Monthly Archives: October 2005

Finding California Bay Laurel

Q. I am working on a mostly native garden at our property in Mason County, WA and I am trying to locate some CA Bay Laurel trees/shrubs to plant in fairly deep shaded areas. Do you have any suggestions as … Continue reading

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Will Horses Eat Pampas Grass

Q.  I want to plant Pampas Grass along a fence line. We have problems with our neighbor’s horses eating any plants we plant. We do not want to close our property in with a fence, so we are looking for … Continue reading

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Light Levels Necessary for Indoor Bamboo

Q. I am a landscape architect working on a new building in Los Angeles. The owner wants to put bamboo such as Bambusa vulgaris in the lobby, which has 25′ glass windows on 2 sides and 10 foot-candles of light … Continue reading

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Jelly Like Stuff on Vine Maples

Q.  One of our vine maples has some sort of jelly-like, slimy stuff (like small jelly fish found dead on a beach!) on the ground around the roots. What might that be? We too are having different success with vine … Continue reading

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Caring for Asian Pear Trees

Q. When our tree first blossomed and started leafing out, we thought it was an apple tree.  The fruit started developing but looked a bit odd for apples.  Finally found out it was an Asian Pear. Last fall the waterspouts … Continue reading

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