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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.


16h
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
22h
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I think questions about where to buy seeds are outside the scope of this forum as the information becomes out of date quickly.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?
Sep
14
comment Is it too late to plant potatoes in Dorset, UK in Mid -september?
Can you tell us if you want to plant seed potatoes, fully grown potatoes or just the eyes? What variety?
Sep
14
comment Are spreading spider plants a problem?
Your answer is very detailed but could use some editing to make more use of paragraphs or bullet points.
Sep
14
comment Drip Irrigation for Row of Long Arborvitae Hedge
any pipe that drips along the entire length as opposed to emitters could easily suffer the problem of more water coming out at the start of the run than at the end of the run.
Sep
9
comment Do I have to bring my potted plants inside during the winter?
digging them in to the ground works great for me for bonsai
Sep
7
comment How will indirect sunlight affect indoor tomatoes under grow lights?
what kind of vegetables, what kind of grow lights, how close will the lights be to the vegetables, which direction (North, south,etc) does the window face and how close will it be to the plants?
Sep
4
comment How can I prevent my arborvitae trees from turning brown and dying every time I plant them?
we need pictures, your location, your soil type and how you planted them
Sep
3
comment How deep should a post be in the ground, compared to how tall it's going to be above?
This answer is relevant, particularly the remark about not using 4 x 4 posts as they look like toothpicks (my wording) gardening.stackexchange.com/a/11156/499
Sep
3
comment How deep should a post be in the ground, compared to how tall it's going to be above?
How important is the look, or aesthetics of the finished product?
Sep
3
comment How deep should a post be in the ground, compared to how tall it's going to be above?
depends on how deep the frost goes, soil type, construction method. Tell us your location, lowest temperatures every winter, soil type and how tall your trellis fence is going to be.
Sep
2
comment Which grass is best suited as an indoor perennial?
Guess I've just seen too many people overestimate how much light plants are getting.
Sep
1
comment Which grass is best suited as an indoor perennial?
Even the spider plant is likely to need additional lighting. If the intention is to put the plants on the floor at ground level then supplementary lighting is almost mandatory.
Aug
31
comment What can I do with a dead bonsai that was an anniversary gift?
does your wife know it's dead?
Aug
31
comment What can I replace my garden with?
what part of the world do you live in? Do you have a budget for this? Are the gardens accessible: ie can you bring in soil,plants etc?
Aug
30
comment Is there a way to discourage blackbirds, but not other birds, from visiting my yard?
@Mr.Mindor your post talks about crows which are quite smart and have a distinctive appearance. Until we have a photo to identify the species your answer is very selective.