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In fall huge numbers of asain beetle cling to my 5th wheel. Then get into it...

In fall huge numbers of asain beetle cling to my 5th wheel. Then get into it for the winter. hundreds crawl into everything and die. Terrible chore to clean up! My camper is white, and seems to gather them. How can I keep them off the unit and away from inside ? Thank you

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Crow Wing County MN over 4 years ago

Planting asclepias

What varieties of asclepias are considered OK to plant in Oregon? I know there are several that are considered native. Are there any non-native varieties that are considered OK? I don't want to plant anything that's considered invasive. I ordered some seeds, the varieties were: curassavica, incarnata, speciosa, tuberosa and syriaca.

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Yamhill County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

I am looking for a Cedar of Lebanon or a Cedar of Lebanon look alike tree...

I am looking for a Cedar of Lebanon or a Cedar of Lebanon look alike tree that will survive Michigan winters. I have a request from one of my customers, Lebanese, to place a tree at a grave site. We would like it to resemble a Cedar of Lebanon - possible suggestions like a miniature Bonsai tree..or, need your assisatnce (can be full size also). Any help would be appreciated.

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Wayne County MI trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

scorch on red globe berries

I noticed a scorch as sun burn in red globe vine berries. The reasons, the way to prevent this in future, and is the variety on of the reasons

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OUTSIDEUS grapes vines sunburn over 4 years ago

Crab Apple Polinators

In an answer to my first question about cross pollination for the two apple trees I recently bought (Winesap and Sweet Sixteen), I was told that Winesap is not a good pollinator and that a crabapple would effectively cross pollinate both varieties. There are so many varieties of crab apples I am unsure which will be the best. I need one that will cross pollinate effectively (I assume it needs to bloom the same time as the other two apples), has colorful blossoms and foliage. Probably a semi dwarf. We are planning to plant it 25-30 feet away from the other two.

Thank you. The previously provided information was very useful

Tim Radley

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Arapahoe County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Hello, I am dealing with Japanese Knotweed. It is coming from the neighbors...

Hello, I am dealing with Japanese Knotweed. It is coming from the neighbors property. It has killed off nearly all of a well established lilac bush row. I am feeling overwhelmed. New owner next door. He just roto-tilled up the space in the middle...still have new shoots in my lilacs...and he has many solid clumps up against his basement. This is going on year 5 I think. I keep trying on my own. I feel I need better help. Who knows how to deal with this intensely invasive plant. Is there any chance to save the lilac bushes or are the roots totally immersed with rhizomes of this plant. ?? I am so nervous that this plant will get to my basement. IT is about 4 feet away right now. Or is that an illusion...is it really already there? Help!! Suggestions needed...please remember I am exhausted from battling this plant.

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Hennepin County MN japanese knotweed over 4 years ago

Rare snake in my garden

Hello,

I hope you can help me identify this snake I found in my front yard last week. The body looks like it swallowed eggs or big marbles from the head to the tail. I am attaching a photo. It is a very rare loking one and I have seen my share of them living in Sherwood, AR.

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Pulaski County AR wildlife damage management snakes over 4 years ago

My Pagoda Dogwood looks like it's dying - many bare branches. It gets hit by...

My Pagoda Dogwood looks like it's dying - many bare branches. It gets hit by the sprinkler system (leaves are wet) - could this be the problem? If I move it will it recover?

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

Rabbits destroyed my Prairie Fire clump form crabapple trees and I'm looking...

Rabbits destroyed my Prairie Fire clump form crabapple trees and I'm looking for a replace that will be easy care and rabbit resistent. Issues: I'd like to plant something that will withstand my sprinkler system (leaves get wet), the rabbits aren't likely to eat, and will do fine in full sun. Thinking about a Cardinal Dogwood. Is that a good choice? Do you have other suggestions? There are 3 trees and they are 8-13 feet apart. I'd like to plant the new trees/shrubs in the same place.

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Hi - Contacted you last late summer of asparagus concern. I have 5-15' rows...

Hi - Contacted you last late summer of asparagus concern. I have 5-15' rows of asparagus - 5 years old from crowns. After I stopped picking and about 3 weeks later last season (my 2nd year of harvest) I applied some nitrogen - dumb move I researched out. Within a week or so I had half my patch experience Bonzie growth of new spears - short bushy growth from newer spears or older ferns - I did not focus on where they were coming from but were low to the ground and a dark green. Left the ferns over winter as your site suggestes and removed early spring and burned. Spears appeared 2.5 weeks ago. I've harvested these last 6 days. PROBLEM: I've been only able to harvest maybe 20% of the spears at a height of 6 to 8 inches in good eating shape. The rest were very deformed? Shepards hooked bad, tops of spear eaten, very pale and wilted, MULTIPLE HOLES in wilted spears. I do have some nice spears I've picked but most now are pencil lead size and buds are starting to open on these at 2-3 inches in height. Many nice size spears are budding 2-3 inches above ground so I'm picking before they fern out. I am snapping off all spears regardless of size and height if they look about to fern out. Asparagus Aphids? What should I do for the rest of the picking season and after to save my patch!!!!!

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Beltrami County MN over 4 years ago

side dress

Do you recommend the use of a nitrogen stabilizer, in this case Instinct, when side dressing corn with 32% knifed in. The corn might be a foot tall when applied.

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Winnebago County IA over 4 years ago

WILDFLOWER ID

WE TOOK SOME PICTURES IN APRIL--THE BOISE BOTANICAL GARDEN IDENTIFIED THE HENBIT, BUT NOT THE 4TH PICTURE. SO FAR NO-ONE HAS IDENTIFIED THIS FLOWER/PLANT. TO SEE THE PICTURE--ON TWITTER/FLICKER (YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF TWITTER TO ACCESS TWITTER)--GOOGLE TWITTER, CLICK ON -SEARCH- ENTER MY NAME -ARN ALLEMAND-CLICK ON MY ICON/IS WHITE/GOLD- CLICK ON -TWEETS AND REPLIES-(PUTS TWEETS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER), GO TO APRIL 24 TWEET AND CLICK ON FLICKER URL--THANKS,ARN

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Ada County ID flowers over 4 years ago

insect damage to pin oak

Hi,
We have a row of 15 year old pin oaks in which some have been severely damaged by insects which have stripped the bark away from both the of trunk and branches, most likely during the late fall of 2013. Several trees will likely have to be cut down. Other pin oaks in the row appear to be untouched and are leafing out normally. The same problem occurred about 5 years ago, and when we examined the trees, we found a small, thin black beetle-like insect crawling around the trees in the spring and sprayed with Sevin. Several trees were also severely damaged at that time. We did not see insects this time, but the damage looks the same. Do you have any idea what these insects are and how to prevent them from doing the damage? I thought pin oaks would be relatively problem free as they are native to our area.

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Richland County ND trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

I am a resident of the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore City. I have...

I am a resident of the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore City. I have three fig trees on my property, one approx 10yrs old & 12ft tall that produces 100+ figs per year. The other two are 3yrs old, bushy & approx 7ft tall, and I expected them to begin fruit production this year. NONE of the trees has produced any foliage thus far this spring. I have a neighbor with tree previously healthy and productive 12ft trees that are similarly "dead" appearing. The tips of all the branches are a "rusty brown" color. The central trunk and large branches are normal grey color. If I cut through a thick grey branch, there appears to be a milky fluid in the central channel. Are these trees dead due to a winter kill, or is there a chance they will recover given another year? One of my younger trees appeared to die over the winter after I planted it, only to have fresh branches emerge from the roots during the next summer (the "tree" was only a 3-footer at the time). If I should wait before removing/replacing the trees, how severely should I cut them back.

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Baltimore MD fruit fig winter damage over 4 years ago

Ants....and an apple tree

hi! I have two questions. First, I have dealt with a huge colony of ants that seem to move around my yard for a few years. This year, however, they have burrowed under some of my succulents and under a bush I planted last year. I don't think it's my imagination - these plants seem to be dying. The bush is yellow and the succulents look puny. How in the world do I get rid of these little guys? I honestly have never cared before, but since they are killing plants I guess I better deal with them. Also, last Spring, my two year old granddaughter and I planted an apple seed. Well, the seed grew and now, it is in a pot, about 18 inches tall, with leaves sprouting. I am getting ready to put him outside for the summer. Do you think it will be safe to plant the tree this fall in the yard? It would be so cool if my granddaughter could look back and say she grew it from a little seed. :) Thanks as always. You all are great!

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Larimer County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Flame Willow - leaf problem

I have a flame willow about 20 feet tall in the south backyard. I noticed this year that only the top part of the branches have leaves. Can you please tell me how to get the leaves back on the middle and lower parts of the branches? Could it be that the tree beside it is blocking too much of the sun? We did have a harsh winter this year. Thanking you in advance on any advise you can give me.

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OUTSIDEUS trees and shrubs tree health over 4 years ago

impatiens and downy mildew- is this a problem in Carroll County, 21158?

impatiens and downy mildew- is this a problem in Carroll County, 21158?

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Carroll County MD over 4 years ago

poison ivy infestation

We just purchased a 6 acre property in New Oxford. When we looked at the property nothing was in leaf: it is a clear level lot with woods on perimeter of property. It has become apparent that we have a MAJOR poison ivy infestation on the property. I sought out the assistance of an arborist who told me he has never seen such a large amount of poison ivy. We are looking for assistance in developing a strategy to eradicate the poison ivy while maintaining the integrity of the other plants and trees. Can you provide any assistance?

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Adams County PA poison ivy horticulture over 4 years ago

The ph of my soil is 7,what can I add to bring it to around 6? From what I...

The ph of my soil is 7,what can I add to bring it to around 6? From what I read carrots and potatoes do best around 6 .I have access to wood ashes,peat,lime.

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OUTSIDEUS soil and fertility issues ph over 4 years ago

how to kill creeping charlie

how to kill creeping charlie

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Dakota County MN over 4 years ago

Ash flower gall mite

I have received your explanation of what has taken place with my ash tree.My question is now is it necessary to treat for the gall mite, and if it is, am I to late to treat this year? Your question as to weather I am treating for emerald ash bore is yes. I am using a ground soak treatment. The product I am using is Bayer Advanced Tree & Shrub insect Control. Kills insects including Emerald Ash Borer. The active ingredient is Imidacloprid . I have been treating with this ever since the emerald ash borer has been a threat in northwest Ohio. Thanks, Thomas M. Witt

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Ottawa County OH insect issues horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

my privet hedge new growth appears stunted, shriveled in places. I've had...

my privet hedge new growth appears stunted, shriveled in places. I've had leaf miner problem in the past and sprayed the problem areas with a systemic spray. But this year the problem is more widespread than ever. The image I tried to send was over 5MB, a no go.

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Washington County MD shrubs pest control privet over 4 years ago

Peach tree

I am loosing my leaves quickly and I have peach curled leaves?

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Multnomah County OR plant disease fruit trees over 4 years ago

Adding humus to the garden

Our landscaping company sells humus and we have bought some to improve our clay soil and raise the level of the garden (to protect from flooding). Will plants thrive in this as is or will we need to add organic fertilizer?

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Genesee County MI over 4 years ago

Blueberries Spray Drift or Disease

My Blueberries have rapidly lost their leaves, have dead branch tips and appear to be near death. what shoul I be doing to save the 20 plants, even if this year there is no crop?

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Linn County OR blueberries over 4 years ago

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