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Plant ID

The second has fuchsia flowers in early spring that bees love. Also very nasty thorns. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Richard

Louisa County VA Posted 14 days ago

Plant ID

Last night I received a request for an ID of two plants. The first has strands of tiny white flowers, no fruit. The plant is about 90 years old. :-0. The second will be in another post. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Richard

Louisa County VA Posted 14 days ago

Pear tree leaf issue

Hello! Last year our old pear tree dropped its leaves in mid-June. While it still produced fruit, the fruit was smaller than usual. We noticed that the tree is having some brown spots appear, black areas, and some of the leaves have begun to drop (late May). From my internet search, I sense that it has a fungus. Is there anything that we can do besides collecting the leaves that fall to the ground and destroying them so the fungus does not spread? The leaves has just begun to fall and to be honest, we really do not want to have this tree with no leaves once again this summer. Thank you.

Harrisonburg VA Posted about 1 month ago

Anthracnose?

Does this look like anthracnose or some other type of disease? It has been wet and cool for several days, windy as well. It started on our barberry bushes and is now affecting our boxwoods and the Japanese maple. Picture of maple uploaded. The barberry bushes are the most affected. Some have lost almost all their leaves. Should we cut the affected branches all the way back? The maple tree is newly planted. Is it necessary to remove the affected branches, or just be sure to remove leaves as they fall? I sprayed the affected plants with a copper fungicide. I also sprayed unaffected nearby plants with neem oil. What does this look like and what else should I be doing to control it? We just completely redid our flower beds so we have a lot of new plants.

Loudoun County VA Posted 3 months ago

mulch

which kind of mulch is the best for perennials?

Prince William County VA Posted 10 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

Virginia Posted over 1 year 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 Virginia Posted over 1 year 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 Virginia Posted over 1 year 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 Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

Plant identification, Hartfield, Va

Can you help me identify a plant behaving like an invasive

Middlesex County Virginia Posted almost 2 years ago