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Crooked sTem Aster Aster prenanthoides Bottle Gentian Gentiana Clausa Do...

Crooked sTem Aster Aster prenanthoides Bottle Gentian Gentiana Clausa Do these plants spread ? SW Pennsylvania Thank you

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Allegheny County Pennsylvania horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

I was given a Summercrisp pear tree as a gift, planted it in my front yard,...

I was given a Summercrisp pear tree as a gift, planted it in my front yard, it is growing well but I don't have any other fruit trees to pollinate with, what can I do to get it to bear fruit?

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Dakota County Minnesota pear varieties over 4 years ago

Brown Spots on cars

Over the last couple of weeks I have been getting a brown deposit on my cars and lawn furniture. Seems to happen over night and not every night. I have been putting out sheets of white paper to collect samples. Happened last night Monday Sept 8th and a couple of nights ago. Last week I found the deposits on both cars and could not wash it off. Spots are very dense about 5 to 10 per sq. inch and from pin point size to about 1/8 inch. Any ideas? My neighbor also has some but in other areas of the county, I do not see this. I am in Upper Burrell Twp, Westmoreland County.

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Pennsylvania over 4 years ago

What has happened to my dogwood?

The dogwood is 2 years old. It gets plenty of water and sunlight. Its leaves are drooping and there are many small branches without leaves. Flowers were fine in the spring and we have a number of new, healthy redbud and evergreens, but this one looks weak.

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Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs dogwoods lrk dogwood leaves drooping over 4 years ago

what has happened to my lilly of the valley? Seem to be all burnt. been...

what has happened to my lilly of the valley? Seem to be all burnt. been getting worse all summer.

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Montgomery County Maryland flower anthracnose lily of the valley over 4 years ago

What has happened to my peonies?

They seem to be covered with some kind of white fungus or something.

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Montgomery County Maryland powdery mildew flower peony lrk over 4 years ago

Are these pepper maggots?

I believe we have an infestation of pepper maggots. I couldn't find any information on the MSU Extension website. Can you tell me if that is what is seen in the picture, and if so, what to do to prevent them next year? If not, any ideas on what they might be, and what to do?

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Oakland County Michigan lrk pepper maggots over 4 years ago

Citizenship Washington Focus 2015

Hi, for the Citizenship Washington Focus 2015 opportunity the guidelines state that the 4Hers need to be 9th to 12th graders. Would this be going into 9th or having completed 9th? Thanks!

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Osceola County Iowa over 4 years ago

Canned beef/vegetable soup

I am wondering if there is a reason that I can not cold pack (raw pack) beef and vegetables together to be pressure canned? I know that I can cold/raw pack vegetables and I can cold/raw pack beef separately but when I read recipes for doing them together it states to cook the meat then to heat the meat and vegetables together in a broth and then place in jars. Is it safe to do a cold pack method then pressure can for the time/pressure for that which is required for the longest (usually meat)?

Also is it safe to use a commercially sold bouillon in the broth? Such as the Better Than Bouillon brand?

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Clark County Washington home food preservation canning over 4 years ago

Snake ID

What kind of snake is this?

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Greenville County South Carolina wildlife damage management snakes snake identification over 4 years ago

Nellie R. Stevens

Have 4 Nellie R. Stevens around 8-10 years old. 7-8 feet tall. #2 started turning yellow and died. #1 next to it is starting to turn yellow at the top. I have 10 of these and I'm afraid of losing them.

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Henderson County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago

My variance was denied - what next?

We applied for a variance to put a porch on our house. Our house already encroaches on the setback (as do about 90% of the houses in our neighborhood), but we were not planning on extending the porch any further to the road than it already is, we just want to make it wider and safer, and put a roof over it. We had the full support of all of our neighbors, as well, as the previous owner had left the house run-down and an eyesore for the past 20 years, and we have been working hard to restore it. 2 members of the committee were reasonable and willing to engage in discourse. The 3rd member had his mind made up before he got there, did not read the documentation provided, and refused to listen to our concerns. When he voted no, the other two members followed suit. What can I do, now?

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Roscommon County Michigan over 4 years ago

What is causing my spruce trees to develop brown needles?

I have approximately 35 Black Hills spruce and blue spruce. A large percentage are developing brown needles scattered throughout the trees, some more so than others. Someone mentioned that it may be caused by ?? rhizo?? needle cast. Can you recommend a treatment or fertilizer treatment that may help? All of the trees are approximately 21 years old.

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Hennepin County Minnesota lrk black hills spruce over 4 years ago

Is there any way I can save my geraniums over the winter in Mn? I will be...

Is there any way I can save my geraniums over the winter in Mn? I will be gone for three months so want be here to water like I normally do.

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Anoka County Minnesota over 4 years ago

What can I do about a severe infestation of spotted wing Drosophila on my raspberries?

I have a severe infestation of spotted wing Drosophila in my raspberries now. I did not know what they were, so I looked online to find what was causing the tiny larvae in the berries. What should I do? Should I abandon the 60 x 10 patch, cut the canes down now, cut the tops off to let the canes grow some more, or start spraying (and with what do I spray?)? The patch has ripe berries, green berries, flowers, and buds. I started picking berries on Sept.1, so the patch is just coming into production. I do not want to harm the bumblebees that pollinate the flowers--I have not seen honeybees for a few years.

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Chippewa County Minnesota swd spotted wing drosophila lrk over 4 years ago

I have a white spongy (what looks like a little sea shell) attached to the...

I have a white spongy (what looks like a little sea shell) attached to the bark of most of my apple trees. The trees are loosing their leaves and the white materials is growing in a fast rate. It actually looks like the trees is dying.

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Chisago County Minnesota over 4 years ago

I have raspberry plants, the kind that produce two times in a season. They...

I have raspberry plants, the kind that produce two times in a season. They grow around 6 feet tall. How should I "put them to bed" for the winter? Should I cut them all down? If so, how many inches to leave? I have usually left the stalks because I thought they were needed for the next year, is this true at all?

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Hennepin County Minnesota raspberries over 4 years ago

Honey Bees

I have a large honey bee nest about 15 feet up in a tree. I don't know who to call or what to do about it. It looks like it has destroyed a good part of the tree.

Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Genesee County Michigan bees honey bees over 4 years ago

What kind of mushroom is this?

I have some phallic looking mushrooms in my yard. They have a 6" or longer white stalk that is about 3/4 inch in diameter. Underground at the base of the mushroom looks like a golf ball-sized sack that is slimy. What are these?

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El Paso County Colorado mushroom identification lrk over 4 years ago

commercial vs residential grass fertilizer

I usually by Scotts grass turf Builder fertilizer at Home Depot. I was wondering if there is a difference in quality and strength in what I'm using vs a commercial grade fertilizer. I live in Lone Tree and struggle with my grass being thin. My neighbor has a commercial service fertilize his lawn and his lawn is very thick. My yard also seems very wimpy. After my kids play on it, the grass seems to struggle to come back. I always like to DIY if I can, but am I doing myself a disservice by using residential fertilizer?

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Douglas County Colorado lawns and turf over 4 years ago

I have wasps that have built a nest inside the fireplace. They access their...

I have wasps that have built a nest inside the fireplace. They access their nest through a hole in the mortar that is about 5 feet off the ground. Attempting to spray inside the hole is like spraying into the wind--it comes right back out! Looking for do-it-yourself ideas as I'm starting to kill a wasp inside every day.

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

I've noticed new asparagus spears in my garden this week under the thick...

I've noticed new asparagus spears in my garden this week under the thick ferns that are still green. Would it hurt the roots to harvest these new spears now, in September or should I let them grow to promote root growth now through the first frost, or about a month from now in my area? I didn't plan for a summer/fall harvest by setting aside half the plot in the spring, then cutting the ferns in the summer to promote new spear growth. I harvested the whole plot all through the spring harvest season.

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McLean County Illinois fruits and vegetables gardening horticulture over 4 years ago

What is causing my tomato leaves to turn brown and die?

My tomato plants' leaves are brown and dying. It looks similar to what the plants look like after a frost, but there has not been a frost yet. At first the green tomatoes were ripening, but now the tomatoes have a strange skin disease, which I assume is the same problem as the rest of the plant. My tomatoes this year were incredibly productive, but this is too soon for them to be giving up.

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Hennepin County Minnesota tomatoes lrk over 4 years ago

Chinese tallow

How do I get rid of Chinese tallow?

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weed issues over 4 years ago

Can you identify this spider

A friend of mine who lives in Salem saw this spider today. It had built a web extending from a tree branch down to the ground. He said the spider was bright yellow with black markings on its back and had yellow legs. It was approximately 2 1/2 in diameter. We've looked all over and can't figure out what kind of spider it is. Thank you!

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Marion County Georgia spiders over 4 years ago

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