I have been trying to find plants for a hanging basket that would survive...
I have been trying to find plants for a hanging basket that would survive mainly in the shade. Any ideas would be welcome. I live in the UK, so moderate summer temperature.
the owners of our mobile home park are going to let us put in a community garden this year, how do w we go about getting a test kit for soil???? What is the cost for this.
Oakland County Michigan 29 days ago
Ground cover for hillside in back yard
I have a slope in my back yard that had wood chips in it last year. All of it washed away. Looking for an easy to maintain, drought resistant, fast growing plat for ground cover.
Jefferson County Colorado sustainable gardening and landscaping 29 days ago
A commercial landscaper has pointed out a what appears to be borer entry holes on my green ash tree. He says that there is a effective spray for the borer. I'm skeptical. Is there really a proven borer spray? thanks. John Regan
preparing ground for xscape
How do I remove grass to start xscape
Adams County Colorado sustainable gardening and landscaping 29 days ago
where can I find dwarf sweet peas(flower)
I can't find the above metion and also a sweet pea preinals thar a neighbor has that I see every spring while walking my dog? Thanks
frost burn killed top blades of augustine grass.are the roots damaged?
I live in Houston Ares , grass has southern exposure. Today it looks like hay. The area is brown and dry. We raked to get up the dead grass, now what should we do?
Where can a consumer buy plants/seeds free of neonicotinoid chemicals in the...
Where can a consumer buy plants/seeds free of neonicotinoid chemicals in the Central MN Area? Or is this even possible? I want to avoid these chemicals that harm the bees/butterflies. There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether plants/seeds/soil treated with these chemicals gradually "wear off" the harmful effects, or whether the chemical stays in the plant's system for months/years before wearing off, and therefore killing bees/butterflies that pollinate the plants. It would be helpful if someone at the U of MN would give some definitive advice, if possible, to the public about this issue. Thanks! Cathy Anderson Resident of Sauk Rapids, MN
Benton County Minnesota 29 days ago
Hi, My issue began with my peach tree. The leaves began to have small rusty...
Hi, My issue began with my peach tree. The leaves began to have small rusty red patches. After a few weeks either the entire leaf was a rusty red or the patches turned a brown color and made a dead spot in the leaf. I went to the local co-op with a sample and they said it looked like Rust. I purchased a strong fungicide and sprayed all of my tree's. I also removed all green from the tree's.. That seemed to work. The leaves grew back. However as summer came to it's end the problem came back. Not only on my tree's ( 3 year old white dwarf peach, 3 year old apple, and standard peach) but the spots also showed up on my strawberry plants, roses, and black berry. The only thing that seemed unharmed was my tomato plants. I did spray the entire garden with fungicide during mid winter but it doesn't seem to have helped. I am not sure what to do at this point.
Morgan County Alabama 29 days ago
When do asparagus start coming up?
Hello. I'm in Colorado. I googled when do asparagus come up in colorado and got this artical. It says harvest in May (gasp) but not when they come up.I have chives and flower bulbs and strawberries and garlic all coming up - but I don't see the asparagus I planted last year. Unfortunatly there are a few big grasses that are growing in that area and I ca't get them out without possibly digging up the asparagus - so I need to see them so I can carefully weed around them. Last I checked I couldn't detect any asparagus - so I wanted to know if I should be seeing them around now, or if they don't come up until April or so. (How long between when they first come up and harvest? )Thank you for your time.I am making the question public so people can benifit... (though I don't know where to look so I'm sorry if this question has already been asked) However I hope my *email* isn't public. Please answer both here and in my email as it is unlikly that I will find my question again. - Sharon
plants native to Albuquerque foothills
Would there be a listing of what plants/grasses/shrubs/trees would be considered truly native to the Albuquerque foothills?Maybe even a second listing of the same that have been introduced to the foothills and become so common as to now be considered almost native.Thanks!
Peach trees -Selection and planting Time
I have property in Mason County, Texas. I am interested in planting a few peach trees on the property. Could you advise me as to what peach trees do well in my area and when they ahold be planted? Thank you.
LECANIUM SCALES on Red Oak
Howdy!I have a 5 year old Red Oak which has small reddish bulbous growths on the small limbs. Through internet searches, it appears that these are LECANIUM SCALES and would like to confirm this and get information on what needs to be done about them, if anything. The tree is about 5 years old and I have not seen these previously. I live north of San Antonio, in Cibolo, on Northcliffe golf course. I appreciate any assistance you may provide.Gig 'Em!Alan Johanningmeier '93
For the last 5 years my tomatoes get some kind of fungus (I guess.) The plant...
For the last 5 years my tomatoes get some kind of fungus (I guess.) The plant starts getting black leaves.....from the bottom up. They dry up and the plant dies. I can plant a dozen tomato plants and not get ONE tomato from them. HELLLLLLLLLLLP
Envirnmental Justice and a lack thereof
We are aware of the term environmental injustice and environmental racism. Let's define Environmental Injustice: "An environmental injustice exists when members of disadvantaged, ethnic, minority or other groups suffer disproportionately at the local, regional (sub-national), or national levels from environmental risks or hazards, and/or suffer disproportionately from violations of fundamental human rights as a result of environmental factors, and/or denied access to environmental investments, benefits, and/or natural resources, and/or are denied access to information; and/or participation in decision making; and/or access to justice in environment-related matters." In most instances the victims of environmental injustice live in areas where environmentally hazardous facilities such as incinerators and oil refineries were built. The homes where there first and the polluting facility was introduced/built in their neighborhood. What term is there, if any, for a more insidious practice of building new housing in the shadow of pre-existing sources of health threatening pollutants? Is there any law or zoning policy that forbids the practice of building new housing adjacent to incinerators, liquid hazardous waste treatment plants, oil refineries and the like? Is there a professional code of ethics for zoning officials, urban planners and the like that frowns upon building homes in close proximity to health threatening operations? What legal or administrative challenges to such a callous land use practice have been instituted in Michigan or in the USA? How can a citizen group protest and prevent the construction of housing so situated?
Wayne County Michigan 29 days ago
How do I locate grants for planting trees?
How do I locate grants for planting trees?
Fruit tree organic insect protection:
How can I protect my pear tree from soft-bodied insect pest (that chew out from the inside the pear) with an organic method?
leftover fall tulip bulbs
I have some tulip bulbs I bought last fall but never planted. They have been in our unheated garage all winter. They look good; no rot or mold. Can I plant them this spring? Should I plant them in a pot inside then transfer them outside when the soil has thawed?
Kent County Michigan 29 days ago
proposed development in Urban Renewal Project
A public hearing by the Board of Zoning Appeals was for a parcel of land City acquired via Public Act 344. It was established at the public BZA hearing that the Urban Renewal Project Citizens' District Council was not notified nor was a public school less that fifty feet from the proposed development. A sign denoting the upcoming hearing was not posted on the parcel. The legal consul to the BZA said the hearing could still proceed as notification of the CDC was NOT necessary. Normal procedure in the past was to adjourn hearings when it was established that there was an improper mailing, especially when the CDC was not contacted. Legal consul stated that only an appeal to the Circuit Court can redress the action of the BZA (even improper notification.) Such an appeal places a financial cost to the aggrieved parties that were not notified. It seems to me that the improper mailing was an administrative error and is unrelated to the Circuit Court appealable decision rendered by the BZA and that the City Council has a responsibility to monitor and to ensure that the BZA staff serve proper notification. Cannot the aggrieved (non-notified parties ask City Council to admonish the BZA staff and require a new hearing with proper notification?
Wayne County Michigan 29 days ago
Last year about mid summer my vineing plants such as pickles and cucumbers in...
Last year about mid summer my vineing plants such as pickles and cucumbers in my garden began to turn "gray" brown and kind of dusty then slowly they would die. I couldnt see any bugs or anything on the plants . It continued to spread over at least 1/2 of the garden. Someone said it was a worm or something and in the spring I needed to cover the garden with black plastic and allow the sun to "bake" out the bug. Do I need to do that? I compost and don't want to use many chemical but want my garden to grow. i would appreciate any recommendations
Allen County Ohio horticulture 29 days ago
prtection from deer
Is there any good relief or protection from deer
I have 2 Monrovia holly bushes about 10 yrs old that got severe winter burn...
I have 2 Monrovia holly bushes about 10 yrs old that got severe winter burn this winter The top 3/4 of both are brown. What if anything canI do to resuect them? They are the ones w/ male & female plants are on the bushes
McHenry County Illinois horticulture 29 days ago
Replace Ash Tree
Our large ash tree was hit by a car last summer which greatly damaged the trunk. We now need to replace the tree. Do you have any recommendation for a replacement? We love the shape, leaves and especially the fall color of the ash. But with the ash borer we need a different choice. It is located on a tree belt in the front of our home which has room for a larger type tree. Hoping for a tree that will grow to shade our house and lawn.Thank you,Mark
Denver County Colorado trees and shrubs 29 days ago
I understand that March is the best time to prune certain shrubs. In my case...
I understand that March is the best time to prune certain shrubs. In my case I am going to prune 2 Limelight hydrangeas. Bachman's says to not prune a shrub back by more than 1/3, but it seems that hydrangeas are usually cut back more than that. What is your opinion? Thank you. Phil
Hennepin County Minnesota 29 days ago
starting alliums from seed
I have a variety of giant allium in my garden that I harvested the seed from last fall. In nurseries I've only ever seen allium bulbs, same as I've only ever planted garlic bulbs and not the scape seeds. So I'm wondering- can the seeds actually be used to form a new bulb or flower?