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Maybe it would help to email them with photos that show the plant you received and/or to send a copy of what your extension service said. If your question is chosen for this feature, you can be sure you've helped others with the same question.Although...
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
I expect that Clivia, especially a ten to fifteen year old mature plant, can regrow after suffering a freeze. Watering is the key. And we know Amaryllis can lose its leaves and then put out new growth from the bulb.
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El Segundo
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(Typically, it's my family that's a little off the mark here.) Anyway, generally you DON'T prune this until after it's bloomed, such as other spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia or lilac.
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El Segundo
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They grow, produce roots and seem quite happy. I like to take several cuttings and just keep them in water. This is sometimes called "planting on 28 inch centers," ( or whatever the measurement may be.) Planting 28 inches apart will certainly assure ample...
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El Segundo
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Dry soil can be somewhat waterproof and the water can run through the gap between the soil and the pot and never soak into the soil.Self-watering pots are also an option. To get your bougainvillea to climb the trellis, you will have to give it some support...
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Our writers and admins will handpick a few of your questions and answer them in an upcoming Ask-a-Gardener, one of our Saturday morning features. Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing.
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El Segundo
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The trees you mention, are some of the earliest to show color in my area (Kentucky) and are the first to display any deviation from the norm. It is possible that you may have a bit of leaf burn from the fertilizer, but it shouldn't amount to any lasting...
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El Segundo
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As time goes by, the ceanothus will crowd out these and a lot of the pitcher sage. A number of books and websites list good butterfly plants according to the larval food or adult food quality of the plant.
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El Segundo
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Any kind of windbreak or structure that holds heat, affects the micro-climate around a plant and the area remains a few degrees warmer. With just a few preparations, you can conceivably increase the climate area where a plant is growing as much as a couple...
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El Segundo
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I hope you can turn your yard situation into a real bonus of edible and medicinal plants!Yes, you can grow roses from seed. That would be a minimum I would say for adding horse manure once a year.
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El Segundo
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We hope you find these questions (and answers, penned by our admins and writers) helpful as you grow your gardening knowledge! You are going to want to do this a little bit at a time.
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El Segundo
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I don't know if it's a true allergy or just that fuzz. Would you then rip all the offenders out? Generally, if a plant goes through a dormant period, but isn't frost hardy, you can overwinter them in this state in an unheated garage or basement.
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El Segundo
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A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another. Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing.
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El Segundo
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If space is an issue, you might try trellising smaller, icebox varieties. A few grains of salt sprinkled on a slug will kill them quickly. They are blooming now, but all of a sudden for the first time ever, I see dime size holes in the leaves.
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El Segundo
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A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another. That worked for me. I was advised to dig them back up and plant them at a shallower depth.
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El Segundo
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That is why herbs tend to do better in these areas. And you need to watch the temps while they are still outside.If you want to keep them in an unheated garage, it will be OK as long as it's not a deep freeze outside and if it's only for a few days.Otherwise...
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El Segundo
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A 4 inch pot is more than big enough, and you might want to use a 2 inch pot or a 5 oz plastic cup (with a couple of holes poked in the bottom for drainage) for your cutting until it gets good roots, then up-pot it.
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El Segundo
What Is An Instant Garden: Tips For Making A Garden Overnight
I wrote down all the plants I wanted to buy to fill in most of the spaces in my new garden beds. Luckily, I was able to design a plan for an “instant garden” that everyone at the reception raved about.
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Willoughby
How To Start Your Flower Garden
Shopping for the seeds is one of my favorite things to do in late winter and watching the tiny seeds grow is something no person should miss out on.But if you're short on time (and who isn't?) or you prefer to buy certain flowers from the nursery and...
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Willoughby
How To Build A Flower Bed – Starting A Flower Bed From Scratch
While starting a flower bed requires some planning and forethought beforehand, it's not as difficult as one might think to build a flower bed from scratch. Include sections inside the bed as well, especially for larger ones.
Ohio
Willoughby
Garden Shape Design: Tips For Shaping The Garden
Gardens without a sense of direction are best fixed by giving them some definition, a purpose or function., such as benches, sculptures or large architectural plantings, help achieve this.
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Willoughby
Cinder Block Gardening Ideas – Tips On Using Cinder Blocks For Garden Beds
There are a lot of options when it comes to the material used to build a raised bed border. This will make the bed much sturdier and less likely to fall.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Stack the blocks...
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Willoughby
Ask A Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
I purchased 3 that day and the other two are already planted. But I much doubt you'd have any success on renewing them over winter, to any great extent, unless you correct the light problem.Remember, if you have a gardening question that you would like...
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El Segundo
Ask A Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Fortunately agaves are pretty forgiving when it comes to root damage.2) root exposure can obviously lead to desiccation, so that is likely going on... I don't like soil on the lower leaves like your plant has...
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so your fellow members can help you. Even if you have it by a window, chances are there is some UV protection built in to the glass, which alters the light spectrum available to your plant.
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Jill Nicolas wrote several wonderful aticles on winter sowing,answers: Most of us who live in this part of the country are used to seeing these plants make an early appearance. Answers: Winter sowing is a great way to get a jump on your garden, but there...
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another. Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so our fellow members can help you.
California
El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
Both are rated to zone 9b and as long as they aren't in blistering sun, I believe they should do well for you. Gardening is both art and science, with some luck and skill thrown in for good measure.
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another. That site recommended a visit to, which also gave some pleaching advice.
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El Segundo