Tree under a power line
I have a utility pole in my yard that I would like to disguise with an ornamental tree. I can't have a tree that grows too tall, and was thinking about a dogwood. What would you recommend?
Good source of a clay-rich soil for organic gardening
I live in Ferndale, outside of Detroit. Where can I find a good source of a clay-rich soil to ammend a soil-less peat based mix for organic container gardening fed with active aerated compost tea?
Oakland County Michigan soil and fertility issues about 1 month ago
Apids and mealybugs?
We bought several truck loads of new soil from a local soil and stone company for new beds last spring and into the summer, so did my brother. He started his pepper seeds in it and had an infestation of what looked like mealybugs and aphids on his baby peppers. I ended up with an infestation first on my kale then through out the garden. Could these aphids and mealybugs have been in the soil we bought? Can they over winter in the soil? If so what can I do to get rid of them? With the thought of starting my seeds and spring coming I am concerned. I have never had this problem before. Even my ladybugs couldn't keep up with them and I released several containers of them. Thanks for any information and advice. Diana
Denver County Colorado soil and fertility issues about 1 month ago
How to prune an old neglected cherry tree?
We have an old cherry tree in our backyard that is in serious need of pruning. It has some really old growth and some unmaintained newer growth that is very tall. It's odd looking and for such a mature tree we only saw a few cherries last year. I've looked over the document pnw543.pdf (cherry training systems) but since this tree is in such a bad state I'm not sure where to start. I'll attach an image.
Stopping erosion of tidal creek
I live in Portsmouth with a tidal creek running in the back. How do I fill in and stop the erosion that is occurring (fill dirt or something else)? Also what can I plant and where do I get something to put at the waters edge to help reduce the erosion? Thank you.
Portsmouth Virginia about 1 month ago
I would like to plant some trees in a low land area(Swamp)along the Sauk...
I would like to plant some trees in a low land area(Swamp)along the Sauk River that floods every year for a month on average. I am not fussy on the type of the tree, just something that will survive the high water every year, grows relatively fast and to provide good cover/habitat for wildlife.
Stearns County Minnesota about 1 month ago
gardening over dirt floor garage
We took the garage down. There hasn't been a car parked on that spot for 23 years. It has been open to the elements for 5 years. Is the ground safe to plant in or do I have to be concerned about the chemicals from oil and gasoline that would have spilled on the dirt? Do I have to worry about chemical leaching on the downhill side of the site? Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
Palo Alto County Iowa about 1 month ago
What are the best perennial vegetables to grow in Montgomery County. I...
What are the best perennial vegetables to grow in Montgomery County. I currently grow asparagus and rhubarb, and I have some kale that has lived for a couple years but I would like to know what other options are out there.
Give up on heritage fall berries????
Hi, I have a very nice row of Heritage Raspberries which give me a nice July/August crop. However, the fall berries are almost always frozen off with the frosts here in Oscoda. I am considering a cane which is only a summer bearer. OR.... is there a way to encourage (prune a special way) only the summer berries? Or should I pull up some of the Heritage canes (boy what a job!!!) and put in some summer canes? Everyone just keeps reading to me... which doesn't help! I need someone who really grows raspberries to answer this one. Thanks so much.
I sent a sample in approx in Oct and have not heard anything. What do I do? Sandy Smoker 2228 Clark Ave Kalamazoo, MI 269-599-4500 Thank you!
Kalamazoo County Michigan about 1 month ago
Mouse or Rat?
We have a building infestation, and need expert opinion
Do you have plans on how do build a chicken tractor that will support 20 to 25 chickens ? Also information on raising meat chickens.Thank You. Tom Lenhard
Iosco County Michigan poultry about 1 month ago
Hello, I'm looking for the original source of the photo used in this post: http://about.extension.org/2013/04/05/extension-military-families-learning-network-promotes-how-to-help-series/ Could you help me?
Brown County Wisconsin about 1 month ago
have you ever tested planters small ones two row brand planters like TYE
apple tree cutting
There is a one hundred year old (at least rumored) apple tree on my inlaws property that has excellent apples, but is in a strange place. where is a good resource to tell me how to propagate a new tree from cutting?
plant at MN Landscape Arboretum
Hi, I'm reposting because I inadvertently used my home location instead of the location of the plant. Subsequently, it was assigned to someone in AZ instead of MN. I visited the beautiful MN Landscape Arboretum this past September on vacation. I saw a plant in the greenhouse that I unfortunately didn't get the name of. Can you identify it for me (photo attached)? It has a purple flower and furry leaves.
Carver County Minnesota about 1 month ago
I have planted 6 blueberry bushes and have a problem with them. I live in central Indiana and without testing the soil just assumed my soil wasn't acidic enough. I put down a soil acidifier (azalea food i believe) and nearly killed the bushes. The leaves turned brown and died. However the following year (last yr) leaves grew on over half the bush on each bush but they fruited very little. What should i do at this point to try to save them and assure they start fruiting normally? Thank you!
My son understands that pee and poop go in the toilet but has a hard time relaxing to pee. Any suggestions or ideas? We have only been potty training for a few days, but he cries and it seems to cause him quite a bit of stress and anxiety. He is 3 and a half and we are not going back to diapers! Any suggestions you have for bowels movements are welcomed as we have yet to make it over that hurdle too. Thanks so much!
I live in Richmond Texas. We are restricted by HOA what we cannot plant.
We need shrubs by our front door to act as a screen to block neighbors AC. HOA has restrictions on plant material. i.e. no wax leaf ligustrum or Japanese privet, or ligustrum Japonicum. What can you recommend? To start the Shrub cannot be more than 6 feet in height and has to be maintained at that height.
Feretiliz Bermuda grass
I have 30 acres of Bermuda grass when and what kind of fertilizer and pound per acre would I use im in San antonio tx have black dirt not plowing land this is to put on top I cut it for horse hay.
Bexar County Texas pastures and forages about 1 month ago
Can you identify the picture of the plant i have attached to this e-mail. It...
Can you identify the picture of the plant i have attached to this e-mail. It is a common ground cover in this area that i have seen in front of office buildings. It has green flowers and blue/purpose flowers. i want to use it in my garden as a border ground cover. Also, is it a native plant to this area? Thank you
Caroline County Maryland plant id about 1 month ago
what do you do when your stalk with flowers on it breaks?
what do you do when your stalk with flowers on it breaks?
Monroe County New York about 1 month ago
Seeking help identifying goat
What breed of goat is this? This goat has been left unattended in a local lot's field (lot has been marked for development). It's tethered on a roughly 20' line staked to the ground. It's unclear who owns it (although a nearby neighbor has or had a goat for a long time, but never staked out outside their property), or whether it is being left exposed at night, which could make it prey for coyotes. If it's being left out at night without protection I would probably report it for it's own safety. It has a color that says "STUD", and in fact, coming or going it seems to say "STUD" (it remains intact).
King County Washington about 1 month ago
Black exploding mushrooms
We live in Hurst Tx near Fort Worth in an Apartment Complex. There are some large earth cracking (what looks to be black mushrooms) that normally already exploded out. Are they harmful?
Tarrant County Texas horticulture about 1 month ago
I have two young night blooming jasmine plants. They are about 8-9 inches...
I have two young night blooming jasmine plants. They are about 8-9 inches tall. I took two stems from a mature plant that a friend of mine has and planted them. Right now the leaves on both plants are very wilted and transparent. They were left outside overnight in very cold temperatures for a couple nights. What can I do to save them?
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