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Will a barrier hedge of Agarita cause any problems for horses and cattle?
January 28, 2009
Will planting a hedge of Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata) at the fence line in my blackland prairie pasture cause any problems for my horses and cattle. I am trying to create a sound and sight barrier ...
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Weeds safe for rabbits to eat
January 21, 2009
I have several types of weeds running rampant in my large backyard. I can't seem to keep up with them. I have a couple rabbits and was wondering if the weeds are edible and would be okay to feed to...
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Do palm trees put off a toxic smoke when burnt?
December 09, 2008
do palm trees put off a toxic smoke when burnt
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Is scarlet buckeye (Aesculus pavia) poisonous?
December 01, 2008
Is a scarlet buckeye poisonous? Anna
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Are crepe myrtles (Lagerstroemia sp.) toxic to horses?
November 21, 2008
Are crepe myrtle trees toxic to horses ?
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Tropical looking plants for pool area in California
November 14, 2008
I am looking for small tropical looking plants, groundcover, and 2-small trees for around my pool. They have to be non-toxic to dogs,cats, and people. They can't attract bees/wasps, or have a root ...
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Topical treatment for poison ivy rash
November 12, 2008
I would like to know a topical treatment for the poison ivy rash
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GMO/GE crops killing wildflowers and insects
October 31, 2008
Hi, I've read where GMO/GE crops in other countries were killing the wildflowers and insects adjacent to those fields. Have you had any reports of this North America. Best regards.
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Alpacas poisoned in pasture in Texas
October 26, 2008
Two of my alpacas were poisoned by something growing in two of my pastures. One of the suspects is cussus trifoliata, aka, cow itch vine, sorrelvine. I have searched diligently and can find no refere...
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Non-toxic, non-invasive native flowers for horses
October 12, 2008
Hi I have a couple areas in and bordering horse pastures that I would like to plant with native flowers. I can find lists of toxic flowers but not non toxic native ones. Id like non -toxic non-invas...
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Wintering over an Angel Trumpet in Kentucky
September 20, 2008
I have an Angel Trumpet on my deck in LaGrange,Ky -Can I plant it out in the yard now or do I have to take it in the house for the winter- It is 5 feet tall and I have no room in the house! Help!-Than...
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Is Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) poisonous to pets? Probaly not.
September 08, 2008
Is Spanish Moss poisonous to pets? I have a dog which will eat anything.
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Curing plant rash
September 02, 2008
I went walking in the woods a few weeks ago, and my leg swiped some kind of cactus or something. It scratched me up and I had to remove little white spines with tweezers. I developed an intensely itch...
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Plants referred to as Hummingbird plants
August 22, 2008
We have a a plant that is sometimes called a Hummingbird Plant, sometimes a Firecracker plant. I have also seen the name lonicera sempervirens. Are they poisonous? This is a plant, not a vine. T...
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Are palm leaves poisonous?
August 18, 2008
Are palm tree leaves poisionous? Because my dad was doing yard work and was stuck by a palm tree leaf in his calf. His calf has swollen and in he thinks it broke off in his calf.
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Are leaves of banana trees poisonous?
August 10, 2008
are the leaves of banana trees poisonous? the tree will be in a preschool classroom How do i care for the tree?
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Hardy plants for a narrow yard in Illinois
July 28, 2008
I have an area in my yard that is approx 35 feet by 5 feet that is shaded on the east by a 4 ft fence and on the west by the house and above by trees. It slopes off to the neighbors yard (so doesn't ...
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Getting rid of wild plums (Prunus angustifolia)
July 28, 2008
When I bought my land, there was a humongous thicket of wild plums (Prunus angustifolia) approx 10 ft high and covering 5-10 acres. I raise goats, and have known that wild plums (the leaves) can cause...
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Plant with poisonous thorns
July 27, 2008
Is there a bush or tree out there that has thorns on it that can make you swell and cause you to feel like you can hardly move you're whole hand.
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Are oleanders poisonous?
July 18, 2008
Are Oleanders poisonous?
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Plants to replace poison ivy and brush
June 23, 2008
I am right next to a highway in Paradise, CA 95969. I am having brush and poison oak removed in that area and want to plant something fast growing and draught resistant. I am thinking about Oleander...
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Are seeds of Tecoma stans (yellow bells) toxic to birds
June 22, 2008
We have several Tacoma Stans in our yard and several pets (dogs & a Cockatoo). My Too is very interested in the beans of this plant. Are the beans poisonous to birds? Dogs?
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Poisonous plant in Ohio with hydrangea-like flower
June 09, 2008
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, I was sure that I had read that there is a poisonous bush that is native to Ohio that has flowers something like a white hydrangea..or was it queen ann's lace? I believe the ...
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Are black walnut and sugar maple poisonous to alpacas
June 09, 2008
I have alpacas and wonder if black walnut or sugar maple are poisonous to them.
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Plum trees (Prunus spp.) poisonous to horses
June 08, 2008
Are fruitless plum trees poisonous to horses
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