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When should I prune dogwood and lilac trees?

When should I prune dogwood and lilac trees?

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 3 years ago

Can I safely move a peony bush in the spring, or should I wait until late...

Can I safely move a peony bush in the spring, or should I wait until late summer? The plant in question was moved from Illinois to Roseville in mid-June 2013. It isn't a good location and I'd like to move the bush ASAP. It's coming up OK now but since it is new I don't know whether it's best to let it get more established before moving it yet again. Diane Schmidt

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Ramsey County Minnesota over 3 years ago

Hi!! I love you guys! Say, I know my hosta and other perennial soil is...

Hi!! I love you guys! Say, I know my hosta and other perennial soil is over-taxed and under-nutriented.... (are those words??). I have heard about sort of raking or gently digging in compost around the plants. Could I do a light layer over them now before they emerge for the season??? Thanks!!

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 3 years ago

How can I revive a dying weeping cherry tree?

Last year I think our tree became infested with carpenter ants. It started to grow at the beginning of spring but then the leaves died off before maturing. I noticed lots and lots of ants on the tree and used a pesticide safe for ornamental trees to kill them off. I think it was too late for last season and I'm hoping that it will grow again this year. It is early spring, and I've noticed there is very little growth this year. It appears several of the branches may be entirely dead. I really don't want to trim the tree at this point so that I don't harm the tree anymore. Any advice on the best way to nurture the tree would be appreciated. If there is no growth this year, I may have to remove the tree. The tree is about 4 years old.

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Suffolk County New York trees and shrubs horticulture over 3 years ago

Soil Testing for Disease

Do you having soil testing for identifying soil that may be contaminated with disease that may have been the cause of the demise of a tree or shrub?

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Oakland County Michigan over 3 years ago

I have an Endless Summer hydrangea. It bloomed very well for the first 2-3...

I have an Endless Summer hydrangea. It bloomed very well for the first 2-3 years but two years ago it struggled in the heat and I have few blooms. Last year I don't think I had any although the foliage was very nice. A friend who is a good gardener suggested that it may be depleted and needing considerably more in the way of fertilizing. What do you think?

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Ramsey County Minnesota hydrangea over 3 years ago

have an asparagus bed about 3 years old. have problem with quack grass or...

have an asparagus bed about 3 years old. have problem with quack grass or crab grass, think it is crab grass. We try to pull during year, but can we use a herbicide, the safer the better? The grass is already up or still there from last year.

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Clay County Minnesota over 3 years ago

Oak Bloom Stains

How can I remove the stains on my new concrete that occurs when the oak trees bloom and the blooms fall during rain.

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Bryan County Oklahoma trees and shrubs horticulture over 3 years ago

What kind of spider is this?

Found this guy hanging out on the outside of my office window in Carroll County, MD. Can you identify it?

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Carroll County Maryland over 3 years ago

Is there a list of Masters in the Rochester Area? I would like to contact...

Is there a list of Masters in the Rochester Area? I would like to contact someone about starting a large vegetable garden and partnership. We have the land and room but need help to get started. We also have the equipment but need the knowledge of this group. We are willing to trade for space and interested a longer term partnership. Thanks Bill Hansen

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Olmsted County Minnesota over 3 years ago

Termite infestation

Can using wood chips for mulch in beds next to a building cause termite infestation?

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Smith County Texas integrated pest management horticulture over 3 years ago

From lawn to garden

We are moving into a new (to us) house in Corvallis in July. Where the previous owners had a huge lawn, we want to plant a vegetable garden, but it will be too late to plant this year. The soil has good nutrients and high organic content. We don't want to machine till because we don't know where the irrigation pipes run exactly. Is there something we can do this summer to begin to rid the area of grass and prepare it for vegetables--without using toxic chemicals, of course? A cover crop that would out compete the grass? Thanks for your help.

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Benton County Oregon vegetable gardening horticulture over 3 years ago

I believe this is an umbrella (schefflera) house plant. I am worried about...

I believe this is an umbrella (schefflera) house plant. I am worried about the trunk...is this normal (the nubs on it) or is this a pest?(scales).

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New Haven County Connecticut houseplants stem nodes over 3 years ago

I wanted to grow some strawberries. I planted in a window box with miracle...

I wanted to grow some strawberries. I planted in a window box with miracle grow potting soil. My plan bloomed and my leaves look healthy. My fruit looks unhealthy. The berries are not fully developing before it begins to rot or forms cracks in the fruit. What can I do to help my strawberries?

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Charleston County South Carolina fruits and vegetables gardening horticulture over 3 years ago

Storing bulbs after flowering

Hi there Expert, I have a question regarding bulb storage. I recently acquired a myriad of bulbs and want to plant them in the fall. I'm still deciding where they will go and am preparing beds for them. SO my question is, how do I dry them out. I know they need to dry in a warm, sunny, ventilated spot but my question is, do I do this while they are in soil or do I free them from the soil. Also, do I clip the roots from the bulb, or leave them be? Thanks in advance!

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Jefferson County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 3 years ago

Hello, I have two semi-dwarf apple trees in my backyard, a honeycrisp and and...

Hello, I have two semi-dwarf apple trees in my backyard, a honeycrisp and and what I believe is called a "frost-king." They are both susceptible to cedar apple rust and were affected last year as I did not spray. The honey-crisp is however much more tolerant and less affected. I'm wondering when are the best times to spray in the spring? I have a myclobutanil spray that I am going to use. Thanks in advance

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Scott County Minnesota over 3 years ago

I have a 30 year old japenese weeping cherry blossom tree, for the last...

I have a 30 year old japenese weeping cherry blossom tree, for the last couple of years it does not shed the blossom it is staying on the tree when it dies off, is this a disease or is it due to the age of the tree.

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Outside United States trees and shrubs horticulture over 3 years ago

Revitalizing compacted dirt/clay to plant grass

I recently removed quite a bit of gravel from the side yard of my house. I would like to plant grass there instead, however the dirt/clay is so packed down that my rototiller just bounces over the top and has a hard time penetrating. I tried soaking it, but that just made a muddy mess. I've tried using a root-watering stake to drive water down in to the ground, and that seemed to help a bit more, along with mixing in some peat moss. However it is still a rough time. Can anyone offer some better advice to make this easier? I can provide pictures if needed. I just don't have any at the moment.

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Mesa County Colorado lawns and turf over 3 years ago

Invasive earthworms

I'd read somewhere about an large, invasive earthworm, inadvertently imported, that's devouring the fungus (?) which tree roots need to survive. Could you direct me to more information? Tank you, Nancy Gold

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Montgomery County Pennsylvania invasive species over 3 years ago

Poison Ivy control. We found a recipe for spray. Salt and soap solution. Have...

Poison Ivy control. We found a recipe for spray. Salt and soap solution. Have you had any experience with that approach? I have a one acre field of poison ivy, black raspberries, grape vines, and various weeds. Bottom line we're trying to get rid of the poison ivy. Help!

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St. Croix County Wisconsin weed issues horticulture over 3 years ago

I am wondering if it is possible to grow European Plum here in Zone 4. In...

I am wondering if it is possible to grow European Plum here in Zone 4. In grocery stores, the fruit is usually called Italian plum, but I know the fruit grows throughout central and northern Europe. In California, they are raised in orchard plantations and are simply called "prunes," since that is the main reason they are grown there. I have found a European plum with the botanical name "Prunus domestica" on the Internet, but it seems there are quite a few cultivars. What I seek is one that would be hardy to our area. Thank you for any help.

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Ramsey County Minnesota over 3 years ago

My yard was severely destroyed this year by voles or shrews. I have found out...

My yard was severely destroyed this year by voles or shrews. I have found out that I have a lot of grubs in my yard that are attracting them. Bachmans told me to put down grub granuals to rid the grubs in late may early july. we just put down some seed where the spots were really bad my question is, can we still put down the grub granuals with new grass in a month, and what about fertilizer for crabgrass or fertilizer at all. should we skip the fertilizer for now/ help please

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Hennepin County Minnesota over 3 years ago

We have boxwoods that are exhibiting damage to the leaves in a pattern that...

We have boxwoods that are exhibiting damage to the leaves in a pattern that would suggest possible chemical burn. We use only calcium chloride to melt ice but we apply it with a broadcast spreader. Is it possible that the damage shown in the photo is the result of chemical burn? I thought calcium chloride was safe for use around plants (as compared to rock salt). Will the plants recover or do they need to be replaced? The plants shown face North East but we have similar damage to plants of differing orientations around the compass.

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Hamilton County Ohio over 3 years ago

Have you tipped the roses up at the arboretum yet. I was thinking of doing it...

Have you tipped the roses up at the arboretum yet. I was thinking of doing it today 4/22/2014. Thanks Lloyd

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Washington County Minnesota over 3 years ago

Azalea Crystalized Blobs

Evergreen Azalea plant with a gooey crystalized blos

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Clearfield County Pennsylvania horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 3 years ago

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