Could you please share your thoughts on growing a European or other chestnut trees in Colorado springs? I am in Old Colorado city.
Thank you very much.
El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 4 years ago
Last fall the neighbor took down their Walnut tree. Now there will be more sun on my retaining wall. I am wondering as I know a lot of things will not grow within 50 ft of the tree, can I plant some vegetables like zucinni?
Isanti County Minnesota juglone almost 4 years ago
My in ground pond is green. I have 2 8" coy fish that have managed to survive. Have used barley extract to keep down the string alge. Since losing a large tree in my yard, the pond gets more sun and thus is more green. I took out the filter/fountain for the winter and have not yet replaced it. Do I have to drain the pond and start over with fresh water, or is there something I can add to the water that is safe for fish and water lilies that will correct the problem? I am willing to bring a water sample if that will help.
Hi! we have a baby barred owl on our property and he's been sitting in the exact same spot for going on 4 days at least. he is sitting on a branch of a dead tree about 10' off the ground. is this normal? can he fly? how is he getting food? it's supposed to storm tonight, will be able to get to shelter? thanks so much!!!!
Benton County Iowa almost 4 years ago
In early Feb. I started tomato and pepper plants from seed under grow lights. When I transplanted them into larger pots (4" pots) they started to develop white blotches on the leaves and eventually would kill the leaf. Not all plants developed this. Those plants which did have this leaf disease are still alive but don't look the best. Would appreciate any insight as to what is happening. The past couple of years I've started plants from seed with no problems. Thanks,
Dakota County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
How do I prevent this from continuing to happen. They have been in my woodwork for several years.
I live in Southwest Portland and have persistent poa annua infestations. I read your answers to Alec K from 2-27-2013. The information is very helpful. I need more information about the Fall feeding--what is the area for the formula of 6#s nitrogen, 1# phosphorus, 4#s potassium, supplemented with 2#s sulfer a year. Is this applied once or twice a year (except for the sulfer) and when? I would also like to know about any more recent pre/post-emergents that are on the market that are work well in the Pacific Northwest, e.g., Tenacity (mesotrione), Eschelon SC (Sulfentrazone, Prodiamine). Velocity is out of my price range.
Hi.. I live in Wicomico Co. near Powellville MD. ... We have a small park in Powellville, Adkins Mill Park,,and an invasive weed is beginning to infiltrate and cover the surface of the pond there. I've seen this weed completely choke the Chicamacomico River as it is seen from Route 50. Please provide me with info about this, and what can be done.
Wicomico County Maryland almost 4 years ago
I have six fig trees, Celeste and Brown Turkey, two are 8 years old and somewhat overgrown, and the others are three years old. They are planted on the south side of the house, somewhat sheltered from wind--but this winter, of course, was too much, especially since I neglected to cover them. The bark on the new growth from last year is brown, and there are no buds or signs of green life by May 6. So my question is: how far has the freeze damage affected the trees? I've pruned several branches back close to the trunk, and there's no sap running yet. My assumption is that it should be by now, but am I wrong and should I wait to cut it back? If the bad news is that the freeze damage is extensive, how far should I prune--down close to the ground? Thanks for your advice, and more generally for your excellent web site, Roy Meyers
The article stated they need a lot of water and a lot of sun during the summer....do they do well if we have a hot summer? and what happens through the winter....do they come back...what has to be done to be successful?
thanks so much,
Shawn Alyson Kunze
Arapahoe County Colorado almost 4 years ago
I want to add some flowers in the areas where my grandchildren will be playing so I want to make sure I do not plant anything poisonous. Do you have a list showing toxicity of landscaping flowers?
Ramsey County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
After losing a lovely mature ash tree to storms this Fall, the city just planted a new (1.75" diameter) elm in the boulevard space. My question: given the prevalence of dutch elm disease, is this a good choice, or should I lobby for a different variety of native tree?
I live in South Minneapolis.
Hennepin County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
Hello! What a great service! My Forsythia's leaves are turning black. My bush has lost many leaves. Thanks! ANne
We are thinking of planting apple trees in our yard and noticed that they have available something called "Apple Twist Combos" consisting of two apple trees curled around each other. Knowing that we should have two different types for pollinate. What is your opinion of this type of tree to plant?
I have 3 apple trees adjacent to my garden. Usually the majority of apples have been stung and are diseased. I would like to treat the trees/fruit more aggressively. However, last year I did very little treatment in my garden and hosted many bees, pollinating wasps, dragonflies,and song birds. I would like to encourage this again this year. What is the best way to spray/treat the apple trees.
Hennepin County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
I know this is hard to predict but is there an approximate last freeze date for southern Park County? We just moved to Bear Trap Ranch and I am attempting my first vegetable garden. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Park County Colorado frost dates almost 4 years ago
i have a tree growing in my garden which has a dark purple fruit on it, like a small damson. The leaf is shiny, dark green and prickly. I was told it is a variety of grape. Is this right. Thanks, John.
Outside United States grapes almost 4 years ago
I grow coastal Bermuda for my horses and those of friends. Since the drought, I have a crop of weeds invading. I don't know the names of all of them, some are wild oats, some are grassy weeds with spur like seeds that break apart and get into your socks, some have seeds like caterpillars. What publication or book would I go to find out the correct name of these weeds and what to do about them? How could I get the book or publication?
How high can the humidity in a non-vented, unconditioned crawl space get before I need to be concerned? I have never seen any evidence of liquid water in the crawl space and I have a vapor barrier over the dirt. Recent measurement of relative humidity in the crawl space topped out at 67%. Thank you.
Multnomah County Oregon mildew and mold control almost 4 years ago
I watched the presentation this morning at 9:00 MDT by Pat Morgan on How to Run meetings that Don't leave the Introvert out. When I clicked on the "Watched" it didn't list this event. the name I was using was email@example.com (I don't know where the 1 came from..) I need to show I watched this presentation - can you help me?
Wayne County Utah almost 4 years ago
We live in the Country of Ropesville, Texas; in a flat, dry area. We purchased our home almost 9yrs. ago, with LOTS of beautiful "Mature Boxwood Hedges". In 2013, many home-owners, (including us) lost several Hedges.! All had lots of dead, tan leaves. We replaced each hedge accordingly. This year, there are a "Few" dead limbs/leaves around. We were told it's due to the severe "Drouth" Texas & our Region had. We've watered more, sense then. Are we correct in doing so, or can somethg. else be going on, like "What" & what do we need to do to save/salvage existing Hedges.? Thank you.! Bubbles Wilhite (Legal Birth Name.!)
Should a concentrated roundup solution, such as used for honeysuckle killing work on shrubs like purple plum and spirea if applied to the cut stems it is not possible for us to dig out the 14 year old plants that are overgrown We are senior citizens attempting to replace the vegetation on either side of the pictured bed we thank you for your suggestions
Montgomery County Ohio herbicides almost 4 years ago
Can you give me an idea of when my garden strawberries will be ready to pick, given I first noticed flowers appearing April 18? I need to plan a trip away in June, and don't want to miss the picking time!
Also, my tomato seedlings' leaves turned whitish when I first put them out in direct sun. If this is sun scald, will they recover in pots without adding nutrients? I had been using 1 oz/gal. fish emulsion every 10-14 days, but I heard too much fertilizer can damage them.
Jefferson County Colorado fruits and vegetables almost 4 years ago
Hello,I recently bought a home in Jefferson County. I have no experience with horticulture or botany but I am willing to learn. I'd like to hire someone to identify the plants and trees on my property and teach me about the needs of these plants. Do you know where I can find such an individual?
I'm starting to think I should have put all my questions in one. There are tons of things in my garden that I have no clue as to what they are. We moved in our house in March and I have found all sorts of surprises in our garden over the last few weeks. Today I was pulling weeds in all the raised beds and found that 3 of them have this tall green plant. The tops almost look like corn. My boyfriend thinks that it is wheat but everything that I have googled hasn't shown me anything that looks like this. Any ideas as to what type of plant this is?
Henrico County Virginia almost 4 years ago
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