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Bermuda, not the only option in Memphis
November 04, 2014
I'm building an energy efficient home in Memphis and want to extend that strategy to the landscaping. I'd like to plant native grasses, but this lot is surrounded by lots sodded with Bermuda grass....
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Late planting plum tree from Lago Vista, TX
May 01, 2014
I have two plum trees in plastic containers that I purchased in March. For a lot of reasons, we didn't get them planted. I have kept them alive by watering consistently, but I am now wondering what...
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Protection for plants against a Spring freeze from Easley SC
April 15, 2014
Is there anything we can do to protect our beautiful spring gardens from the freeze tonight? (April 15, 2014)
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Spring care for Garrya ovata from Pflugerville, TX
February 24, 2014
Hello again, Mr. S-P, I planted a Mexican silktassel in April 2012 (purchased at the WFC). It has done well, but the leaves are bronzed and splotchy from this winter's freezes. All the stems are...
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Latest time to mow bluebonnets from Chappell Hill TX
February 13, 2014
The past few years, my bluebonnets have been overwhelmed by tall grass. I could have solved this by mowing later, but I was always afraid of mowing new bluebonnet plants. When is the latest time I can...
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Cutting back plants after frost from Seguin TX
February 13, 2014
When is best time to cut back native plants after frost kill? Thanks
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Bluebonnet Planting in January in Lockhart
January 23, 2014
My husband has yet again failed for the second year straight to put out the bluebonnet seeds in our backyard back in October. Is it too late now that it's mid January for me to get them in the groun...
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When should salvia greggii be pruned from Austin
December 12, 2013
Should salvia greggii be pruned in fall/winter? I thought I read onsite that all woody perennials should be left untouched or pruned to 6 inches. Does this apply to salvia greggii?
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Will watering before a freeze protect an esperanza from a freeze from San Angelo, TX
November 22, 2013
Would it help to lightly water esperanza before I cover it prior to freeze and/or sleet?
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Cutting Back Perennials in the Fall?
November 13, 2013
We have large beds of flowering native perennials that we planted around our house as part of a landscape conservation plan (various Joe-Pyes, goldenrods, turtlehead, blazing star, brown-eyed Susans)....
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