Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ficus outdoors in Texas

Question: I live in Corpus Christi, tx (zone 9a, i believe), my boss has a beautiful 20+ ft ficus tree in his backyard (he said he had two but one died).  I have a really nice outdoor potted ficus that … Continue reading

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Mystery Plant – Elephant Ears

Question: Can you identify this clearanced plant? It has a spent spathe and spadix with a large pod at the base of the spathe. The leaves are ridged, and the veins quite prominent. The new leaves tend to drip water … Continue reading

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Links to my Facebook Page

I have been busy adding Facebook integration to the Horticulture Guy Website so that people can log in using their facebook acount – like posts – and post links on Facebook whenever a new post is made on the Horticulture … Continue reading

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Rubber versus wood mulch

Question: What is the difference between wood mulch & rubber mulch. Have no luck with the wood mulch as it gets full of mold. What about the rubber mulch. What can you suggest?  Bonnie – Somewhere in the U.S. Answer: … Continue reading

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Scab on Apples and Pears

Question: Hi – in 2010 we bought property with 15 grown fruit trees (cherry, pear, asian pear, apple, plum, peach, hazlenet, walnut).  What product(s) should we use to care for them?  Some of the fruit had brown  spots on them … Continue reading

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