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USDA Zone 4a lows to -30 Deg F / - 35 Deg C highs to + 104 Deg F / + 40 Deg C

Former interior/exterior landscaper and arborist interested in native species, water features and natural stone.


Oct
1
revised Can the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) build up toxicity in my soils?
Improved flow, minor things
Sep
30
comment How can I remove moles from my lawn?
Holy Mole! Do you need some kind of licence to use this thing?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment What is this South African plant with broad, waxy leaves and shiny berries that ripen to red?
a member of the aroid family by the flower and sheathe
Sep
30
reviewed Reviewed What is this large plant with spikes of hot pink bracts and lavender, trumpet shaped flowers, that's growing in South Africa?
Sep
29
comment Dormant Spray and Whitewash
You want to move them too? How big are they? How long have they been in the pots?
Sep
29
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
@DavidRicherby excuse my typo. Dehumidifier water is described as "Generally, dehumidifier water is considered a rather clean kind of greywater: not suitable for drinking, but acceptable for watering plants, though not garden vegetables".en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dehumidifier#Condensate I would not use it on a Venus Fly trap as they are sensitive to water quality.
Sep
29
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
@ThatIdiot apparently humidifier water can contain more dissolved salts than is recommended for a venus fly trap. It is acceptable for non edible plants. Good question to ask! (hint...)
Sep
29
revised Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
clarify
Sep
29
revised Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
spelling
Sep
29
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
@insta if you remove the mineral content you have distilled water. Distilled water can be used as well. greenhouse.iab.uaf.edu/education/venusflytrap.php
Sep
29
answered Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
Sep
29
answered Can anyone tell me what this plant is?
Sep
28
comment New lawn infested with moles
the question can be reopened if you point out what details make your mole problem different than the other mole questions
Sep
28
comment Is there an enzyme/compound I can use to quickly rot fallen fruit?
I agree, a rake will always be faster than natural decay.
Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed How do I know if a fertilizer treatment is burning my trees?
Sep
26
comment What's wrong with this Photinia fraseri tree?
I think this is quite likely. The amount of heat that can be radiated from a cement wall could have a effect on the health of plants, particularly in a hot climate.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
awarded  Reviewer
Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed Do pine beetles kill healthy pitch pines, or is it safe to plant seedlings to replace trees killed by them?