Monthly Archives: June 2005

Summer Pruning Roses for disease control

Q. Is it a good idea to prune my Roses way back this time of year? I didn’t prune them earlier and they have a lot of black spot. I would burn the branches. Thanks Dottie Morris – Shelton, WA … Continue reading

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Peony flower flop

Q. My peonies have good foliage, however the last two years they grow tall stems have heavy flowers that fall to the ground and don’t last long. Lora Fleener – Vernal, Utah A. The flowers are not lasting very long … Continue reading

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Black Spot on Roses

Q. Black spots my rose leaves can you help? Evelyn Moore – Parkland, WA A. It’s that time of year again. One of the problems with many of gardener’s favorite roses is that they are susceptible to a common fungus … Continue reading

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Plant Identification Help

Q. I have a strange plant growing next to my walkway. How can I go about identifying it? Conrad Cinq-Mars – Gig Harbor, WA A. That all depends on how strange it is. If your neighbor’s name is Seymour and … Continue reading

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Leaf blight on Western Red Cedar

Q. One of our cedar trees has brown tips on the needles in one area of the tree. Both pictures are of different sides of the same tree. The brown area developed almost overnight about three weeks ago. We have … Continue reading

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