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Dying from the bottom up!

I have two mature rose bushes that have died and one new one that is looking bad. I've searched on line but have had no luck identifying what is wrong. The rose seems to be effected from the bottom going up, dying in the stem as it goes and moving slowly upward. I've cut off infected stems but a couple days later I will notice another stem is beginning to die. Do you have any suggestions or know what this is? Thank you.

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Ellis County TX horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials about 4 years ago

Need help on identifying what is happening to our st. Augustine!

We need major league help in identifying what is causing our St. Augustine to slowly thin out / die in several key areas of our lawn. We had the local county extension agent come out and he basically said it could be a multitude of maybe 5 different issues however had no solid answer on what was the main issue as well as a cure or preventative program. We re-sodded last Fall on top of new replaced top soil only to see the same issue appear again. Is there somebody we can contact that can come out and look / identify exactly what is going on so we can hopefully take remedial steps? We are in Austin County just outside of Sealy and do not know who can help us! We have spent major dollars on sodding and then treating with the Scott's anti fungal however the lawn is not responding to the fungus hence can not tell if it is grubs, a virus, too much / not enough sun, etc! Thank you!

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Austin County TX lawns and turf horticulture about 4 years ago

I decided to try cucumbers in a pot this year. After all the rain we've had,...

I decided to try cucumbers in a pot this year. After all the rain we've had, it started to turn yellow and quit growing. Is there anything I can do about this, or do I just need to wait for things to dry out?

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Hennepin County MN about 4 years ago

Colorado Lawn dies every year when temps go up

Every year (since 2007), my lawn starts growing in April quite beautifully, with a health green hue. All seems well until the heat of the season (above 85°F) starts to kill off parts of my yard. The dead spaces tend to start where they left off the previous year. I have tried reseeding several times and I even purchased sod one year. Purchasing sod seems to have gotten me through a year but the new sod died the very next year. I have tried pesticides (Hi-Yield Bug Blaster, bifentrhrin 2.4), fertilizers (Revive, Scott's) and yet the damage continues every year. I am ready to give up and Xeriscape but the HOA (and my wife) are against it. I am at my wits ends. If you can help or need additional info, let dialogue.

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Denver County CO lawns and turf horticulture about 4 years ago

Broccoli plants, planted May 15, are generating shoots, very small head on...

Broccoli plants, planted May 15, are generating shoots, very small head on each shoot, then yellow flowers. Planting medium is 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 compost. SF planting method is used in 2' raised beds. HELP!

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Hennepin County MN about 4 years ago

What is the name of this insect?

What is the name of this insect?

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Hennepin County MN about 4 years ago

Would a deer feeder that only fed deer instead of feral hogs help?

I saw this deer feeder online and it claims that it only feeds deer and no other animals. I've never seen one like it, it looks like it works. I'll be using it this season! Do you think that would help the feral hog problem? The link to the video is here. http://youtu.be/bWqgZcxHujU

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Brazos County TX wildlife damage management feral hogs about 4 years ago

Planting in gray clay in Moseley, VA

We have sod, shrubs and trees planted in the soil surrounding a new construction home, completed March 2013. The grass is parched in one section, but the soil beneath is like concrete. On the other hand, 3 Green Giants and 3 Holly trees were planted last Nov in another area of the property, about 6 feet away from this section of the lawn. However, that area is very wet and squishy - all the time. The Green Giant we tested recently after digging down about 18-24 inches came up with very wet, soggy soil. The Green Giants and Holly trees appear to be dying. See photo. 1) if the trees are salvageable, can they be transplanted elsewhere, 2) what can be done with the clay soil to enable decent growth for shrubs, trees, and grass, 3) in the soggy areas, what type of tree or shrub can be planted, assuming the clay soil can be amended so as to allow proper nutrients. Thank you.

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Chesterfield County VA about 4 years ago

Moles, voles, chipmunks eating garden

How can we get rid of moles, voles, and/or chipmunks in our garden? Something is eating the roots of our plants! Help!!!

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Cherokee County GA about 4 years ago

Wildflower ID

Can you help me with the ID of this plant/wildflower? The pictures were taken on June 9, 2014 at about 5,600 ft elevation, in an open field. Thank you for your time and expertise.

Rex

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Jefferson County CO horticulture about 4 years ago

Pickled herring

How do you can pickled herring?

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Douglas County OR about 4 years ago

My 13 year old Japanese Maple suffered quite a bit of damage form our brutal...

My 13 year old Japanese Maple suffered quite a bit of damage form our brutal winter. Some branches are fine, some have no leaves at all and some have leaves that are now wilting. Am I going to have to cut it down?

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Ramsey County MN about 4 years ago

.82 acres.. .what do do?

Hi,
I am in the process of purchasing a home in southeast Denver. The lot is almost an acre and most of it is sod. This is not sustainable for me. I would like your help locating an expert that could help me with an affordable xeriscape design.

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Denver County CO landscape design xeriscape horticulture about 4 years ago

Will they still grow?

I planted radicchio & romaine lettuces without realizing that I have a horrible rabbit problem. I've since took actions to keep the rabbits out of the garden. Will these still grow or should they be tossed in the trash? Thanks in advance

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Macomb County MI horticulture about 4 years ago

I just discovered a problem in my farm oak trees (burr oak, mostly. The...

I just discovered a problem in my farm oak trees (burr oak, mostly. The leaves look like they are holy, even on the young trees. I have some on our farm that are 100 years old and don't want to loose any. Our farm has been called Oak Hill Farm for that long. I don't see an insect and this wasn't there when I mowed a couple of weeks ago. I could take a picture but don't know how to load it unless it's sent via phone. Help!

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Freeborn County MN about 4 years ago

Weeds or not?

We just moved here and are working on cleaning up our flower bed. Any idea if the large plants and the grassy-looking plants in the attached picture are weeds, or something we should keep? (I've been told the little plants toward the edges are definitely weeds.)

Also, we have some large, extremely thorny weeds (poked right through my heavy-duty garden gloves!) that I have tried to remove, but haven't had much luck getting the roots out. There are more I need to get rid of. Any idea what they might be, or they will come back if I don't dig the whole root out?

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Burleigh County ND weeds horticulture about 4 years ago

Our small Japanese Maple (Bloodgood?)in ground for the third year leafed out...

Our small Japanese Maple (Bloodgood?)in ground for the third year leafed out fine this spring but within a few weeks the leaves began to deteriorate with brownish spots (beginning at stem) and eventually engulfing the whole leaf. All leaves now look dead. I can see no insects and no other blemishes on the trunk or branches. I suspect anthracnose (according to my Jap. Maple book)but have no way to verify that. My book says it should be destroyed and burned. Can you think of any other disease that could be affecting it which can be treated. No other diseases described in my book seem to apply. It was beautiful last year. It is planted near other trees/bushes but seems to have enough openess for air flow and should get enough sun. Two other Jap.Maples some distance away seem just fine and healthy. Do not want them to catch whatever this is.

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Montgomery County MD trees and shrubs japanese maples brown spots on leaves about 4 years ago

Spots on tree leaves

I have spots on the leaves of my maple tree. What are they and how can I treat them?

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Roscommon County MI trees and shrubs about 4 years ago

Advice on Peach Leaf Diseaes

I the last several days my peach tree has developed a leaf disease (see pictures). Eventually the leaves turn yellow and drop. Can you tell me what I might do to alleviate this? I recently sprayed the tree with Immunox and Captan and a small amount of Permethrin. Could this have caused the problem?

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New Castle County DE peach peach tree fruit disease leaf disease about 4 years ago

Curly Willows

Hi I have a Curly Willow problem-- They are about 10 years old and all of sudden ( since March) they are struggling. Seems as new sprouts and leaves come out part are dying off. I do not see any bugs. I have attached picture below. I love my summer shade :(

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Clackamas County OR forestry trees and shrubs about 4 years ago

We found a number of these tiny critters, little less than 1/4" crawling...

We found a number of these tiny critters, little less than 1/4" crawling about on the cardoon we are growing. It had this black glob of something on its back that it was able to lift up and down. see image. I was looking on page 189 of Whitney Cranshaw and saw something similar but coloring was different. It mentioned how it carried fecal matter and other debris around on its back, kind of like this critter was doing. You identified #187602 question that I sent as a tortoise beetle, that did indeed look like figure A and B on this page. Could this be a different stage of it? It was not found in the same location. Thank you

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Montgomery County MD insect identification tortoise beetle larval stage about 4 years ago

June Apple Drop or something else

I've read about June apple drop being a normal occurrence. However, when I checked my apple tree on June 10, nearly all the young apples were gone and of the few remaining, when I touched them, more fell off. I have 2 apples trees of different varieties and this only happened to my one tree. This tree also has some yellowing an malformed leaves around where the blooms were located. We did have some late frost this year, as late as mid May. Could this have something to do with what's happened or have I got something else going on that needs attention?

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Larimer County CO trees and shrubs fruits and vegetables horticulture about 4 years ago

I live near 494 and France. My townhome faces directly south. My patio is all...

I live near 494 and France. My townhome faces directly south. My patio is all cement except for the perimeter, with approximately 3' of soil following along the fence line (cement line). It is so terribly hot, that I am unable to use my patio, even when it's only in the 60's. I'd like to plant a fast growing tree for shade. I would love to plant a quaking aspen. I am concerned about the root system of this tree, or any that you would suggest since my patio is cement. I've heard that maples have shallow roots, ergo, not good for being near cement, though I do love maples. Can you suggest a fairly fast growing tree that will provide me with shade and deep root systems? My goal is shade and safety for my cement and pipes, etc. Thank you in advance.

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Hennepin County MN about 4 years ago

I have yew shrubs on the east side (front) of my house, some low growing and...

I have yew shrubs on the east side (front) of my house, some low growing and two taller, more vertical, shrubs. I notice the vertical ones have yellow needles on the inner portion of some of the branches. Overall, they look good and have sprouted lots of new growth. I am wondering if the yellow is some nutrient deficiency?

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Hennepin County MN about 4 years ago

farm pond drain pipe repair

our farm pond drain pipe appears to be rusted on the outlet side at the bottom of the dike. We need to have someone look at the pipe that is vertical in the pond and horizontal in the dike to make sure they are going to keep the pond from draining and/or overflowing.

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PA pond design construction pond and water gardens about 4 years ago

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