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05-20-2015 05:45 PM

Need Help Sourcing Perennial - 3 replies

Hi good people. I desperately want to get my hands on this plant: Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail . I’ve been looking high and low but without success. Does anyone out there know where I can buy one?

05-16-2015 12:53 PM

Is My Giant Fleeceflower dying? - 4 replies

The last few days I’ve noticed the new foliage from my Giant White Fleeceflower is turning brown. I don’t know what to think. I know we’ve had a couple of nights of ground frost and am wondering if that is what happened. I so much don’t want them to die. Could it have been the frost you think? !http://i70.photobucket.com/...

04-07-2015 02:11 PM

Growing Annuals from Seed - 1 reply

I don’t seem to have any luck. I bought the soil-less starting median, I have them under the dome until germination but that’s when I run into trouble. They look good, I have them in the light. I even have them under florescent lightbut they kind of fall over and die. So now I’m trying to see if I put them back under the dome i...

03-23-2015 08:17 PM

Conifer for North Side of House - 4 replies

Isn’t it wonderful that Spring is finally on its way. The north side of my house is plain and drab. It’s also where my septic tank is. The septic bed is on the opposite side of the driveway. There is this large expanse of siding that needs some interest. I want to place two tall, narrow evergreens to add height and fill out the botto...

10-19-2014 01:05 PM

Help with Plant ID - 2 replies

My husband found this in the lower garden. Any idea what it is? The leaves are almost oak-like but then it has that fruit. What could it be?

09-25-2014 11:32 AM

Garden Thug - 4 replies

Yarrow. I paid for the seeds, sowed them indoors, coddled and nurtured them and planted them. That was four years ago. They have taken over every bed. I’ve given lots away and still I can’t get any control over them. Oh, they’re pretty when in bloom but when they turn to seed – yuck. UGLY. Nice foliage but when they get a...

09-22-2014 05:06 AM

Evergreen Question - 2 replies

Can you tell me what is the name of the evergreens in this picture? The fat ones on either side of the house. I really like how they look but I don’t know the name. Also, do they grow like this or do they need to be pruned in that shape?

07-02-2014 12:59 PM

Tree ID - 6 replies

In Peterborough Ontario there is a magnificent maple tree that I’d never seen before. The inside of the leaf is a regular dark green but the outside is a wonderful chartreuse. what is the name of this maple and where can I buy one? The picture does not do it justice. It is definitely chartreuse on the outside.

06-30-2014 07:29 AM

Spring Bulbs - How Well Do They Die? - 3 replies

It’s wonderful to have beautiful flowers in early Spring but I find the trouble is after the blossoms die. Leaving the foliage to die slowly is so unattractive. I’m about to put in a big order for bulbs of all kinds since Vessey’s is having a special on Spring bulbs. I would love to have my garden explode with beautiful flower...

06-11-2014 10:13 AM

Smoke Bush - 6 replies

Only the bottom third of my smokebush has leafed out. Given the bitter winter we had am I to conclude that the rest is winter-kill? If so, should I prune away those parts?

05-12-2014 04:34 AM

Fleeceflower "Fire Tail" Is It Dead? - 2 replies

Does anybody know if they are slow to emerge in the Spring? I keep looking for signs of life but except for spotting a little green down by the roots, there is nothing going on.

04-15-2014 04:48 AM

Early transplanting - Too early? - 3 replies

Last weekend was so nice, wasn’t it? I couldn’t wait. After cleaning up a lot of garden trash I went and dug out two of my fleece-flowers and transplanted them. Now, I’m worried that I killed them. I was careful to dig deep and wide but – could I have killed them? they are dormant right now, aren’t they?

02-24-2014 07:49 AM

What to plant in front yard - 12 replies

My house faces west. We’re always getting beaten up by heavy winds and in the summer, that sun is a killer. What I would like is a small tree so as not to overwhelm the house. Ideally, one with pretty flowers and lovely foliage so as to throw some shade on the house. If it also has nice fall interest, all the better. Any suggestions?

01-12-2014 02:52 AM

Important Question re white cedar hedge. - 4 replies

Last year we planted 158 3’ cedar shrubs along the border with our neighbour. To make it more interesting, I sowed cosmos along the same stretch. I regularly fertilized the cedars with their own fertilizer which also benefitted the cosmos. They grew tall and strong, growing 6’ in some places. My husband claimed I was doing a bad t...

12-03-2013 10:46 AM

Please ID these - 6 replies

Hey guys, are these hoof prints? If so what animal? I don’t remember seeing them before.

08-21-2013 03:39 AM

Please Identify Bugs on Hydrangea - 2 replies

Yesterday was the first time I’d noticed them. I thought they were bees although strange looking ones. This morning before sunrise I took a tour through the garden and noticed those beasts were still on my hydrangeas but they looked either dead or asleep. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots. After some time, they beg...

08-19-2013 10:59 AM

Eggplant question - 2 replies

I grew them from seed. They had lots of blossoms – though kind of late, I thought. It is now mid August and I still don’t see any eggplants. Shouldn’t I see something by now? Has anyone else grown eggplant from seed?

08-12-2013 04:01 AM

Something is attacking my tomatoes - 23 replies

Some mornings I go in the veggie garden and see tomatoes on the ground. Usually a bite has been taken out of them and it looks like some of the insides have been sucked out. Whatever it is, it doesn’t eat the whole tomato – just a portion of it – like maybe a third and leaves the rest. The culprit attacks fully ripened and t...

08-08-2013 07:59 AM

Were We Hacked? - 5 replies

I’ve been getting heaps of Spam associated with an old forum topic. Anyone else?

08-02-2013 04:18 AM

Canning Tomatoes - 10 replies

I’m not sure I’ll have a veggie garden next year. It’s a huge commitment and I’m always fighting something – the elements, the crows, the critters, the bugs. I have better things to do with my time. But maybe I’m just tired of all the work. Anyway, since tomatoes don’t all ripen at the same time and ...

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