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Inspection of house plants moving to Florida
December 02, 2014
Hi. I am hoping to move from Chicago to Florida any month at this time. I have a collection of house plants, does anyone know where I can get them inspected and certified so they'll be allowed into...
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Evergreen that Grows to Three Feet in Michigan
May 22, 2014
I have searched your site and canít find what I need. I live in the middle of Michigan. I need a shrub that stays green year round and only grows to 3 feet or less.
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Law against planting cottonwood in Madison WI
October 08, 2013
I was told that there is an ordinance against planting cottonwood trees in Madison, WI. Is this true?
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Moving plants from Texas to Florida
September 27, 2013
Hi, I found your answer for the person traveling from Florida to Texas, I am going the opposite way. Do I need to have my house and yard plants certified by Texas Dept of Agriculutre? If so how do I ...
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Are wildflowers in Missouri patented?
September 20, 2013
Are wildflowers in Missouri patented? If so where would I find a list of them?
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Neighborhood association wanting wildflowers mowed from Grand Prairie TX
July 14, 2013
For at least 15 years, I have been fostering growth of wildflowers in 60% of my 90x400' yard which include 150' utility trunkline easement in which I can plant no trees. This year, we had volunteer ...
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Trees prohibited or regulated in Albuquerque
March 20, 2013
Are there certain trees that not not allowed to be planted in Albuquerque, New Mexico because of city regulations?
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Are drought-tolerant landscape plantings protected by Texas law?
November 26, 2012
I was told that Texas has a law in regards to drought tolerant natives and Homeowners Associations. Do you know what it states and how one can find a copy of it? I got a notice from my HOA saying ...
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Patenting Flower Mixes
July 12, 2012
Can a new, more beautiful combination/mix of certain wild flowers or the new use of some particular wild flowers for a particular style of gardening, e.g. for deer resistance or for alternative lawn o...
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Wildflowers being mowed in Canyon TX
June 03, 2012
Can I receive a letter from someone there to put up in our neighborhood? I live in an area very close to Palo Duro Canyon. A developer out here mows down the wildflowers along the one lane road. It ...
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