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A plant to identify

November 28, 2017, 6:08 am

Hello all, I came across this very aromatic plant in my neighborhood. Having no nursery around where I live anymore I took it to the local big-box hardware store, they did not know what it is :( (... Read more »

Uses for cottage cheese

November 26, 2017, 1:31 am

I have cottage cheese to use up by the 27th. Should have checked the date when I bought it I guess. I found a couple of food network recipes that use it. Read more »

Which rodent made this new mound in a So. CA area?

November 24, 2017, 6:45 pm Was this big new mound made by a gopher, mole, etc. outside a rural So(uthern) CA(lifornia) home? It appears yesterday's morning and got bigger this morning. :( Thank y... Read more »


November 23, 2017, 8:37 am

Should I leave a shoot from the rootstock below the graft? presumably some sort of lemon Read more »

What is this fruit(?) found last week under these plants found in a Souther...

November 19, 2017, 5:57 pm Are they safe to eat? Thank you in advance. :) -- An ant is over six feet tall when measured by its own foot-rule. --Slovenian Note: A fixed width font (Courier, Mono... Read more »

Rat poison

November 17, 2017, 1:50 am

I have used half cement, half flour and it seems to have worked. I dont see them eating as much, but know for sure because i dont see or smell the dead ones. Any other homemade methods? Do me a big... Read more »

It Is Indeed Getting Warmer

November 9, 2017, 6:22 am

I just updated the Web page that describes the climate in my neighborhood, to reflect temperatures in September and October. For the years 2006-2016, the daily average low in October was 59F; but ... Read more »

Who do I sue?

October 30, 2017, 6:50 am

All summer I had a nice tomato plant in my tiny garden. It was slow in producing tomatoes. It was just beginning to produce. It was still young and vital. Last night the temperature dropped into th... Read more »

What is making these holes in the front lawn overnight that happen often?

October 29, 2017, 7:06 pm from a local rural So(uthern) CA(lifornia) house. Gophers? Deers? Dogs? Squirrels? I doubt it is the ants even though there are Red Imported Fire and Argentine ant... Read more »

what size hydrangea petiolaris to buy?

October 18, 2017, 11:25 am

I know hydrangea petiolaris are slow to start. With the choice between a 2 litre and 5*litre plant am I better off going for the larger or will this not make much difference in how fast it establishe... Read more »

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Select the right trees and they'll survive the "hot spots"

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The Plant Man column for publication week of 07/17/05 - 07/23/05 (712 words) ### The Plant Man by Steve Jones Select the right trees and they'll survive the hot spots It's summer,... Read more »

Does Leyland Cypress do well in Pennsylvania ?

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I posted before seeking advice on Leyland Cypress. Thanks for the replies. Now I've run into another problem, which is that I've gotten conflicting reports of how fast the LC grow, from nurseries in ... Read more »

mulch against concrete block house?

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Hello again, I've searched and searched I guess theres no solid answer. I'm in florida is mulch in the beds surrounding the house advisable or not? (the house is entirely surrounded by a 3 foot b... 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 »

bindweed and strawberries

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I created a small bed (2'x24') for strawberries. I put landscaping fabric down and then about 4 inches of mulch. My strawberries are coming up fine but so is the bind weed. I haven't found anything... Read more »

Douglas Fir centerpiece for septic system

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Sorry if this is going to the wrong place, but I wasn't able to find a decent group other than this one. I have this douglas fir in my backyard, probably 50+ years old, the people who built the sep... Read more »

Hand Grinder for Horseradish

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Used hand grinders are inexpensive at flea markets and yard sales, so that's where I anticipated getting one to grind my horseradish this fall. Some are old and heavy and others are lighter and look... Read more »

Oxalis deppei - overwintering

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It's my first year growing Iron Cross oxalis deppei. I'm just southeast of Chicago, about a mile or so from Lake Michigan. My oxalis are still blooming, although the morning glories got killed off... Read more »

Composting with fireplace ashes

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Is there a compelling reason to use use or not use fireplace ashes in my compost pile? Read more »

The Greenhouse Hamburger

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The Greenhouse Hamburger February 2009 Scientific American Most of us are aware that our cars, our coal-generated electric power and even our cement factories adversely affect the environment. Until... 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.