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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 we salvage a poorly pruned mature pear tree?
We really need some more information even to speculate. What kind of pear, how old is the tree, did it bear every year or every other year, pictures..
Nov
21
comment What is wrong with my Philodendrons' stems and roots?
are you really growing them hydroponically with a controlled solution of water and nutrients or do you have them in a jar in water? Was the plant the cuttings came from healthy?
Nov
21
comment Indoor house plant identification
Cannot delete an accepted answer, wish I could...
Nov
21
comment How do I transplant a 20 year old Satsuma tree?
much better than trying to move a mature tree!
Nov
20
comment Is this plant an indoor palm of some kind?
definitely not a palm species
Nov
19
comment I live in West Palm Beach Florida we have a strange Apple like tree
Looks more like a ficus to me. Could we have some close ups and a description of how tall it is and what colour is the fruit?
Nov
17
comment What are these round, white, waxy things on my cycad?
Soap and water can have limited effectiveness if you do not repeat the applications. But..rubbing alcohol does help if added to the mix
Nov
17
comment Bay Leaf Tree (Laurus Nobilis) with severe scale
This is a very aggressive treatment plan. Cutting back the foliage is not something I would do at the same time as a systemic. We need a photo or two to identify the species and be more accurate.
Nov
16
comment Is this powdery mildew?
need a closeup picture of the problem for a definitive identification
Oct
29
comment Stone Degree Cut for Fire Pit
Ecnerwal is right, you can't cut stone and then stick it back on if you have cut it wrong. Allow for ten to fifteen percent wastage to be sure to have enough.
Oct
25
comment What is this vine with cordate, alternate leaves?
I don't think this plant is going to cure anyones cancer. |Is it an indoor plant or an outdoor plant?
Oct
21
comment What vine would be best for my arbor under a tree in dry soil?
Sorry that was an anti recommendation
Oct
21
comment What vine would be best for my arbor under a tree in dry soil?
I just ripped out a porcelain berry vine. Way too invasive see here nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/ambr.htm
Oct
21
comment How can I love a Silver Maple?
updated link to an even better reference
Oct
20
comment Identify potted plant growing too tall (>8-9 ft)
Yes, that's it. An application of dilute fertilizer (20-20-20) would help
Oct
20
comment Why are there yellow patches on yard?
Is there any smell to the grass when you put your nose close to it? Dig out a section with your spade to get an idea of the soil profile. How about a picture?
Oct
19
comment Identify potted plant growing too tall (>8-9 ft)
possible duplicate of What is this South Florida tree?
Oct
17
comment How much should I water an avocado plant guided by a moisture meter?
growing indoors or out? Full sun or partial? How old is the plant? How tall is the plant? How about a picture? Help us help you...
Oct
16
comment What's wrong with my mango plant?
whats on the undersides of the leaves? A closeup picture would help diagnose any pests.
Oct
16
comment Can someone identify this white flowering plant?
Can you add to your answer as to why it looks like that to you? Perhaps a picture or identifying characteristics?