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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.


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comment How can I remove moles from my lawn?
Holy Mole! Do you need some kind of licence to use this thing?
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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
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comment Dormant Spray and Whitewash
You want to move them too? How big are they? How long have they been in the pots?
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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.
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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...)
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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
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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
2d
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
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
23
comment How do I repel tree squirrels that are digging holes in my lawn?
I think this would only work for as long as it takes the rags to dry..
Sep
22
comment What is this white-and-purple, five-petaled flower?
why not ask this as a new question?
Sep
22
comment What is this white-and-purple, five-petaled flower?
btw in my garden this plant seeds way too freely and I remove it despite the flowers
Sep
21
comment What unclean water can I give to my plants?
These questions are on the same topic gardening.stackexchange.com/search?q=greywater
Sep
21
comment What is a soil spreader called in the U.S? Are they available here?
Farmers call them manure spreaders as seen here deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/products/equipment/frontier_implements/… A little big for home use...
Sep
19
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
I have ilex cultivars and they don't look like this in regards to leaf colour or the location of the berries. Another picture of the berries would help
Sep
19
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
Wonderful to see you back, and with a good question too!
Sep
16
comment What should I look for when selecting lights for indoor cacti?
Can we have some more information about the lighting system that you have tried? And what kind of cactus, how far from the lights, maybe a picture?
Sep
16
comment looking for a fast growing Leucaena leucocephala seeds
I think questions about where to buy seeds are outside the scope of this forum as the information becomes out of date quickly.
Sep
15
comment What is this white flowered tree?
Trimming is essential. In my area this plant is only one step away from being weedy. It can easily put on twelve inches (30 cm) a year in top growth. With willows being notorious for dropping and shedding branches a sharp pruner should be close at hand.
Sep
14
comment Will wisteria clippings take root in a compost pile?
Where I live you have to work to grow wisteria. It sounds like where you live wisteria grows and grows and grows. Where do you live? What type of wisteria?