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Why do conifers kill Texas hummingbird sage from Gray GA
April 15, 2014
Why do conifers kill Texas hummingbird sage?
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Defense against poison ivy from The Woodlands TX
March 24, 2014
Hi and thank you in advance for your help. My husband is allergic to Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, or something in our yard. We need someone who is very knowledgeable to come and identify any poisonous pla...
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Is Mimosa pudica poisonous from Janesville WI
February 21, 2014
I have just recently learned of Mimosa Pudica also known as the sensitive plant. I see using the USDA website that it can be found in the USA so I think that covers the North America aspect. I have b...
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Ecosysystem with pecan at center from Austin
February 21, 2014
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, I would like to create a native tree guild around a mature pecan. It shares its space with native shrubs and ephemerals but I would like to add a nitrogen fixing plant. I am...
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Invasive thistles in wildflower field from Dripping Springs TX
February 17, 2014
How to get rid of "native" thistles.. I have a large natural field that used to grow a variety of wildflowers, but in 2011 and 2012 it was taken over by thistles. I'm sure they are "native" Texas...
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Live oaks lifting up sidewalks in Palm Coast FL
December 12, 2013
My live oak trees roots are lifting up my side walks. Can I cut just the roots that are causing the problem without hurting the trees? Thank you.
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Pruning Roughleaf dogwood
November 28, 2013
We put 5 rough-leaf dogwoods along our side deck; having been told (by the local, natural plant seller) that they would reach a maximum height of 6 feet. They have grown taller than that (despite som...
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Frost protection for non-native citrus trees from Austin
November 24, 2013
With ice predicted, should I pick citrus, lemons, limes, satsumas that are not quite ready?
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Do white-tailed deer consume King Ranch bluestem?
October 25, 2013
Will white-tail deer in central Texas consume King Ranch bluestem ?
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Injury from non-native Canary Palm from Torrance CA
October 18, 2013
I got stuck in the eye a yr ago by a Phoenix canariensis. It went through my retina and through the integral chamber and put a stamp on my lense. There was no room for any more err without causing bli...
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