I would like to know if there is a low growing bush or shrub native to Minnesota that I could plant in my yard to help attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds. I have heard of a bush called a butterfly bush but I don't know if that is a native species or if it is low growing. I live in Milaca and my soil has a very heavy clay content so if there are bushes or shrubs you would recommend please also let me know what prep I would need to do prior to planting.
Mille Lacs County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
I have a mature Blue Spruce which looks healthy. The bottom branches hug the ground and I would like to clean the weeds ,etc. under the tree. Is it possible to remove the very lowest branches without harming the tree? As it is there seems to be no air circulation under the tree and removing the ground hugging branches should be a help. Am I right? is it safe to use Round-up to clear the unwanted weeds under the tree?
I purchased this plant about 26 years ago. It comes up every year from bulbs (multiplies very well) and seems to tolerate all light/shade conditions. I cannot remember the name, or find it anywhere. Can you please help? Thank you.
I have been told by a friend on Facebook that this is a voodoo lily. I googled it and she is correct. Sorry to have bothered you.
Adams County Ohio plant identification almost 4 years ago
I've had an indoor jasmine plant that seems to be losing it leaves. I have it in a front window that gets indirect light, mostly shaded. I only water it when the soil seems dry. I did put it outside a couple of months ago and it did get some direct sunlight for a couple of days.
Albemarle County Virginia almost 4 years ago
My bore water salt level is not to salty 399 dpm. Would the iceberg die if I just water them with this bore water? I'm not wetting the leaves though.
50 roses at stake.
roses almost 4 years ago
HELP! i have potato bugs. How do i get rid of them before they kill everything again!
Kalkaska County Michigan vegetables almost 4 years ago
My daughter bought 11 acres in East Texas. There are tons of old trees on the land. One such tree has a green leaf that is fuzzy - it's not a fig tree. The leaf is curved and comes to one point. Any ideas? Gig Em
When planting daylilies in a row how much space should be between each plant?
Suffolk County New York flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 4 years ago
Does anybody know what kind of tree/bush this is? The image shows a new flower bud next to the fruit/seed of an old bud. The flowers are white 5 or 6 large petals surrounding the seed portion and are highly scented. It started flowering late May/early June and is still developing new flower buds now in July. The plant stands about 7 foot high with a main stem and lots of small woody branches. The leaves drop in winter. Never seen it flower before and possibly it is only flowering now as last year we cut out a mess of burning bush that was surrounding it so now it gets much more sun. From the flower scent I thought it could be Gardenia but I'm sure they don't grow up here. Am wondering if it might be a Michelia though I would have thought we too far north for them too. Thanks Peter
Middlesex County Massachusetts plant identification almost 4 years ago
I have a cucumber (var Crystal Lemon) in a pot in a conservatory. Some leaves have started dying and I have noticed white spots on healthy leaves that quickly turn yellow and die. This has happened in the last few days. Until then the plant was vigorous and healthy. Any advice would be welcome.
We have a tree that has produced a ton of cherries this year. The cherries aren't really large and are kind of pale red on the outside and yellowish on the inside. They really aren't sour but not overly sweet. The tree was there when we bought the house and it was originally a short, ornamental, weeping kind of tree, but at the spot where the weeping branches had been grafted a shoot was growing. We decided to cut off the grafted part and let the trunk of the tree continue to grow as it was naturally inclined to do. In just the 5 years we've lived here it has grown a ton ( about 20 feet) but this is the first year it has grown any kind of pick able fruit. Oh and the leaves have jagged teeth around the edges and at the base of the leaf on the stem are 2 reddish dots. Just wondering if you can help identify this variety and if the fruit is okay to eat?
This bug bit me today (I swear). But I can't figure out what it is. Your help would be appreciated!
Denver County Colorado insect issues almost 4 years ago
Craigslist has large fruiting pear trees. They want $40 each. This is a lot of money for me on low fixed income. What issues should I expect with this old of tree? And is this a good price?
Oregon fruit trees almost 4 years ago
What type of Insect is this?
Washington County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
I am having trouble identifying a weed in my yard. It grows tall with strong stems and leaves that fold together. The roots seem to be huge and very knotty. These weeds are growing in my beds and in the grass and I want to know what it is and how to treat it.
I've had a trumpet vine now for about 3 years and, although it grows large and a lovely dark - ish green, it never flowers. It's very hot on that side of my house and I had to import the soil because all I have is sand. Do I need 2 of them to cross pollinate?
Larimer County Colorado vines almost 4 years ago
Hi, how long should I be expecting to get a finish compost if I do a property ratio of urea and sawdust (with rock dust and sea weed for micro nutrients). And optimum condition of aeration and moisture.?
I bought a bulb at a gardeners plant sale and no one knew what it was, so I'm hoping you can identify it. The plant is about 3 ft. tall with smaller leaves. It has now grown "pods" with 3 seeds in them, but no flowers expect 2-3 wks ago there were a couple small purple flowers on 1 stem. What in the world do I have!!
Stevens County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
After you notice that many of your Broccoli leaves have been destroyed by worms, and all the worms have been taken care of, do you prune off the really damaged (eaten) leaves or do you just leave them be?
I have to cut down a plum tree. Due to silver leaf decease. What kind of fruit tree can I replace it in the same soil or do I have to replace the soil as well
Hello, I moved from Centre County, 7 years ago. I was part of the first group of Director that took the classes at Penn State but was never able to finish it due to family emergency. Is there a Directors Certificate available after I take all the classes from Better Kid Care? What are my options? I'm passionate about Early Childhood and I want to be prepared to run a Center once I return to the lower 48ths.
I have spent considerable time re-doing my flower gardens after last year's flood. I've replaced all the mulch and scraped away all the top few inches of soil that had flood muck on it. Now most of my perennials are being eaten by several unseen pests. I say several because the damage is different. I find many holes in the leaves, browning and shriveling leaves, holes in flowers, some webby areas and some of the leaves look like lace now. Do you have an idea of what they might be? Also, since the St Vrain river went right through my neighborhood, there are tons of grasshoppers as well. I saw a bunch of tiny ones this morning.
Please help me identify and suggest some non-toxic to humans, pets and wildlife solutions.
Boulder County Colorado insect issues almost 4 years ago
My tulips produced lots of greens this spring but no blooms. Why was this? Will they bloom next spring or should I dig them up this fall and replace? Same story with my lilacs. Nice healthy plants in the sun--no blooms. Would prefer not to repeat this next spring. Also, we have problems with crab grass. We've put pre-emergent the last couple of springs but it hasn't been effective. Is there anything we can do now? In the fall or next spring? Also, we have lots of knotweed. Do you have an answer to getting rid of that problem? We'd like to reseed after getting rid of crab grass and knotweed. Thanks so much. Marlys Shelton
Dakota County Minnesota almost 4 years ago
Is there a problem to feed horses oat hay that has rust in it? this is a new hay field, oats was planted as a cover crop for a hay mix. we did get it cut before the oat heads were mature, they are in the milky stage.
but we have had alot of moisture during the growing season, perhaps that is what caused the rust. Just wanted to know if horses will have a problem with the rust.
we will mix it with other hay as well. Hope to get a nice 2nd crop with no rust, or will it repeat?
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