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Pruning Pruning
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cathy cresswell
My neighbor has sheered my Primrose Jasmine at least 5 feet up and a about 3feet in . There is not any green foliage on what was sheered. The plants are in Austin, Tx. and about 12 years old. It is after flowering. Has she hurt them by being so drastic. I know she has a right ,however I would like her to cut them correctly so us as neighbors do not lose our privacy. How do I keep them from casading to her property. I'm tired of getting upset by a neighbor cutting my bushes.


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May 22, 2010
   
gardengeek
I've had that problem myself. They will most likely bounce back just fine. That's a strong plant. Just continue their normal watering etc. You will want to cut them back early next season.
 
LEAVE SPOTS LEAVE SPOTS
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chasity
My azalea has spots on it leaves, they are real dark spots.I'm new at the gardening stuff,so i have no idea what to do or what it is.Can you please help? THANK YOU!
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May 22, 2010
   
gardengeek
It might be a fungus called Azalea Leaf Gall. If you can, take some brightly lit closeup pictures. If it is leaf gall, you want to cut off all the infected leaves and flowers.
 
strange fungi ? strange fungi ?
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Daniel
Dear Sir, my wife has found what we beleive to be a fungus on the ground cover vinca. It looks as if you sprinkled corn meal on a wet leaf. the white part is more like cotton upon closer exam. and each one has a black tip. Will you help me identify and recommend treatment?
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May 21, 2010
   
gardengeek
It's probably a type of Slime Mold. If so, it should go away soon, and it won't hurt anything. If you can upload an image we can make a positive ID for you.
gardengeek
Can you upload an image of the fungus?
 
Yellow Button Flower? Yellow Button Flower?
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lauren24
Yellow Button Flower?
I recently purchased a yellow perennial. Listed on this website as a yellow button flower. Does amyone have the botanical name or common name? Thanks.
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May 21, 2010
   
gardengeek
I think it's a Ranunculus Acris 'Flore-pleno' If you go to this page you can ask him directly throught the comment form at the bottom.
  Meadow Buttercup Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup
i remember this plant growing in an empty lot near my childhood home and it always fascinated me; for years I've searched for it; now, here in my new home's perennial bed several of them have shown up

 
Purchase Pink Panda Purchase Pink Panda
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Bob Mitchell
Where can I buy Fragaria ananassa (aka fragaria frel)? Pink Panda strawberry. I cannot find it locally, Lorain OH, nor on a website for purchase.
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May 21, 2010
   
Esselean
Ebay. I get all my uncommon or hard to find plants and seeds from ebay.
 
Little saliva balls? Little saliva balls?
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Mary Beth
I have found balls of what looks like very thick human saliva, all over my upcoming summer perennials. The spots can be anywhere from pea-sized to marble-dized. The stuff is wet and a bit sticky, and it's currently sitting on salvia, rudbeckia, and mums - usually right at the point where a leaf comes out of the stem. Can you tell me what this is and how to deal with it? I have visions of it hatching into huge swarms of nefarious creatures!
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May 21, 2010
   
gardengeek
Hi Mary, Sounds like you've got a case of Spitbugs. If you carefully move the spit away, you'll see the little bugger in there. These bugs are basically harmless. A good spray with the hose should send them on their way. google.com images?q=spitbug
 
purple Rosaceae purple Rosaceae
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Kim
Looking for a dark purple flower of the Rosaceae family.


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May 19, 2010
   
gardengeek
Could you upload an image?
 
Plant identification Plant identification
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riacoul
Plant identification
I have a plant that I'd like identified. Is there a place to send you a picture? Thanks!
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May 18, 2010
   
gardengeek
Yes, if you log in, you can click "Add" in the top menu, then select "Plant". It will open up an edit page that will enable you to describe it, if you'd like, be sure to check the "Unknown" checkbox. Click the "Save" button, then it will ask you to upload an image. If you have any difficulties, I'll be glad to help. Thanks
 
unwanted ferns unwanted ferns
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katiefed
Can ferns be killed chemically?
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May 16, 2010
   
Esselean
Depends on the fern and how invasive it is. I had a forest of fishbone fern which I pulled out, removed all the rhizomes I could then covered the area with a thick layer of newspaper for a few months. I still get the occasional fern popping up which I just pull out and is now relatively easy to control as long as you keep up on top of it. I find asparagus fern harder to control as they are usually too difficult to pull out. I cut them right back and cover each freshly cut stem with neat round-up
andis311
roundup should do it?
 
Seed exchange? Seed exchange?
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Jessica0513
Seed exchange?
Does anyone know anything about seed exchange? I've heard some websites share/exchange seeds via mail? I'm kind of apprehensive about giving a stranger my address maybe a PO box? I have grown to like this website and it's community of people but does anyone here do this?
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May 16, 2010
   
Heidi
I would love to start doing that!!
MrFlores
The seed sharing idea is great.
Jessica0513
AGREED!!:)
gardengeek
People have been talking about this lately, I think it would be a great idea to start here.
 
fertile mespila tree. fertile mespila tree.
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Ged Ball
Can I grow a fertile Mespila tree here in England? Mespila is the Cypriot name, I think in English it is a Loquat.A friend has grown a tree to 7ft but has had no fruit. Should it be grafted like an apple tree or does it need a partner to polinate it. I would like to try as I think it is a lovely fruit and quite expensive to buy. Thanking you in anticipation. Ged
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May 16, 2010
   
gardengeek
The Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) and the Medlar (Mespilus) are two different trees. The Medlar Tree can be found growing in the UK. I'm not sure that a Loquat could grow there, although some can grow in France. Sometimes a tree needs a few years before producing fruit, other times, trauma might make the tree produce even later.
 
camillia plant disease camillia plant disease
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muffincricket
camillia plant disease
My camillia plant has a disease. The leaves start out with brown spots around the edges and eventually the brown spots merge and the edges get crispy and curl. I have three plants together and all have the disease. The plant has been there about 3 years and the disease just started about 3 months ago.
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May 16, 2010
   
gardengeek
It could be many things, you might want to get a magnifying glass and a bright light. Look very carefully for little insects, Thrips, Spider Mites, and Aphids are sometimes hard to see, and they all cause problems like that. Also with your magnifying glass look for evidence of fungus, like micro-tiny furry hairs that shouldn't be there. If you would like you can take a few pictures (with the magnifying glass up to the lense), and we'll try to identify it. Thanks!
 
Unkown tree Unkown tree
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royroge64
Unkown tree
I have a tree that has a small square like bud, I'm trying to find out if anyone know what it might Be?
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May 15, 2010
   
royroge64
Added a few more pics I hope this helps
royroge64
I am from Grand Bay, AL that is all the images that I have, they are a little bigger now same square look.
MrFlores
I saw the plant on your profile, where are you from? Do you have any other images of the fruit?
 
no bloom no bloom
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clare
I have a chinese trumpet creeper that is in the ground for the third year and it has never bloomed. It is 10 feet or so and in mixed sun and shade.Why will it not bloom?
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May 15, 2010
   
Thunder
I have recently read that this is a sun loving plant and requires full sun to bloom....you stated it was in a mixed sun shade spot...so maybe
andis311
soil might be too compact (clay) or its not well drained.
 
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stephanie
My houseplants (not sure what species, effects all of them) have a white coating on the soil. I think it is a fungus but it could be a mold. I know that I have a water drainage problem as the leaves have turned yellow and are starting to drop. I would like to know what I can do for the soil to make it healthy again without repotting.
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May 14, 2010
   
Esselean
Yes I'd say you have a mold problem due to over watering, a water drainage problem or even air circulation. Try removing the pot from the saucer (if possible) and leaving it outside for a couple of weeks. I never have much luck with indoor plants. I have a feeling they do not like being inside and prefer to be outside in the fresh air.
 
mulberries mulberries
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Tammy Harrelson
is a mulberry poisonous

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May 12, 2010
   
Thunder
All parts of white mulberry, except for the ripe fruit, contain a milky sap (latex) that is toxic to humans. Although humans may consume ripe mulberry fruit, ingestion of unripe fruit can result in stomach upset, stimulation of the nervous system and hallucinations. The sap is also an irritant, and contact with leaves and stems may result in varying degrees of skin irritation. White mulberry pollen is highly allergenic and contributes to hayfever.
gardengeek
Mullberries are said to be a little toxic when they are unripe, but after they are ripe, they are edible, and delicious. Make sure you have your Mullberry tree properly identified.
 
Classification Classification
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Kelley Oaterson
What are all of the kingdoms, subkingdoms, superdivisions, divisions, classes, subclasses, orders, families, genuses, and species or pant classification?
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May 11, 2010
   
gardengeek
A species is an individual kind of living thing. If you group closely related species together you get a genus (plural of genus is genera). The scientific name for the potato is Solanum tuberosum, Solanum is the Genus, and tuberosum is the Species. Solanum means "Nightshade" because of the way the flowers look in that Genus, and tuberosum means "Big Roots". With this name you can be sure you are talking about the right plant, anywhere in the world. Families are the most used
 
Planting Time Planting Time
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gardengeek
Planting Time
How do you know when to plant? Is there a fool-proof time of year?
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May 02, 2010
   
MrFlores
I would wait until June 1 to be safe with anything that is frost sesitive.
Jessica0513
Not where I live in Iowa lol!! a couple weeks ago it was 70 degrees outside now it's about 50! I have an insulated garage so I decided to plant new seeds in small pots and baskets I got at garage sales! It's kind of a pain taking them in and outside every day for sun but hopefully will be worth it!
 
diseases of camillias diseases of camillias
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Kristin
we have camillia bushes where the last leaf seems to be infected with something that thickens and swells the leaf so it looks thick and light green. Is this aphids or a virus or some other disease
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May 02, 2010
     
What disease, viral, bacteria, etc What disease, viral, bacteria, etc
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Sharon
I have three hydrangea plants, they start out healthy then outer edge of leaves turns brown/yellow and some leaves have holes in them with brown/yellow spots. Sounds like cercospora leaf spot but what about entire edges of plant turning brown/yellow?
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May 02, 2010
     
Unknown Perinneal? Unknown Perinneal?
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Jeanine
I am attempting to identify a perinneal of which I grew in my flower bed a fews years ago. I cannot remember the name but I have a pic I could send to you. It is a kelly-green clump, looks like long grass, and flowers project from this clump by long slender green stems with dark, pink, bouncy multi-petaled flowers.

Can you identify this? Or could I send you a pic?

Thanks
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April 29, 2010
     
flower identification flower identification
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courtney sellers
Hello, i purchased two beautiful plants for my front porch but when I got home i didn't know what they were, if I submit a picture could someone maybe help me identify it? Thanks


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April 29, 2010
   
gardengeek
Hi Courtney, Yes, you can add a picture by clicking the "Add Image" icon on the top. Or by clicking "Add", then "Add Plant" in the menu. You must log in first.
 
Join Join
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Dale Harshberger
How long does it take to send the Join activation E-Mail?
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April 28, 2010
   
gardengeek
It should send it within a few minutes. If you don't ever receive it, please come back and mention it here, and they will automatically activate it for you.
 
rose trees rose trees
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shauna
My rose tree fell over due to the weight of the blooms; and the tree part broke. Can it be glued back or do I have to buy a new tree?
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April 27, 2010
     
potatoes potatoes
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barbarahill
potatoes
Which potato seeds will be most successful grown in a very large container.
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April 26, 2010
     
Lewis Monkeyflower Lewis Monkeyflower
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Aquamarine
How do you plant a lewis monkeyflower? when would you plant it? how are the seeds carried naturally?
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April 26, 2010
   
Thunder
All the Mimulus can be increased by division during the spring. Those derived from species like Mimulus luteus and M.guttatus produce neat over-wintering rosettes which can be lifted separated and replanted. Although species like M.cardinalis and M.lewisii can be increased by spring division, they do not produce rosettes of foliage as many other species do and few plants result from dividing a clump. Short stem cuttings taken during late spring and summer root very easily and are the best meth
 
pepperproblems pepperproblems
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florasir22
pepperproblems
wharcausespepperleavestobewhitisharoundtheedges
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April 25, 2010
   
Aquamarine
Sun, wind rain, y does it matter?
 
bulb transplanting bulb transplanting
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frederick s krampitz
transplanting flowering bulbs, how soon after blossoming can bulbs be removed safely and how long before they can be replanted?
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April 22, 2010
   
Thunder
Flowering Bulb plants should not be disturbed until the green leafy tops die down naturally. They need this time to regenerate and restore nutrients. Once dug allow the bulb to dry before replanting
 
pronunciation pronunciation
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Lori Garrard
How do you prounce gerbera?
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April 22, 2010
   
florasir22
ger ber a daisy
gardengeek
Every time I've heard it, it sounds just like Gerber Baby Food... But I think some people might say it with a J sound... Jerbera.
 
unusual plant for Northern Nevada unusual plant for Northern Nevada
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gsouligny
unusual plant for Northern Nevada
i have an unindentified plant in my vegetable raised bed. how can i send a picture for identification? thank you,gail souligny
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April 22, 2010
   
gardengeek
Hi Gail, It will be interesting to see this plant. Here's how to upload an image: Log in then follow these instructions:
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