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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 Propagating quince - method and timings?
japanese quince, more shrub like, fruit smaller than a golfball or cydonia the true quince, a tree like plant often grafted onto pear stock with an apple sized fruit
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comment Propagating quince - method and timings?
japanese quince or the relative of the pear, cydonia?
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comment Itchy substance from Roses
what is your question?
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comment How do I prevent raccoons from eating my corn?
I don't know what size raccoons are where you are but where I live they are the size of small dogs. A pellet gun is only going to annoy them.
Dec
16
comment Why are the leaves of my rubber plants getting wavy?
Not a rubber plant, probably a member of the Maranta family
Dec
16
comment How do I get rid of these insects that are in all of my planters?
Chances are good that these are fungus gnats. They do not harm the plant and can be controlled by good cultural practices. See gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/3306/…
Dec
15
comment Renovating mature pear trees
Why put cardboard down?
Dec
15
comment Beautiful plants for covering balcony grill to prevent noise and pollution entering home
Don't clematis need a winter or cool period?
Dec
15
comment What are the white bugs on my Aeonium and how do I get rid of them?
If you have mealy bug in the soil: root mealybugs then a soil drench is necessary too. They are harder to get rid of.
Dec
14
comment What is best watering schedule for a bonsai juniper tree?
depends on the size of the pot, amount of light. Can you give us a picture?
Dec
14
comment What are the white bugs on my Aeonium and how do I get rid of them?
It's mealybug alright. Successful control requires at least three applications of soap and water at five to seven day intervals. This is to catch the eggs that hatch after the first spray.
Dec
13
comment grow room temperature control
what kind of plants do you want to grow? What medium will you use: soil, hydroponics or... Are there any windows in the closet?
Dec
11
comment What is the right name for plant base protection wraps?
Some cities use white four inch drain pipe with a vertical cut. Not as easy to put on but more durable when the whipper snippers come out.
Dec
11
comment What is the right name for plant base protection wraps?
Can you add some more details to your question as I'm not sure what you are asking. Protection and support for what? evergreens, fruit trees, annual vegetables?
Dec
11
comment What is the right name for plant base protection wraps?
is the wrap to protect from winter cold or ice damage? What is the purpose of the wrap?
Dec
9
comment What cacti can grow without cold protection in USDA zone 6b in Pennsylvania?
It's the only one I know for sure will grow in cold zones
Dec
9
comment How can I tell if a tool I'm holding is well made?
Well made also depends on your idea of "reasonable use". I have broken shovels when I assumed they could pry heavy stones out of the ground.
Dec
9
comment What cacti can grow without cold protection in USDA zone 6b in Pennsylvania?
Not sure what you mean. It's not the most attractive of cactus but it will grow where you are.
Dec
4
comment Should I water my houseplants before or after spraying for spider mites?
what is the active ingredient of your choice of pest control product?
Nov
25
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..