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What is this bug?

Attached is a picture of a beautiful, sort of, bug that is killing my shrub. Do you know what it is? Can you suggest how to control it? Thanks. Brian.

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Berrien County Michigan trees and shrubs insect issues almost 5 years ago

Kale

I want to grow some Kale but I can't seem to find it. I don't know if it comes in plant form or seed form either. Do you know where I can get some in this area to plant? Thanks.

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Ingham County Michigan fruits and vegetables almost 5 years ago

need help in id of this weed. found on the top of a green roof in DC.

need help in id of this weed. found on the top of a green roof in DC.

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District of Columbia County District of Columbia plant id almost 5 years ago

I'd like to know if bamboo sap is toxic or harmful to humans, and also if...

I'd like to know if bamboo sap is toxic or harmful to humans, and also if bamboo can be burned in a fireplace. Thank you.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland weeds almost 5 years ago

Spider

I sent a question earlier today about the kind of spider found in my house. Plus, I requested info about how to keep them get rid of them. I attached the wrong picture. This is the correct photo. The spiders have yellow spots on them. Again: You may share the question but not my name.

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Black Hawk County Iowa insect issues spiders almost 5 years ago

Unwanted Geese

Client is having a problem with flocks of Canadian Geese at a home near the water where he does not live full time.He has tried scare tactics, but the geese quickly adapt.
Any ideas?

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Chippewa County Michigan wildlife damage management almost 5 years ago

grass has overrun my roses

how do i get rid of the grass that has taken over my rose garden? it is tall and it is thick

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Yamhill County Oregon weed issues horticulture almost 5 years ago

Home garden watering

I work for the City of Northville Dept of Public Works. We just adopted an ordinance which allows for residential outside watering on odd/even days (corresponding to street address number). To avoid overuse during early AM peak hours, the ordinance requires that inground irrigation systems be operated only between midnight & 5 am. Can you provide me with information to share with residents about the most effective watering (within the ordinance) ? Won't most plants survive if they are well watered every other day anyway? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. The phone is ringing off the hook with concerned/angry taxpayers !!

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Wayne County Michigan almost 5 years ago

Is this a disease on my 'Tannenbaum' Mugo Pine

This 'Tannenbaum' Mugo Pine tree was planted last year as a 20 gal. This Spring it started having the tips turn brown and die. What is going on with my tree and is there anything I can do about it.

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Carver County Minnesota trees and shrubs horticulture almost 5 years ago

Rust on Lantanas

I believe I have rust on my lantanas - what can I do to prevent its spreading = is there a
spray to conteract this rust? Also, is rust a virus or bacterial.?
I am a Master gardener since 2002 and I grow lantanas every year. So far, they all have come back in January or February. I only put compost on my yard, but the other day, my daughter put out Scotts Weed and Feed because I have a lot of weeds this year. Could this cause the rust looking leaves on my lantanas?

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

Using Miracle Grow on Tomato Plants

I normally use only compost on my garden. This year I was thinking about using Miracle Grow on the tomatoes and peppers.
With the use of so many chemicals on our food supply, how does using miracle grow work without leaving the chemicals in the veggies?

Thanks
Alma

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Logan County Colorado fertilizer almost 5 years ago

White vinegar for fire blight control?

The blooms are long gone with marble sized apples. The trees are covered with fire blight. Does the 50% white vinegar spray help with containing the outbreak?

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Cass County Indiana trees and shrubs horticulture almost 5 years ago

We have three Viburnum bushes planted in a row just off the front porch;...

We have three Viburnum bushes planted in a row just off the front porch; approx 5 years; 2500 ft elevation; partial sun. The tag on the bushes when purchased included a photo of a bush with flowers, but these three have never bloomed. Any thoughts? I'd love to have blooms and that wonderful fragrance in the spring.

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Preston County West Virginia shrubs bloom almost 5 years ago

I mistyped my email address so please respond to this email rather than the...

I mistyped my email address so please respond to this email rather than the earlier email. Thanks and have a great day!!!Where can I buy honeybees to start a colony here in Newport, TN?

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Cocke County Tennessee almost 5 years ago

Spider Mites on my Spruce.

Over the last couple years I've been noticing that several lower branches of my spruce had been dying. The tree is approx 50yrs old, so I thought maybe it was due to the trees age, and just cut those lower branches off. Well last year the dead/dying branches started appearing higher up on the tree and now this year there are several more areas getting even further up on the tree. My neighbor commented that he thought the tree was at the end of its life and I will probably have to take it down, but after doing a little internet searching & shaking a branch over a piece of paper I discovered the problem is spider mites! I realize I can spray various pesticides on the lower branches, but which one would be best and what is the best way to treat the entire tree from top to bottom? Also should I cut away any/all the branches that have dropped all thier needles, or will new growth appear on the branches? If I have to cut them out the tree is going to have quite a few larger open areas, but I guess that might be better than seeing the bare branches.

Thank you,

JV

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Cass County North Dakota trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

using homemade salad dressings

Hi,

I like to make oil and vinegar salad dressing using cold pressed olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When I put it in the fridge the oil partly solidifies and I have to wait to use it. Sometimes I forget to get it out before I need it. Is it necessary to refrigerate it to begin with?

Thanks!
diane

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Jefferson County Texas food safety almost 5 years ago

Butterfly Larvae Destroying my Citrus Trees

How can i control them? I hate to use pesticides as I believe that the butterfly population is as threatened as bee population. Or how can i prevent the butterflies from laying their eggs on my grapefruit, lemon and lime trees (that i grow in pots). When i see the Monarchs flying around my yard, i know it's egg laying time. Last year, you could hear them 'crunching' on the leaves and they just destroyed the foliage - and hence no fruit.
Or . .. should i be content to grow the plants to feed the larvae and help the butterfly population? thanks.

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Tarrant County Texas citrus butterflies almost 5 years ago

Ask an Expert Workbook

Where can I find the Ask an Expert Workbook? I'm wanting a cheat sheet to remind me of all of the steps and nuances.

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Deschutes County Oregon support ask an expert almost 5 years ago

Purple tomatoes

Do you know where to get purple tomatoes as plants or seeds?

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Michigan almost 5 years ago

Problem with Whitespire Birch tree

I have 3 Whitespire Birch clumps (Betula Platyhylla) that I planted about 8 years ago. My problem is one of the trees I believe went into early Hibernation, it lost all of its leaves, 3 to 4 weeks before the other two trees last fall. They all leaved out this year but one tree's leaves are starting to turning yellow. I used a deep root feeder and treated it using Ross Root Feeder - Green Again for Yellow Leaf sickness - Iron Plus 5-35-10. I would hate to loose this tree and would like to know if you have any suggestion on how I can save it? My name is Ron and my email is rfm73@msn.com. Thanks for you help.

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Larimer County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Hi, can you tell me which persistent-leaved azaleas would survive in the...

Hi, can you tell me which persistent-leaved azaleas would survive in the northeastern portion of Montana?

Is there a reputable on-line nursery from where I could have them shipped from Maryland to Montana?

Many thanks!

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Calvert County Maryland almost 5 years ago

Answering Questions

Who can answer Ask an Expert Questions?

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Centre County Pennsylvania support ask an expert almost 5 years ago

this is a pond question. I hope I'm asking in the right place. I am sending a...

this is a pond question. I hope I'm asking in the right place. I am sending a picture of the weed that is growing in my pond that I can not get under control. It now covers about 2/3 of the pond. My pond is just a little under a 1/2 acre. I have used cutrine, aqua shade and today put copper sulfate in the pond. Am i using the right products? if not what should I use? I can use all the help I can get. Thankyou, jenny

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Medina County Ohio freshwater aquaculture recreational pond management aquatic weed control almost 5 years ago

Hello, I have an 1/2 acre pond with an average depth around 6 feet. It goes...

Hello, I have an 1/2 acre pond with an average depth around 6 feet. It goes as deep as 10' deep though. I treated the algae with copper sulfate crystals. I spread 7.5 lbs each on two different occurances. The first occurance was about 2 months ago, then again 2 weeks later. I am seeing a lot of floating algae right now and am trying to decide if I can treat again or if I should opt for Grass carp. I have some nice lilies that I would rather not give up if I can do it with copper sulfate. The pond also has a nice fish population that I do not want to lose. I just moved to the property, so the previous owner suggested the copper sulfate. I am thinking that I used the crystals and I should have used the powder and that I did not apply enough. My method is to throw in the sulfate from the shore. Any advise on this matter would be helpful.

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Madison County Ohio freshwater aquaculture recreational pond management aquatic weed control almost 5 years ago

Pine trees dying

Need to know what I can do to save the trees or do I need to just get rid of them. Th. Thanks kim

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Weld County Colorado trees and shrubs horticulture almost 5 years ago

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