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Q.When To Plant - There have been several delays in getting my plants in the ground. Is it too late. The ground is not…

Anonymous added on December 18, 2018 | Answered

A. This depends on what the plants are, specifically. Some plants will rather wait until spring while others will prefer to be set out in the cold. Tulips and flowering garlic/onion are among the many that prefer a winter planting. If…Read More

Q.Naval Orange - Should the thorny branches be trimmed out of tree?

Anonymous added on December 18, 2018 | Answered

A. Almost all citrus will have thorns at some point in their lives. Now this comes with a few more questions. Does the majority of your tree have little to no thorns? If this is the case, and there is a…Read More

Q.Eucalyptus - Hello, I have 3 eucalyptus trees that I had out all summer. I have them in the basement with a…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. When you bring these inside, they will need much less watering. It is necessary to let them dry out a little between waterings. It is a common symptom of infection with necrosis that fast. I would add a little wettable…Read More

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Q.Ixora - I have 8 ixora small new plants the leaves are falling off of them but the plant looks green. Just…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. Much of the US is experiencing a cold snap, and cooler temperatures. If this is likely the issue in your area, then they will recover soon. If this is not the case, then I would look to a pH issue…Read More

Q.African Violets - Some of the leaves on my violet plant tend to rot or turn dark brown and wither and die. I…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. This is definitely a fungal infection. You can dilute peroxide with an equal part water whn you water next, and this will help get rid of the problem. It is a chance that the soil is already suffering from a…Read More

Q.Dead Heading Spent Flowers - Do we remove Christmas cactus flowers after they have stopped blooming or do we let them fall off naturally? If…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. It is best to let them drop off naturally, and there is no need to deadhead them. If they are just unsightly, then there is no harm in removing them, but their natural process is best. Here is an article…Read More

Q.Helleborus - I moved to Brooklyn, NY in August and transplanted my healthy Lenten Rose plants from the ground into large clay…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. These are hardy in your area, and will come back in the spring. You will want to water them less, as they will use less water in the winter months. They will do well, and probably better, if you plant…Read More

Q.Is This A Inkberry Plant?? - I live in Ohio and have this plant growing outside my window. I have been trying to identify it .…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. It does remind me of an inkberry, but non of them have changed colors to dark. If you are concerned, then you can take a sample of the branches, leaves and berries to your local extension service, and they will…Read More

Q.How To Replant Cutting From A Rubber Tree Plant. - What else is new there to say

lvnbonton added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. These are very easy and forgiving to work with. Depending on if you want them to remain smaller, or grow larger you will either cut the bottom 1/3 of the root ball before transplanting, or leave them for a larger…Read More

Q.Reusing Soil Where Tomatoes Have Wilted - I recently had a large tomato in a pot wilt suddenly. It had plenty of water, Rather than throw out…

Anonymous added on December 17, 2018 | Answered

A. Yes it is possible that a soil borne fungus disease affected the tomato plant and was transmitted to the grass. I suspect "fusarium wilt". It is difficult to control, but a preventive approach is keeping the grass and other nearby…Read More

Q.Creeping Thyme - Hello I am looking for (Wooly Creeping Thyme ) Thymus Pseudolanuginosus Seeds do you offer them or know where i…

Anonymous added on December 16, 2018 | Answered

A. We do not sell from this web site. Do I Google search for seeds as there are many reputable sellers that can ship to you.Read More

Q.Fire Stick In Freezing Tempatures - can a 2 foot fire stick (in a pot) survive in 32 degree weather?

Anonymous added on December 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Yes, these can survive down to 25 degrees. They may not like these conditions, but it will not kill them. Here is an article for more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/pencil-cactus/care-pencil-cactus.htmRead More

Q.Why Are My Oranges So Sour On Top And Sweet On Bottom - hi my name is Josie and I live in san Antonio texas the problem with my oranges is that the…

wrightj55 added on December 15, 2018 | Answered

A. I suspect that the sour fruit is on a portion of the tree that has originated as a sucker from below the graft, from the sour-orange root stock, and grown up to dominate the foliar canopy. It may be too…Read More

Q.When We Change The Container Of Blueberry Plant , Which Month ? - My blueberry plant make leaves now in december , can I change the container now , it's in small container

Anonymous added on December 15, 2018 | Answered

A. It is best to change containers right before new, vigorous growth starts, or when it is dormant. Many blueberries require extra care in container, as most are not suited for this purpose. You may Put it into a bigger container…Read More

Q.What’s The Name Of The Bugs In My Garden? How To Treat Them? What’s The Damage They’ve Made To My Grass? - The bugs are brown, sitting on my fence.

Liuli_331 added on December 15, 2018 | Answered

A. Those are cicadas. You will not get rid of them, and they won't be treated. They remain in ground for most of their life, only coming out to shed its skin, grow wings, mate, and die. Some can still feed…Read More

Q.Citronella Plant - There is a strange,bright green plant material growing in a mound right in the fork at the base of the…

Anonymous added on December 14, 2018 | Answered

A. This is a signal that the soil pH might be getting a little on the alkaline side. I would add a little iron sulfate to the soil to bring that down some, and them some dolomitic lime to keep that…Read More

Q.Orchids - My granddaughters orchid was left in a cold house and the blooms dropped off. It was potted properly by a…

Anonymous added on December 14, 2018 | Answered

A. Just be sure that the orchid does not get direct light all day. This will worsen your issue. These are very cold sensitive. Now, unfortunately... There is a list of requirements that must be met in order to get this…Read More

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