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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.


4h
comment What are these insects laying eggs on the underside of this butterfly flower leaf?
@stormy most terrestrial frogs can eat eat what they can reach with their tongue. If an aphid is two feet in the air at the top of a tall plant the frog cannot reach it. Predatory wasps and lady bugs are more common predators for aphids in North America
4h
comment Does Dawn dishwashing detergent kill plants (shrubs & flowers)?
Please add more details about why soap will harm plants. Your answer doesn't really answer the question.
1d
comment What would be the symptoms of a Song of India plant with too little water?
Picture please. Including a closeup of a brown spot.
2d
comment What plant is this?
Can you tell us more why you think it is this plant? Similar pictures or references?
2d
comment What is causing yellow spots with 'hair growth' on the underside of the leaves on my tree?
This looks like an elderly crab apple or apple tree that has suffered some severe structural damage in the past.(see the other pictures for the damage)
Jul
24
comment What preventative action should I take against Fruit Fly?
Thanks for checking back and updating your question.
Jul
24
comment What is this pest attacking and killing a douglas fir?
pictures of the dying tree please!
Jul
23
comment Can anyone tell me what this weed is?
That's a teeny tiny picture, do you have more, or larger ones?
Jul
22
comment Why do blueberries need acidic soil?
I still don't understand how blueberries can grow all over the area I live in which has alkaline soil with ph over 7 due to the limestone deposits.
Jul
21
comment What is causing curling leaves on my potted Rosy Glow barberry bushes?
have you checked for any insects like aphids under the leaves?
Jul
19
comment What is this narrow leaved, aromatic plant native to Attica, Greece?
passing resemblance to rosemary
Jul
17
comment How can I rejuvenate my overgrown Elaegnus & Deutzia?
Goy? Gardener of the Year?
Jul
15
comment What are these hard white/brown spots growing on my houseplant?
Do you have any references to adding a foliar fertilizer to a pesticide? As a former licenced applicator I think this would not be recommended for any product due to the unknown interactions between the fertilizer and the other ingredients
Jul
14
comment What is this fungus in my indoor snake plant's pot, and is it harmful?
Technically speaking this is not fungus but mushrooms.
Jul
13
comment Can I plant rhubarb roots in mid July, in Michigan?
Once they are established rhubarb is a vigorous plant. Even cropping it three times a year will only just keep it within a 3' x 3' (1 meter sq area)
Jul
12
comment What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?
is there even the remotest chance that this is a tropical that someone planted there? The flowers of an aroid are all similar but this is sooo close
Jul
12
comment What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?
that spathe looks so much like a peace lily it's uncanny
Jul
11
comment Tropical Growth Room for Vanilla Planfolia
@jmusser with many plants this would be true and an inexpensive add on. The vanilla orchid is an epiphyte and does not require a growing medium per se, orchid bark or cork are just fine. It depends on the budget tropical has whether you want to add more accessories.
Jul
11
comment Can I use herbicides in flood conditions without harming good plants?
why do you recommend over human sludge over, say, plant derived compost?
Jul
10
comment Can I use herbicides in flood conditions without harming good plants?
Drainage can sometimes be solved with a bit of digging and some landscape fabric and four inch drain pipe with sleeve. If you are interested just ask a new question.