Category Archives: Southeast U.S. Gardeners

Gardening questions from TX, OK, AR, LA, TN, MS, AL, NC, SC, GA, & FL

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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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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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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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 Flower is a Columbine

Question: I’m trying to identify a flower. We live in Athens, Georgia (she’s about 20 minutes outside of Athens.) and this is something that has been in my friends yard since she moved into the house, and until this year … Continue reading

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