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Fruit Tree Pollination

Q. In one of your answers: Shinseiki Asian pear is “considered nearly completely self pollinated” Does it mean there is no need another pollinator? Lisa- from New York A.  A little background – most fruit trees have a built in … Continue reading

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Mophead Hydrangea location

Q. Interested in advice on planting mophead hydrangea in my zone 6 location. The area I am planting receives sun from 12N on. Soil is clay & will slopes away from plants. I am asking before I buy as I … Continue reading

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Overwintering A Rose In Clay Pot

Q. I received a rose bush for Mother’s Day and kept it in a clay pot on the deck because it is the only sunny spot. Will it survive the winter in a clay pot. Any special precautions? Also, it … Continue reading

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Pruning Shrubs At New Home

Q. It’s my first winter in my new “established” house. Lot’s of free standing bushes which I know all flower in different times of the summer, don’t know what they are but they have become overgrown and I have no … Continue reading

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Cuttining Back a Dracaena Mass Cane

Q. I own a Dracaena Mass Cane.  It stays indoors in the winter and is brought out in a screen house in the summer months.  It enjoys being outside so much that it now is taller than ceiling height of … Continue reading

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