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For Mothers Day I received a Campanula. What can you tell me about it? Is it...

For Mothers Day I received a Campanula. What can you tell me about it? Is it an annual or perennial? Can I plant outside? When? If I can do I protect it in the fall/winter and will it come back next year? Please help me. p.s. I listen to and love when you are on WCCO radio.

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Hennepin County Minnesota campanula over 4 years ago

High traffic lawn

Ok I have a section that is close to the back door and my one dog has ruined this area is there any way of saving this part of the lawn. I guess I should note he is a runner and a digger that is how it wound up this way.

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Oakland County Michigan over 4 years ago

Fungus, Mold, Bacteria Testing

My wife seems to have developed an allergy (or something)to mold. But more recently her problems have increased after I spread mulch around the house. Does the PSU extension service or College of Ag at UP offer testing of mulch and/or grass to determine its fungus, mold, and/or bacteria content? Thanks. Tom Frank, Ph.D. Prof Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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Centre County Pennsylvania over 4 years ago

Hi, I have three honey crisp apple trees which i planted about five years ago...

Hi, I have three honey crisp apple trees which i planted about five years ago and last year I had what appears to be Bitter Pit at the end of the season which ruined what had looked to be a promising crop so I'm wondering what to do about that ? I hear calcium sprays are advised, but not sure what to use when etc. Thanks, Bill

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Dakota County Minnesota over 4 years ago

How to counteract the use of too much fertilizer.

My tomato plant seedlings started soing funny things in the greenhouse when they reached about 6". After checking on things we were doing in the fertilizing process I found that the guy mixing the fertlizer was using a tablespoon of fertilizer to 2 gal of water instead of a teaspoon. In effect we've been using 3 time the recomended amout of fertilizer. It is an 8-16-8 fertilizer. How can I save my plants???????

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Douglas County Colorado fruits and vegetables gardening fertilizer for garden over 4 years ago

I found this branch of baby oak leaves on the ground yesterday and wonder...

I found this branch of baby oak leaves on the ground yesterday and wonder what the white substance is? It is firm and spongy. Thank you!

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Howard County Maryland trees and shrubs oak wool sower gall over 4 years ago

Can I trim my ash tree in May or will the fresh wounds leave the tree exposed...

Can I trim my ash tree in May or will the fresh wounds leave the tree exposed to insects and disease? I have a tree trimmer wanting to "clean up" the ash but my concern as that it will leave it exposed to bigger problems later when the trimmer is long gone.

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Is it legal to cut down diamond willow trees and/or trim off the branches?...

Is it legal to cut down diamond willow trees and/or trim off the branches? And if so, what would be the best kind of tree would make good walking sticks to carve? Thank you. Pam

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Ramsey County Minnesota trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

Coal mines

I work in coal mines for many years I came across many fern fossils tree fossils many more I came across this it is really fasinating never seen before got any ideals

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Harlan County Kentucky geology over 4 years ago

identity of pest in ground

I have found numerous of these and can't locate info to identify it: glossy, rusty brown color, semi-hard exterior, cylindrical shape with white semi-liquid insides. They are located in the soil. Have seen a few in previous years, but this year I have so many that I want to determine what they are and what harm they may cause. Any assistance would be appreciated! Don't have a photo and have squashed all I have found.

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Marion County Oregon over 4 years ago

Forester / Consultant

Is there a current list of viable Foresters that work in Tuscola County Michigan?

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Tuscola County Michigan over 4 years ago

Lead contamination and vegetable gardening?

I just put in a raised bed on top of some lawn with 4"-6" depth of compost/bagged topsoil in it. I realized I live in a 100+ year old house and the soil could have lead in it (i'm going to get it tested soon). If my soil has lead, can I grow vegetables in my raised bed without fear of lead contamination? I just planted fruiting vegetables along with some spinach, arugula and kale. I probably won't plant root veggies. I read this article on the extension site which seemed to indicate that soil residue is the main problem, which makes it sound like a raised bed with outside soil shouldn't cause problems: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/soil_contamination_can_be_a_deterrent_to_urban_agriculture

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Washtenaw County Michigan over 4 years ago

Bugs

We are having problems with bug bites - but we don't see any insects such as mosquitos. It has been a particular problem the past couple of weeks. Any time we are in our yard in 4 Hills, we get those bites.

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Bernalillo County New Mexico insect issues over 4 years ago

My niece asked me this and I have no experience with lilies. Can you help? I...

My niece asked me this and I have no experience with lilies. Can you help? I have a gardening question... I purchased some Oriental Lily bulbs at the Como Conservatory, and I was curious: is it okay to plant them now, even though they just finished blooming? What I've read online suggests that you plant in the fall, but also that you should plant as soon as possible. What would you recommend?

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Healthy Redbuds died.

We we have had two very nice redbud trees for about ten years. They are located near each other (about 12 feet apart). Last year they flowered spectacularly. Last year started wet and later when the drought set in we made sure the redbuds had adequate water. The foliage seemed fine going into fall and the leaves dropped normally. This spring neither tree flowered or leafed out. There are tiny dark colored buds that are only 1/16 to 1/8 inch in size. They don't seem to change and we assume both trees are dead. We are baffled by this loss.

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Polk County Iowa over 4 years ago

Walnut tree

Is there a grass that would grow under a walnut tree? Will anything grow under a walnut tree?

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Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs walnut trees over 4 years ago

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Sacramento County California over 4 years ago

Howdy :-) I wonder what you would think of the following 9-year rotation...

Howdy :-) I wonder what you would think of the following 9-year rotation schedule? The idea is to have 9 separate 4-foot by 8-foot raised beds. Year 1 = potatoes with heavy manuring Year 2 = bush beans Year 3 = broccoli, cauliflower, rutabagas (radishes?) Year 4 = cantaloupe, watermelons, cucumbers Year 5 = tomatoes, peppers Year 6 = lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes Years 7-9 = strawberries It's so hard to get a "straight answer" from Google on this! P.S. We also have one of those "square foot gardening" boxes. Do you think it would be a mistake to keep planting basil and parsley in this box, year after year? My wife seems to think that basil need not be rotated. Thanks!

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Goodhue County Minnesota crop rotation in raised beds over 4 years ago

Living in the sandbox of North Anoka Cty, we are looking for a grass seed(s)...

Living in the sandbox of North Anoka Cty, we are looking for a grass seed(s) that has a deep enough root system that will be drought resistant, winter hardy, and is fairly low maintenance. Any suggestions and applications ideas?

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Anoka County Minnesota over 4 years ago

We have a house in Brooklyn Park, and battled with this plant growing in the...

We have a house in Brooklyn Park, and battled with this plant growing in the yard all last year. It quickly expands its radius, seems to have a strong lateral root system. Limited success controlling the weed by pulling by hand, and weed killer (not Round Up) would brown the plants but didn't seem to kill them - and didn't stop the overall spread. Is there a specific product or combination of products we could try?

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Hennepin County Minnesota weeds over 4 years ago

What are the best choices for a privacy hedge in our zone that meets the...

What are the best choices for a privacy hedge in our zone that meets the following requirements: 1) At least 5 feed high and full foliage (for privacy), but can be trimmed into hedge 2) Non-invasive 3) Hardy in zone 3 4) Low maintenance (once mature, don't want to have to do more than trim in the fall) I don't want an evergreen (except for something like holly, that has leaves). Thanks so much. Regards, Lisa Steffens

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Wright County Minnesota over 4 years ago

Here is a photo from a maple tree in our yard. Affecting three, one has died...

Here is a photo from a maple tree in our yard. Affecting three, one has died and the other two have the white spots on them. Can you help us with what this is? Treatment options? Thank You! Mary and Tim Boerger Otsego,MN

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Wright County Minnesota maple trees over 4 years ago

Which type of sweet cherry might have a chance to survive in Princeton, MN?...

Which type of sweet cherry might have a chance to survive in Princeton, MN? Any particular ways to in erase the likelihood of survival? Thanks!

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Ramsey County Minnesota cherry trees over 4 years ago

My west facing box woods have yellow/gold colored foliage on tops of bushes....

My west facing box woods have yellow/gold colored foliage on tops of bushes. The box woods were planted about seven years ago and have thrived until this spring. The yellow leaf color extends about six to eight inches down into the bush. The damage represents about 25 percent of the bush. Please advise. Thank you!

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Washington County Minnesota over 4 years ago

We have pavers that have moss growing between them. The area is north facing...

We have pavers that have moss growing between them. The area is north facing against a garage wall. The moss are in quite a large area (over 20'x20'). Do you have a suggestion to remove this moss. I have scraped the moss out with a triangle hoe, but it just comes back. Thanks for any help you can give!

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Anoka County Minnesota over 4 years ago

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