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Identify Vine

I moved recently and can't find my camera, so I scanned a leaf and some kind of seed pod from a vine growing on my house in N.E. Texas (Henderson County). I've tried for hours to ID this vine on line to no avail and no one at the only nursery close by (Home Depot) seems to know. Most of the leaves are much larger than the one I scanned... about 8" X 10" or larger. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Joe Lockhart

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Smith County TX plant identification horticulture over 4 years ago

We are one of the safety net clinics in Montgomery County, MD. We would like...

We are one of the safety net clinics in Montgomery County, MD. We would like to provide a nutritional workshops for our low income uninsured and under-insured patients. Could you be able to assist us with the nutritional program to our patients? Thanks Abdulaziz Kamus Grants Coordinator MCC Medical Clinic 15200 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20905 (301)384-2166 ext. 1002

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Montgomery County MD over 4 years ago

Honeysuckle?!?!?!?

Hi, my neighbor and I have been trying to figure out what this plant is. It was collected from amid a dormant honeysuckle bush.

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Jackson County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

Tree identification

Hi, I'm embarrassed to tell you that I'm a graduate of the Benton/Linn Master Gardener program and I'm still trying to i.d. a tree that is growing in my yard. It's about 20 feet high and wide, drops its leaves early (usually late August) right after they change from green to yellow and it flowers each May. I've had a variety of nurseries all give me different answers. Attached is a photo showing the leaf structure and flower clusters. Can you i.d. it for me, please? I would be forever grateful! :)

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Benton County OR over 4 years ago

Can you tell me what kind of tree or shrub this is? It's about 10 feet tall....

Can you tell me what kind of tree or shrub this is? It's about 10 feet tall. Also, is there a particular fertilizer that is recommended for lilacs? Preferably some sort of extended release granuals/pellets?

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Hennepin County MN lilac bushes over 4 years ago

Orange growth

Our neighbor chopped down about 50 branches from his lavender bushes on Monday and all had this strange orange stuff on the leaves as shown in the pictures. It appears that he was only chopping down the branches with the orange stuff. Any idea what it is? Is it harmful to young children as there are leaves with it all over our yard now? Thank you!

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Montgomery County PA master gardener program lavender horticulture over 4 years ago

Trim large oak tree

How do you trim a large oak tree safely for the tree as well as people trimming tree. New construction on home requires oak tree be trimmed back significantly.

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Fayette County TX trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

maple tree leaves turning black

My 10 year old maple tree is not doing well this year. It's leaves are turning black and withering. It also seems to be experiencing branch die back. What is causing this, and what can I do to help the tree?

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Henrico County VA over 4 years ago

Identify a spider for me?

My neighbor spotted this on her siding yesterday - and I can't find it in online sites. It has a black body with white stripes at major jointed areas of his thorax and legs. It had distinctive blue-green eyebrows. I have attached a closeup I took with my iPhone. It's body was about a half-inch long but it's legs made it look longer. Very pretty but is it dangerous?

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Benton County OR spiders over 4 years ago

Viburnum leaf beetle larvae?

Looks like my viburnum dentatum bushes are infested with larvae. What is suggested and non-hazardous to the environment?

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Washtenaw County MI over 4 years ago

We had a 11 year old Autumn Blaze Maple tree planted about 3 weeks ago, and...

We had a 11 year old Autumn Blaze Maple tree planted about 3 weeks ago, and now we find most of the leaves covered with small red dot. What should we do?? Thanks

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

how to best control aphids

My peach tree has aphids on many leaves, curling them and turning them yellow eventually. How do i best get rid of them?

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Mesa County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

We have a newly planted Autumn Blaze Maple tree, about 11 years old. We find...

We have a newly planted Autumn Blaze Maple tree, about 11 years old. We find these little red dot on most of the leaves. Can you help us?? Thanks

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

We see a bee sometimes that my boyfriend calls a "Mamba" They are...

We see a bee sometimes that my boyfriend calls a "Mamba" They are large and very loud. He says if they sting you, it hurts worse than other bees. Do you know what he is talking about? Thank You Norma J.Barton Dickson,Tn.

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Dickson County TN over 4 years ago

how to induce bud break

This spring has been weird for leaf-out. Lots of buds on my trees did not open and put out leaves. One grape and one tree did not leaf out at all. Is there a hormone or something i can give them to induce shoot growth?

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Mesa County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Grass for lawn

My lawn consists of weeds and undesirable types of grass. Is there any type of grass (from seed) that would help to eliminate the existing weeds and grass? A drouth-resistant variate would be preferable.

Thanks for any help.

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Henderson County TX lawns and turf sustainable gardening and landscaping landscape design horticulture over 4 years ago

For the past year I have been seeking to eliminate infestations of paper...

For the past year I have been seeking to eliminate infestations of paper mulberries up and down the stream. This past winter I have been working on a dense infestation very near to where people live. Ultimately, I plan to cut the trunks, large and small, as close to the ground as I can and then paint them. (I do not want to use poison.) Then I plan to plant one or more domestic trees and bushes. I have no training in all this, so I have a question: what can I do to keep these trees from coming back? I can cut them back, of course, each time they appear, but I would like to do something to keep them from reappearing. One of the neighbors has suggested drilling a hole in the roots and depositing salt in them. But there are a lot of roots! Can you advise me or tell me where to look for advice. Sincerely, Guy Hollyday

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Baltimore MD trees and shrubs invasive over 4 years ago

cllimbing hydrangea

How much should I cut back a climbing hydrangea

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Johnson County IN over 4 years ago

I have yew trees that are infested with spider mites. (See pics attached)....

I have yew trees that are infested with spider mites. (See pics attached). They produce webbing and have largely laid bare what used to be dense trees about 4 years ago. Home Depot recommended Neem oil and treating the entire tree. I noticed that your UM Ext info recommended different oil. I used a water hose to break up as much webbing as i could find. I noticed that a bird has nested in the tree. Before I spray any oil, I wanted to know what an expert recommends. I am very open to releasing predators, but am wary of unintended consequences. I fear that spraying the tree will do harm to the birds, but also dont want the mites to destroy the tree. Your guidance is appreciated. I purchased the Neem oil but have not sprayed it. I researched predator insects but dont want to cause some other infestation that makes it worse for me or my neighbors. Please help me with my spider mite infestation.

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Montgomery County MD shrubs over 4 years ago

Is my Rose of Sharon dead from the harsh winter?

My Rose of Sharon is struggling this year. It is about 25 years old and blooms from about July 15 to almost the end of September. I think it is nearly dead from the harsh winter. I would be grateful for any advice or insight.

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St. Clair County MI rose of sharon lrk over 4 years ago

Shot hole borer

We may have the Ambrosia beetle in our almond trees. We recently lost a plum tree possible due to this beetle. Is there any way to treat the trees? Any recommendations for an arborist that could come look at the tree?

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Lane County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

Can you help identify this flowering shrub?

Seems fine in full sun, First bloom on May 25, wood-like shoots - see attached photo... Thanks

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

homemade bread safety

When I make homemade 100% wheat bread, I also put in potato flakes and cooked whole wheat kernals. My question is: Do I need to keep the bread refrigerated rather than out on the counter because of the potato flakes and whole wheat kernals? i am concerned about botulism or food poison developing in it. THANKS!

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Cache County UT food safety over 4 years ago

crickets

Ive asked twice No answer!

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Laramie County WY over 4 years ago

Fall Cutting Garden

Hello! I'm a pretty ambitious DIYer and I am hoping to plant a cutting garden for my wedding which will be in fall of 2016. I'm wondering what kinds of flowers bloom reliably in mid September. Do you know of any resources about this? I am not very experienced with flowers as I usually grow food only. I'd like 6-10 species that would look alright together but also require similar watering and soil/sun. Thanks very much!

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Deschutes County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

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