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Growing Florist Roses
January 23, 2016
Often I find that florist roses sprout for me, but I fail to get them to grow into a bush. Do you have the answer?
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Will blue eyed grass grow under black walnut trees?
January 18, 2016
Will blue eyed grass grow under black walnut trees? I know the Siberian Iris is tolerant but the scientific names are not the same yet everything I read indicates that blue eyed grass is not in the g...
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Growing Chile Pequin Indoors
December 09, 2015
About a year ago I visited your page and as a result I planted 8 seeds in spring 2015 from a large Chile Pequin plant that came up wild in my Cedar Park home near Austin. The last harvest was late su...
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Dividing Hesperaloe
December 09, 2015
How and when can I successfully separate a clump of Hesperaloe Parviflora into smaller bunches?
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Bluebonnets for Upstate New York
December 03, 2015
Will Texas Bluebonnet seeds germinate and flourish in Upstate NY?
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Choosing the right Coreopsis species for Tennessee
November 28, 2015
I live in Bristol Tennessee and have replaced most of my lawn with native plants. I have been trying to learn more about the Coreopsis genus. In TN, we have C. auriculata, grandiflora, lanceolata, m...
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Propagating Bauhinia lunarioides
November 28, 2015
For a Master Gardener Intern project I am attempting to propagate the native orchid tree/Anacacho, Bauhinia lunarioides via root, cuttings, and seed. I have scarified the seeds - how long should it ta...
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Propagation of Pacific dogwood
November 21, 2015
When do I plant Pacific dogwood seeds? How deep and far apart should they be planted? The elevation will be around 5k.
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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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Improving Bluebonnet seed contact with soil
November 06, 2015
I have a five acre field in Blanco County, much of which is covered by bluebonnets. There are several species of native grasses as well. Would it be beneficial to disk or otherwise disturb the soil ...
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