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Oct
21
comment Should I have added dead leaves directly to my garden?
Lower the ph to the acid side...
Oct
21
answered Is my tree too close to my house?
Oct
16
comment Why are my Freesias sprouting in the fall?
this isn't that uncommon of a strategy... grape hyacinth comes to mind... don't worry about trying to keep them dormant they need the energy that they will be picking up, also when the root regrowth happens.
Oct
10
comment Ants and white/gray/brown spores all over my gardenia
and to be pedantic, entomologically speaking... mealybugs are a type of scale insect.
Oct
10
comment Ants and white/gray/brown spores all over my gardenia
yup looks like scale to me, neem oil seems to do an alright job of killing adults, where pyrethrum doesn't seem to touch them. eradication probably not possible, but control is.
Oct
10
comment Wintering Carnivorous Plants
i don't know that that research has been done for those particular species but it is typically temp or photoperiod.
Oct
9
comment My habeneros have shrunk over winter!
harvesting will stimulate new growth.
Oct
9
comment Ants and white/gray/brown spores all over my gardenia
do you have any pictures, i suspect you may have some aphids that they ants are farming.
Oct
9
comment Wintering Carnivorous Plants
by storing the plants in side you will be interfering with the normal dormancy.
Oct
9
comment Wintering Carnivorous Plants
by dormancy, I mean a cold period, what each herbaceous plant does is different, some loose their leaves, some dont...
Oct
8
answered Wintering Carnivorous Plants
Oct
1
answered My tree is a wasp magnet, what can I do to get rid of them?
Sep
25
comment Why is my cactus purple?
also is that one on the bottom right a stapelia, or a euphorb? it doesn't seem like a cactus to me.
Sep
25
comment Why is my cactus purple?
yeah doesn't look good to me... the green insides of that cut one look good though... sometimes the roots will clog the drains and you will get standing water in the bottom.. otherwise it could have gotten too hot in the pot and injured the roots.. maybe unpot them and remove any damaged bits and then leave them out for a couple of weeks to scab over and then try to root them... I guess you should investigate to see how bad the damage is... any roots that are spongy or crumbly are dead.
Sep
25
comment Why is my cactus purple?
can it be sunburn, red pigment is often a response to too much light, too quickly... another option is rot or disease... are the roots firm?
Sep
24
answered Which are some good indoor plants for upside down planting?
Sep
19
answered Can my tomato plant move indoors?
Sep
17
comment What kind of plant/mushroom is this?
I can't believe that some biologist just named the genus Phallus... usually they wouldn't squander the opportunity to tack something on there. wouldn't Dynophallus (your name here) be a good enough reason to become a field mycologist?
Sep
15
comment Help identify peach tree
if you have a place with suckers coming from the roots you could layer a sucker, then graft to that, then you would have an exact copy of that tree, I don't think you could run into legal problems even if it was a patented/trademarked variety if you were just replacing an old tree.
Sep
15
comment Should I leave my bonsai oak tree outdoors during winter?
it depends on the species, but assuming it is a temperate species, it may need a dormant period.