on the hardiness zone for the Philippines. I've read on a few sites that they are zone 14 however the USDA doesn't recognize that zone on the maps?

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Wood County Ohio horticulture over 4 years ago

preserving salsa

I have been looking online and found nothing..... I am trying to find info about preserving home made salsa in beer bottles. Do I have to boil the bottles once i put the salsa in and install the bottle caps? Please email me christopher.martinez.1984@gmail.com or call at (760)855-4577 Thank you, Chris

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Kern County California home food preservation over 4 years ago

I need help identifying this 12-15-foot tall tree. It was planted as an...

I need help identifying this 12-15-foot tall tree. It was planted as an understory tree before I moved into this place. It is situated on the northern border of the yard and receives partial to full sun year-round. In the summer, the foliage is mid-to dark green. As of early November, leaves have started to turn into lighter shades of green and yellow. Leaves are oval, ~4 inches long. The trunk branches near the ground with individual trunks approximately 5-6 inches in diameter. I have not yet seen any flowers or fruit on this tree since August (but there are hairy buds visible on the branches - not sure what they are).

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Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs plant id possible magnolia over 4 years ago

I need help identifying this small tree. It was planted as an understory tree...

I need help identifying this small tree. It was planted as an understory tree before I moved to this place - but because it is on the north side of the yard, receives full sun year-round. The height is ~12-15 feet. The trunk branches at the ground, for a cumulative diameter of ~ 1 foot give or take. Individual trunks are 4-5 inches in diameter. The foliage is dark green, with pointy tips, glossy/waxy, and as of early November, very few leaves have changed colors. Those that did turned into a striking crimson (see lower left in the picture). Fruit - as of early November - are small red berries.

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Montgomery County Maryland plant id possible photinia over 4 years ago

This is an Autumn Blaze maple tree. It developed these cracks this summer....

This is an Autumn Blaze maple tree. It developed these cracks this summer. What should I do?

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Carver County Minnesota trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

I need help identifying this plant. It grows in part to full shade and...

I need help identifying this plant. It grows in part to full shade and propagates by underground runners, in a dense thicket. In moderate shade, individual stalks grow about 3 feet tall. Leaves are elongated, slightly longer than an average human's hand.

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Montgomery County Maryland plant id possible japanese stiltgrass over 4 years ago

I need help identifying this plant. This is a common low-growing weed (?) in...

I need help identifying this plant. This is a common low-growing weed (?) in our backyard. It grows on the lawn and in garden beds. Prefers partial sun to partial shade, shallow roots (no runners that I can see), and easy to pull up by hand. Often grows in clumps. Grows up to 1.5 feet tall. Leaves are elongated and dark green, 1.5-2 inches long. Flowers are a striking pink-purple, with most blooms in late September to mid-October.

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Montgomery County Maryland plant id knotweed smartweed polygonum pennsylvanicum over 4 years ago

Hello, How do I care for the following 'potted' plants in the winter ? I will...

Hello, How do I care for the following 'potted' plants in the winter ? I will not be planting them in the ground but wait for spring 2015. store them in unheated garage or warmer basement ? Does one have to water every few weeks so they don't completely dry out ? 3 gallon Centennial blush Magnolia (3 feet tall) 2 gallon David austin Mortimer sackler climbing rose

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Dakota County Minnesota over 4 years ago

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