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location Ottawa, Canada
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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.


Mar
3
comment A website for keeping track of my houseplants
I don't mind if there is full disclosure and it is a "free" service
Mar
3
comment A website for keeping track of my houseplants
If you happened to be Phil Porter of Rapid Sprout you should edit your answer to show your affiliation and tell us whether the site is free or not.
Feb
28
comment Index of photoperiods
I was referring to the dramatic difference in lux levels between indoors at 100 to 500 lux and outside on a sunny day at over 10,000 lux. Low light = etiolation
Feb
28
reviewed Reviewed Index of photoperiods
Feb
28
comment Index of photoperiods
If you are trying to grow a sequoia indoors much past the seedling stage you need heavy duty High pressure sodium lighting for periods of time that are similar to the daylength of the US West Coast in spring
Feb
27
revised Help identifying this vine with green and white heart shaped leaves?
edited title
Feb
27
reviewed Close At what point do seedlings start to need nutrients?
Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed Glass vs plastic greenhouse covering: pros and cons
Feb
25
comment What is killing off my lucky bamboo?
Any references for "algae will eat a lot more phosphorous and nitrogen than anything else"?
Feb
23
answered Is drainage needed for a new lawn on compacted clay?
Feb
23
reviewed Close What are these viny plants? Are they poisonous?
Feb
23
reviewed No Action Needed Why are my tree ferns' leaves drying out and dying?
Feb
22
answered Orchid on branch: What carrier could work?
Feb
20
comment What is this tree/shrub in my Florida yard?
You really need to put more detail in this answer as to why it is the plant you think it is. How about a picture?
Feb
20
reviewed No Action Needed How do I grow a basil plant tall?
Feb
20
reviewed No Action Needed What is this (allegedly) mosquito-repellent trailing plant with dark green heart-shaped leaves?
Feb
19
comment What is this tree/shrub in my Florida yard?
I don't think your identification is correct. Ixora has red or red pinkish flowers which look quite different. See here upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/…
Feb
19
comment How to completely rid my potting soil/container of fungi which seems to continually attack my plants
do not use moisture control potting soil for indoor plants, that should help
Feb
10
comment Is this compost bin rodent-proof?
Are the rodents in your area of unusual size?
Feb
10
comment How do I remove weeds and prevent them growing between the bricks in a paved area?
This is just wrong, sorry! Interlock products are concrete with a manufacturer's warranty of over 25 years. They do not "grind" against each other and produce stone dust. Landscape fabric should not be used under interlock. Gaps are left between the pavers to allow the surface to move without breaking. Even under heavy use interlock does not make stone dust. See icpi.org