Category Archives: Gardening Q & A

Here you will find answers to questions from gardeners around the country. Some answers pertain to all but others are more regional so have a look at them all. You will also see that the Gardening Q & A is broken down into the following regions so please use the drop-down Categories menu to the right to see specific regions :

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Coffee Grounds and Azalea

Q. I tested the soil @ my Azalea: pH-7.0  Nitrogen- Low, no # given  Phos- High, no #  Pot- Medium, no # Coffee  Grounds suggested for pH and Nitro. correction. What who you suggest to correct ALL issues or where … Continue reading

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Shady Cherry Laurel

Q. While looking for a plant that would serve as a hedge (about 10′ tall) and grow in full shade, the garden center folks recommended the pruninus caroliniana. What I have read on the web says it needs partial to … Continue reading

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Vigorous Asian Pear

Q. Hi Peter, we started a new orchard in the spring of 2009. Planted 5 asian pears, including a Mishirasu. The growth on that tree is ridiculous! I call it the octopus tree. The new shoots are over 3 feet … Continue reading

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A Clover By Any Other Name

Question: On my newly purchased property, I discovered clover with a dark, heart shape in the center of each leaf. I am having difficulty identifying what kind of clover it is. I am very interested to learn what type of … Continue reading

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Wild Morning Glory Battle

Question: I live in Olympia WA, on black lake I have a doozey for you! I have been battling morning glory vine for nearly a decade. How do I get rid of this beastly vine. The root system is so … Continue reading

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