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Asked by
foxtail on
June 3, 2011

Q. transplanting trees from woods to pots

My daughter is getting married in the fall. They are very country calm people. We want to decorate the hall for the reception to look outdoors. Can I dig up small trees from the country and plant in pots and use them that way? Also, should I dig them now and take care of them all summer or wait until September? We live in northeast Missouri. I have a rain barrel, so I could water them with great water.

Answered by
Heather on
June 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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As long as they are smaller trees, yes, you can do this. The larger the tree, the more likely it is to go into shock and die when move, especially when moved into a pot.

If you plan on doing this, I would do so now and keep them well watered. This will allow them to acclimate to the pots and they will be healthy looking by the wedding. If you do it close to the wedding, the trees may go into shock and not have time to recover from teh shock before the wedding.

This article may be helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 4, 2011

Q. Mold On Leaves

I have mold on very few leaves, and I have four trees growing together. Also, I have small trees growing around an area of trees. Are these trees or suckers growing? And can I transplant them?

Answered by
Jackie on
June 9, 2011
A.

Wet weather has resulted in molds growing where we don't normally see them. Use a broad spectrum fungicide on your trees. As for the suckers, think of them as branches. There are no roots to transplant. Cut them off at the ground.

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Asked by
Harold Sorce on
June 20, 2011

Q. Garden Clippings

My neighbour has the annoying habit of throwing cuttings over the fence and damaging my flower beds. I understand that she should ask me if I want the cuttings back, and if I refuse then it’s her responsibility to dispose of them. Is that the case?

Answered by
Heather on
June 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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I am not sure what to tell you. This is more of a legal issue and we are not qualified to answer legal issues.

But, in the spirit of being neighborly, she should ask before doing this it seems to me.

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Asked by
gracej on
June 23, 2011

Q. Encourage reblooming

Please explain how I can provide the best conditions to encourage reblooming.

Answered by
Heather on
June 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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It really depends on the plant. Some plants can be encouraged to rebloom through deadheading (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm).

Others need a dormancy period. While still others need a cold period.

Most plants appreciate a dose of phosphorous to help them with blooming and making sure they are getting the correct amount of light is essential.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2011

Q. Copper Sulfate

We need to have our roof cleaned, and they want to use Copper sulfate and Oxyclean to do this. Will the runoff of this combination hurt our plants around the house?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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According to the makers of OxyClean, the product does not contain any harmful chemicals and it is supposedly made from natural ingredients. When properly diluted or mixed, copper sulfate is not harmful to lawns, ornamental shrubs, trees, turf or other vegetation such as flowers.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2011

Q. Planting in Early July

Can I plant any flowers/shrubs or ground cover at the beginning of July? I live in Toronto. Is it better to wait till the fall?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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This is dependent on your climate, though I think your area stays relatively cooler during summer than most places in the U.S. Generally, it is ok to plant flowers/shrubs during summer as long they receive adequate amounts of water while they establish themselves in their new location. You do not want the heat of summer to bake your new plantings. Oftentimes, however, it is preferred that plants be put in the ground in spring or fall to allow sensitive root systems to become established before the heat of summer or cold of winter.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2011

Q. Spray Oil

Can I use Bonide spray oil with Miracle Gro?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, but I would use them a week apart.

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