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Winter care for plants in Austin
December 05, 2008
Hello, I'm just getting into the gardening thing, and have planted tons of plants this fall here in Austin. I'm a bit worried about them with winter right around the corner. My first question is r...
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Winter pruning for yucca in Michigan
November 10, 2008
I live in SE Michigan and have an outdoor yucca plant that has grown quite large. My father tells me that I can literally cut it down to the ground in the fall and that it will grow back the followin...
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Trimming native Yucca filamentosa for winter in Illinois
October 18, 2008
I live in northern IL and I have approximately 5 yucca plants, Adams needle, my question is do I need to trim them down for winter for best growth the next year?
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Will a Norfolk pine survive winter in Houston
May 29, 2008
If I transplant a Norfolk pine in the summer, or when is the best time, will it survive the winter growing in Houston Tx? Can you give me some suggestions for fast growing vines facing the front of my...
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Too late to begin planting in May in Austin?
April 30, 2008
Is it too late to begin planting in May? I live in Austin Texas and have finally completed my plans for a native Texas landscaping (plants and grass) of my front yard. I'd like to get the landscapi...
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Planting bluebonnets
April 20, 2008
How long do bluebonnet seeds take to mature, and when is the earliest in their development they can be harvested? When can they be scattered?
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Bluebonnets in memorial garden in cemetery
April 11, 2008
When is the peak time to scatter bluebonnet seeds? I have a loved one that recently died, and she requested that her body be cremated. She would like her ashes to be mixed with bluebonnet seeds and ...
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Germination of bluebonnet seeds in Hempstead, TX
April 01, 2008
We scattered 20 lbs of bluebonnet seeds on our property near Hempstead. Only about 10 plants have come up even though on another part of the property we have thousands. It is well drained and in sun....
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Bluebonnets planted in late spring bloom, will they bloom again?
February 06, 2008
New to South Texas & we decided to plant bluebonnets around our house. The seeds were planted in late spring & we were delighted to watch them start their initial growth-cycle. They ultimately produc...
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Moving a red oak away from the house foundation
January 24, 2008
About a 3 weeks ago I noticed a 5 ft. red oak growing in my flower bed. I hadn't noticed it growing up through my shrubs until the leaves turned bright red. The problem is that its coming up about tw...
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Trimming native salvias in January
January 17, 2008
I have heard you can trim Hot Lips, Raspberry and other salvias back severely in January, to about six inches from the ground. Is this correct?
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Wildflowers for a wedding site
November 11, 2007
My fiance and I would like to get married on his family's ranch, just north of Johnson City on the Pedernales river, in April of 2009. Currently, we are clearing the over-grown meadows of cactus and ...
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Optimum planting time for perennials and trees
November 02, 2007
Our group is running out of fall workdays. Is it OK to plant native perennials and small trees in Central Texas during the winter months? Or should we wait now until the spring?
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Toxicity of horticultural oils
July 20, 2007
Is T&S dormant oil spray a toxic product? Our church (Prairie Creek Baptist in Plano, Texas) is transitioning to organic/native landscape. This is the product used by the current lawn service. Also, ...
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When to prune Texas betony (Stachys coccinea)
May 28, 2007
I bought Texas Betony plants several years ago at Wildflower Days. They are thriving, but a bit leggy. Somewhere I read that they should be cut back several times during the year. Now I can't find...
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What is considered mid-winter in Austin, TX
April 03, 2007
This question was submitted, but I am unsure of the dates the answer is indicating. When is mid-winter? Question: When should I cut back (and how far should I cut back) the following plants in ...
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Pruning for Spring
January 21, 2007
When should I cut back (and how far should I cut back) the following plants in order to promote growth in the spring: Salvia gregii, Salvia leucantha, Ruellia (Mexican petunia), Plumbago, Sku...
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Winter trimming and shaping of native perennials
November 08, 2006
Granted, it's a bit early, but for planning purposes: What is the best care for shrub-like woody perennials, like Lantana, Copper Canyon Daisy, Salvia greggii, Chile Pequin, Eupatorium wrightii, Pav...
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Native flowers and plants for landscaping in March in Austin
February 18, 2004
What are the best flowers and plants to landscape with in the Austin area in March?
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Survivability of plants after freeze
December 08, 2003
I have many beautiful plants that froze. Some were Lantana, Hummingbird Bush, Candlestick Trees, Esperanza, Some flowers, and Marigolds. I love all of my plants and flowers and I want them to grow bac...
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Optimum mowing time for acreage with spring wildflowers
November 17, 2003
I have several acres where wildflowers grow in the spring, & would like to know when and how often to mow this field for optimum blooms?
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More on bluebonnets
May 09, 2003
When can I harvest my Bluebonnets?
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Best preparation time for wildflower garden for summer
January 21, 2003
Is it too late in late Fall to prepare a wildflower garden for next spring/summer?
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