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Richmond County NY insect identification oriental beetle over 4 years ago

My fig tree died over the winter and was cut down. New growth is coming from...

My fig tree died over the winter and was cut down. New growth is coming from the trunkstub. There are at least 8 stalks coming from the circumference of the trunk and all are about 3' tall. How do I determine which ones to remove? How many should I remove? When is the best time to remove them? The original tree was about 40 years old and at least 20' tall. The fruit, although sweet, was never large but last summer they were extremely tiny. Was this a sign that the tree was dying, had grown too large, was overwatered? I didn't get fruit for many years because, I think, my neighbor overwatered his lawn (right next to the tree). When he moved away and the new neighbor didn't water so much I started getting fruit. I would like to keep the new growth controlled so I can reach the fruit. Any info you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Anne Arundel County MD fruit fig over 4 years ago

Maiden Grass dead in the center

I have a maiden grass that has done fabulously for several years but this year has just a few green leaves around the outside. I have noticed yards around the neighborhood with a similar issue. I attempted to pull out some off the old dead looking stuff in the middle but it didn't seem to help. The plant is not getting as much sun as it used to due to a tree nearby growing bigger. Should I divide this next spring? Does it need more or less water? Could it be a disease?


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Denver County CO ornamental grass over 4 years ago

Compact American Cranberry in distress

The leaves on my compact american cranberry bushes are in distress. I suspected the sprinkler system blasting water on them from a foot-high pop up might be the problem. But I also wonder if they are not getting enough water because the bushes have gotten so big they block the water from getting to all the plants. Or maybe it is a disease. I have enclosed pictures.


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Denver County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

4-h horse program

Is there a current roanoke,va 4-h horse program? If so, how do you get involved?


Roanoke County VA over 4 years ago

green head bee

I just saw a bee that I have never seen before. it's head and shoulders were neon green (pretty much the same color as a praying mantis) with grey stripes on its butt. It did not have a pinched waist, its rear end was rounded and it did not appear to have a stinger. It was about a half inch long and disappeared into a hole in the ground about a quarter inch wide. It had more the shape of a mason bee than a honey bee or a member of the wasp family. I wish I had got a picture of it but was in the parsnip patch then down the hole too quick. Any light you could shed on this spectacular creature would be greatly appreciated.


Yamhill County OR bees insect identification over 4 years ago

Red Twig Dog Wood

How and when can you trim a red twig dog wood. Mine is getting out of control and I'm not sure how to trim it. Do you cut back the branches or just the leaves?


Ramsey County MN trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Hello. I have a nice large river birch in my front yard. This year one trunk...

Hello. I have a nice large river birch in my front yard. This year one trunk did not leaf out.I was told to cut that trunk down since the other two trunks were wrapping around it and taking over. The larger trunks leafed out, but now the leaves have turned yellow and are falling off the tree. The tree is now very sparse. Is the tree dieing? It was a very healthy tree, and we have had it for years. Is there any way I can save it?


Hennepin County MN trees and shrubs tree health over 4 years ago

fungus control

what is the best thing to use for red thread in my lawn? Thanks you for your help! I am also wondering if it is ever good to use lime on a lawn for ph.


Lancaster County PA lawns and turf over 4 years ago

fungus problem

what is the best thing to do for red thread in my lawn?


Lancaster County PA lawns and turf master gardener program disease issues horticulture over 4 years ago

Light green, yellow patches, slow growing patches

I recently fertilized (Bonus S) my St Augustine lawn and the majority of it turned a nice lush green, but in my back yard I have a spot that remained the same light green/yellowish and doesn't grow like the rest of the yard. Any suggestions?


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Duval County FL lawns and turf over 4 years ago

curling tomato leaves

The leaves on our tomato plants are curled. We have been watering them about ever other day. Is this too much, and if so, about how often is advisable. What would be other issues causing this problem? Thank you, Rich


Lane County OR tomatoes horticulture over 4 years ago


I can't seem to grow the underground veggies! My beets, carrots and onions are very sparse and the few that have come up are wimpy. The peas, pumpkins, cukes, squash, cabbage, corn, lettuce, tomatoes are all doing fine! It seems the veggies that grow underground are the ones that won't come up! What should I do?


Columbia County OR vegetable gardening horticulture over 4 years ago

I have about 30 standard apple trees. 5 died from winter injury, and 5 more...

I have about 30 standard apple trees. 5 died from winter injury, and 5 more are probably going to die no matter what I do. At a Michigan university website, there was much advice about the surviving trees. I have questions about the advice for my surviving trees, a couple of which MAY survive, and the rest APPEAR healthy, but perhaps are not based on what I read. 1) The article said that the sickly looking winter injured trees will never do well even if they come back from the injury - is this absolutely true? Should I just cut them down? One is a Haralred I planted 10 years ago, another a Fireside planted 5 years ago, and a Sweet Sixteen planted 7 years ago. 2) The article suggested prune the trees. Well, it's June. It's only recently that I see for sure how bad some of them are and I believe the article suggests ALL trees should be pruned, because more trees may die next year from this year's injuries, even if they look good. Should I prune them now? When I google pruning apples, websites say don't prune in summer to avoid disease. 3) should I strip all the apples from the few trees that are going to have any this year, just in case those trees are very stressed even though they look great? I had a bumper crop last year, like most folks, so not too many trees had flowers this year. 4) is it good to fertilize now? My varieties are: Haralred, Fireside, Honeycrisp, Zestar, Sweet Sixteen, Beacon, Goodland, and Red Baron Do you agree with the advice that Michigan extension is offering on apple tree winter injury? Do you have any other ideas, or is this just a horrible loss from a really terrible winter and nothing could have been done and just lick my wounds like everyone else is doing? THANK YOU!!


Todd County MN over 4 years ago

Bicolor Butterfly Bush Growing Two Different Types of Bushes???

I have a bicolor butterfly bush that has been doing well for four years. This year, I noticed that my bush has two different types of part of the bush looks like it always has, but growing out of the middle of the bush, straight out of the canes, is a different looking bush. I am confused as to how this could happen to my bush! What is wrong with it???


Broome County NY horticulture over 4 years ago

I have a lot of weeds in my raspberry patch. Will it be okay to put...

I have a lot of weeds in my raspberry patch. Will it be okay to put mulch/shredded wood around the bushes to help with weed control. If it is okay is there a better type to use or specifically avoid?


Scott County MN over 4 years ago

Emerald Ash Borer

Someone at a local hardware store told me to contact you for help. I also read that you want to know about infestations of the ash borer. In our neighborhood, which is fairly new at 8 years old...has had an infestation of ash borers as ash trees were what was planted when built. at least 25% of trees have been lost - Thankfully, I saw others losing theirs and am now trying to kill the infestation in mine as I see the "D" shaped holes in the bark of 3 of my trees. I have applied the sytemic Bayer to the trees this spring but I am worried it may not be enough? 2 of the 3 trees have leafed out and show little strain from it but the 3rd one has a few large branches that do not have leaves. Should I hit this one more aggressively? I live in SE Aurora, CO in Arapahoe County. Thank you for your help!!


Arapahoe County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Grapevine question? Some grapes this year seem to be coming back from the...

Grapevine question? Some grapes this year seem to be coming back from the root or base of the plant. The vines from last year have no buds. These are well established grapevines. Should the vine be dug up and plant a new grapevine or prune out the deadwood and just let the growth from the base of the plant grow?


Kandiyohi County MN over 4 years ago

Raspberry cane die off

I have 2nd year raspberries in my garden. This year the new canes from last year were nice and green with flowers until about a month ago then they started to die before bearing fruit. I have attached a photo which shows the dead canes along with some that are still alive. This years new canes can be seen at the base of the dead canes. What am I doing wrong?



Benton County OR raspberries horticulture over 4 years ago

Peach Tree Losing Leaves

I have two peach trees side by side. They have been in the ground for at least three years. One of them appears to be turning yellow and losing its leaves. Is there anything I can do or is the tree dying?


Hutchinson County SD peach trees over 4 years ago

Green Ash Trees

I have a number of green ash trees lining my driveway, and it appears that on many of them the leaves are curling up. These trees are well established, at least 10 to 12 years old. They are not in an overly wet area, but we have had a lot of moisture. Is this a fungus or is there something else I can do to prevent from losing the trees.


Hutchinson County SD trees and shrubs tree diseases over 4 years ago

We are looking to plant a tree in our backyard. We live in Blaine/Circle...

We are looking to plant a tree in our backyard. We live in Blaine/Circle Pines and the soil is rather sandy. It is a mostly sunny space. I would like something that will grow rather large, but more oval than round. Most importantly I do not want a messy tree. We have a maple that drops "helicoptors" every spring, so I don't want another tree like that. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!


Anoka County MN over 4 years ago

ornamental weeping cherry is wilting

15 year old weeping cherry tree has limp, curling leaves. I did notice 1 soft scale on the branch brought into the office. What would cause this. This tree has a plant bed underneath it and those plants are doing fine.The tree has had adequate water this spring.What can they do to not lose the tree?


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Tuscola County MI trees and shrubs over 4 years ago





Wayne County MI over 4 years ago


My Tall Phlox looks terrible. Help, please? What is wrong with it and what should I do to fix/help it? I have 4-5 plants- all with varying degrees of this problem. This one is about the worst:



Wayne County MI disease issues flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

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