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Portland, Oregon, USA
USDA hardiness zone 8a


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comment How many lawn mowers in the UK
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a piece of trivia about a gardening tool, not about using that tool in the practice of gardening.
Nov
15
comment How can we salvage a poorly pruned mature pear tree?
Do you have before and after pictures of the tree that you can post?
Nov
14
comment Identifying the type of mint
When answering identification questions, please describe why you think your identification is correct: the plant’s characteristics, location. It’s also useful to include links if they help support your answer.
Nov
11
comment Can I successfully over-seed a lawn in the Spring in Colorado?
I guess you meant Denver, Colorado. If not, please add the correct location. Thanks.
Nov
10
comment How do I remove dandelions without damaging my lawn?
Please don't add a signature to your posts; they all have a link to your profile displayed underneath so a signature isn't necessary. See the help center for more information.
Nov
4
comment Will tulips survive a winter in USDA zone 5 when planted in a boat?
How big is this boat (as compared to the frost line in your area)? How is it mounted (in the air, resting on the ground, etc.)? Does it have good drainage (tulips don't like it wet)?
Oct
29
comment What is this flower that smells like a skunk?
Could it be an offspring from a plant that seeded earlier this year? That might explain why it's only been flowering for two weeks if it's just now reached maturity.
Oct
29
comment What is this flower that smells like a skunk?
@J.Musser If you zoom in, you can see where some flowers have lost their petals further down on the head.
Oct
29
comment Can I dig up a wilting Begonia in the garden and turn it into a houseplant?
Hi and welcome to the site! I edited out the parts about being new and searching for duplicates since they don't add useful information to the main question about your begonias; we prefer posts to be to the point on these sites. Again, welcome!
Oct
27
comment Should I prune Rudbeckia for winter?
What part of the world do you live in? Advice that's applicable for one location may not be good for other locations (compare Southern California and Northern Alaska, for example).
Oct
20
comment In ground dog composters, are they effective?
This question was already asked here and ended up being moved to Sustainable Living since it wasn't directly about producing compost for gardening: sustainability.stackexchange.com/q/567/1196
Oct
14
comment Is mid-October too late to seed a lawn in Ottawa, Canada?
See also: gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/4964/…
Oct
13
comment What is this young shrub with opposite ovate, crenate leaves and reddish stems?
@j.musser It turns out there's a Clerodendron in the back yard of the house across the street from me, but it doesn't have the scalloped leaf edges mine does, and mine doesn't have the peanut-butter smell from the leaves -- I don't know if the differences would be because mine is still young.
Oct
9
comment How to get rid of skunk cabbage
Based on your location in Pennsylvania, presumably you're talking about Symplocarpus foetidus, not one of the other plants called skunk cabbage.
Oct
7
comment What is this young shrub with opposite ovate, crenate leaves and reddish stems?
@J.Musser It might be; I think there's one a few blocks away from me, so I'll walk a dog past there in daylight, take a closer look at it and report back.
Sep
29
comment What is this young shrub with opposite ovate, crenate leaves and reddish stems?
@Bamboo The paler patch on the right where the trunk emerges from the crack between the pavers? That appears to be a damaged spot on the bark, not another stem.
Sep
28
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
Hi, and welcome to the site. I added some detail to your title (based on your other question) assuming that you want the water for your Venus fly trap. Feel free to revert my changes if that wasn't your intent.
Sep
28
comment What is this young shrub with opposite ovate, crenate leaves and reddish stems?
@J.Musser I have neighbors with lilacs and cherries; they're the closest I could find, but neither is quite right.
Sep
26
comment Boiling before germinating Chinese Juniper Seeds
This sounds more like a way to make a tea from the seeds instead of helping them germinate. Do you have a link to the seed supplier, or if not, could you take a photo of the packet and post that?
Sep
25
comment How to acclimate a store bought plant to a home-outdoors?
Where do you live and what has the weather been like recently? What kind of winters do you typically have?