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I have a Wisteria plant that just took off in June. I have it in a pot about...

I have a Wisteria plant that just took off in June. I have it in a pot about the size of a regular size bucket. I don't want to plant it until next spring. How do I store this over the winter? I'd say it is about a foot out of the pot. Thank you

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Allen County Indiana wisteria vines overwintering wisteria over 4 years ago

based on an hgic search, there was a test of 5 forage radishes for cover...

based on an hgic search, there was a test of 5 forage radishes for cover crops done last yr. did results provide preference for specific varieties for small home gardens? i can imagine some larger ones might be suitable for farm fields but not for small crops in small areas.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland cover crops vegetables forage radish over 4 years ago

Solution to odd black-eyed susans which only have green flowers?

Hi,

My row of black eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta ) which I planted three years ago, bloomed the first year wonderfully. However, in last year and this year, they only produced this odd, green head with leaf-like petals (photo attached). Have they simply not had a long enough season to grow? Is it normal because they are biennial? Or is it some other cause in the environs you can identify? These are planted along the road. Could road salt be hurting them? IF it could, Is there anything I can do to reduce or counteract the salt in the soil?

Thank you for your insight and your expertise!
-Paul

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Does the type of green material you use make a difference in the quality of the compost?

I am adding garden space to my yard and plan to do sheet composting for the soil. I will layer crushed leaves, then a layer of greens, then a layer of leaves, etc. I did this last year and it worked out great. My question is whether the type of green material you use make a difference in the quality of the compost. I put all of my vegetable scraps in my compost bin and don't have a lot of extra "green" material for the sheet composting garden. I was planning on trimming my lilacs and other green shrubs for my green layer. Will that be just as good? Or do vegetable scraps make a superior type of compost?

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Hennepin County Minnesota compost lrk over 4 years ago

What grass seed mix should I use for re-seading/patching an existing lawn?...

What grass seed mix should I use for re-seading/patching an existing lawn? One section is very shady, very minimal sun, and another section is sunny about half the day. Live in Apple Valley.

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Dakota County Minnesota over 4 years ago

cut back plant?

I live in zone 15 and have had a large outdoor split-leaf philodendron for years. Last year a freeze killed it, but it is putting out baby plants. Can I cut out the old dead part? I would guess I would have to leave the part of the plant closest to the new shoot. As a description, I used to think of it as elephant ears. It was 3-4 ft tall.

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Contra Costa County California horticulture over 4 years ago

I have a forest pansy/redbud tree that appears to have been 'attacked' by...

I have a forest pansy/redbud tree that appears to have been 'attacked' by some sort of spider mites. The tree leaves on several branches have been chewed to bits, just in the past week or so. Any thoughts on who treats these sorts of issues ... I am nervous about doing myself and would love someone who specializes in tree disease. Or maybe you will just recommend a product if that's the best approach.

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Cuyahoga County Ohio trees and shrubs tree health over 4 years ago

We just removed 35+ year old evergreen trees from our yard. We had a total of...

We just removed 35+ year old evergreen trees from our yard. We had a total of 27 in a L-shape around our house for a wind break.(all the needles were falling off-too close together) Would it be ok to put a garden in this area or is it to acidic? We plan to put some evergreens back in the area and also some other shade trees. Are there some that may be better than others?

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Cottonwood County Minnesota landscape design over 4 years ago

The swarms

I have an old tree with a beehive that is probably two years old the bees are starting to swarm from the tree to the ground between two homes and a alleyway where people walk through looks like a very dangerous situation not sure what to do

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Eaton County Michigan over 4 years ago

killing sod for a garden

Hello Expert, earlier this year we improved our employee garden, which we plan to expand this year. We removed sod from the garden space and turned it over on top of adjacent grass and covered it with black plastic, so that this sod/grass would die and provide an area for next year's garden. We peaked under the black plastic and the grass is dead, but the soil is mostly dry and not well decomposed. What do you suggest we do to further the decomposition so that we can start building out the new garden area this winter? We are putting in raised beds, but need to level the area first. Thank you!

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Multnomah County Oregon soil and fertility issues vegetable gardening horticulture over 4 years ago

vegetable garden weed control

I have "industrial strength" weeds in my garden. I live west of Gaylord Michigan (zone 4) in the country near most of the potato farms. Can I use lime to control my weeds that seem to overrun my vegetable garden every year? If I do, do I put on in the spring or can I put in on now?

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Otsego County Michigan weeds over 4 years ago

Do you have a list of fast-growing trees that block traffic sounds?

We just bought a home right next to Highway 101 Warrenton. The noise is huge and we need a list of fast-growing trees that can block a lot of the traffic sounds.

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Clatsop County Oregon trees and shrubs urban forestry lrk over 4 years ago

I have had asparagus for several yrs. Recently I read an article about the...

I have had asparagus for several yrs. Recently I read an article about the male and female plants. It said the female plant that produced berries at the end of the season were inferior and that we should pull them out and save only the male plants. I have never done this. Would it increase my production to do this? Thank you for your help.

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Stevens County Minnesota asparagus over 4 years ago

I am so thankful for your service! While I am not a wildly successful...

I am so thankful for your service! While I am not a wildly successful gardener, this year seems to be particularly fatal for my plants. I hope you can help. First, I have an ~8in peony I planted this year (early summer or when it was cool) that now looks like this (see attachment). I don't know if I need to give it more water or less. Or if it needs some sort of food. I gave it Biostarter and amended the soil with LeafGro when I planted it. Now it has yellowish veins and is just not thriving. None of the plants I have put in this new area in my yard are thriving except the liriope and the heuchera. More questions to come! Thanks,

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Howard County Maryland flower overwatering peonies over 4 years ago

Giant Willow Aphids

We have a specialty Willow Tree in our yard and, for the first time in 6 years, this year the bark is covered with dark bugs(I researched to find out what they are--Giant Willow Aphids). I couldn't find any info on what to do to control them! Do you have ideas for me? Do i just spray them off the bark with water the same as you do for the tiny green aphids on plants?

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Deschutes County Oregon insect issues horticulture over 4 years ago

How to Kill Wild Violet?

I am told that Triclopyr (3,5,6-Trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) can be used to kill Wild Violet in lawns. Is that right? What product has Triclopyr in it? What should I buy to kill Wild Violet in my lawn?
Please give suggestions.
Thanks!

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Eaton County Michigan weeds pesticides over 4 years ago

Myers Lemon Tree leaves have black tiny spots on them

What can I use on my Myers Lemon Tree that is 2 stories high and has tiny black/brown spots on leaves. The tree is covered in fruit that is still green. I usually pick the lemons in December when they are juicy and ripe. I need to spray with something before it gets into my fruit. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Clark County Nevada over 4 years ago

Please ID these purple flowers for me.

Please ID these purple flowers for me.

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Prince George's County Maryland flower asters over 4 years ago

Please ID this flower. It resembles a salvia, but its leaves are different.

Please ID this flower. It resembles a salvia, but its leaves are different.

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Prince George's County Maryland shrubs plant identification over 4 years ago

Please ID this plant with the tiny yellow flowers at the tip of its branches....

Please ID this plant with the tiny yellow flowers at the tip of its branches. I don't know whether this is a weed or an ornamental.

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Prince George's County Maryland flower golden rod over 4 years ago

I had two apple trees die this spring and I cut them down. The roots however...

I had two apple trees die this spring and I cut them down. The roots however continue to spring up sprouts. Should I let some of them grow to maturity or should I dig out the trunks and roots completely? If I do let them grow, will they turn out to be healthy trees?

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Stearns County Minnesota apple trees over 4 years ago

Pecan Tree Stressed

We bought an old house in Aransas Pass that had 3 pecan trees. Two have died and one is on its last leg. The leave are light green, branches not full, neighborhood squirrels are stripped it from nuts. What is the best plan of attached to save this tree? We also have three wonderful very old oak trees that have survived hurricanes and one seems to be losing bark. It may be ants. Can you suggest help?

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San Patricio County Texas trees and shrubs pecan horticulture horticulture over 4 years ago

We have an ornamental small tree that we were told is a "May" tree,...

We have an ornamental small tree that we were told is a "May" tree, and has beautiful white blossoms in the spring. It has developed big growths on a number of the branches. The growths are brown, hard and lumpy, and are usually about 6-10 inches, and encircle the branch. Most of the branches with this look OK, but now one of them is dying, the one with the biggest growth. Should we be cutting these branches off the tree? Is now a good time to do that?

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Carver County Minnesota ornamental trees over 4 years ago

another yellow flower

A few days ago you identified a yellow flower growing wild in my meadow as ox-eye sunflower. There is also another yellow flower growing wild along side the road in my community but it is different than the ox-eye. The flowers are slightly smaller (about 1 .5 across whereas the ox-eyes are 2.5), the yellow is a little darker, the leaves are also toothed but slightly thinner and it has a woody stem. What would this one be called? Thanks!

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Howard County Maryland plant identification flower over 4 years ago

Do I need to cut back my "redbirds in a tree" plant in the fall?

I have a "redbirds in a tree" plant that is growing for its third summer. Do I need to deadhead or trim the plant? So far I have done nothing to it and it just grows and grows and blooms and blooms, but would cutting it back in the fall be good for it?


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Arapahoe County Colorado trees and shrubs lrk over 4 years ago

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