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plant ID requested!

Do you know what this plant is? It appeared suddenly and I'm not sure if it's a weed or a desirable volunteer. Thanks!


Howard County Maryland 19 days ago

Green tomatos

We bought this tomato plant three months ago and although the tomatoes became somewhat sizable within several weeks, they have yet to turn red.

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Howard County Maryland 19 days ago

My 45 year old pyracantha is wilting!

Our pyracantha is wilting badly. The leaves are limp and the green intensity is decreasing. With all the rain we have had in Columbia I do not think it is due to dryness. The soil is moist around the plant. It has been in this place for over 40 years. Their is new growth at base of plant. This plant has only one large stem (trunk) out of the ground. I have trimmed the bush into a one stem tree.

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Howard County Maryland 24 days ago

Bird Safe deer exclusion fencing

I need to build a deer, groundhog, rabbit exclusion fence around a garden. I would like it to be bird safe. I'm planning to use aluminum 'mesh' or plastic, but I'm concerned that birds might get injured by it. What size should the openings be to be sure that birds 1. see it, and 2. don't get caught in it. What other animal exclusion, or safety issues should I be concerned about? I have attached an image from the internet showing what I have in mind. Thank you, Ann


Howard County Maryland about 1 month ago

Hairy Bittercress control

I want to prevent hairy bittercress from germinating in my pachysandra bed. Would you recommend Gallery, Freehand or another pre-emergent herbicide?

Howard County Maryland 5 months ago

how can i grow lots of basil indoors?

how can i grow basil indoors? i live in ellicott city and i have my herb garden in the window but they aren't growing. at all. they gemlike 7 hours of sun a day and i don't know whatswrong. please help. jack rudden

Howard County Maryland over 1 year ago

Oak tree with "scorch," "scale'" or some other problem?

Can you please help identify what is ailing my 35ft red oak? And can you also tell me how to treat it? I want to avoid using neonicotinoid insecticide, if this happens to be an insect.

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Howard County Maryland over 1 year ago

Wooden like mushrooms in lawn

About two years ago I had a pin oak removed from my lawn. I am having a hard time keeping grass alive in the area. I have planted seed and laid sod and the area still turns brown by the end of July beginning of August. Also, this year woody stalk mushroom have appeared. They break off with a snap and the stalk is very hard not like the normal mushrooms you sometimes see in your lawn. Any suggestions you can make to help me keep the grass alive in this area? Thanks

Howard County Maryland over 1 year ago

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