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Q.Diseased Plant - There are holes in the leaves of my hosta plants and Montana plant

Anonymous added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

A. from past experience. I think you might have a problem with slugs or snails, hostas are "fine dining" for slugs especially if you have varieties with variegated coloring. Apparently the lighter colors are quite tender and easier for the pests…Read More

Q.What Is This Plant Called Or Is It Poisonous - Growing in my garden but set by birds I assume

Joan.vinter added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

A. This is one of many plants in the Solanum, or nightshade, family. This will include tomatoes and potatoes. With the exception of a few, ALMOST ALL are VERY TOXIC and can kill humans. It is best to rid your garden…Read More

Q.Overwintering Annuals - Hi -live in Sisters, OR, gets below 0. Can I put the Joseph Coat Verbena that I grow all summer…

Trudie Vlach added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

A. This species is actually Alternanthera. They are only hardy in zones 10 and 11. They do not have a dormancy, so they will have to continue growing in spring. I believe the best option for you will be to grow…Read More

Q.In Your Instructions On Red Tip Photinias - Once you place the bag over the trimmings, do you water it or leave it alone for 3 weeks. Thank… added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

A. Are you referring to taking cuttings? I'm not sure that the picture shows what you are referring to. I think the wrong photo may have been uploaded. I see a spider. If you are referring to taking cuttings, then you…Read More

Q.Help Me Make My Bromeliad Plant Bloom. It Has 1 Baby Growing But It Has Never Bloomed. Can You Help Me??? - I got this plant a couple of years ago and after it had babies I cut them off and replanted…

toot_buck added on September 18, 2018 | Answered

A. When you first get one of these, they usually have the false flower that you see already on them. This plant will never bloom again, and will die after completing the bloom cycle. The pups will flower, but it can…Read More

Q.Live Oak Trees And The Nuts They Drop In The Fall - is there any way of preventing all the nuts they drop. we have 2 trees in our front yard and…

Anonymous added on September 18, 2018 | Answered

A. Not at this time of year, you are stuck with the acorns that are already there. But for next year, in the spring during flowering, you can have a tree service pest management provider spray a "PGR" (plant growth regulator)…Read More

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