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Codyline Australis

July 5, 2020, 4:13 pm

Very young plant but stem in bending to one side! Can I stake it Read more »

Fake News [was: "You Should Never Pile Mulch Around A Tree In Your Yar...

July 5, 2020, 2:58 pm

At Yahoo news, an article had the headline You Should Never Pile Mulch Around A Tree In Your Yard. The article links to another one at Women's Health, but that one does not have the same headline ... Read more »

Tomato plants with small, misshapen leaves

July 3, 2020, 4:20 am

I have several tomato plants which are generally doing well. They are 5' tall in the northeast US. However, some of them have tiny, wrinkled leaves on the upper 2/3s of the plants, but the lower 1... Read more »

Canary Island Palm root ball

June 22, 2020, 2:45 pm

I have a 30 ft Canary Island Palm, 25 inch diameter main trunk at 2 ft from the ground. Main trunk is about 2 ft from a wall. it has not been maintained for years. Smaller trunks have come up all ar... Read more »

What kind of critter eats flowers?

June 20, 2020, 6:53 pm

Over the course of the last two weeks something has bitten off the stems of the flours on four different plants at about 4 to 8 inches and then bitten off and removed/eaten/dragged off the flower... Read more »

Best gloves for thorny plants?

June 19, 2020, 6:53 pm

Any recommendations for a good, quality pair of gloves for pulling thistle, pruning thorny plants and such? Prefer elbow-length and full protection against the sharp buggers. I'm in northeastern ... Read more »

Re: Hand-powered chipper/shredder?

June 15, 2020, 10:29 pm

Would that be called a blender? lol Read more »

please identify this lawn weed

June 12, 2020, 5:34 pm

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------2D56F19C4164954F214E13F5 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I need to know the name ... Read more »

Alfalfa as a landscape plant

May 21, 2020, 7:04 pm

Just for fun I'm trying to propagate alfalfa as a landscape plant. There seem to be a few feral plants along roadsides that can stay green well into summer with no irrigation. The flowers aren't ... Read more »

Plant ID please.

May 17, 2020, 4:59 pm

I bought this house plant in a supermarket and wondered if anyone could tell me what it is and also how to propergate it. :) -- Colstar Read more »

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Emerald Green Arborvitae

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I live in New York and I just bought 8 Emerald Green Arborvitaes to plant on the South side of my house. I was wondering if someone can tell me and let me know the best way to plant them. It indic... Read more »

Wintering a Russian Sage in a container

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Im a novice gardener and growing plants in containers on my terrace. I purchased a Russian Sage that grew beautifully all summer. In October I brought it indoors to repot and didn't get it back out ... Read more »

Something eating our Penny Royal mint

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We have Penny Royal as a ground cover. Until recently it was doing incredibly well. A few months ago we noticed one of the plants had been stripped entirely of it's leaves. For a while after that not... Read more »

cherry slug?

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there are worms on my cherry and plum trees, which are eating windowpane type holes in the leaves. a google image search brought me to this: Read more »

Caterpillars on smoke tree......

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I've never seen this caterpillar on any other tree or plant. 1/2 inch long with shiny black color and 2 lighter stripes on each side. Any idea what this might be? Thanks, JohnMac Read more »

Leaf curl in Pachystachys (houseplant)

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I have a few Pachystachys (Golden Shrimp, Lollipop) plants growing indoors, which I have had for several years. The leaves on them always seem to be curled/twisted and quite brittle. Other than that... Read more »

Pests on cleome

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Last year my cleome were infested with some kind of black and yellow beetle in late summer so I pulled them up and got rid of them. This year their seeds sprouted some nice looking plants, but I've ... Read more »

Little White Balls in my Phartenocissus

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Hello again. The spring is starting and the problems to...this time i found these small little white balls in my Parthenocissus: 'ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting' (http://tinyurl.... Read more »

Chusan fan palm / Trachycarpus fortunei - problems!

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I bought some seedlings (approx. 20cm with 1-4 leaves) but now the leaves are starting to shrink and fold into a thin spine (collapsing?)!! Have anyone tried this before? They are growing in small t... Read more »

hollyhock, foundation and gas meter question

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Hi All, I have a huge Hollyhock growing next to my gas meter up against the cement foundation of my house (wood floor house with crawl space). Does this Hollyhock present an kind of danger to either... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.