Stumper - Whyizzit that
A place for wry grins, puzzles
Some problems have no solution. All we can do is to share the
pain and ease it a bit with laughter. For instance, whyizzit
...every place I decide to plant a tree, there is a buried pipe
or wire in the way?!
...when I plant matching plants on either side of a door, one of
Grow 599: Advice and predictions for new year
Advice for the new year from the gardener's crystal
Here are some predictions and suggestions for the upcoming
growing season. May you have a great, green new year!
The weather will change unexpectedly.
The weather will change unexpectedly in late winter and early
spring. Freezing rain will follow unusual warmth, or......
Grow 620: Elderberry, peat, forget me not
Nostalgia and the nose lead to native shrub,
Peat in gardens
Forget me not
Stumper: Pretty... invisible
Cutting for combos
Cutting down spring
Clipping back bulbs
Butterflies & great garden center
article recently you mentioned the America......
Grow 600: Plant choices, dryer vent, part sun
Gardener who overlooks the basics makes a problem
I have a garden bed that falls in a funny spot. There is
a sidewalk that runs north-south between the house and garage with
small beds on either side. The area gets shade in early morning and
evening but full sun in the middle of the day.
Grow 601: Christmas cactus, miniature rose, white dust
Spindly Christmas cactus won't look better unless light
I have several leggy Christmas cactus plants. I would
like to start new plants from them as gifts to family and friends.
They're healthy, just not as dense as ones I see at nurseries. What
should I do?
Start new Christmas cactus from cuttings tw......
Grow 602: Arborvitaes, root bound
Evergreen hedge is the garden's backbone and worth
The death of my eight arborvitaes would be devastating
to my little garden. It's a screen from close neighbors and it
directs the eye out to the park behind us, a view that is
In 1995 my husband and son dug holes in our clay soil
just about the size of the......
Grow 603: Jasminum polyanthum, silver maple, baltic ivy
Be smart in the fall or work hard in the winter to make
a jasmine bloom
For Valentine's Day last year my husband gave me a pink
flowering jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum). I would like to
get this plant to flower again, although I am very much a beginner
when it comes to gardening. So if it's too complicated I have
decided it's ok......
Grow 604: Kalmia latifolia, live christmas tree
Growing acid-loving plants is a challenge in southeast
I want to grow mountain laurel (Kalmia
latifolia) and wonder if anyone in around here has any
experience with them.
In particular I wonder how much sun they need. Different
nursery catalogs and web sites have conflicting recommendations for
them to be placed in fu......
Grow 605: White pine, topping, root rot
You should admire a tree's graceful sway but never "top
In front of my house are two large white pines that are
a few feet from each other. However, the trees are also about 15-20
feet above the corner of the roof. They really sway in the wind,
which is a good thing and part of their charm. But I am concerned
about their h......
Grow 606: Cut back Boxwoods
In this issue
Boxwood can be cut, even stumped
Renew evergreens' anti-dessicant
Rabbits: Just part of the big
Weeds developing resistance to
Pine needles not acid, hold that lime!
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then prune differently to keep them fuller