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Magnolia Scale

My Magnolia tree was recently treated for Magnolia scale. It was a large infestation that had attracted a large problematic swarm of wasps, yellow jackets and flies. The pests are gone but the top half of the the magnolia Tree leaves turned brown. I believe this time of year is a good time to cut it back based on what I’ve read. How do I cut back the magnolia tree limbs? To the trunk? Can it be saved? I’ve attached pictures.

Jefferson County Alabama Posted 7 months ago

Ginseng

Is this a ginseng plant?

Jefferson County Alabama Posted almost 4 years ago

Fiddle leaf fig cold exposure maybe?

Our weather in Alabama has been crazy last few weeks. I put my fiddle leaf fig outside as I do every year but suddenly we had a cold snap. I brought them back in but might not have been soon enough. I noticed next day several leaves were a reddish color & over next few days get darker. I'm assuming it was the cold exposure & I don't think it's dying but how's the best way to handle it? Should I cut affected leaves off, wait & let fall off or will this cause more shock? These are trees about 5-6 feet tall & seems most leaves affected are the larger ones & towards the upper part. Just want to save the trees & hopefully find a way to keep some sort of "balance" visually. In the pics you can see how much they're affected & has never looked this way. Thanks for listening and appreciate any help you can give!

Jefferson County Alabama Posted about 4 years ago

Control the tiny snails that eat spring /summer flowers ( impatience etc)

what can I do to rid my flower beds of the tiny snails that destroy them? I have always had pretty beds until last year. these little devils ate/killed everything I planted. I used the beer method and caught hundreds. in a few days. I could never stop the devastation. Right now, in preparing my beds(after the drought and then the heavy rains) I have thousands of their shells that are dry. I get rid of those daily just to guard against the pests reusing them. I spent lots to keep replantingtr last year. I can't continue that as I am a senior on a limited income.the snails are not the pointed conical ones they are round,flatish shell with the swirl on the top. They are approx 1/4 of an inch or less across the shell. I'll bet that I caught couple of thousand or more last summer. I put them in the garbage to go to the dump. I thought they would like it better there : > )

Jefferson County Alabama Posted about 4 years ago

AMARYLLIS MINERVA

I HAVE THREE AMARYLLIS, THE RED LION AND THE APPLE BLOSSOM ARE GROWING AND HAVE A FLOWER BUD ON THEM HOWEVER THE MINERVA HAS NOT GROWTH IS IT A LATER BLOOMER THEY WERE ALL THREE PLANTED OCT 28, 2016. THE SOIL IS MOIST AND THEY ARE ALL INDOORS. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU HAVE

Jefferson County Alabama amaryllis horticulture Posted over 4 years ago

Please ID

Please ID. Came from Ruffner Plant sale 2 yrs ago. Was told it attracts butterflies and it may be a host plant for them. I think it likes average moisture for soil. I don't know if sun or shade.

Jefferson County Alabama plant identification Posted over 4 years ago

Wondering if these are grapes

My kids came across this vine in our yard and thought they were grapes. I have never seen grapes on vines like these, but then I am not very familiar with all fruits. Please help?

Jefferson County Alabama Posted about 5 years ago

Shade grass

I am trying to find out the best grass to grow in shade. I have 3 huge water oak trees in my backyard. Grass is very thin or non existant. Which grass would you recommend? I get different answers via the internet. Im in central Ala. Thanks so much.

Jefferson County Alabama grass horticulture Posted about 5 years ago

Type of plant?

This plant was given to me and I don't have any idea what it is.It appears to be a succulent with a fleshy leaf . Also there are roots that appear to be coming out of the leaf itself. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Jefferson County Alabama succulents horticulture Posted over 5 years ago

What is this plant?

The first leaf is not the correct one, but other than that, the berries are a deep red color and the leaves are deep green colors. Please help me identify this plant!

Jefferson County Alabama plant identification Posted over 5 years ago