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comment Mixing Alcohol Solution for Paperwhites to Prevent Legginess
Good work to find the original paper!
Feb
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comment What problems will result from overgrowth of cable eye bolts in silver maple and tulip trees?
Pictures please
Feb
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comment What are the best practices for keeping trees healthy in a construction area?
@J. Musser, yes please, nothing like in the field results as a comparison to academic research. The trials that are performed are the most accepted tool we have to verify but not the only one.
Feb
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comment What is this bonsai tree with serrated elliptic leaves and why has it lost all its leaves?
Yes, likely an elm
Feb
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comment Has my Japanese Maple completely died?
scratch a small piece of bark off. If there is a bit of green between the bark and the cambium something is alive
Feb
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comment Dracaena reflexa or Pleomele?
@Rosie all across biology, not just botany the concept of a "species" is looking more and more like a good-enough-theory rather than anything grounded in how genes actually work. But that is out of scope here.
Feb
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comment Construction damage to tree
@Everyone this is an excellent question that I will ask here. It was very hard to find any specific guideline on root pruning other then "Don't". This article from the Society of Arborist's quotes a "rule of thumb that once 50% of a tree's root mass is lost the eventual death of the tree is a foregone conclusion. isa-arbor.com/newsroom/resources/news_LAM_Planting.pdf
Jan
29
comment How can I organically make the soil potassium rich?
Why do you think your tomato plants have a potassium deficiency? What kind of soil is present where they are growing: clay, sand, organic??
Jan
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comment Trying to save orange tree — pruning and general questions
I suggest that peeing will not make the soil more acidic on any long-term way. Do you have any university or college publications that confirm your idea?
Jan
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comment Trying to save orange tree — pruning and general questions
Do you have any references for the "pee on it" suggestion that works every time?
Jan
25
comment What do you call the support post for a pothos?
What I see used by growers is dry and fibrous. It looks like osmunda fibre only of an unusually large size
Jan
25
comment Carpet for Tree mulch
This is just not a good idea. Sports turf will tend to smother the tree as it not as permeable
Jan
21
comment How Do I Rehabilitate my Norfolk Island Pine?
@Escoce That's right the tip will regrow but no need to do so unless the tip is dead. It just ends up with a trunk with an "L" shape in it
Jan
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comment Which Indian/ Asian Bamboo species grow to 1.5“-2” inch diameter have thick segment wall & high lateral strength?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about gardening
Jan
15
comment Help me identifying this bonsai plant
Possible duplicate of Bonsai identification and pruning tips
Jan
14
comment What is this tropical houseplant with alternate leaves?
I will go look at the one we have going when I get home
Jan
14
comment What is this tropical houseplant with alternate leaves?
looks very much like the coffee plant
Jan
12
comment What pesticide should I use with an Orange tree in Texas?
It might be aphids, it could be citrus scale or even mealybug. As others have said "Know your enemy" for best results
Jan
12
comment How do I recover an avocado plant that shriveled while I was away for a week?
@GrahamChiu You should ask a question about that as capillary action and self watering planters are another topic entirely
Jan
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comment How do I recover an avocado plant that shriveled while I was away for a week?
@GrahamChiu If the plant had a capillary wick system and the plant was used to that then this would be a superior way to provide just the water a plant needs. However the soil mixture has dried out on this plant and it's water needs have been reduced without leaves to transpire. I favour a thorough wetting followed by a decreased quantity of water until new growth shows.