I am having trouble identifying this adorable bug. Can you help?
I have a one year old line of techny arborvitae several of the 10 trees look like they are dying-very much brown foliage that seems to be increasing-others look O.K-but not great. The soil in Arden Hills Mn is heavy clay. I hate to replace the tree as they were professionally sourced and planted last year. Any suggestions?
Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago
Our Japanese Ornamental Cherry tree has been dropping enormous amounts of yellow leaves since the end of July. Many of the yellow (and green) leaves have holes in them. Is this some kind of infestation?
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 IA 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 MN 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?
What type of canning supplies do I use? I was going to purchase the traditional enamel canning pot but there was a sticker on it that said "do not use on a glass cooktop". Are their any options other than a pressure cooker?
Johnson County IA over 4 years ago
I live in Midland and have a very old, established, dying Rhodie. It starts with small brown spots that spread until the leaf is dead. I started after we removed a very large yew next to the plant. I've tried fungicides and they seem to have a short-term benefit.
Is there anywhere I can send a leaf or picture for diagnosis?
-Thanks, Brian Aurand
Midland County MI over 4 years ago
We have a fairly large pin oak tree in our front yard of about 23 years of age. We have noticed two branches on the tree that have a majority of the leaves stripped bare. Two symptoms we have notices are small green "beads" below one of the branches that extends over our side walk. The other symptom we have spotted are small caterpillars going across our driveway near the tree. The attached jpg photos are 106, stripped branch; 111, beads below branch with stripped leaves; and 122, caterpillars found near tree.
We would like to have advice on how to prevent further damage to this beautiful tree that graces our front yard. Any suggestion on diagnosis or intervention would be greatly appreciated.
Would it be possible for you to send us translator information questions that were designed for us a few years ago. ie..Fire/Fuego, Rescue/Rescato, etc... The file has been deleted for us to formulate new cards. There was also EMS questions with English and Mexican phrases.
Wapello County IA over 4 years ago
I would like to plan perennial strawberries on the northwest (more north than west) side of our house, about 3 ft from the house itself. It gets no sun in the morning, but gets a good amount in the afternoon. Would that work? Similarly, I would like to plan perennial blueberries on the southeast (more south than east) side of our house, right against the house. So this location gets sun in the morning, but not in the late afternoon. Would that work? Thanks
Johnson County IA over 4 years ago
What is the best and fastest growing shade tree for Colorado? We are at 6400' elevation. Moderate water, prefer color, must be safe for horses. We want to plant about 30 trees for shade around our home and horse paddocks. Do you have any recommendations on where to buy the trees from? We also need to relocate some Mugho Pines and Austrian Pines. What is the best time of year to do this? Thanks for your help.
I have 4 hydrangea plants on the northeast side of my house in part to full shade. I've fertilized 3 times this year with a 12-12-12. Normally they all bloom just fine but this year only 1 is blooming, and it's doing so minimally. Should I be doing something different to get more blooms? The plants look healthy. Is this just an after effect of the hard winter? (This is all new growth).
Washtenaw County MI over 4 years ago
Hello,I would like to know the recommended blueberry plants for Baltimore.I bought 3 kinds and have not been overwhelmed with their size(Top Hat is too small to bother with) or their yield. I guess I prefer larger berries though I hear it is the smaller ones which have the good antioxadent reputation.Thank you very much
I have a question on the agronomic crop nutrient recommendations chart found in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual (http://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Documents/nm_manual/I-B1%20p1-15%20update.pdf). The charts recommend certain amounts of nutrients based on soil test results grouped into low, medium, optimum, and excessive. If I have my soil tested, so do I use the unit provided from the soil test (example: P = 29 ppm), or do I convert my soil test to an FIV and apply the FIV number to the chart in the Nutrient Management Manual?
I have patches of light green grass (not crabgrass) in one area of my lawn. It has fine leaves like bluegrass. It also has an odor similar to mildew. Could this be perennial ryegrass? Thank you, John Liska
Dakota County MN turfgrass over 4 years ago
I live in Memphis and this plant is growing at my work. I need to know if it is poisonous or not. Please help! Thank you!
Shelby County TN horticulture over 4 years ago
Many crab apple trees don't look too good and have lost many leaves including mine. I noticed this at the arboretum as well. What is going on this year? Will it hurt next years buds?
I care for hanging Petunia baskets in the city where I live, they are beautiful and huge. About mid July some of the baskets developed aphids and worms but they were successfully treated with a chemical. Recently I've noticed the stems, leaves and flowers on the bottom of some plants have begun to shrivel and die off. It's happening in more of the baskets every day. What's wrong with them. I would hate losing my job (which I've held for 9 years)and the baskets by not being able get this problem under control. Please advise. I water with a full flush everyday when temps are above 80 and fertilize with a 10-30-20 blend full strength once a week and 1/2 strength once a week. I've noticed no fungus spores or large colonies of bugs on the plants.
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