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Feeding plants flies for protein using soapy water


December 31, 2017, 12:52 am

How does a single soap drop of flak incapacitate a housefly? Do you think the dish soap is bad or good for the plants? What is it about soapy water that knocks house flies right out of the air? ... Read more »

Merry Christmas to All You Fine Folks


December 24, 2017, 5:02 pm

I hope everyone is/was having a good Christmas or otherwise winter fiesta. Please excuse my ab scents -- bin neglecting the fine newsgroups, but hope to improve again as soon as I can find anot... Read more »

Problem With Palm


December 16, 2017, 2:56 pm

Hi, Not sure which palm this is but we have noticed the leaves are turning yellow, wondered if its because of the cold as it was -2 degrees last night. At the moment we have wrapped it in fleece, is... Read more »

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. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula... Read more »

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


November 24, 2017, 6:45 pm

http://imgur.com/a/KNFno 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 »

Lemonade


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

http://imgur.com/a/L9LD1 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 »

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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 www.landsteward.org Select the right trees and they'll survive the hot spots It's summer,... Read more »

When to pick Galeux d'Eysines squash?

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I planted a couple Galeux d'Eysines squash seeds this year on a lark. It wa s on May 15th, the last frost date in Denver. Now I have four fruits that l ook like they're 10-15 pounds each. One of th... 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 »

Calla lily revival

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Last Mother's Day, my 4 y.o. son's preschool had them all plant a calla lily for their moms which, amazingly, were timed perfectly to bloom right on Mother's day. Well, mine did anyway. I was very ... Read more »

Growing Sugar cane in East Texas

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Does anyone know how to grow sugarcane? We live in Mount Pleasant TX (East Texas) and want to grow a bunch of it around the outer edges of our pond, but can't seem to find any info about how to get s... Read more »

plants named Peter

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Hopefully some of you may be able to help I have three Sons Peter, David and Alden In an effort to get them involved in the Garden, I am trying to buy some plants that they can 'adopt' I have plante... Read more »

Minimum Spacing Between Plants in Photinia Hedge

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What is the minimum spacing you can use between plants in a hedge made of Photinia Red Robin? I want to be aggressive about this and I want to maximize the density of the hedge. I am willing to ... Read more »

Pruning carex flagellifera

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Hopefully you can give me some help. Should I cut my carex flagellifera (weeping brown sedge) to the ground or not? I've checked several sources (books, web), some say cut it down to 1 or 2 from the ... 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 »

Trees identification

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Can anyone recommend a good book on identifying trees? Or a good site on the Internet? Thanks, J. Davidson Read more »

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