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Ask the Master Gardener: It’s alive! Raise the spirit of Halloween with plants
Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Question: I’m a Halloween freak. It’s my favorite holiday. Do you have any weird plant suggestions that would help create a surreal atmosphere? Answer: A personal favorite is ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Large pots are best choice to contain running bamboo
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
Question: I have a black bamboo that is too large for the pot. How and when should I divide it? Answer: Black bamboo is a running bamboo so it is wise to grow it in a container o ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Bare-root plants are best choice for winter growing
Tuesday Jan 12 2010
Question: I am interested in growing food in my garden. Can I plant anything in the winter? Answer: There are many food plants that you can plant now but there are a few precautio ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Crape myrtle blossom colors can depend on sun exposure
Wednesday Sep 02 2009
Question: I bought a red crape myrtle two years ago and this year when it bloomed the blossoms aren’t red, they’re deep pink. I wanted the red variety that I see planted in my ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Placement and proper watering important to keep Japanese maples healthy through heat of summer
Tuesday Jun 23 2009
Question: I just bought a Japanese maple from a nursery. The nursery said it is a sun-tolerant variety but when I planted it in my yard last July, in an area that gets full sun, it ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Drought possible culprit for early leaf color change
Wednesday Oct 08 2008
Question: Why did one of my trees turn color early this year? Answer: Trees turn color for a variety of reasons. As the days shorten, they go through a number of stages leading to ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Fall beats spring as best time to plant
Wednesday Sep 24 2008
Question: Why is fall the best time to plant? Answer: Field tests of fall-planted shrubs versus those planted in the spring show that the fall planted have significantly more grow ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Insufficient water is likely the problem behind Japanese maple ‘sunburned leaves’
Wednesday Aug 13 2008
Q: My Japanese maple is getting sunburned. The leaf edges are turning brown. How can I prevent this? A: Although frequently dubbed “sunburned leaves,” dry leaves on Japanese m ...
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