Monthly Archives: April 2005

Pruning Azaleas and Regrowth

Q. Last year, after their blooming, we pruned our evergreen and deciduous azaleas back pretty severely. They were really getting carried away and we felt we needed to curb them. As a result, they REALLY got carried away. We were … Continue reading

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Watering restrictions

Q. With watering restrictions almost a certainty, is there a proper way to prepare your lawn to go dormant or for a reduced watering schedule so the lawn will come back next year healthy. Steve Ostrander -Graham, WA A. As … Continue reading

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When to move a 6-7 foot apple tree

Q. Worked with you (I’m still in the pit orchestra) at the Music Playhouse many years ago. I’m an avid reader of your articles and have attended a couple of your presentations at the fair grounds. I have a dwarf … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Graft Compatibility

Q. Hello Peter, My Beauty Plum, Italian Prune, and Stellar Cherry trees all have noticeably smaller diameter rootstock than the grafted on main trunk. These trees are all 5-8 years old and the difference seems to be getting more pronounced. … Continue reading

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Siam Tulip Cultural Info

Q. I have a Siam Tulip – of the Ginger Family of plants? The name of the plant on the mailing carton was con-? I looked thru my agriculture Encyclopedia under Ginger and Siam (Siamese) and the plant wasn’t there. … Continue reading

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