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Deer resistant plants from New Braunfels TX
August 31, 2012
I have a 1/2 yard covered by a tree, shady. Bermuda grass previous owner planted has all turned brown this summer. I don't have lots of money to work with but would love to landscape that side of fr...
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Transplanting a non-native rose from Akron OH
August 30, 2012
Can I transplant a rose plant that I have in sunny area to an area that will be partially shady?
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Ailing Tecoma stans from Phoenix AZ
August 24, 2012
I have several young Tecoma plants in my Phoenix, AZ garden. I planted them in June and have tended to them over the summer. They are watered twice daily. On some of the plants, I've noticed two oddi...
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Sycamore leaf snowbell from Pleasanton TX
August 18, 2012
How do you care for a sycamore leaf snowbell. Does it like sun or part shade? How much water? How often and what should it be fed. How fast or slowly does it grow? Anything you can tell me would be ap...
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Problems with Silverado Sage in Pearland, TX.
July 28, 2012
Hi, We have three Silverado Sage bushes we planted last year. They did great during the drought. However, this winter they had a severed leaf drop of mostly just the centers of them. These cente...
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Watering Native Trees in Georgetown, TX
July 19, 2012
I installed a native/adapted plantscape in early March including several small trees. They were planted in the rocky soil west of I-35 in Georgetown with plenty of added compost and mulch. Other than ...
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Redbud leaves turning yellow in mid-summer
July 13, 2012
The leaves on our redbud trees are turning yellow. The yellow leaves are pale with no other spots and no dark veins. I don't know for sure which variety of redbud they are or how old they are (more t...
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Care of Live Oaks
July 11, 2012
We have Two Young Live Oaks in the front of Our home. We had them treated for insects, ect. Now what can we do to make them Full Green and Happy Happy Happy again.Thank You
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Recycling bath water from Austin
July 03, 2012
Is using bath water going to hurt my plants or grass? If I use water from the bath on vegetables and fruits will the soap be absorbed by the fruit and/or vegetables thereby transferring to us when we ...
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Drip irrigation and uneven distribution
June 29, 2012
Subject: Drip irrigation and uneven distribution. Iíve installed drip irrigation in an area of mature shrubs (St. Johnís Wort) in Austin. These have previously received about ĺ inch of water once ...
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