Rain barrel

Do you know where I can get a rain barrel. We took the class you gave a few years ago and received a free rain barrel. We would like to set up one for our veg.etable garden. Can you help. Thank you


Wyoming County PA over 4 years ago

Pachysandra worms

My pachysandra is all wilted and shrivelled. A neighbor pointed out worms in the leaves. What should I use to get rid of them and will the pachysandra come back?


Westchester County NY plant disease horticulture over 4 years ago


how many of them use manure only?


IN over 4 years ago

New to everything gardening and square foot gardening too. Planted tomatoes,...

New to everything gardening and square foot gardening too. Planted tomatoes, nasturtium, marigold, lettuce in raised planter box. I'm using planting mix of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 blended compost. This beefsteak tomato is shrivel in v thriving but neighboring plants (including a hybrid tomato) are doing well). No obvious sign or trauma or critters. Planted on May 24. Please help ID what I may be doing wrong or what I can do to resolve. Thanks!



Howard County MD vegetables over 4 years ago

My fig tree seems like it is dead. all the limbs are brown at the very ends,...

My fig tree seems like it is dead. all the limbs are brown at the very ends, about 5 inches down from the tip of each branch. There seems to be new growth comming up from the middle base of the tree. Up to this year it has been very productive. The tree is about maybe 7 yrs old. I am thinking it was due to the hard winter we have had here in Maryland. Can you give me any advice on this problem. Thanking you in advance !


Anne Arundel County MD fruit fig over 4 years ago

What Kind of a Moth is This?

This moth was in Pagosa Springs CO today. It is sitting on a window sill for sizing purposes. What kind of moth is it? Thanks for your expertise!



Archuleta County CO insects over 4 years ago

Heuchera Wilting

I have three heuchera 'Peach Flambe' and two heuchera 'Sweet Tart' in a south-facing front yard bed that was created and planted last year. While the soil was originally clay, it was amended with top soil and compost prior to planting the heuchera. The bed was again dressed with compost this spring. The heuchera get morning sunshine and then afternoon shade from a nearby Oregon white oak. Two of the 'Peach Flambe' are doing well, but one is wilting or "drying up" as if it's dying as shown in the attached photo which also shows one of the healthy 'Peach Flambe.' I don't know why this one plant appears to be struggling to live given the others in the same bed appear to be doing well. Any idea? Thanks, Mark Seconi Beaverton, Oregon



Washington County OR landscape plants plant health horticulture over 4 years ago

insect cloud

There is a swarm of little flying insects that seem to like a particular area of my yard. I have noticed them in this same exact spot year after year. They fly around in this cloud which is probably three feet tall and one foot wide. What are they, and what can I do to get them to move on to some other place besides my yard?


King County WA insect issues horticulture over 4 years ago

Odd insect

Good morning, How are you? I was just curious to know what kind of insect this may be. It was on my car so I moved him over to a tree. Odd looking thing. Thanks for the help! -Andy



Cherokee County GA over 4 years ago

Repair of a Linden tree struck by a mower.

My 10 yr old Redmond Linden tree was struck by a riding mower. It stripped a lot of bark loose, plus put a gouge in the tree. Can this tree be saved?The bark was loosened about 18 inches vertically, and almost 40% of the circumference.


Larimer County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Bark splitting on Yoshino Cherry

See picture attached. What can be done to help this tree heal? Some leaves are starting to die off.



Virginia Beach VA over 4 years ago

Lilac pruning

Is there a company/person you would recommend to prune lilac bushes?


El Paso County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Is there any way at all to get rid of purslane?

Is there any way at all to get rid of purslane? It had infested almost my entire back yard. Pulling each plant would be impossible. I just noticed it growing again this year and sprayed with RoundUp today, as the plants are still small and I'm hoping to kill them before they get to germination stage. Is there anything else I can do? It about drove me nuts last year.

Thanks, Beth


El Paso County CO weeds over 4 years ago

I added a raised garden bed. I have pepper and tomato plants of many...

I added a raised garden bed. I have pepper and tomato plants of many varieties. Three fourths of the garden is rotatilled and has top soil added to it. These plants are doing ok, though two of the plants are droopy but still green. The other quarter of the garden is set on top of non-rotatilled grass. On top is two bags garden soil(2 cubic ft each), a bag of manure and 10 bags of top soil. The tomato plants in this are are starting to really droop. Any solutions to make them healthy? All the plants have been in for two weeks or less. Almost all have been transplanted from the 4 inch pots. They receive about 6-8 hours of mid-day sun.


Fond du Lac County WI fruits and vegetables gardening tomatoes horticulture over 4 years ago

what is this weed!!!!

This weed is taking over my bermudagrass. It seems to start out green, then turn brown, and finally produce a sticky seed which I guess is how it spreads. They stick to my socks and shoes as I cut the grass. It is slowly taking over my whole front yard.



Collin County TX lawns and turf weed issues plant identification horticulture over 4 years ago

What are these plants?

Can you please tell me what the attached plants are? I would like to care for them better but need to know their names to look them up. Thanks :-)


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Denver County CO trees and shrubs houseplants indoor plants horticulture over 4 years ago

Mysterious Lawn death


We live in Dotsero, Colorado, approx 50 miles west of Vail Colorado. Our grass is dying in patches. Oddly it seems only to be dying on our side of the property. We moved in 4 years ago and the grass has had spotted areas but over the years has got progressively worse. This summer it has been worse than ever before. Factors that could potentially be a factor: Drainage is definitely a problem and we had a record snow winter, we have a dog but he pees on the adjacent property lawn as well, and their grass is fine. Something else to note is that the tree closest to the street (not in picture because we cut it down), died. Also, we recently re-seeded the dead spots and aerated and fertilized the lawn to no avail. If you have any suggestions as to what the problem might be, I would be most grateful.


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Eagle County CO lawns and turf over 4 years ago

Rose bud problem

One of my rose buses bloomed like crazy right after all the rain we had. It looked like it was going through another blooming cycle with tons of buds, but they are turning brown before they open. I have two other rose bushes next to it that are doing fine.


Limestone County TX horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

Can I prune a crepe myrtle tree now? If yes how far back can I cut it back?

Can I prune a crepe myrtle tree now? If yes how far back can I cut it back?


Baltimore County MD trees and shrubs pruning crape myrtle over 4 years ago

sickly maple tree

Our very large mature maple tree appears to be sick. Almost overnight, the leaves of certain branches appear to have wilted and dehydrated while others remain healthy. It is a centerpiece of our yard and we 'd like to get it back to health.


Westmoreland County PA over 4 years ago

Large flying insect pierced and killed a honey bee

Today there was a large, very black and triangular shaped abdomen with six fuzzy legs with a honey bee pierced into the bee's abdomen flying on my patio. The insect was rather loud and seemed to want to escape or get in the house (away from me swatting at him). I scooped the bee into a jar to see if anything erupts from it.
Do you know what type of insect this?
Is this a single occurrence, or more new invading insects to the Fort Bend area?
Should I do anything?
Thank you


Fort Bend County TX integrated pest management entomology insect identification over 4 years ago

aphid control

We have aphids on our decorative young plum tree. They have destroyed most of the young leaves. Need to get some aphid control spray before the tree dies.


WA insect issues horticulture over 4 years ago

Soil test 838622 question

I bought separate bags of N and K2O, used the fertilizer calculator to determine the amount to use per your recommendtions and dissolved it in water. I applied it with a watering can. Is that it for the growing season, or should I repeat the process in a month or so?


Kent County MI over 4 years ago

Crepe Myrtle

Last summer our crepe myrtle was covered with what looked to be aphids on the bottoms of the leaves. Many of the leaves dropped and some of the branches turned black. This spring they look healthy but I'm concern that whatever it was that attacked them will return. My questions: What is it? How do you eliminate it?


Fairfax County VA over 4 years ago

This is a huge plant branching out from a center, stems at least 1 1/2 ft...

This is a huge plant branching out from a center, stems at least 1 1/2 ft long. Any ideas?



Rice County MN over 4 years ago

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