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Are these wild Tomatillos?

I'm not sure you'll be making green salsa with these - whilst the plant is undoubtedly one of the Physalis varieties (which includes tomatilloes) I suspect this is actually a different variety because ...
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Is this plant a buttonbush?

Well, its not Cephalanthus occidentalis! I'll take a stab - one of the Clethras, maybe? Clethra alnifolia or Clethra delayavi; they love lots of water, but the flowers don't look decorative enough, ...
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Are these wild Tomatillos?

Tomatillos are Physalis philadelphica (formerly Physalis ixocarpa). I believe that is the only species in the Physalis genus that is truly considered a tomatillo. Most of the other species in the ...
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Ideal plants for rental property?

Plants can never be maintenance free altogether. They will at least need infrequent observation, fertilization, help with infestations and even watering. Drip irrigation is not a set-it-and-forget-it ...
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Side effects of introducing cultivated variants of a plant into an area where the wild version grows?

In general the effect is minor. Natural selection already created optimum natural varieties for local environments. Cultivated varieties are weaker, for several reasons. One is that cultivated plants ...
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Side effects of introducing cultivated variants of a plant into an area where the wild version grows?

If, by red leaved elder, you mean Sambucus nigra varieties such as 'Black Lace', it will have no impact on the local population of wild S. nigra. The black leaved cultivars are not self fertile, so ...
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Is there any reason not to mix warm and cool season native grasses?

What a great question. If you like the effect of blue grama in a yard setting, wheatgrass would indeed dilute from it. I have a stand of blue grama, buffalograss and inland saltgrass and love it (pic)...
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Is there any reason not to mix warm and cool season native grasses?

If you are in full sun then give Buffalo Grass a try (Buchloe Dactyloides) It is fine textured, thrives on almost no water once established, does not need fertilizer, does not need to be MOWED! mature ...
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What is the difference between replacing soil and amending soil?

It probably does mean putting back into the hole the soil you just dug out,rather than replacing all the soil with other soil. But the most telling phrase is 'you dig a hole...'. If you're going to ...
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What is the difference between replacing soil and amending soil?

I was confused by the "replace the soil" phrase at first, but then realized that the author meant "...just put the soil that came from the hole back into the hole. Don't amend it." This is the exact ...
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What's causing dry crispy leaves on Vaccinium membranaceum?

I suspect the problem is drought related - you say you planted it in early spring this year, and that it is exposed to more sun than your other plants which went in a year ago, yet they are all ...
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