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Hi~ I came across this worm crawling on the sidewalk along St. Paul Ave in...

Hi~ I came across this worm crawling on the sidewalk along St. Paul Ave in St. Paul. From a distance, I thought at first it was an army worm that had gotten lost OR was part of an advance guard intent on invading the Cities. But when I cropped the picture, it wasn't olive green. Do you know what kind it is? It's a couple of inches in length Thanks mucho….

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

How do I trim a Helmond Pillar Barberry? We planted it S[rig of 2013l and it...

How do I trim a Helmond Pillar Barberry? We planted it S[rig of 2013l and it now has leaves at bottom of plant. DO I trim the branches where there are no leaves and dried-up berrys?

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Anoka County MN over 4 years ago

Hello, my Bonica shrub roses have brown canker which I prune out carefully....

Hello, my Bonica shrub roses have brown canker which I prune out carefully. this year a number of stems have produced leaves but they are stunted and behind the other leaves on the plants Are these canes also infected or is this something else? thanks much Sarah

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

When and where can I take Iowa pesticide applicator certification exams?

Does Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer the Iowa pesticide applicator exams? My employer requires me to take the Iowa Core Manual Exam and Right of Way Pest Control Exam.

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Clinton County IA pesticide certification dja over 4 years ago

Why are my ash trees losing leaves?

Why are my ash trees losing leaves?

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

grapes: sweet sap from branches

Hello grape experts,

My mother lives in the Netherlands and is having trouble with a grape plant. She has contacted specialists and grape growers there but no one knows how to help her. I'm hoping the description might sound familiar to someone at MSU Extension.

Her 12-year-old grape vine, "Glorie van Boskoop," is dropping a sweet syruppy sap from the branches. It's sticky and ants etc. like it. The leaves and the young grape bunches look healthy. The grape plant is outside next to the patio and grows up under a glass-covered pergola. My mother would really like to save and keep the grape vine. It produces a lot of delicious purple grapes each year and it was planted by my father who has passed away.

If you have an idea of what this might be or if there is anything you could suggest, it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks for your time.
Carol

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Washtenaw County MI grapes viticulture over 4 years ago

verbena

I have grown verbena in my gardens for many years. I love it. This year, my second summer in this house, I am not having very much luck. Im not sure if I am over/under watering the plants or what!?! Or if a bug is eating them. I do live in the country. Nevada, Tx. I have killed I know at least 12 plants this year alone. I had it in baskets at first. Took the ones I didnt kill & put in pots w/fresh miracle grow dirt. They look like they have been baked. I would include a pic but the ootion isnt letting me.

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Collin County TX horticulture over 4 years ago

pansies got mildew in a planter on a deck outside. How to treat the soil for...

pansies got mildew in a planter on a deck outside. How to treat the soil for re planting?

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OUTSIDEUS horticulture over 4 years ago

What bug or animal is eating the buds and flowers off my petunias? What will...

What bug or animal is eating the buds and flowers off my petunias? What will stop it?

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MI insect issues over 4 years ago

Hello. I am in Central Florida. I planted several split-leaf philodendrons...

Hello. I am in Central Florida. I planted several split-leaf philodendrons along the north side of my home. I saw them planted outside of someone's screen room and I was aware they would get quite large. I have two questions please since I have only used this plant as a previous house plant. 1. Can these type of roots affect my cement slab foundation? 2. I have PODS on every one. I have NEVER SEEN PODS. LARGE PODS. MANY PODS. What ARE those pods and should I hack them off of the plants?

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Marion County FL trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

I have a knockout rose bush. Plan ted about 3 weeks ago. It bloomed well but...

I have a knockout rose bush. Plan ted about 3 weeks ago. It bloomed well but in the last week or so has developed some discoloration and holes int he leaves. Pictures attached. Let me know if there is anything I can do to stop this damage.

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Anne Arundel County MD pest control over 4 years ago

Hello! I am having some problems with my succulent, which I believe (i could...

Hello! I am having some problems with my succulent, which I believe (i could be wrong) is a crassula ovata succulent plant. I have been keeping it outside in a reasonably shady part of my deck and it looks like the bottom branches (if it's appropriate to call them that) seem to be dying. At first I thought it was because maybe it doesn't get enough sun where it is, but through experience I have often found that small plants will get burned when put on the sunnier end of my deck, so I am reluctant to put it there. I'm not sure if this is problematic or if it is normal for succulent plants. If you could give me some guidance as to what might be wrong with it or if I should put it in a sunnier place that would be great! Thank you!

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

Last two years my allium have come up with very nice green leaves. As soon as...

Last two years my allium have come up with very nice green leaves. As soon as the blossom stem grows the leaves begin to yellow. I get very small blossoms even though they are many years old. Could it be more water, more fertilizer? Thank you 2nd question - Is it wise to re do bergenia beds every so many years? My bergenia seem to have a lot of tubers/roots above the ground this year. Should I dig them back down after their blooming. Also I'm not sure how much cleaning of the beds I should be doing. I always cut the flower stems off when they start looking poorly. I'll get out the dead leaves but like in the fall should they be cut down or anything because in the spring it is always a mess with the leaves and winter clean up. Thank you again.

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Hennepin County MN alliums bergenia over 4 years ago

Rock bed flowers

Hi! I have a dry sunny location covered with a single layer of river rocks. Weeds grow up between the rocks. Instead I'd love to seed some low drought tolerant (no watering) perennial flowers that would just bloom an inch or less above the rocks in between the cracks. I'm looking for candidates. Not sure where to start. Suggestions?

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Boulder County CO sustainable gardening and landscaping over 4 years ago

bitter lettuce

What makes lettuce taste bitter. Last week it was fine, been watering everyday. Thanks, L.J.

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Lane County OR vegetable gardening lettuce horticulture over 4 years ago

How can we repair plants damaged by hail?

We need help regarding the pruning of trees, peonies, and other perennials that have been damaged by hail recently. What should be cut back or trimmed?

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El Paso County CO trees and shrubs dja over 4 years ago

Poplar Trees

The leaves on our Poplar are very dark brown. Found some kind of 'mite' or same on leaves. Sprayed with insecticide. Is this common? How do I remedy permanently?

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Tarrant County TX trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

What would be making the leaves on my potatoes curl in tight knots what is it...

What would be making the leaves on my potatoes curl in tight knots what is it lacking not all plants are doing it just some so think it must be a deficiency

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Furnas County NE trees and shrubs gardening potatoes horticulture over 4 years ago

Fuel barrel law

The law that took affect last Sept. It limits anything over 1320 gallons tank capacity. As I read it, it talks about fuel that would run into open water. What if that is not a possibility and the fuel spill cannot run into public water? Do I still have to limit my storage capacity?

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Winnebago County IA over 4 years ago

ammonia vs squirrels

Is ammonia (diluted 50% with water) spray effective to repel squirrels? I have several board and chicken wire enclosures over my strawberries, and squirrels keep getting inside.

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Jefferson County CO wildlife damage management rodents squirrels over 4 years ago

Protecting a live oak

Can I close in an area around a deck which has been built around a massive oak?

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Rapides Parish LA live oak trees over 4 years ago

Climbing Hydrangea

I have a shady area in my garden and am thinking about planting climbing
hydrangea vines there. I hear they do well in shade but slow growing
for about 5 years till they take off. Do you think they do well in this Colorado
climate? I live in Centennial. Thank you! Anne

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Arapahoe County CO flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

Hello, we planted what was supposed to be a seedless Silver Queen silver...

Hello, we planted what was supposed to be a seedless Silver Queen silver maple about 5 years ago. 2 years ago, it had complete die back on one of the larger branches however it has since grown back around that branch. Last year and again this year, it spit out a large number seeds on the opposite side of the tree. Any idea what could be wrong? Should I just have an arborist come look at it? Thanks, Karen in ZIP: 55406

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Hennepin County MN maple trees over 4 years ago

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