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IN THE GARDEN

posted: 01/14/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Q I recently trans-planted a deciduous holly from my pasture to my yard. The plant is loaded with berries, but I have been told that a male must be nearby in order to expect berries again. Is this true, and if so, where do I find a male plant to ensure berry production?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 01/07/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Q I have been given a plumbago that has gotten quite large. I have cut off rubber tree plants and rooted the cut-off portion, and it has sprouted from the cut-off stalk ... would the plumbago do the same?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 12/31/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Q My triple-bloom amaryllis fell over during the night. The flower stalk broke, but there is another one sprouting I think. Is the bulb still OK? If so, what is needed and how can I prevent this from happening again?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 12/24/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Q I probably have tea scale on some of my holly bushes. When would be a good time to treat them? Also, they need trimming. When is a good time for that?

In the garden

posted: 12/17/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Q My dau-ghter has a cut Christmas tree in a pot on her sheltered front porch in Colorado Springs, Colo. How should it be cared for to make it through until New Year's, please? Is there a water potion she can mix up to keep it moist and fed? I used to mix up something that we watered our cut indoor trees with but I can't find the recipe.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 12/10/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Q Fourteen years ago we planted Leyland cypress across our back lawn. They grew like wildfire to at least 30 feet tall, but the power company has made several destructive cuts on them and now they need to be replaced. So we are working with Bemis Tree about replacing them. We are in a dilemma. We have planted a "Mary Nell" holly in the corner where we had had a 40-foot spruce until it was destroyed, and we love the dark green of the holly. Now we are trying to decide whether to replace the Leyland with the holly or "Emerald Green" arborvitae. Do you have any suggestions?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 12/03/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Q I have potted palms in metal urns on my north-facing, well-covered front porch in Dumas that I'd like to overwinter without moving them. The porch is 10 feet deep, open on the ends and is as wide as the house. Do you think they would make it through winter? How do I care for them?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 11/26/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Q How do we get rid of the huge mushrooms in our yard? I am growing mostly zoysia grass, and it gets plenty of sunlight, even though it is under a popcorn tree.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 11/19/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Q I was reading in your book In The Garden that plants can be stored in crawl spaces during the winter to protect them from low temperatures. I have a really pretty bougainvillea in a hanging pot in my backyard but am not sure how to preserve it through the winter. I do not have a garage and really do not have a good place indoors for it. Is this a plant that could survive in a crawl space during the winter?

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 11/12/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Q This plant came up voluntarily and is 7 feet tall. Do you know what it is? Do I want it?

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