En EspaÑol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Smarty Plants Question Topics

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
<< previous 1 ... 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ... 99 next >> 
9,808 Results:   10  25  50 100 per page


topicquestion
Seed planting of Crossvine from Orlando FL
September 12, 2011
Seed planting of Bignonia capreolata - Tangerine Beauty. I have seed pods. Do I plant how deep and should I put in a plastic bag with a wet papertowel in the refrigerator and let it sprout? ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

How can I distinguish Hibiscus laevis from Pavonia braziliensis in New Braunfels, TX?
September 12, 2011
How can I distinguish Hibiscus laevis (Halberdleaf Hibiscus) from Pavonia braziliensis (Brazillian Rock Rose)? Earlier this year I was given the former by a friend and former NPSOT chap...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Wildflowers for a pond in MO
September 10, 2011
I have a spring fed pond in Missouri and would like to plant perennial wildflowers in the area around it. Are there any that would do better or others that are not recommended? Thank you.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Pruning live oak shoots from San Antonio
September 10, 2011
I am new to TX and am curious about removing suckers/water sprouts from my Live Oaks. Everything I've read about pruning Live Oaks states that you must paint ALL cuts, so I assume that all means al...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
September 09, 2011
In North Central Texas recommended plants, there are three coneflowers listed: Echinacea angustifolia-Black sampson E. purpurea-Purple coneflower E. purpurea-Eastern purple coneflower Is the Eas...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

What to do if Mexican buckeye seeds are eaten
September 09, 2011
What to do if seeds of the Mexican buckeye are eaten? I didn't know they were toxic. Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Wildflowers for Daleville AL
September 08, 2011
What wildflowers will grow in Daleville AL, in almost all day sun ? Thank you.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Shrubby options for a bird lover in New Jersey
September 07, 2011
Could you please recommend a native shrub to NJ that grows to about 3-4 feet, is very low maintenance, does well in afternoon sun and is also something the birds will like? Thank you.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Sap oozing from non-native Chinese pistache in San Antonio
September 07, 2011
I live in San Antonio, and my chinese pistache is exuding copious amounts of a sticky sap from old trim sites and from the trunk itself. The tree is about 12 years old and has been healthy up until no...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Striped caterpillars on Cornus sericea (redtwig dogwood)
September 07, 2011
My red-twig dogwood has white/black striped caterpillars that congregate on the underside of the leaves and they are stripping the leaves. What can I do? They almost look like Monarch butterfly larvae...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification of tree in North Carolina
September 07, 2011
I live in North Carolina have found a tree on our property that has thorny branches and round fruit (perfectly round) with a fuzzy outer layer that starts out green but then turns yellow. The inside r...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Caterpillars devouring Blue Wild Indigo in Jesup GA
September 05, 2011
I have a false blue indigo growing in my garden. Every spring it gets defoliated by Genista moth caterpillars. It usually doesn't put out new growth until the next spring. This summer, it has put ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

A tree for fall color in VA
September 05, 2011
I need a small to medium-sized tree for enclosure/privacy screening. I'm looking for a fast-growing, deciduous tap-rooted tree for a lawn area about 30-40' away from an existing mature Linden, and ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
September 05, 2011
This incredible plant has grown up in the past two months. Considering the extreme heat of this summer, my husband assumes it must be a weed. We have had this skinny strip of dirt for four years, and ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Need shrubs to plant alongside a swimming pool in Tampa, FL.
September 05, 2011
I Have a 3 1/2 foot gap between my pool screen and back fence. This gap runs about 30 ft. long. I would like to place small trees to look beautiful and to grow 6-8 ft. high to screen out my neighbor...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Identifying a plant similar to sarsaparilla
September 04, 2011
I am trying to identify a plant that looks very similar to sasparilla, but has a ring of blue berries at the end of a long stalk, and the plant itself is spreading, not an isolated herb like sasparill...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Watering practices for live oaks in drought from New Braunfels TX
September 04, 2011
We have conflicting info about watering live oaks. An arborist says to water now using soaker hoses or small sprinklers and a landscaper who spoke to our garden club said that after August is too late...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Native grasses for shady yard in Austin
September 04, 2011
I was looking at your research on native grasses to be used in a yard. I want to plant your native mix of seeds, but worry that there is too much shade in my yard. I live in central Austin and wante...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

More information on Malvavaceae from French botanical garden
September 04, 2011
hello thanks for the reply in your garden all of yours Malvaceae interested us but priority for this species could you help us ? regards Fabrice Absous Allowissadula holosericea Bastardia ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification for shrub in Florida
September 03, 2011
On our street we have ornamental shrub planted in the median that has small waxy green leaves, produces small fragrant white flowers, and red berries with white pulp and small seeds on the inside. Th...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Propagation of Cahaba lily from Columbia TN
September 03, 2011
My cahaba lilies have so many seed pods. I would like to use the seeds properly to grow more lilies. Can anyone tell me the best way to go about it? Thank you
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Have invasive plants no useful purpose from Anchorage AK
September 03, 2011
Does the definition of invasive plants include that the plant has no useful purpose? Thanks.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Stumps of fallen oaks in Hurricane Irene from Newton PA
September 03, 2011
Two large red oaks fell in the woods in our yard in Newtown PA due to Hurricane Irene. The trees have been removed, but the stumps remain. Please can you recommend some fast-growing, attractive, nativ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Survival of wildflowers after Hurricane Irene in Perkasie PA
September 03, 2011
Mr. Smarty Plants, We have (had) a beautiful row of wildflowers and sunflowers along the one side of our house. Now that Hurricane Irene has passed, most of the flowers are matted down from the wind...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Is Purple Hopseed poisonous to dogs?
September 03, 2011
Is the Purple Hopseed plant safe for dogs? We would like to plant a hedge of the purple hopseed at my parents home. They are elderly and have a small (8lb.) dog that they just love so much..I would ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Propagation of Crossvine from San Antonio
September 03, 2011
I have a new Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) that has a single seedpod so far. What is the best way to plant it for the best chances for success? It is still green and a very hot August. Do I plant ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Survival of bluebonnets in extreme heat from Tioga TX
September 03, 2011
Is there anything I can do for my bluebonnet patch in this extreme drought for the rest of the summer and fall? Should I have watered this summer? I had a good show and think seeding was fairly normal...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Request for seeds or cuttings for Malvaceae from French Botanical Garden
September 03, 2011
hello We create a botanical garden devoted to the Malvaceae, can you help us by sending us seeds or cuttings? friendly the director jean-marie Jolicard botanical garden beaulieu 23170 Lépaud F...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Dictionary of botanical names
September 02, 2011
I am looking for an online resource that will tell me what the botanical names mean, for example, Cornus florida. Why is it named that? Surely somewhere there is information that explains the meanin...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Problems with Carolina Laurel Cherry from Pflugerville, TX
September 02, 2011
In 2007 we planted 7 Carolina Laurelcherry (Prunus caroliniana)across our back fence. Everything was fine until this year. Three of the trees seemed to get sick and a local arborist said the roots ne...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
September 01, 2011
I have a single stalked plant that has leaves with 5 lobes. Each lobe is also lobed. The leaves are dark green, staggered on the stalk opposite each other. Do you have any ideas what this is?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Eight Foot Screen for Austin, TX
September 01, 2011
I'm looking for a fast-growing shrub to "extend" the height of my fence and provide privacy in my yard in Austin. My lot is pretty much full sun and very dry, mostly clay soil. 8' is my goal. Than...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Landscaping plant for Austin
September 01, 2011
Great site! Have gotten lots of ideas. We're about to start construction on a fairly major landscaping project: raised beds/privacy screen. We're at the top of a hill in the Hill Country just wes...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification of vine in Virginia
September 01, 2011
Have vine that has small 3 pointed leaves somewhat like a grape but only an inch or 2 long. Adult fruit is black or purple egg shaped and only 3/4 of an inch long. Fruit is single in the middle of th...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Origin of thorned plant-like object falling from the sky
September 01, 2011
This morning while walking I felt a prick on my arm, like something had bitten me. I looked and saw what appeared to be a very tiny little plant with a thorn on it sticking out of my arm. I pulled i...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Taking plants to Alaska
August 31, 2011
I am moving from California to Alaska, can I take live plants?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Photos of Muhlenbergia rigida (purple muhly)
August 31, 2011
I have some potential images of Muhlenbergia rigida / Purple Muhley, I would like to share. (at the suggestion of a fellow blogger). Let me know if that plant is needed - thanks!
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Doggy berries
August 30, 2011
I recently wrote to you regarding my Doggy ingesting some berries from a neighbors out of control fence line-falling onto our property. The answer you gave was 100 % correct! Despite my feeble attempt...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Is there a recommended list for Texas Eastern Cross Timbers?
August 29, 2011
Is there a recommended list for Texas Eastern Cross Timbers?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Identification of plant with red berries toxic to dogs
August 29, 2011
I recently retrieved my poor doggy from the Vet. He had eaten a berry from an invasive-commonly seen brushy plant growing along my neighbors fence line. We try to keep our side clear-but the small lar...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant Identification
August 29, 2011
Hi- I am currently am AP Biology student and have two plants left to identify that I found at a lily pool in Chicago. Can you help me identify them? One I believe is a fern, the other a flower. Th...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Drought tolerant plants for MA
August 28, 2011
We have some very very poor soil at our house on Cape Cod and are looking for plants that will take low water and sandy soil. Also we are high on a hill and quite exposed to the elements. The plot get...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Foundation plants unlikely to provide good shade for rattlesnakes in TX
August 28, 2011
I would like to plant native grass around my new home in the country near Mason, TX. My concerns are the rattlesnakes that are common here, and if they could "hide" in the native grasses since they ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Bugs on Arizona Cypress in Bellwood IL
August 27, 2011
I live in Illinois and have an Arizona Cypress that looks like it is dying but I notice today it has bugs inside its cone. Can you tell me why and what can I do?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Origin of sticky, smelly substance on dog in Southern California
August 27, 2011
I just took my dog out (mid August) in Aguanga, CA (high desert) and, after coming back in, noted that his feet and legs were covered in a very sticky substance that STINKS - there is some kind of pla...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Butterfly bushes and weed killer in Pueblo West CO
August 27, 2011
I have 3 previously healthy butterfly bushes that have one by one developed masses of tiny yellowish-green compact leaves. The entire bush went from its normal healthy appearance to something that res...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Removing poison ivy in Cuba MO
August 27, 2011
I bought a home with a huge bed of hybrid iris but the bed is thick with poison ivy. If I cover myself head to toe to prevent getting it is there a way to clean the tubers so they will not be poison? ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Damage from Hurricane Irene in Burgaw, NC
August 27, 2011
We live in Burgaw, NC and have begun the clean up efforts of Hurricane Irene which has made a full grown crape myrtle lean to one side. Its a very large tree and it is not uprooted. Is there anyway ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Erosion at edge of driveway in Abilene TX
August 26, 2011
My lawn suffered a great loss of grass over the winter and the soil at the edge of the driveway is washing away with watering and the occasional rains that we have. I am trying to get the grass to gr...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Need suggestions for plants for a bird/small wildlife refuge in Wichita Co, TX.
August 26, 2011
With our continuing drought in North Texas, I'm planning to transform my small backyard into a bird/small wildlife "refuge". What types of native plants and grasses can I plant in dry, hot Wichita ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Native plants for shade in Ennis TX
August 26, 2011
My house faces south. The southwest side of the front yard has a Pride of Houston, Japanese Barberry, 2 crape myrtles and some dwarf yaupon hollies. The other section, divided by a stairway to the p...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Replacing mature Arizona Ash trees in Austin
August 26, 2011
Mr. Smarty Plants, I have 2 very large, very old Arizona Ash trees in my yard. I want to remove them and replace them with something like Cedar Elm or Chinquapin Oak. The problem is that they are t...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
August 26, 2011
I have found a small tree like plant that is small and the stem or trunk was thin and the leaves look like fern leaves. I also found a larger one it was thicker and closer to the ground the leaves wer...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Questions about Clematis virginiana in Austin, TX.
August 26, 2011
Hello! I have a few questions regarding Clematis virginiana. Is it scented? Does it attract birds and butterflies? Do only female flowers get the feathery plumes? If yes, how do I know if ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Non-native Pride of Barbados from San Antonio
August 26, 2011
I have some very successful wildly blooming "Dwarf Pride of Barbados" plants growing in my xeriscape garden. Each year I cut them back to the ground. I have just purchased a new variety called "...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Theory for live oak shoots from Austin
August 25, 2011
More on preventing suckers from coming up around live oaks in Austin. I too have been puzzled - why some live oaks have shoots, and not others. Posting here says different varieties have suckers. ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Safe distance from foundation for Sycamore from Preston UK
August 24, 2011
What would be the safe distance to have a sycamore tree near your house so it doesn't affect the foundations?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
August 24, 2011
I have searched through all the plant identifications and can not find the one I am looking for. I live 6o miles South of Rochester, NY. In my woods, I found 2 plants, that are no where else in the ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Average lifespan of Pinchot's Juniper from Golden CO
August 23, 2011
What is the average lifespan of Juniperus coahuilensis (syn. Juniperus texensis) trees?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Drought tolerant plants for IN
August 23, 2011
What are some plants that would do well in an east facing area near my front door? I live in Indianapolis IN. I need something that is drought resistant and will fill in a 4x3 foot walled off area th...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Need suggestions for trees with non-invasive root system in Paramus, NJ.
August 23, 2011
What trees can I plant in New Jersey with non invasive root systems? We lost our tree to a storm and are looking for a viable replacement.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Watering Houseplants with Soapy Water
August 22, 2011
I accidentally watered my house plants with a container that had a some dishsoap in it. Will they be okay? One of the plants is a 20yr old cactus, with small roots.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Dead portions on oak tree in Hutchinson KS
August 22, 2011
I have an oak tree on the property I just moved into. One tree is healthy, the other has a dead side or almost dead. It did have some new green leaves on the dead branches but not many. What should...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification
August 22, 2011
I have a rather large berry growing on a tree-like bush in my back yard here in Williamsville Vermont, I've never seen anything like it! I have a picture.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Grasshopper invasion in Box Elder SD
August 22, 2011
I just bought a new home and there is an infestation of grasshoppers throughout the neighborhood. What shrubs and/or flowers could I plant that they may not like to eat?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Pruning drought-stressed butterfly plants from Kerrville TX
August 22, 2011
Due to the drought, our butterfly bushes have dead branches. Ordinarily we prune the dormant plants in winter, but can we cut back dead branches now?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Transplanting trumpet creeper in Prairie City, IA
August 22, 2011
I have a Trumpet Creeper that I would like to transplant. How do you do that?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant in Las Vegas with fern-like foliage and yellow/orange/red flowers
August 21, 2011
We were in North Las Vegas and saw a beautiful plant, I would love to find it. It had a fern like foliage at the bottom with long thin stems and a flower clump at the top with yellow/orange/red flower...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Tall screening tree for Santa Barbara, California
August 20, 2011
Hi, we live in Santa Barbara, California. We are looking for a tree between 20-30 feet high to block the neighbors two-story house yet the area we have to plant is 3 feet from the fence to the drivewa...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Is Savannah Holly poisonous to burn in Hanahan, SC.?
August 20, 2011
Can you please tell me if the wood from a savannah holly bush is poisonous to burn?
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Identification of daisy-like wildflower in New Mexico
August 19, 2011
I recently visited Angel Fire, NM and I cannot identify the daisy-like wildflower that was growing there. August seemed to be the favorite time for this flower. I asked the local nursery and they th...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Commercial sources of Virginia creeper
August 19, 2011
I am looking for Virginia Creeper 'Engelmannii' liners, I have looked through most of your national suppliers directory, only a couple carry vines. Thank you,
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Native North American bulbs
August 19, 2011
I saw your list of 4 lilies native to the Northeastern United States, which was very helpful. What other bulbs are native to North America? Although I garden in Connecticut, I am interested in learn...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Growing Evergreen sumac in clay soil of Texas
August 19, 2011
I'm in need of a fast growing evergreen screening shrub/small tree. I'm considering the Evergreen Sumac but before I go further I need to know if this plant will thrive and remain evergreen in the D...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Is non-native cotoneaster poisonous to goats from Eureka CA
August 19, 2011
I have heard that cotoneaster is poisonous to goats and other animals. We are trying to get rid of it in our yard, but I was hoping we could use goats to eat it back. What are our options in removin...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Problems with non-native bi-color iris from Spring Branch TX
August 18, 2011
Bi colored iris. I have four plants planted around our water feature last fall. Up until recently they all looked very healthy, yet not blooming. Several weeks ago I noticed that two of the plants ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Drought affecting native trees from The Woodlands
August 18, 2011
I've been trying to grow native trees in my yard for the past 3 years and I'm starting to question whether the amount of time required to spend watering them during the long hot season in Texas is r...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Difficulty of watering at drip line of trees from The Woodlands TX
August 18, 2011
I'm watering my couple dozen native mature trees to make sure they survive this drought and its aftermath..and I'm reading about how to water at the drip line. But..all of my trees' drip lines ext...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Flowers that open during the day from Webster NY
August 17, 2011
Can you provide some information on flowers and plants that open during day with some examples.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Non-native Jacaranda interfering with concrete wall from Los Angeles
August 17, 2011
We have been replanting the area surrounding our 2 story apt bldg and on one area, there is Jacaranda that started growing in an enclosed cement block wall area. The cemented walled in area which is ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Non-native bermudagrass in meadow in Allen TX
August 17, 2011
What is the effect of not killing or removing bermuda grass when converting an area to a prairie meadow in Allen, Texas? Most articles describing how to create and establish a prairie meadow suggest ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Shade trees for Spring TX
August 17, 2011
Dear Mr.Pants, our west-facing backyard in Spring, Tx, is unbearable in this Summer's heat. Neither us nor the neighbors has any backyard trees established yet, as the subdivision is pretty new. C...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Liriope spicata for erosion and dust suppression from Bonifay FL
August 16, 2011
I want to plant Liriope 'spicata'. I know it can be aggressive and that's what I want. We live on dirt road and need something by road for help in erosion and it's also hard to mow this are...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Killing oak sprouts from El Paso TX
August 16, 2011
I want to know how to kill oak root sprouts and seedlings. Very dense and out-of-control in huge area of front lawn. I had tree cut down and I still cannot get rid of them. They're only getting wors...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Oak tree with browning leaves in Brenham TX
August 16, 2011
I have a large oak tree in my small back yard. I also have a sprinkler so the tree has been receiving some water. Nevertheless, some of the leaves are turning brown in patches. Would drip watering ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Sturdiness of non- native poisonous oleanders
August 16, 2011
We've seen a dozen different types of non-native plants in our yard perish in last winter's brutal freezes and this summer's record drought..which is good..except for the Oleanders, which nature ca...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Stabilizing a sand bank in VT
August 13, 2011
We have a summer cottage in Burlington, Vt. and need to stabilize a mound of sand. The "bank" we are trying to stabilize has partial sun and faces south. It measures approx 4' high and is 30' long...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Native grasses or sedges for a border in Texas
August 12, 2011
I am in the process of gradually replacing some of my landscaping in Dallas Texas with native Texas plants. Your website has been very helpful. I now wish to replace a liriope border, which has cro...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Cedar elm with brown leaves
August 12, 2011
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, We feel we may have limited time to save our beautiful Ceder Elm. We have many trees in our yard (Post Oaks and Cedar Elms) and have been told they are all between 50 - 75 year...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Antelope Resistant Plants for Casper, Wyoming
August 12, 2011
What are some drought resistant, full-sun plants for Wyoming that are Antelope resistant - Deer are not much of a problem, but antelope are!
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Is there any bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) in Austin, TX
August 10, 2011
Hi there! Can you tell me if there is any Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) growing in the Austin area? Thank you.
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plants native to Caribbean from Charlotte NC
August 10, 2011
Do you know of any shade tolerant plants native to the Caribbean that may be available to buy at a local nursery? I know this is a tough question to answer on many levels.. essentially, if I wanted t...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Hibiscus plants being attacked by powdery mildew, or maybe mealy bugs in Austin, TX.
August 10, 2011
I have three hibiscus plants planted outside about a foot apart from each other. The one that gets most of the sunlight is the worse off of the three. However, all three of them have white powdery stu...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Need suggestions for plants for a privacy screen in Long Beach, NY.
August 10, 2011
I have recently added 1500sq.ft. to my backyard. My backyard faces a busy road. I would like to place native trees and bushes along the fence for added privacy, shade and to protect my house from the...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plant identification of tree on Kent State University in Ohio
August 09, 2011
Hello. I am fond of a very large (wide) tree on a university campus in Ohio. I have tried many plant ID search engines to try to figure out what it is. It is at least 12 feet tall and at least that ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

removing paper mulberry shoots from lawn
August 09, 2011
Dear Mr./Ms. Smartypants, I recently moved into an Austin home with the backyard taken over by paper mulberries. There were originally 2-3 large bush/trees, but now that I've removed them I realiz...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

What gives the Creosote bush its characteristic smell?
August 09, 2011
Good evening, Mr. Smarty Plants, There is a question which I would please like to ask regarding a plant called "Creosote Bush" (Larrea tridentata)- does it actually smell like the creosote...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Transplanting a redbud in August from St. Louis MO
August 09, 2011
I have a 4' tall redbud that needs to be transplanted before the end of August because of construction on our house. Can this be done without killing the tree? Can I take a cutting from the tree and ...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Plants for small shady area with clay soil
August 09, 2011
Many people have space between the sidewalk and the street in front of their homes. In that space in front of our house is a growing maple that provides a lot of shade. The space is very dry, with...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

Defining drip line on trees from Austin
August 08, 2011
When you say that trees should be watered at the "drip line," do you mean that literally? I assume that the drip line means at the outside edge of the leaves or branches. Does that mean that waterin...
View Mr. Smarty Plants' Answer

topicquestion

<< previous 1 ... 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ... 99 next >> 
9,808 Results:   10  25  50 100 per page



E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center