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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina horticulture houseplants 11 months 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 North Carolina food safety horticulture animal safety almost 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 North Carolina jatropha palnt identification almost 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 North Carolina fruit trees horticulture pear trees about 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 North Carolina over 1 year ago

Tree Growth

Can anyone identify what this is on my tree?



Union County North Carolina trees and shrubs leaf gall horticulture about 6 years ago

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