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Planting Muhlenbergia capillaris (Gulf muhly)
October 27, 2011
Is it too late to plant Gulf Muhly seed in North Texas (October)?
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Time for seeding wildflower seeds in Castle Rock CO
October 03, 2011
I live in Castle Rock, CO. When is the best time to plant wildflower seed?
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Wildseed Planting in a drought
September 14, 2011
Due to the extreme drought and no rain in the near future in central Texas would it be prudent to have a wildseed planting in October?
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Drought affecting native trees from The Woodlands
August 18, 2011
I've been trying to grow native trees in my yard for the past 3 years and I'm starting to question whether the amount of time required to spend watering them during the long hot season in Texas is r...
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Shade trees for Spring TX
August 17, 2011
Dear Mr.Pants, our west-facing backyard in Spring, Tx, is unbearable in this Summer's heat. Neither us nor the neighbors has any backyard trees established yet, as the subdivision is pretty new. C...
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Leaves on 3 year old maple turning brown in Lebo, KS.
July 16, 2011
Hello, one of our five Maple trees which is is 3 yrs. old now, we saw a week ago that the leaves started turning brown and dropping. My question is: Will the tree survive this and return healthy next ...
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Preventing weeds in kinnikinnick in Richland WA
May 29, 2011
We planted our kinnickinick last Nov. and we live in Richland, WA, where it gets hot in the summer. We planted almost 500 of them on a hillside. Weeding is taking over our lives, to say the least. ...
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Native plants for Summer Planting in Vernal UT
May 24, 2011
What are the native plants that I could plant this summer in Vernal, Utah
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Carolina Jasmine failing to turn green in Pleasant Garden NC
April 26, 2011
We planted Carolina Jasmine last year and it did great. This Spring we only have about 2-3 small green leaves beginning on the vines. We did not cut them back in the Fall. Is it time for them to be tu...
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Late blooming Esperanza in St. Augustine FL
April 21, 2011
I bought an Esperanza at a plant expo- I was told it was a Florida native Allamanda. It took me two years to figure out what I had. Mine grows 8 ft. tall and is huge! But it doesn't bloom until alm...
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