Our two-year old cherry blossom, which has always been very healthy and blooms successfully, became terribly wilted last week and all of the leaves from top to bottom are dying. We do not believe that watering it is the issue, as we had several heavy rains last week during the days it looked its worst. After several waterings, even leaving the hose running on it, all of the leaves are curling, browning, and dying - it has not perked up at all. Please help.
District of Columbia trees and shrubs over 4 years ago
We have a one year old "fat Albert " blue spruce. This spring it started to change its growing pattern. Will send a picture and hope you can tell me what is needed to correct problem.
Wright County Minnesota over 4 years ago
Hello, I would like to plant beets in my garden and I don't know if it is too late. I want them for canning. Do you have any advice on this? Also, I have mature raspberry bushes and I am unsure how or when to prune them if at all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Deschutes County Oregon horticulture over 4 years ago
Dear Madam or Sir, We have three cottonwood trees in our yard. Two of them survive hail storms, tornadoes, -20 and 105 degree heat with no problem. They thrive. One, about six years old, has never been thrifty and for the last two seasons has looked ill. It has few leaves, they yellow and fall off all through the summer.The bark has turned quite dark from the ground about six feet up. All three trees receive the same amount of sun and water, there is no obvious cause for this nice tree's distress. Is there any way for you to help us diagnose this and perhaps save the tree? Thank you!
Laramie County Wyoming over 4 years ago
Hello. We moved last fall to a property in Washington County that has two cherry trees and two apple trees. In the spring the cherry trees produced plenty of fruit, but some of the cherries had little white maggots in the center next to the pit. I am worried that it is the Spotted Wing Drosophila. A friend has told me about a spray that can be used, but I'm a little reluctant to use chemicals. What would you suggest? Thank you.
Washington County Maryland over 4 years ago
I am going to have my sod removed because of crane fly infestation. what do I use to kill the larva and should I kill before removing sod or after?
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Monroe County Michigan over 4 years ago
I live in monroe county michigan. My paper birch tree is around 17yrs old and had a bad winter. I am concerned about all the dead branches ans what I can do to help it survive? Maybe iron deficiency? And how or where can I send a soil sample for ph and chemical composition? Thanks Karl close
Monroe County Michigan over 4 years ago
I have noticed that a very large number of plums on my Victoria plum tree are leaking a clear sticky substance. Last year I had a dreadful problem with plum moths. In fact it was so bad very little of the fruit was eatable. This year I put plum moth traps in the tree and a large number of moths were captured. However the fruit is still green and as I have said is leaking small globules of a clear and sticky substance. Do you know what is affecting my fruit and do you advise me to dig the tree out
Outside United States plums over 4 years ago
My tomato plants have curled leaves. Leaves are not deep green but faded. Kent County
Hello, we have a pasture of about 3 acres that we have 5 ponies out on. They have been foaming at the mouth for a couple weeks now and I am trying to read on what weed/plant causes this. I have read that red clover can cause it? If so is there any harm to it? Should we be checking the pasture for something, and we have never reseeded it, maybe I need to get something planted and keep them off of it for a while? Any ideas or suggestions on it?
I have a 20+ year old star magnolia tree with 3 trunks. All of the leaves that grew on one of the trunks this spring are now turning brown and falling off while the other two look healthy. We did minor pruning this spring on all three and the healthy two have new growth along the trunk again, but the struggling trunk does not. I do not see any sign of insects on either the leaves or the trunk. The trunk is on the west side of the tree but they all are in full sun. Is there anything I can do to help the trunk survive? What could it be? How long do they live? If it dies should I just cut that trunk off at the ground and let the other two fill in? Thanks for your help. Kim
Olmsted County Minnesota over 4 years ago
My daughter brought home from school a kidney bean plant, which we planted in the garden. It is doing well and producing lots green pods. Planted at the end of school year. When should I harvest these beans?
From Bear De. We have apple trees 2 planted in our yard. What is the schedule for spraying and pruning. What do I need to do to keep them successful
My strawberries are being eaten by a little black caterpillar. How do I control? Will it affect other vegetables growing in the garden
I was wondering if I can get someone to tell me if I build a house around very mature trees will they die during the construction.
Wright County Minnesota over 4 years ago
This is our first summer in our house where we have a mature crab apple tree. Days ago, I noticed patches of bark that fell off the trunk and have left raw wood exposed. Patches range in size from 2" x 3" to 4" x 3". I noticed areas on the trunk that appear to be old and scarred over but look healthy. Is this a normal sloughing process or should I be concerned? Please see photo. Thank you for your help. Kate
Ramsey County Minnesota over 4 years ago
What do I need to do to get my hydrangeas to take off ? They are 5 years old, and still maybe 18" tall, and 12"-14" wide.
Mower County Minnesota hydrangea over 4 years ago
Hi. I live in Connecticut. A few years ago, my dad built a "watering stick" from some old copper tubing. Imagine a 3' long syringe with a shutoff valve that connects to your garden hose. I use it to water my perennials and find that I can water them once a week during the summer with about a 10-15 second "injection" of water into the soil underneath them. The plants seem to do well with it even through these hottest and driest months of the year. I find that watering them this way is quick and efficient. I use very little water and the water that I do use doesn't evaporate because I "inject" it a few inches below the surface. My dad's invention seems so simple and ingenious yet I've never seen anything else like it. I'm afraid I'm missing something and that I could possibly be harming my plants by watering them this way, although I have been doing it for a couple of years with good results. In fact, flowering plants will seem to really pop the day after a watering. I'm very much an amateur gardener (just trying to keep what I have alive) and I'd love to get a professional's opinion. Thanks in advance for your time.
Hartford County Connecticut horticulture over 4 years ago
What is the best house plant to get for someone who does not have a green thumb?
How to keep the groundhog from under my outbuilding. I've blocked it all around with blocks and bricks. It has come out from under the blockage. I have a trap with a couple apples - no results.
Wicomico County Maryland over 4 years ago
Is the spruce budworm a concern for healthy balsam and spruce trees. We have trees that have turned brown almost overnight in the Little Pequaywam lake area. They are brown at the top and new growth areas.The moths were very numerous . #2 question - After burning spruce and balsam trees can the burnt wood ash be used in the garden? Thank you
St. Louis County Minnesota budworm over 4 years ago
I need help identifying if these stumps are buckthorne. I have 5 different images.
Minnesota over 4 years ago
We are curious as to when to put up hummingbird feeders and when to take 'em down. Are there two "seasons" per year? Please advise. Thanks. Josh & Mary O'Rourke, Arapahoe County, Littleton
Arapahoe County Colorado wildlife over 4 years ago
My brother lives on Sandia Texas on Lake Corpus Christi and has several volunteer olive trees on his property. We are trying to find something to do with them, but we don't know what kind of olive trees they are. Can you tell from the photos what kind of olive trees he has? The tree gets beautiful white flowers before the olives appear. Once the olive is ripe, it turns almost white.
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