Group_avatar_placeholder_02 El Paso County Colorado Master Gardeners

Answering your lawn and garden questions for El Paso County - Colorado.

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Questions asked to this group

the red turpentine beedle infestion on ponderosa pine

what treatment can be used to treat this infestation and how effective is it on an early infestation?

El Paso County Colorado Posted 5 days ago

What is this?

What is this plant? It;s growing by our driveway in Black Forest and we want to know whether to rip it out or encourage it. o visible fruit.

El Paso County Colorado Posted 6 days ago

Deadly Nightshade Plants

Can your office positively identify Deadly Nightshade plants for me? I believe I have some growing near my garden in Yoder, east of Springs. Can I bring a plant to your office tomorrow for someone to look at and possibly identify? Several years ago we lost our Bull Mastiff dog after he ate some of it.

El Paso County Colorado Posted 7 days ago

evergreen bush disease

Please help me identify this disease which is effecting several varieties of evergreen bushes we have....the bushes began to show focal areas of browning about 2-3 months ago; the brown areas are spreading and now it appears several of the bushes will soon die completely. On close inspection there are white filaments near branching points on both types of bushes...Photos attached. Is this a fungus? How can we best manage? Thank you!

El Paso County Colorado Posted 7 days ago

Yucca plants

Are native yucca plants in a protected category to prevent extension?

El Paso County Colorado Posted 8 days ago

replacing a dying cottonwood

We have a cottonwood we expect will last maybe 3-5 more years according to the tree trimmer we hired. We would like to plant a tree close to it to start the replacement process now but need a tree that can handle part shade (from the cottonwood) and then handle the full sun when we finally remove it. Oh, and it would be planted within the lawn. Any advice would be helpful.

El Paso County Colorado Posted 12 days ago

If a tree does not have leaves due to the late freeze, will it come back the...

If a tree does not have leaves due to the late freeze, will it come back the next summer or will it die. The tree is still alive now and it had little buds on it but the leaves never came out.

El Paso County Colorado Posted 13 days ago

Shrub or Tree growing in my yard?

Hello,
I have a persistent plant that is now 3-4' tall and have no idea what it is. I cut it down to the ground last year and it has come back. If it's a tree I'm ok with it but I don't believe that's what it is.
Let me know if you can help identify what this is. thanks

El Paso County Colorado Posted 13 days ago

Asparagus

Can asparagus be grown in a home Garden in Monument at 7000 feet

El Paso County Colorado Posted 16 days ago

replacing a dying cottonwood

Our large cottonwood is dying and may last only a few more years. We'd like to get another tree going to replace it, though not as big. Is there a 15-25 ft tree that could handle being in part shade (of the cottonwood) until it's gone and then handle the sun once it is removed?

We live in the foothills of Colorado Springs, Zone 5b. Thank you!

El Paso County Colorado Posted 16 days ago