Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Sandbur (Sandspur) – Control

Q: Is there a weed killer that I can spray onto centipedegrass to kill sand spurs? A: Few things take the pleasure out of walking barefoot across a lawn like stepping on a sandbur. The plant is an annual grass...

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Holly – Insects Among Blooms in Spring

Q: We live in Forsyth county and have tons of neighbors who farm cows and chickens. There are some very mature holly bushes right in front of our house. In spring they are infested with flying insects – some appear...

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Stinging Nettle

Q: Last year and again this year I had a small green stinging weed in my bermudagrass. The plant was about 2 inches in diameter, 1 inch high, had small leaves shaped like a heart (less the V at the...

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Oak – Germinating Acorns

Q: A friend gave me some nuts from the endangered mossy cup oak. I would like to know how to start these trees and take care of them. I have access to more nuts from this tree and am interested...

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Ceanothus – growing

Q: I would like to grow ceanothus and wonder whether you have had any experience with this garden material. A: Horticulturist Mike Dirr says his camera almost imploded when he saw a blue ceanothus in Edinburgh. There are dozens of...

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Rose – Propagation

Q: I have an antique rose, ‘Clotilde Soupert’ to be specific. It is beautiful to look at and the flowers have a marvelous fragrance. It flowers from spring to fall. It is very healthy and has a good size. Is...

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Plants – Heeling In

Q: We will be moving this winter and I have several plants that I would like to take with me. There are several rose bushes, Indian hawthorn, rhododendrons, azaleas, bulbs and a red twig dogwood. They are healthy and did...

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Cherokee Rose

Q: I have to do a garden club program on our state...

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Purslane – Identification

Q: Will you please help and identify the plant in the attached photos? It has started growing in our deer/food plots near Monticello and the deer are favoring it out above our usual winter grazing plants buck oats and crimson...

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Snake – Black Rat Snake Identification

Q: I can see a birdhouse from my kitchen window and thought I had a leaf hanging out of it. Then I noticed a squirrel raising cane near it and saw that the leaf was getting longer. It was a...

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Coral Bark Maple – Strange Leaves

Q: Both of my coral bark maples look like they are trying to revert to a standard maple. They are suddenly putting out these very “standard maple leaf” looking branches. Should I snip them off? Will it continue? A: Mike...

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Cleome – Identification

Q: Is this plant a weed or a flower? We have a yard full of them and my wife wants to plant more but they seem to come up everywhere by themselves. A: You have cleome – and in my...

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Crabgrass – Control in Bahia

Q: I have a new lawn of bahia grass and it is now full of crabgrass. Is there any products I can use to kill this off. I have been pulling by hand and reseeding but I am loosing the...

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Cherry – Autumnalis

Q: We have what appears to be an everblooming cherry tree in our front yard. This crazy tree will bloom in the winter and spring months, have leaves during summer and drop them in the fall. Once the leaves drop,...

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Magnolia – Algal Leaf Spot

Q: We have a number of magnolia trees in our yard. On some of them the leaves are heavily infested with circular brown spots, about a quarter of an inch in diameter. Any thoughts? A: It’s probably algal leaf spot....

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Smoke Bush – Pruning to Shrub Form

Q: I planted a smoke bush seedling last spring. It was about 18″ tall. It now has 1 tall shoot approximately 10 feet tall. That’s the only part that seems to be growing-straight up. Do I need to prune it?...

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Vegetables – Growing in Containers

Q: With so many people now moving into town homes, high rises, condos, etc., more of us need a LOT of info about growing vegetables in containers. Also, I really want my veggies to be grown as close to organically...

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Pesticides – Stored Near Food

Q: Can pesticides be stored near food? A: Pesticide expert Dr. Paul Guillebeau recently saw something that gave him pause. “I took this picture at my local grocery store just to make our less intelligent readers feel better about themselves....

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