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I have some cacti growing indoors that are flopping over as they grow taller (8-10″). I have been propping them up with wooden skewers but would prefer to see them standing tall and proud on their own. Can they be…
Salt Tolerant Boulevard Garden
How do I begin selecting plants for a garden along the street?
I heard on the weather, that the next three months will be warm.. into October, how do you think that will affect our perenials?
We had lots of snow burn on our arborvitae last year. We didn’t know we should have covered them. What can we do to prevent this?
Neonicotinoids and Bees
Hi! I understand several Twin Cities garden stores (including Bachman’s and Gerten’s) are no longer stocking plants that have been treated with neonicotinoids, as these chemicals may be responsible for killing bees and other pollinators. My family and I have…
Time to Plant
Is it safe to plant ornamental grasses now–October 18? How late can into the Fall can Gro-low fragrant sumac be planted? Thank you.
Hydrangea – poor blooming
My ‘Quick Fire’ Hydrangea bloomed very poorly this year. It had many flower buds but only a few in each cluster bloomed. It gets about 6 hours of morning sunlight. Since this year was so hot and dry, I watered…
Is it OK to cut back roses in the fall?
My roses are bloomed out and just kinda messy. Is it too early to cut them back aggressively for winter? —Guy
When is the best time to spray my lawn for crabgrass?? —Jerry
Ornamental grass that works in shade?
Hello, I would love to plant lots of OGs and prairie grasses in my backyard but the problem is my backyard is very shady. Is there anything out there that will work for me? Thank you, Sarah —Sarah
Leaning Russian Sage
My Russian Sage is not standing upright like the neighbors. Why is it laying down? —Jerry
New Pee Gee Hydrangeas
Hi, I just purchased two new pee gee hydrangea trees a week ago. They are both showing some yellow leaves on the interior of the plant. They are planted in great soil and I have been watering them well while…
Ornamental backyard fun
I have a teeny-weeny backyard with one enormous oak tree. Really, enormous. It shades parts of the yard back there, but there is sun, too. I think I would like to plant a tree in the back — I\’d love…
Shrubs for Shade?
We have a very shaded area in the back of our yard, and are looking for some shrubs that would help provide a screen between our yard and the neighbor’s. Any suggestions for something that would grow around 6′ high…