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Hello. I was wondering if you could help me identify this shrub. At a family...

Hello. I was wondering if you could help me identify this shrub. At a family picnic this past weekend, I notice my Hmong elders collecting the fruit and I was told that they use it as a spice seasoning in Hmong cuisines such as fish soup. It grows near the wood line and the seed has a hard covering emitting a strong minty smell. It is found where buckthorn would usually grow under the tree canopy. I have more pictures available but can only upload one at a time using your email system. Please help me with this mystery plant. I appreciate it.

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Hennepin County Minnesota tree identification horticulture over 4 years ago

DOGWOOD TREE

Our 10 year old tree bloomed with eye popping display this past Spring season . The leaves are turning Yellow and brown with purplish blotches and with a shake fall to the ground. Is there anything that can be done to save the tree? Thank you

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Philadelphia County Pennsylvania trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

I have a small vegetable garden (tomato, green beans, cukes). The neighbors...

I have a small vegetable garden (tomato, green beans, cukes). The neighbors on both sides of me use lawn spray services for "weed killer", insecticide, herbicide. I do not think my vegetables can be called organic anymore. I worry about eating them myself, less giving them away. What research is being done on urban chemical drift?

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Ramsey County Minnesota over 4 years ago

help...I have a Texas sized case of arachnophobia

before I can get a picture my boyfriend killed, I 2 inch short legs all black spider with wide red stripe I'm back. Please... I'm begging, what kind of spider is this?

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Harris County Texas over 4 years ago

please help me id a spider

I found a spider in my bathroom in Houston, Texas....it was all black but it had a red stripe on its back, what kind is it ?

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Harris County Texas over 4 years ago

this bug/insect was attached to my son

he put it in scotch tape assuming it was a tick. He was in the woods and at the beach. It was under his arm. He thought it was a scab since it was a little difficult to remove. This picture was taken after we opened the scotch tape to get a better look. didn't look like the normal ticks we have around here.

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Ocean County New Jersey insect issues over 4 years ago

This plant started growing about a month ago. I think its a weed of some kind...

This plant started growing about a month ago. I think its a weed of some kind but can someone tell me what it is.

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Prince George's County Maryland weed id burnweed over 4 years ago

How far in distance must honey bees be from a house or residence?

How far in distance must honey bees be from a house or residence?

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Sumner County Tennessee beekeeping lrk over 4 years ago

Live Oak with embedded wire

Hello, I found a small live oak (about 8 inch diameter) with bracing wire embedded pretty deep (pics below). I cut away about 4 inches without hurting It I think - pic #1. Will that be enough? Should I pull/cut the rest of the wire and tubing out or would that cause more damage.

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Brazos County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

We moved into a house a couple months ago, and I am trying to get a handle on...

We moved into a house a couple months ago, and I am trying to get a handle on the yard. There is a 2-1/2 foot wall across the front of the house, and the dirt has settled along the wall - about 4-5" just along the front. We are building a deck, and I thought it would be smart to put the dirt they dug up along the wall. When they were digging they hit dirt, and then clay, but I can't notice any clay in the dirt by the wall. BUT - the dirt just looks dead. It's kind of a light brown, and now I wonder if I should add a bunch of peat, or just ditch the dirt. There are two big trees in the yard and no grass - just hosta. I want to plant more hosta, but feel that the new dirt won't support growth. The yard is divided in two sections by the sidewalk/steps and each part is about 18X18'. Ideas? Thanks

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Ramsey County Minnesota over 4 years ago

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