Union County, North Carolina

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Why have all my Encore azaleas turned brown?

All my Encore azaleas look dead. The leaves are brown, yet when I dig a fingernail in the branches I can see green on some of them. It is now April 16. Should I assume they aren't going to make it and dig them up and replace them? How long should I wait to see if they come back? Should I prune them? I have 12 of them, so this is a very big and expensive problem.


Union County NC azaleas lrk over 5 years ago

White stuff on tree trunk

Hi. In my back wooded area there is a tree we previously cut down because of a beetle I believe, but now there is a white growth on the stump. It was a pine tree. My neighbor has the fast-growing cedars in between our yards and I noticed it was growing at the base of one of those as well. Do you know what it is? Is it an infestation?


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Union County NC horticulture trees and shrubs about 3 years ago

Ivy houseplant left In sun and moved to under a/c vent

I recently opened the A/C vent above my ivy that sits next to a sunny window shaded with a sheer curtain. After 2 weeks I went into room to water and found it was totally drooped over and some leaves were dry and crisp. Considering the new condition I realized I must have waited too long to water. Soil was dry so I watered minimally. But next day still the same. Should I water again and how much? How long will it take for leaves to stand up again?


Union County NC horticulture houseplants about 1 year ago

Is this mint plant safe?

Trying to find out if my mont plant is safe for my bay and dogs to get near.


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Union County NC food safety horticulture animal safety about 3 years ago

ornamental bush in Indonesia with pink flowers

Hi, I live in North Carolina, but my question concerns an ornamental plant I encountered on a recent trip to Indonesia. It was a bush about seven feet tall. Flowers are pink with five petals and what appear to be ten stamens arranged in two tiers. I should have looked harder for fruits, but none appear in the pictures.

I encountered the bush on Buton Island, near Sulawesi. Someone else snapped a picture of the same plant in Surabaya, but he didn't know what it was either. See http://www.fairfun.net/tour10/100327-Lombok/flora/flora.htm (third picture down).


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Union County NC jatropha palnt identification about 3 years ago

How to treat disease on Cleveland Pear Tree

Help!! My (2) Cleveland pear trees both have developed a condition that appears to be causing the leaves to turn and drop. It also shows signs of dying steams and has orange clusters of some kind growing. What can I do, if anything, to treat and save them?


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Union County NC fruit trees horticulture pear trees over 3 years ago

CE credit

Hello! I watched the webinar Have a Seat! Learning Through Play, and I would like to do then post test to get credit and a certificate. I am having trouble getting to the links do do that. Thank you! Ellen Martinez, M.Ed., ITFS


Union County NC almost 2 years ago

Tree Growth

Can anyone identify what this is on my tree?



Union County NC trees and shrubs leaf gall horticulture over 6 years ago

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