I want to plant a Colorado aspen tree in Richfield, Minnesota (good black dirt). How do they do? Any suggestions? And where can a get one? I would like the smaller leaf aspen, not a big leaf Minnesota poplar tree.
I have an Atlantic Cedar in my back yard, (about 18"DBH - 40-45' high). Looks like sapsuckers have been doing some extensive hole "digging" in a girdle fashion. Its pretty extensive up bole of this good looking conifer. I'm getting concerned I could lose it. Its a major shade tree for my yard. Can they eventually kill this tree ? Any way to protect. Live down here in Medford. Weird thing is I never see or hear woodpeckers doing their drilling. It looks like some black and white small woodpeckers are around though. thanks,
WONDERING WHAT KIND OF PROBLEM THIS IS ON MY YOUNG BURR OAKS, THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR FOR PRODUCING ACORNS. THE BIGGERST PROBLEM IS KEEPING THE SQUIRRELS FROM EATING THE ACORNS..LOL. WELL IT WON'T LET ME DOWNLOAD MY CLOSE UP OF THE LEAF. ITS TINY BROWN SPOTS AND LIL MOUNDS UNDERNEATH WHICH I SCRAPED OFF BEFORE I DECIDED TO TAKE THE PICTURS. BROWN CIRCLES ON TOP, VERY TINY. I COULD EAMIL THE PICTURES IF U HAVE ONE. I THOUGHT I WOULD START HERE, IF U HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE I SHOULD ASK, ADVISE ME PLZ.
Clinton County Iowa over 4 years ago
I have a blooming crab apple tree in my backyard. It's probably about 5 years old and blooms nicely in the spring.. Every year (early through late summer)the leaves are covered with what looks like "crab apple rust" (brown spotted leaves). I have tried spraying the tree in the spring and summer with something that was recommended at a home store. This has given me limited success and I don't like the messy spraying. What are my options for non-spraying treatment? I'm actually thinking about replacing this tree. Are there crab apple trees that are resistant? Thank you for your help. Adrian
Ramsey County Minnesota cedar apple rust over 4 years ago
Can you help me identify this weed? It's infesting our lawn and garden in Largo, MD. It gets to about 1-1/2 to 2 feet tall, and has little lavender flowers (it's flowering now). See photos.
why would the leaves curl inwards turn brown and drop? The damage seems to starting from the top and working its way to the bottom. Looks like some kind of aphid if I was to quess.
I just bought a climbing hydrangea and noticed that it's zones were for 5-7. North Dakota is zone 3, right? It did say that it can withstand temps as low at -20. If left in the ground all winter do you think it will come back next spring? I don't know anyone who has a climbing hydrangea in the area to ask. Also, if I have to dig it up each fall, will it be dormant all winter? Or do I need to cut it back and replant in a pot and bring inside? Not sure how it works.
I have dug lots out but they still come back. Any solutions?
I garden every year. The last several years our organic vegetable garden has been infested with harlequin bugs. Last year was the worst. I stopped growing most of the greens the bugs love. The harlequins moved on to eating horse radish leaves and the leaves of my breakfast radishes too. This year I planted mustard greens early and left some to self seed. I haven't seen any evidence of the bugs this year. Could the cold winter have killed them? I'd like to plant cabbage and kale again, but not for the bugs to suck the life out. Have other Baltimore county gardeners reported this too?