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mulch

which kind of mulch is the best for perennials?

Prince William County VA Posted 4 months ago

Hydrangea typing and care

Second attempt to have question addressed: We received a Hydrangea after the passing of my wife’s grandfather - 3 years ago - I planted it - and grows beautiful leaves every season but never blooms. I do not know how or when to prune - to ensure the best blooms and health of the plant - the pic I have sent has a red highlight - for growth at top of old stalk - blue at mid stalk - green seems to be new growth from the base. Can you advise on what type I have and when and how to prune

VA Posted 10 months ago

Hydrangea- never blooms

Second attempt to have question addressed:

We received a Hydrangea after the passing of my wife’s grandfather - 3 years ago - I planted it - and grows beautiful leaves every season but never blooms. I do not know how or when to prune - to ensure the best blooms and health of the plant - the pic I have sent has a red highlight - for growth at top of old stalk - blue at mid stalk - green seems to be new growth from the base. Can you advise on what type I have and when and how to prune

Southampton County VA Posted 10 months ago

heavily infested fruit tree

What is the proper way to apply horticultural oils to a heavily infested fruit tree? How do I apply the oils to the higher branches?

Prince William County VA Posted 10 months ago

Spring bush hogging timing

To minimize disturbance to grassland wildlife, we would like to bush hog our grasslands after winter and before the wildlife nesting season. Therefore, it seems as if March is the best time for bush hogging to balance grassland management and wildlife habitat (here in Northern Virginia). However, March is a notoriously wet month and driving heavy equipment through wet soils can have serious negative consequences. Is there a good way to balance bush hogging timing to benefit wildlife while not causing soil damage?

Loudoun County VA Posted 11 months ago

Plant identification, Hartfield, Va

Can you help me identify a plant behaving like an invasive

Middlesex County Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

Do you recognize this plant?

Thanks. It's so distinctive that I should be able to find it... very frustrated. Thank you.

Middlesex County Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

Wildflower on New River Trail

I rode a section of New River Trail last Saturday and saw the wildflower shown in the attached photo. other than the blossom, the plant looked much like a blackberry. The leaves were shaped like blackberry leaves, only somewhat larger, and the stems had thorns that were significantly longer than blackberry thorns. The location was to the right of the New River Trail, just North of road 651, Brown Rd in Draper. Thanks, Alec Martin

Pulaski County Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

What is this bug?

Oops - I just sent a question and selected the wrong location - I am in North Arlington - NOT Virginia Beach. I am so sorry! I have hundreds of these very tiny red and black bugs on my azealas, clematis, and roses. They are probably on other plants as well but these are the plants I have been working with. The bugs bite. What are they? Do they harm plants, and if so, how do I get rid of them? I am including pictures of the bug.

Arlington County Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

What is this bug?

I have a large infestation of these very tiny red and black bugs on my azealas, clematis, and roses. They are probably on other plants as well but these are the plants I have been working with. The bugs bite. What are they? Do they harm plants, and if so, how do I get rid of them? I am including a picture of the bug. I have more pictures and I caught some in a clear plastic sandwich bag. Thanks!

*** I am in ARLINGTON COUNTY - North Arlington - Not Virginia Beach. Sorry about that ***
I will attach two more pictures. One is a bit blurry but it shows two of the bugs in a small rose blossom, for scale. The other is the sandwich bag - but is of another bug. Perhaps it is the adult version?

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 1 year ago