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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 What vine would be best for my arbor under a tree in dry soil?
Sorry that was an anti recommendation
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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?
Oct
10
comment How much water does lucky bamboo need?
Very similar to this question gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/1097/…
Oct
10
comment What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?
all good suggestions but the question is what kind of carnivorous plant is it?
Oct
3
comment How effective are praying mantis in keeping a garden clear of pests?
Start with the problem and work backwards. What pests do you want to control?
Oct
3
comment Can someone help identify these two groundcover plants?
From the link Myoporum are native to Australia/Pacific. With 32 species this could be right but we need a species to be sure. (and no, I did not down vote)
Oct
2
comment What are good organic phosphorus sources for fruiting plants, other than rock phosphate or animal products?
what kind of fruiting plants, where do you live, why do feel the plants lack adequate phosphorous, what kind of soil do you have?
Oct
2
comment How can I remove moles from my lawn?
The reference from Ohio State University indicates that they do not work. If you haven't tried them and only heard about them then I'm not sure your comment helps readers.
Sep
30
comment How can I remove moles from my lawn?
Holy Mole! Do you need some kind of licence to use this thing?
Sep
30
comment What is this South African plant with broad, waxy leaves and shiny berries that ripen to red?
a member of the aroid family by the flower and sheathe
Sep
29
comment Dormant Spray and Whitewash
You want to move them too? How big are they? How long have they been in the pots?
Sep
29
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
@DavidRicherby excuse my typo. Dehumidifier water is described as "Generally, dehumidifier water is considered a rather clean kind of greywater: not suitable for drinking, but acceptable for watering plants, though not garden vegetables".en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dehumidifier#Condensate I would not use it on a Venus Fly trap as they are sensitive to water quality.
Sep
29
comment Can I use tap water as an alternative to rain water on my Venus fly trap?
@ThatIdiot apparently humidifier water can contain more dissolved salts than is recommended for a venus fly trap. It is acceptable for non edible plants. Good question to ask! (hint...)