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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.


Jan
24
comment Can I measure chemical elements in soil myself?
It depends: what you want to grow determines what you need in the soil. Indoors or outdoors?
Jan
24
comment My lemon tree, ants, shells. What is this and how to treat it properly?
@Shule no need to link off site try this link gardening.stackexchange.com/search?q=scale
Jan
24
comment My lemon tree, ants, shells. What is this and how to treat it properly?
it is scale, the hard brown bumps on the stems and leaves
Jan
22
comment How do I get rid of mice without hurting the birds that might feed on them?
You need the right bait, peanut butter is irresistable
Jan
22
comment Why is my lemon tree losing leaves after I gave it tomato feed?
picture please of top and bottom of leave and plant in general. Do not feed with fertilizer again until it's diagnosed
Jan
20
comment How should I take care of my new Areca Palm?
I cannot remove the whitespace, an artifact of small picture size. feel free to try editing it
Jan
20
comment What happened to my Mass Cane?
@JosephWit You cannot remove the fungus by repotting. The fungus is inside the cells of the plant. There is no need to quarantine it as the problem cannot spread. Make sure the plant has the right conditions and is not overwatered and it will out grow the problem.
Jan
20
comment What happened to my Mass Cane?
@JosephWit It probably is a fungus brought on by over watering at the grower. Best way to deal with it is to provide the best conditions for the plant. It will not spread unless you transfer infected soil or use contaminated pruners.
Jan
19
comment What happened to my Mass Cane?
Using a moisture meter will not cause the damage you see. Plants move to a slower rhythm than we do. New growth takes time. Continue to monitor, do not keep too wet and follow @Bamboo 's excellent answer
Jan
17
comment What plant is this and how do I save it?
possible duplicate of What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?
Jan
17
comment What is the name of this plant and how to make it grow horizontal branches?
possible duplicate of What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?
Jan
17
comment What is the name of this plant, is it edible, and how can I care for it?
it does look like a member of the plectranthus family, but can you add to your answer rather than just linking off site?
Jan
16
comment What is wrong with this Fargesia?
Do the black spots come off?
Jan
15
comment What is wrong with this Fargesia?
Could be thrips which are common in some areas of the US. They leave black frass on the leaves and the adults are the size of exclamation marks. They will move when jostled. Can you check if anything moves on the leaf?
Jan
15
comment What is wrong with this Fargesia?
looks more like a virus/fungus/bacteria. Is there anyone living on the underside of the leaf?
Jan
15
comment How do I grow a new African Violet from a leaf?
@Sue Grow lights are good, even better is a heated propagation mat that provides gentle bottom heat.
Jan
15
comment How should I take care of my new Areca Palm?
@J.Musser I have seen that kind of stock when it is shipped. It should have stayed in the shadehouse in Florida for another three to six months. A group of six inch plugs in an eighteen inch pot is not the normal standard for Florida greenhouses.
Jan
15
comment How should I take care of my new Areca Palm?
do not repot yet! Put it by a sunny warm window and wait and see....
Jan
14
comment Can I use 12-6-9 fertilizer sticks for a Ficus Bonsai?
@J.Musser I added to the answer yesterday "promote an even ratio of foliage and roots"
Jan
14
comment What is this mold/fungus?
There are millions of species of fungi. If they are growing on soil they have a similar lifestyle regardless of appearance and are not a problem to your plants.