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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.


Feb
26
reviewed No Action Needed How to prevent Sempervivum tectorum (Common Houseleek) from growing in length and not width?
Feb
26
answered What is this plant with waxy, variegated, 7“ by 4” oval leaves?
Feb
25
comment Green long caterpiller like bugs [pics included] on my Cassia fistula
caterpillars are soft bodied insects and are vulnerable to soap and water. But...the problem is getting coverage. You need a sprayer that can provide good pressure to cover the leaves.
Feb
23
comment plant identification, it's shrub, about 3 metres high & at the bottom comes from lots of thick stems
can you provide more detail and references about why you think it's asparagus?
Feb
20
comment What should I do about landscape rocks in my garden plot?
what do you want to grow where the rocks are?
Feb
19
comment Root system of an evergreen tree
Where do you live?
Feb
19
comment Can woodpeckers damage a pecan tree enough that it won't produce?
Woodpeckers only work where there is food or a nesting site. The real question is: is there a hollow cavity suitable for nesting or are there borers/insects that are already in the tree?
Feb
19
comment Root system of an evergreen tree
Good point. The neighbour may be responsible for any damage to the trees but this depends on local and or state laws.
Feb
19
revised Song of India (Dracaena) brown spots: what could be the cause
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Feb
19
revised What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?
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Feb
19
answered Song of India (Dracaena) brown spots: what could be the cause
Feb
19
answered What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?
Feb
18
answered Root system of an evergreen tree
Feb
14
comment best control method for mealy bug on dwarf white pine
Can I spray to needles with rubbing alcohol as well?
Feb
14
reviewed Reviewed How often should you mow a growing lawn?
Feb
13
asked best control method for mealy bug on dwarf white pine
Feb
13
comment Why is triclopyr not available in California?
It's more complicated than I thought. The EPA has a say, the state government and possibly local regulations too. This link ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7434.html from the University of California in 2010 says that it is available to licenced applicators and homeowners. Why not ask at a retail store?
Feb
12
comment Why is triclopyr not available in California?
This is due to your state's legislature but this pdf from 1997 indicates that even then there were concerns about the long term residues that were taken up by plants and animals that were not the intended target. cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/fatememo/triclopyr.pdf
Feb
12
comment I have a house plant no one has been able to identify,
here are some pictures of Niall's suggestion google.ca/…
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed Self Sustainable farm for Beginner