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Identification of vine with translucent red berries in Tennessee.
November 30, 2007
During the month of November I have seem in Nashville, TN a vine which appears to be native or a handed-down plant growing behind a restaurant site on a chain link fence. It was loaded with cluster...
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Information about the wormvine orchid, Vanilla barbellata
November 27, 2007
Hi My name is Santiago I'm from Puerto Rico and discover this Vanilla orchid in the forest, this orchid is V. barbellata var. alba? You have some information of how identify the V. barbe...
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How to get rid of invasive vine
November 14, 2007
We moved into our very old (300+ year house) several years ago and I am slowly getting round to cleaning up and replanting flower beds. When I cleared the space to grow clematis along a fence in the b...
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Culture of a potato vine
November 11, 2007
This spring I was given a potato to grow. The lady called it a potato vine. Do you know anything about this vine?
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Non-blossoming trumpet vine
November 05, 2007
About 9 years ago I started a trumpet vine, from seeds that I got from plants that were invading an empty home. I saw how invasive it was. It had worked its way into the windows and front porch and ...
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Trumpet vine care
October 31, 2007
I planted a trumpet vine in the early summer of this year. It grew about 3-4 ft. and seemed healthy. It is now Oct. 25th, and I just noticed that all the leaves seem to have shrivelled up and gone b...
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Care and fruiting time of pumpkins
October 06, 2007
This is my first year growing pumpkin. I have a good vine with flowers now & then, but I still don't see a little pumpkin forming. What am I doing wrong?
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American Bittersweet in east Texas
September 24, 2007
Does American Bittersweet vine grow in east Texas? It grows wild in Indiana and want to find it in our new location, Longview, Texas
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Plant identification request for a vine
September 19, 2007
I would like to identify a wild vine that I have just discovered in our bush. It has leaves similar in shape to a maple leaf,approx.4"wide, has white flower spikes, and some kind of a fruit or pod t...
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Control of out-of-bounds Virginia creeper
September 16, 2007
Our Virginia creeper (Woodbine) has outgrown its planned location this past summer. What is the best way to prune ivy stems for next years controlled growth?
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