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Portland, Oregon, USA
USDA hardiness zone 8a


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.
Oct
1
comment How to deal with clients who take up too much time?
Startups says they'll take it... hold on to your seats!!!
Oct
1
comment How to deal with clients who take up too much time?
@ThatIdiot I'm waiting for a reply from the Startups moderators, but there's also Freelancing. I found freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/498/… on a quick search
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?
Sep
19
comment Why are my indoor strawberry's leaves turning brown?
What did you feed it with, and how much did you use? (Fertilizers can burn a plant's roots if you use too much of them.)
Sep
14
comment How can I preserve and propagate a color sport in my dahlias?
Alas, the sport didn't survive. We had a particularly cold and dry spell around Christmas which did a lot of damage to my garden, and I think the tuber with the sport died (certainly, I don't have as many flowers as normal). I'm still getting flowers with varying amounts of purple, so I'm hopeful they'll throw something else new and interesting eventually.
Sep
14
comment How can I propagate Phoenix canariensis with vegetative offshoots?
Please add some photos. If they're a different species, they'll help in identification.
Sep
14
comment Why does my grass have bright green patches?
Please explain why you think it is green Kyllinga.
Sep
10
comment What are these small black things appearing on my cucumber leaves, and are they harmful?
Moderator note: Lots of comments removed since any information in them appears to be captured in the question or the answers.
Sep
9
comment What plant has no foliage and clusters of red berries on top of a fleshy 1' stem?
Welcome to the site and thanks for the description of your plant! Could you please add a photograph to your post as it could make identification much easier and definite? Also, adding your location may help narrow down the possibilities if there are several close matches. Thanks!
Sep
1
comment What is this burr covered plant (weed?)
With identification questions, it's useful to describe where in the world you found the plant, and the conditions where you found it (sun, shade, rocky hillside, forested riverbank, and so on). If you have more information about the plant, please update your question to add it. Thanks.
Sep
1
comment What can I do with a dead bonsai that was an anniversary gift?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to use a dead bonsai tree in a craft project, and gardening uses have been specifically ruled out.