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Identification of vining plant with red berries in California
January 28, 2016
We found a vining plant next to and growing in our stream with gorgeous purple leaves in the fall after frost and a few sporadic clusters of smooth small red berries with little thorns on the vine. We...
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Western Poison Oak Sap Transfer
January 26, 2016
My partner is a park ranger and constantly exposed to poison oak. He gets infected sometimes but mostly seems to tolerate it pretty well. I, on the other hand, keep getting reinfected with it, all ove...
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Shrub Recommendation for Chain Link Fence in DE
January 26, 2016
What shrub would you recommend for covering a chain link fence and providing a screen between mine & my neighbors yard? They have kids, so it would have to be non-toxic. I'd like flowers/berries for ...
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Pet Friendly Groundcovers for CA
January 23, 2016
I am looking for pet friendly, groundcover plants in San Jose, CA.
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Vine for Nevada Sunny Wall
January 23, 2016
I want a non-invasive vine to grow on a block wall that receives approx 6-10 hrs of sun. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I want to put in a narrow walkway between our house and a block wall to add color ...
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How many seeds in a Balsam Gourd fruit?
January 12, 2016
How many seeds should I expect to find inside the fruit of Ibervillea Londoners?
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When to Plant Texas Wisteria?
December 09, 2015
When is the best time to plant Texas Wisteria, Fall or Spring?
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Vines for a Chicago Pergola in Zone 5
November 28, 2015
I'm looking for some recommendations of vines for my south-facing pergola. I live in a northwest suburb of Chicago, in Zone 5 with heavy clay soil.
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How to get Poison Ivy?
November 22, 2015
I know this is a silly question but we have a lot of poison ivy in the area and I know that birds eat the seeds and berries, can you get poison ivy from bird poop or track it in the house? From shoes ...
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Propagation of Texas grapes
November 11, 2015
What is the best way to propagate wild Texas grapes?
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