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comment How do we revive Spruce trees that lost 50% of their needles after a flood?
@Viv the question does not say the trees are rotting, only that they don't look as nice as they did. Without a site plan it's hard to say
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comment Transplanting Jack in the Pulpit
I agree. No need to move it as they are for sale at nurseries and even grocery stores where I live.
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comment When is the right time to put milkweed seeds in soil?
missed that bit about the window box, Don't think that will work for common milkweed. Maybe the tropical variety
2d
comment How often should you overseed a lawn?
Sure you can, the birds love it. Most people don't try more than a few times without covering the seed or using coated seed
2d
comment When is the right time to put milkweed seeds in soil?
as a note common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is something you do not want in your garden. It spreads by roots which can under flagstones for five feet or more. Other types are better in your garden such as Asclepias incarnata
2d
comment When is the right time to put milkweed seeds in soil?
Agreed, plant now. they make a thick taproot and do not transplant well.
Apr
29
comment What kind of a plant is this (with large, glossy “finger-like” leaves)?
@Brenn and probably something else a few years from now, taxonomy seems to be hard and rapidly changing with the results of DNA analysis
Apr
29
comment What USDA zones can I grow Yacon in?
This would be an even better answer if you mentioned the latin name and what kind of plant it is. I had never heard of it.
Apr
27
comment What is this tall perennial with fragrant white flowers?
The common ones for sale are mostly ~30 cm. Until we see a flower it's hard to say
Apr
27
comment What is this tall perennial with fragrant white flowers?
It might not be an astilbe if it gets 5' (1.5M) tall
Apr
26
comment Will growing Garlic in a garden keep insects away?
I see lots of hearsay articles about snakes being repelled by garlic but not a single academic reference or even one from a zoo. Do you have any references from universities, zoos, biologists?
Apr
26
comment Will growing Garlic in a garden keep insects away?
@GrahamChiu the link states correctly that it can be used as a contact pesticide with some residual activity against insects that eat plants. It does not make any claims that garlic will repel female mosquitoes who are more interested in mammals for their meals
Apr
26
comment What is this plant with red-pink lines/veins on its big green rounded leaves?
Nice one Niall, and good to see you answering question
Apr
26
comment How do I channel heavy water runoff on my sloped desert land?
pictures and a site plan with the slope. Where do you want the water to go? Are you intending to grow plants with it? More details=better answer
Apr
26
comment Will growing Garlic in a garden keep insects away?
flowering garlic attracts small pollinators. Never seemed to repel anything. Where did you see this?
Apr
26
comment What are these insects called and how do I get rid of them?
I associate spring tails with a lifestyle close to soil with high organic matter. In tropical areas they might live different places.
Apr
22
comment Should I grind up rhubarb root to make it multiply?
top dressing with shredded leaves in the fall works wonders for mine
Apr
22
comment What is this small red fruit with a passion fruit like pulp inside?
what size is the fruit and the tree?
Apr
20
comment What is this white speck on the leaf of my plant?
reminds me of a protective web over an insect egg. Wipe them off and see if they return..
Apr
20
comment Mice eating sown grass seed
@NeilSlater Sounds like a question about how to improve a shady patchy lawn area is in your future..