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Identity of vines in Florida
October 30, 2012
Hello, I have 2 different types of vines growing in my shrubs. They are very pretty and I like them I just want to know if they are poisonous or if they will take over my shrubs. I have not been able ...
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Non-native, invasive Asiatic Jasmine from Austin
October 25, 2012
Is Trachelospermum asiaticum considered a native texas plant? Is there an example growing at the Center that can be viewed?
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Vine for a fence in San Saba County, Texas
October 22, 2012
I want to plant vines on a deer proof fence close to my house for privacy. Are there any vines that stay green year round? Also what breed of vine would you recommend for several hundred feet of fenc...
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Problems with recently planted trumpet vine from Worcester MA
October 20, 2012
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, I have a question about my recently planted Trumpet Vines. First of all, I live in Massachusetts, zone 6. The soil is perfect for the two vines, which I bought from a local nur...
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Vine for planter box in Berkeley CA
September 29, 2012
I live in Berkeley, CA and want to plant a vine to crawl up a trellis on my deck. It gets sun most of the day. I need to use planter boxes because there is only patio below and would like something ...
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Blocking dust from a road in Sturgis MS
September 20, 2012
Please let me know what Trees/shrubs will help block dust from dirt road.
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Plant to trail down concrete block retaining wall in Maryland
September 15, 2012
Hello, Your website is an excellent resource. Thank you very much! My girlfriend recently bought a house that has a concrete block retaining wall in the front yard. We want to improve the app...
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Is purple bindweed good for a screen growing on a fence?
September 12, 2012
We cleared a bunch of dead trees and tree limbs (mostly cedars and some oaks) on our semi-rural property in Driftwood and now we're left with an undesirable view onto the neighboring property. We're...
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Want a vine, non-toxic to dogs, for Reno, NV.
September 11, 2012
I want a non toxic (to dogs) vine for Reno, NV
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Coral Honeysuckle suitability for Central Texas Fence
September 05, 2012
I recently purchased a house in Liberty Hill. My backyard is enclosed by an iron fence (painted). I am interested in creating a habitat for birds, so I'm thinking of planting coral honeysuckle vine...
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Growing Crossvine on a Wrought Iron Fence in Austin
September 02, 2012
I would like to plant crossvine along a wrought iron fence. Will it damage the fence or the stucco posts?
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Vine recommendations for Central Texas homes
September 02, 2012
I have hardy plank siding and am looking for a Central Texas native vine that will grow over it. I am trying to keep it from growing under the planks.
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Vine for Marin County, CA
August 31, 2012
Looking for relatively fast growing evergreen vine (not Ivy). Plant along sturdy 7 foot wire fence. Mostly sun, some shade. Soil drains reasonably well. I had some success w/ star jasmine, but too...
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Duplicate request for information from Austin
August 30, 2012
I am considering planting cross vine on a wrought iron fence. Will it cause any damage to the wrought iron or stucco posts?
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How to distinguish male and female grape vines in Gage OK.
August 19, 2012
Are there male and female plants for wild grapes? If so, how do we tell the difference?
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Invasive trumpet vine from Fredericksburg TX
August 03, 2012
I have a large trumpet vine growing on a dead tree stump. My problem is that new baby trumpet vines are coming up all over my yard. I mow them, but is there anything I can use to prevent new trumpet v...
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Cottage-style landscaping for Chesapeake VA
August 02, 2012
Dear Mr. Smarty Plant staff, I recently moved into a cottage style home that has a poured concrete/paver patio. I am trying to come up with ideas for plantings that would 1. give me a bit of privacy,...
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Sources for plants from Abingdon MD
August 02, 2012
What stores or nursuries in Harford County sell already grown Coral honeysuckle, Purple passion flower, trumpet creeper, and crossvine?
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Poison ivy? vine in NJ
July 30, 2012
I have a vine growing among some vegetation in my backyard. It has a leaf with 3 "points" with ridges along its edges. The smaller leaves are reddish which is why I thought poison ivy but definite...
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Bird-friendly plants for the Texas coast
July 13, 2012
I'm interested in starting a native plant garden, specifically with an eye towards providing food (either from the plants or insects that are attracted to the plants) for migratory birds. However, s...
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Plants that smell like chocolate from Coral Gables FL
July 12, 2012
I am looking for plants that smell like chocolate. I live in south Florida. We are currently growing and testing Berlandiera lyrata. Do you know of other plants whose flowers smell like chocolate?
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climbing vine for growth in sand
July 11, 2012
I live in Grand Beach, MI. My house sits on a sand dune. I want to plant a flowering vine that will grow up a fence. The area has plenty of sand and I have a trickle watering system. Can you pleas...
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Identification of vine from Las Vegas NV
July 11, 2012
I'm interested in identifying the vine shown by the leaf in this photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zR3R4JSPYcCI4ESczNXWM4h8z33Cq5cyZNqSSYf9hx0?feat=directlink My mother-in-law got one o...
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Hybrid Campsis radicans 'Madame Rosy' from Medina OH
July 07, 2012
I have a Madame Rosy Campsis that is not blooming. We purchased and planted it last year, mid-summer and it did well for the remainder of the season but this year...nothing but green leaves........wh...
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Identity of vine growing in New Jersey
July 03, 2012
Hello! I am hoping you may be able to help me out in identifying a vine plant that has started to grow from under my deck, through the lattice and up the outside of my deck. I bought the house 2 y...
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A privacy hedge for a shady spot in Austin, TX
July 02, 2012
What is a good choice for a privacy hedge in west Austin in a predominantly shady area? I'd like it to be 8-12 feet, along the fence, so as to obstruct the view of the neighbor's yard.
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Cow-itch vine name from Seguin TX
July 02, 2012
How did Cow-Itch Vine (Cissus incisa / Cissus trifoliata) get its name?
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Identification of cucumber-like plant with red fruit
July 01, 2012
Hi; My name is Peter, live in Lewisville. When I walked through a park trail last year, I noticed a very strange vine described as the following: It is vine with leaves and stems (size and shape) lo...
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Vine non-toxic to alpacas and dogs from Fowler CA
June 29, 2012
We have alpacas and would like to plant a flowering vine on a backyard fence that adjoins the pasture. We live in Central California so we have many hot days during the summer and would like a plan...
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Plantings for a slope from New Carrollton MD
June 27, 2012
My house (Maryland, near DC) sits at the bottom of a south facing slope. The soil is very heavy clay. The grade is about 1:20 for about 100 feet (with a steeper part at the top). Part of the hill is i...
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E-mailing a picture for Plant ID from Dexter KY
June 25, 2012
Could I email a picture of a vine that is taking over my porch? Can't seem to find it anywhere. It is dark green and relatively shiny with 10 leaves on each stem.
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Distinguishing non-native Wisteria from Austin
June 25, 2012
How do I distinguish a native wisteria from a non-native wisteria?
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Non-toxic plants for dog yard from Freeport PA
June 24, 2012
I'm looking for wildlife-friendly native plants that aren't toxic to dogs. I have a place for some small shrubs and/or flowers. And a climbing vine that I could train on a trellis would work espec...
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Plants for 100 gal. pot by pool from Ft. Worth TX
June 23, 2012
What North Texas evergreen or combination of evergreen plants, bushes or trees could thrive in a huge, 100-gallon clay pot (immovable!) that is situated in full sun year round in an exposed area n...
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Non-native vines poisonous to animals from Park Ridge IL
June 18, 2012
I have a Star Jasmine and sambac Philipine Jasmine Plant . Are they poisonous to cats or dogs. I have them in the house.
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Identification of vine in Pennsylvania
June 11, 2012
I have several vine plants growing in my deck planters from last season. The leaves are 9 pointed, it looks more like 7, but there are 2 little points at the very bottom of the larger leaves. When t...
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Need a vine to cover a chainlink fence in the shade in Tarrytown, NY.
June 08, 2012
Any advice for a vine to cover a chain link fence in shade
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Vine Choices Scarce in Beaverton Oregon
June 08, 2012
Hi, I am looking for a hearty vine that we could use to cling to and cover a cement wall that is about 8 feet tall and 30 feet long. It is on the south side of our house but never gets direct sunli...
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Question about male muscadine plants
June 01, 2012
I have 9 muscadine plants, 3 females and 6 perfect flowered growing in my yard. A plant started growing under my porch lst year and it grew through the spaces between the boards. It grew nicely. It fl...
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Identification of vine with 4-petaled purple flower
May 30, 2012
Does anybody know what vine has a purple four petaled flower with small bulb in middle??
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Do monarchs like Cynachum laeve in Austin, TX?
May 29, 2012
I have found what I believe is Honeyvine (Cynanchum laeve) growing in my yard here in Austin. I tried using the LBJWC plant data base and could not find it. I also found the plant with a diff...
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Need an evergreen flowering vine to cover a fence in Houston, TX.
May 28, 2012
Looking for an evergreen flowering vine to cover my fence. caveat? one part of the fence is within 5 feet from the air conditioning unit which blows a lot of hot air, the area takes a day or two to dr...
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Growing native vines in pots from Houston
May 28, 2012
I am writing in regards to your often mentioned issue of plants not doing as well in pots and in the ground. After last years drought, i moved all the plants I had that were in danger of dying of t...
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Plants wilting too quickly in Toledo OH
May 27, 2012
The garden I have had recent issues with plants wilting all too quickly. I would like to know what types of plants would be hearty for the climate in Toledo, Ohio. I have a partly sunny front yard and...
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Oak trees shedding leaves in Denton TX
May 27, 2012
In Denton, TX we have two mature Quercus buckleyi. It is May 11th 2012 and one of these trees has been shedding green leaves for the last week. The only changes we have made are: planted English ivy...
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Identification of vine with green flowers
May 23, 2012
Trying to identify a vine with 5-petaled ~1 cm dia green flowers (w/ barely perceptible white & black speckles). I have 3 photos I can send (showing flowers & leaves). The flower petals are almost...
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Identification of a plant that looks like a watermelon.
May 21, 2012
A wild plant came up in my bed that looked like a watermelon plant. It had small yellow blooms and then marble balls formed with prickly thorns. The balls were in clusters. What kind of plant is i...
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Non-native Purple Hyacinth from Sylvania OH
May 21, 2012
I am wondering if I plant a Purple Hyacinth Bean vine seed under a tree and allow it to grow up the tree trunk, will it kill the tree?
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Variation in leaves for Vitis mustangensis
May 17, 2012
Hi, I am doing a sculpture of a mustang grape vine in limestone. In seeking a good leaf image I notice that there are both roundish shaped leaves and highly divided or "fingered" shapes on your sit...
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Caterpillars eating passion vines from Austin
May 17, 2012
My question concerns Yellow passion flower, purple passion vine & butterflies. I have had my passion vines for 3-4 years, each spring they start growing beautifully, then in 1-2 days are almost compl...
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Identification of vine in New York
May 15, 2012
I have a flowering vine that grows against my home and I'm not sure what it is, but it's beautiful with a delicate scent. The flowers look like clusters of mini purple pea pods hanging downward befo...
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How to propagate Clematis texensis in Austin, TX?
May 14, 2012
How do I propagate a Clematis texensis Buckl. Scarlet leatherflower from the seed pod?
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Unusual vine in San Diego County, California
May 12, 2012
Dear Mr. or Ms. Smarty Pants, I came across an unusual vine winding through a young Zumaque growing off the edge of a mesa in San Diego (coastal sage scrub). The small (fingernail-sized)leaves rough...
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Need care instructions for Cardiosperma halicacabum in Little Rock, AR>
May 11, 2012
I'd like to find out how to cultivate & care for a balloon vine/heart seed vine/love in a puff vine which I found growing wild in my yard (in Little Rock, Arkansas). There seems to be very little in...
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Flowering vine for shade in Southern California
May 11, 2012
Flowering climbing plant for shade in Palm Desert, CA.
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Restoring the woods in Central Austin.
May 08, 2012
I live in Austin, south central between Red Bud trail close to the low water bridge and Bee Caves road. My question: I want to make the wooded sections of my yard attractive. They have filtered sun...
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Rash resulting from cutting trees in NC.
May 08, 2012
My boyfriend was cutting some trees yesterday. He had thorns in his hands after he was done, and today he has a rash on his legs, a fever and he feels like throwing up. Can you tell me if its symptoms...
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Vines for Texas Panhandle
May 07, 2012
I need a fast-growing vine for our pergola that does not attract bees or wasps. It will be in full sun in the panhandle of Texas--two hours north of Amarillo.
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Eradicating trumpet vine runners in Austin
April 29, 2012
How do I eradicate trumpet vine runners from my lawn? Will it kill my pecan tree?
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Should Ipomea alba be planted in a yard in Spring, TX?
April 23, 2012
I would like to know if there is any reason not to plant Tropical Morning glory (Moon Flower-Ipomoea alba)in my yard. Is it toxic or aggressivley invasive? I am looking at a space in my side yard wi...
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Purchase source of Coral honeysuckle from New Boston TX
April 21, 2012
I have been unable to find a supplier in the listings on your website for Lonicera Sempervirens. Many of them had a variety of different plants listed under this name but none were the 20' species. ...
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Folsom CA Wall-cover
April 13, 2012
I live in Folsom, CA and I have an ugly cinder block wall that I want to cover, I want something that is low maintenance and that is going to grow and spread into my grass. The only one i can really t...
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Vines to Complement a Fence
April 10, 2012
I have a 3' weathered picket fence that I want to plant a flowering vine on part of it. The vine must be perennial, tolerate full sun and low watering. Is there anything besides trumpet, cross vine, ...
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Looking for a supplier for Mustang Grape vine in Austin, TX>
April 02, 2012
I'm looking for a supplier in Austin that will have a Mustang Grape Vine seed or plant for purchase. I found Natives of Texas in Kerrville, but if you know of a supplier in Austin, that would be pre...
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Native vine to replace non-native Ficus pumila creeping fig
April 01, 2012
What is a good evergreen alternative to ficus pumila to cover a rough-textured concrete wall in Houston TX?
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Controlling Passionflora Incarnata propagation
March 20, 2012
Would a cinderblock raised bed, 8 inches in height, be sufficient to contain the roots of passiflora incarnata and keep them from traveling to places where I don't want the vine? Are the roots deepe...
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Is Bignonia capreolata (crossvine) poisonous?
March 18, 2012
I need to know whether any part of Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is poisonous. Am thinking of planting it at an Elder Day Center for people with memory problems and the director insists - no toxic ...
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Plants in bloom in April in Stuart FL
February 24, 2012
Can you tell me which plants I might reasonably expect to see in bloom in April of this year?
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Vines for Poolsides
February 22, 2012
We would like some color along the pool, but do not want anything with flowers because of the pool. Are there any non-flowering vines that will grow in full sun in Arizona? We have 2 trelis' that we ...
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Native plants for roadside in Gallatin TN
February 19, 2012
What native plant would you suggest that we try to establish on 100 feet of road frontage which gets full afternoon sun? The soil is mostly clay, and it's on a rather sleep hill about 10 feet high. ...
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Wisteria and Non-Poisonous Native Vines
February 15, 2012
I'm from central Texas and I'm wanting to plant a native vine that will work well around the public, mainly kids. It's a mostly sunny trellis that makes an arch. I'd like to plant the native Wiste...
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Edibility of peppervine berries from Madison MS
February 09, 2012
I am following up on a question I've posed to many well experienced foragers and naturalists regarding the pepper vine plant or Ampelopsis arbor. There are many conflicting stories regarding the edib...
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When to prune Texas Coral Honeysuckle in Iredell, TX?
January 31, 2012
When can I prune Texas coral honeysuckle? It needs to be pruned so that it will fill out. Also, how much do I prune it? Thank you,
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Plant identification of vine in Tennessee
January 06, 2012
I have this vine that grows in my backyard and on the vine there are green balls about half the size of a hedge apple and inside balls are a bunch of seeds. The deer love to eat these. Do you know wha...
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Is there a vine in Indiana with poisonous thorns?
December 27, 2011
I was cut at the left big toe by a brownish/red thorny vine while tracking thru dry grass near the bridge exiting 278. I'm from Indianapolis, in 46208. Was wondering if I was exposed to a poisonous v...
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Florida hanging vine with occasional red tongue-like leaves
December 01, 2011
I live in south Florida and I used to grow a hanging vine that had green slender leaves and an occasional red leaf that looked like a tongue that protruded horizontally from the plant. do you know wha...
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Evergreen Vine for San Antonio Trellis
November 23, 2011
I have a new trellis at the end of my patio on which I want to grow an evergreen vine. The area is fairly shady. I had settled on Carolina Jasmine, but read that it is very toxic which is worrisome ...
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Vine with red berries in North Carolina
November 04, 2011
I found a plant/ vine pink teardrop with red berries in the Pusgah Forest in North Carolina and no on knows the name of it. I have a photo, can you help?
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Blueberries & Raspberries for Walla Walla WA
October 17, 2011
Which blueberry and raspbery plants grow best and suvive winter in Walla Walla Washington
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Plant identification of a potted vine in California
October 04, 2011
Hi, we have a tropical vine growing in a pot on our patio that my wife bought at the county fair. We've had it for a couple of years but I just noticed it now has a sort of pear like fruit on it. It ...
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Identification of shrub looking like honeysuckle in Odessa TX
October 02, 2011
Bought a shrub in Pecos, TX yesterday. It looks like honeysuckle but the brightest flat orange I have ever seen. Flower and greenery looked like honeysuckle but when I looked on the Internet under or...
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Is Passiflora 'Purple Haze' a host to Gulf Frittilary butterflies?
September 14, 2011
Is the passion flower purple haze (pasionaria purple haze) a host plant to gulf frittilary butterflies as is the passiflora incarnata passion flower?
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Seed planting of Crossvine from Orlando FL
September 12, 2011
Seed planting of Bignonia capreolata - Tangerine Beauty. I have seed pods. Do I plant how deep and should I put in a plastic bag with a wet papertowel in the refrigerator and let it sprout? ...
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Propagation of Crossvine from San Antonio
September 03, 2011
I have a new Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) that has a single seedpod so far. What is the best way to plant it for the best chances for success? It is still green and a very hot August. Do I plant ...
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Stumps of fallen oaks in Hurricane Irene from Newton PA
September 03, 2011
Two large red oaks fell in the woods in our yard in Newtown PA due to Hurricane Irene. The trees have been removed, but the stumps remain. Please can you recommend some fast-growing, attractive, nativ...
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Plant identification of vine in Virginia
September 01, 2011
Have vine that has small 3 pointed leaves somewhat like a grape but only an inch or 2 long. Adult fruit is black or purple egg shaped and only 3/4 of an inch long. Fruit is single in the middle of th...
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Foundation plants unlikely to provide good shade for rattlesnakes in TX
August 28, 2011
I would like to plant native grass around my new home in the country near Mason, TX. My concerns are the rattlesnakes that are common here, and if they could "hide" in the native grasses since they ...
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Removing poison ivy in Cuba MO
August 27, 2011
I bought a home with a huge bed of hybrid iris but the bed is thick with poison ivy. If I cover myself head to toe to prevent getting it is there a way to clean the tubers so they will not be poison? ...
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Questions about Clematis virginiana in Austin, TX.
August 26, 2011
Hello! I have a few questions regarding Clematis virginiana. Is it scented? Does it attract birds and butterflies? Do only female flowers get the feathery plumes? If yes, how do I know if ...
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Transplanting trumpet creeper in Prairie City, IA
August 22, 2011
I have a Trumpet Creeper that I would like to transplant. How do you do that?
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Pruning time for Lonicera sempervirens from Pflugerville TX
August 08, 2011
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, When does the Wildflower Center prune its Lonicera sempervirens?
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Getting rid of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac
July 30, 2011
How can I rid my yard of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac? I have tried roundup, poison ivy roundup and even a clorox solution and nothing seems to kill it, I keep seeing it come up. Any help ...
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Eliminating a briar vine in American holly
July 22, 2011
I have a wild vine (I was told it is a type of briar) living on my place. The root nest is like a potato. I have dug them up, I have sprayed them and I still am plagued with them. I have a beautiful A...
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Alamo vine not blooming in Liberty Hill TX
July 16, 2011
My Alamo vine is not blooming. It is planted in full sun. The vine looks healthy. Should I fertilize, if so, with what.
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How to prune wild mustang grape vines.
July 11, 2011
Now that my mustang grapes are harvested. When can I trim them out of the tree top and redirect them to an arbor where I can reach them next year? The main vine is at least 3" across. The vines from...
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Identification of vine in Louisiana
July 06, 2011
I have two vines in my backyard. I've looked at pictures of each and they both keep coming up "virginia creeper." However, both are different. Neither causes an allergic reaction. One has leaflets ...
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Identification of a vine with purple flowers
July 06, 2011
I'm trying to identify a vine-like plant growing in my yard to determine if it is a weed or should be kept around. It has small purple flowers with a small yellow center, looking like a mini honeysuc...
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Failure to bloom of Campsis radicans in Elkins WV
June 28, 2011
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, We live in a very cool climate of West Virginia, in the mountains, and it seems impossible for our Campsis radicans vines to flower! Perhaps the growing season is too short? W...
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Failure to flourish of Trumpet Creeper in Leesburg VA
June 28, 2011
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants: Late last year I planted a trumpet creeper vine to grow on my fence and attract hummingbirds. It gets full sun, is in average soil and gets adequate water. I put a few daylilli...
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Is hummingbird vine poisonous to parrots?
June 26, 2011
Is hummingbird vine poisonous to parrots? I am setting up vines and plants around the aviary and would like to use this vine if it's not poisonous.
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