Pink Dogwood Tree - What is Wrong?

Howdy! My name is Lauren Morgan '13. I recently purchased a pink dogwood tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. Upon planting it, it began to grow and I soon got little green leaves poking from the top, so naturally I was excited because I thought that the plant took to the soil and would actually grow! A few weeks later, a greyish color took to the leaves (see the photos I have attached). I was wondering what has happened to my tree??


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Brazoria County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture almost 5 years ago

mushroom on lawn

All of a sudden, mushrooms are booming on my front lawn. I worked very hard to hand pick them. They have very shallow roots. I thought the wet weather we have had may have something to do with them. But I don't have them in my backyard. I had much less problem last year. Any fungal spray which is safe that I can use to selective kill them? Or anything else I should do? Thanks much for your advise.


Hennepin County Minnesota mushrooms horticulture almost 5 years ago

Yucky slugs

Why am I getting these nasty slugs in my mulch and on the walkway? They are pretty disgusting. Is there a way to prevent them or rid them forever?


Howard County Maryland pest control slugs almost 5 years ago

Growth on Wall

I have something growing on my wall in my garage. It is an exterior wall made of concrete block. Outside, there is brick built up against it. This wall is totally above ground. What seems to be growing started about a month ago about 4 ft off the ground. It was light brown, raised off the wall, 1/4" wide and about 2" long. I thought I possibly got dirt on the wall. The remnants on the wall reminded me of what a mud dobber leaves. After a month and what seemed like it was very slowly getting bigger, I knocked it off the wall, checked to see if anything moved in case it was a cluster of insects which it did not, and swept it out the door. In 4.5 hours, it had come back 1/3 of the way up the wall and was now 1/2" wide. In 24 hours, it was where it was before only bigger. It seems like a spot is wet mud, it dries, then it moves up, a section is wet, it dries, and so on. This mud (as I call it) is raised from the wall. Not sure if it is really mud but that is what it reminds me off. I have never had this before. Now pretty nervous, I tried Googling what it could be and kept coming up with some type of mold or fungus. I tried asking several people and as each day passed it was growing about 2". After 3 days and about 9" later, I used a mold spray, wiped it down, sprayed again. Again, it has started to come back. I do not know what it is! I have attached some pictures. I need to know what it is so I can get rid of it. Can you help me or direct me to someone that can?



Beaver County Pennsylvania almost 5 years ago

What type of grapes are these?

I have attached a couple of photos of grapes. I would like to know what variety they are and why they grow but never produce grapes. There has been a lot of speculation over the back fence. Everything from they are grapeless grape vines to they need a male or a female plant too. Can you tell us what they are and why they don't produce?



Multnomah County Oregon grapes almost 5 years ago


We have lawn damage that I think might be due to beetle grubs because we find grubs whenever we dig in the lawn. We have a lot of June beetles, so this might be the type of grub we have. I purchased Milky Spore from Gardeners Supply, but it is advertised specifically to kill Japanese beetle grubs. Do you know if it would be effective against other types of grubs?


El Paso County Colorado lawns and turf almost 5 years ago

Using duck manure

I have 4 ducks that play in a 16 gallon water tank. I change the water about 3 times a week. Can I use the dirty water on my landscaping plants, trees, or vegetable garden? I was concerned about too much nitrogen and bacteria. Thanks for your advice!


Multnomah County Oregon soil and fertility issues almost 5 years ago

Tulip bulbs

I moved to a different house and there were many tulips that came up scattered in the gardens. I like to see tulips that are planted in an orderly fashion. The leaves are just about all dried out at this time. I would like to replant the bulbs and was wondering if this would be a good time or do I need to wait until Fall? Thank you.


Arapahoe County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 5 years ago

Rose rosette

My knockout roses appear to have Rose rosette. Is there anything I can do or do they need to be removed? Also, my next door neighbor has knockouts, so is there anything she can do to protect her roses from this mite?

Thanks so much!


Tarrant County Texas plant disease roses horticulture almost 5 years ago

What's attacking my Mountain Purple Ash

Something is causing small groupings of leaves to fall off my tree. It looks like Squirrels are biting them off. Also there is some bark stripping. A few years ago squirrels tore all the bark off a smaller tree. How can I protect this 25 year old beautiful tree? Do birds do this, too. I can't imagine it being anything else but squirrels.


Arapahoe County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Gardening in Central Oregon

I'd like to know what types of fruit trees, nut trees, and berries can be grown OUTSIDE in the Bend and Redmond area. Do you have a link you can direct me to that shows me what my options are?


Deschutes County Oregon horticulture almost 5 years ago


I am the editor of the Capital City Master Gardener Assn. newsletter. Can I get a schedule of your upcoming Webinars? I want to highlight them in future newsletters.


Montgomery County Alabama webinar almost 5 years ago

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I have very tiny red bugs covering the stalks of one of the flowers in my garden. Any idea what these are, and whether they are something to be concerned about?


Montgomery County Maryland insect identification flower almost 5 years ago

What can I do to remove water that flooded my garden? We've plowed out...

What can I do to remove water that flooded my garden? We've plowed out ditched next to help move water away, but the rain fall flooded the garden again this afternoon. The garden sits low..and flooded areas where plants sit in water are dying. Should I try sump pump with a generator?


Prince George's County Maryland vegetables flooded almost 5 years ago

plants poisonous to cattle

Are the following plants poisonous to cattle? Laurus nobilis, ornamental split leaf maple, deodar cedar?


Clackamas County Oregon pastures and forages almost 5 years ago

Mountain Grass

I live at 7400 ft in Evergreen, Colorado. Many years ago (30) I foolishly planted blue grass in my front yard . Between drought, bad soil, and water costs the grass has practically disappeared, I have tried many different kinds of grass to replace the blue grass including, fescue, rye, wheat grass, "Mountain Grass", etc to no avail. I'd just like to find something that will prevent soil erosion and that will cover the ground. The whole area around me is covered with wild natural grass. What could I seed to get something suitable for this mountain area that is natural?


Lynwood O'Leary


Jefferson County Colorado lawns and turf almost 5 years ago

Xeriscape plants for shade

Hello, I live in Colorado Springs and am doing some additional xeriscaping in a shady place that gets a little morning sun. Could you recommend something appropriate for that area that is rabbit and deer resistant, that is a perennial plant(with or without flowers) or small shrub and not a ground cover? Thank you.


El Paso County Colorado xeriscape almost 5 years ago

Do Burr Oaks get Oak Wilt Disease?

We have a very old Burr Oak that a certified arborologist has told us is okay to trim mid-June as it is not a candidate for oak wilt disease. We have instances of Oak Wilt Disease within a half-mile from us. Is it okay to trim our Burr Oak - the tree company says they will use pruning paint on the cuts.


Dallas County Texas disease trees and shrubs disease issues oaks horticulture almost 5 years ago

Brownish Small Evergreen Trees

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Jefferson County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Honey aphids on willow tree

What can we use to help get rid of the aphids that will not hurt our Koi Ponds. The willow tree is about 30 ft high, or more and it hangs over the ponds?


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tomato plant disease?

Hi, Can you tell me what to do about this tomato plant? I've included an image. If that image isn't good enough, I'll take another picture. Thanks, Cathy



Marion County Oregon fruits and vegetables almost 5 years ago

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Could you recommend someone that could possibly diagnose what is wrong with the tree. I'd sure hate to lose it. Thanks....Glen Buttolph


Weld County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

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I just completed Beekeeping 101 and would like to know if there is a certificate to print to add to my portfolio. Thank you.


Fairfield County Connecticut almost 5 years ago

Is there a 4-H Poultry club in Harford County?

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Harford County Maryland almost 5 years ago

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