Crabapple_bumper_crop_following_drought_2015pamm_(2)_medium UConn Home & Garden Center

The UConn Home & Garden Education Center (HGEC) is a horticultural informational resource based out of the Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Department of the University of Connecticut. We provide outreach to the general public on horticultural topics and garden and household pests.

(This group currently has 1 expert available to answer questions)

Questions asked to this group

Rust on serviceberry

I just learned that I have about 20 serviceberry plants on my property and many of them have orange powder on some of the leaves and spikes coming out the the berries. Are all berries now inedible or just the ones that are orange and spiky?

Tolland County Connecticut Posted 7 days ago

Pet Friendly Products

I need to purchase a pet friendly product to help remove moss from my patio bricks.

Providence County Rhode Island Posted 21 days ago

No leaves on "Maw Maw"

We have a pair of Paw Paw trees planted about 4 years ago (now between 3 and 4 feet tall). This year "Paw Paw" leafed out and now has flowers. The 2nd tree "Maw Maw", however, has not produced any leaves. The tree branches all appear resilient, and not breaking when bent, with the small black specks on the branches. They are planted in rich farm soil, but in an area which stays wet longer in the spring than the rest of the field but dries up nicely with the warmer summer weather.
Is "Maw Maw" gone? (the trees are commemorative for my parents who died a few years ago).


Worcester County Massachusetts Posted 24 days ago

Why are my Rhodoa turning brown?

So many are turning brown?

Hartford County Connecticut Posted about 1 month ago

Raspberry bush

I planted a raspberry bush in my front yard yesterday. I woke up this morning and found that something ate all the leaves off of it leaving just stems. Will it recover or is it done

New London County Connecticut Posted about 1 month ago

HORNETS AND GREEN BEAN PLANTS

HELLO, I HAVE GREEN BEAN PLANTS GROWING INDOORS IN A LARGE PLANTER. THERE ARE A FEW HORNETS THAT HAVE BEEN HANGING OUT ON THEM FOR DAYS!! CAN YOU TELL ME WHY? KRISTEN B.

Franklin County Vermont Posted about 1 month ago

Yellowing orchard cacti

My cacti has yellow branches what caused it & how can I fix it if it can be fixed & could you tell about how old this plant is

Windham County Connecticut Posted 2 months ago

how to get rid of sedge

How can I get rid of sedge? I am not a big fan of herbicides, especially round up. But then I am not a big fan of sedge either. I do not believe in a monoculture lawn, but I would like to do without dandilions and sedge.

Plymouth County Massachusetts Posted 2 months ago

Little dirt mounds all over yard

Its early spring now and I just noticed hundreds of little dirt piles all over out back yard. Each pile has a small hole in the center of it and sometimes is about 2 inches tall or so and about and inch to 2 inches wide.

Essex County Massachusetts Posted 2 months ago

Serenade/Liquid Fish and Neem/Liquid Fish

I’m working with 1 -2 acres of trees with early and late blight. I have a 40 gal tank and plan to use A) Serenade ASO/Liquid Fish combo and B) Neem/Liquid Fish combo. I have some copper to add in hot summer. How long do I need to wait between serenade combo and neem combo? Any issue with those combos?

Hillsborough County New Hampshire Posted 2 months ago