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Growing Flowers and Vegetables in a 5B Zone?I live in Ajax, Ontario in Canada and would like to know what I could plant in a 5B zone, plus I am a novice at gardening.

 

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Planting Lavender?When is the best time to start planting lavender in south Texas?

 

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Overwintering a Potted Fig Tree?I have a potted fig tree and took it inside my garage, as there will be frost very soon. I have read all the information and will water it 1-2 cups every 4 weeks. Although all the leaves have fallen off, there are several unripened figs left. Should I take them off?

 

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Finding Someone to Cut Pine Trees for Lumber?We have 21 acres in Odessa Florida and have quite a few pine trees which can be harvested for lumber or paper. Is there a company which may be interested in taking them free of charge?

 

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Selling 200 Year Old Pines?I have about 20 pine trees in my yard in south Georgia that are at least 200 years old. I've been told they are worth a lot, but I don't know who to sell them to.

 

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Pruning a Butterfly Bush After Transplanting?I just transplanted a butterfly bush that was about 2 years old. I didn't read until today that I should have pruned it back before I transplanted it. Is is too late for me to do it now?

 

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Growing Vegetables Indoors?How can I use Herbalife canisters to create an indoor garden in a small space? I have a large window approximately 27 1/2 inches high, and 46 1/2 wide in my kitchen that I would like to block and let light in at the same time.

 

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Edges of Sugar Maple Tree Leaves Turning Brown?Why is my sugar maple tree's leaves turning brown on the edge of the leaf?

 

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Making Potting Soil With Packing Peanuts?Could I crush the packing material for making a potting soil? Will this packing material be dissolved in water, making a mess?

 

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Growing Sweet William Dwarf?When is the best time to control sweet William dwarf during its life-cycle?

 

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Cutting Back a Moon Flower Bloom?If you cut back the moon flower bloom to the pot will it grow again in the spring?

 

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Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter?How do I make sure that there are no frogs or five line skinks in my potted plants before bringing them inside for winter?

 

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Avocado Tree Leaves Turning Brown and Falling?My avo-tree is now seven years old and is bearing fruit for the second year, why is it loosing so many brown leaves during springtime?

 

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Selling Trees?I have 3 acres that need to be cleared, with about 150 trees of pine and oak (mostly pines). Most of them have diameters between 10 to 18 feet and a few are 20 feet.

 

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Growing Thunbergia Alata?Which season or month can I grow thunbergia to catch the flowering season?

 

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Collecting Seeds from Mums?Do mums make seeds when they dry up?

 

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Can Cottonwood Trees be Useful?I have a dozen mostly cotonwood trees - 100 feet plus each. I want someone to come get them and take them away. Can anyone use them for soft pallets or anything useful?

 

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Identifying my Houseplant?I have a hanging houseplant with no tag. Here is a picture for someone to help me identify and care for it?

 

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Sweet Gum Balls in Compost Pile?Are the balls good to put in my compost pile?

 

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Greening Up Your Lawns?Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for getting your lawns green?

 

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Caring for a Gardenia Plant Indoors?I have a 5 ft gardenia tree I would like to bring indoors, we live in the northeast and it would never survive 0 temps. Any information on keeping this beautiful tree alive would be greatly appreciated

 

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Saving or Harvesting Coneflower Seeds?I want to make sure that I am harvesting the cone flower seeds correctly. Do I wait till the blooms are dried out looking and gathering them in a bag for next spring?

 

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Growing a Cypress Evergreen Tree?I live in northwest Houston and bought this tree for the area that lines my front walkway leading up to my front door. The temperatures here reach as high as 105 degrees on a rare day and usually stays above 95 degrees unless its pouring down rain. What is this tree's chance of survival?

 

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Environmentally Friendly Weed Killer?I have thistle spreading all over my garden, is there a safe organic home-made recipe to get rid of this?

 

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Transplanting Shrubs and Lilies?Can you dig up and relocate shrubs and lilies in August?

 

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Raised Bed Gardening?I would like to construct a raised bed garden on a hilly area. The best plan would look like 3 beds of 3 feet by 10 feet. Any suggestions? The is soil is poor and possibly rocky so I think just placing the boxes on top and filling with good soil is best.

 

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Hydrangea Leaves Curling and Turning Brown?Why do some leaves on my hydrangea turn brown?

 

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Growing Long Zucchini?I have planted long zucchinis in my garden and as soon as they start to grow they die.

 

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Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have 4 hydrangea plants. I planted them at least 4 years ago, I never trim them, I just leave them the way it is all year round. I planted them, some in the shade and some in the sun. For many years, they never bloomed.

 

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Proper Care of a Money Tree Plant?My boss purchased a money (good luck) plant from Home Depot, but we need to know how "not" to kill the plant.

 

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What are These Plants?I have these leaves growing in my garden where I spread all kind of flower seeds. So far the leaves just stay the same size with no sign of any bloom. Are they a weed?

 

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What is This Plant?I have a bunch of this growing in my garden. From far away it looks like some hairy things on the branch. Close up it looks like a bunch of red bugs growing on it. It looks like it's about to bloom. It has even jagged edge. Is it a weed or some kind of flower?

 

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Selling Old Growth Long-Leaf Pine Trees?I have just over an acre in southeastern coastal Georgia. The property has been vacant for many years. We are now in the beginning stages of preparing the property to build a home within the next couple of years.

 

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Crepe Myrtle is Not Blooming?Will bone meal help it bloom? When can I use bone meal?

 

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Selling Trees?Who buys trees on our land in Sevierville, Tennessee?

 

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Selling Timber?I have two red oak and two white oak to sell in Maryland. They are approximately 80' tall.

 

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Value of Redwood Tree?We have a redwood tree in Rochester NY, on our 3 acre property. We would like to sell the wood. How much can we expect to get for this wood?

 

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Selling Trees?I have several large old oak, maple and pine trees. The oak is 18 feet around the trunk. Maple has a 16.5 feet circumference. there are several large other trees also.

 

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Sticky Residue on Money Tree Leaves?I have a money tree. It has a sticky residue on the leaves, and the leaves are turning yellow. What is wrong with the plant?

 

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Selling a Tree?I have a very large ash tree on my property and was told that there are companies out there that would want to buy this tree.

 

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Making Liquid Fertilizer?3 weeks ago I hit on the idea to make my own fertilizer for tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. I used a plastic bin, put a tap in it about 6 inches up from bottom and put all raw bits of carots, potatoes, nothing cooked, all raw, anything that we normally sling in the refuse bin.

 

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Best Grass for Shady Spots?What is the best grass for under a large maple tree?

 

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Pruning a Little Gem Magnolia Tree?I have a Little Gem Magnolia that is about 3 years old. It produces flowers on the lower half, but the top half has dead branches. Can I cut the dead back and what is a good time?

 

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Making Weed Killer?How do I make my own weed killer?

 

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Using Gravel to Keep Weeds Down?Being elderly, we are finding keeping on top of weeding flower beds is getting beyond us. We are wanting to cover a large raised bed with some sort of gravel, on top of weed control blanket, then we shall put some decorative shrubs in.

 

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Sweet Gum is Dying?We always thought our tree had a section that wasn't as green as the rest. Someone said it was chlorosis. We have a limestone rock patio next to it; pH being affected? Also someone said we had borers because of the lines of holes in the bark. I thought they were from birds.

 

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Little Gem Magnolia Tree?My magnolia tree is about 3 years old, and has a few flowers on the bottom half. The top has several dead branches. Can I cut back the dead ones? What time of the year would be best?

 

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Blue Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have a blue flowing hydrangea, it had blooms last year, but so far it only seems to be growing higher, all leaves.

 

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Selling Trees on Your Land?I live in southeastern Michigan. I have some large hickory and oak trees on my property that I would like to sell. The trees are all close to 100 feet tall, and at least 20 inches in diameter.

 

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Selling Fallen Oak Trees?I have 4 large oak tree that blew down. No decay. Is there anyone in St. Joe County Indiana who will take them?

 

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Getting Rid of Moss in Your Lawn?Thanks for your non-metalic solution. I am not in Seattle, but have moss in my back garden too. I applied it once. but it didn't kill my moss. At least it didn't kill grass as lawn sand or ferrous sulfate did to my lawn. I think I didn't apply enough. How big is the small area you mentioned

 

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Adding Lime to Fruit Trees?Can I put lime on my fruit trees, especially my citrus trees, and when do I do it?

 

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Weeping Cherry Not Flowering or Leafing Out?I've had a weeping cherry for about 4 yrs. and it has done wonderfully. This spring was long and cold, it budded but did not blossom or produce any leaves, but branches still seem to be snappy.

 

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Planting Under Walnut Trees?Does this apply to all kinds of walnuts, Manchurian walnut, Japanese walnut, and common walnut, too?

 

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Something Biting Off Hosta Leaves?Something is biting off my hosta leaves at the base but not eating them. Any ideas and suggestions of what to do?

 

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Using Vinegar for Killing Dandelions?What is the recipe for killing dandelions?

 

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Selling a Maple Tree?Who can I call to sell a maple tree in my yard?

 

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Leaves on Lavender Plants Turning Brown?I need help fast with my lavender plants. One has all brown leaves, no green. I have another and don't want the same thing to happen. What is the problem?

 

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Sweet Gum Tree Has Lots of Surface Roots?I have a 12 year American sweet gum tree growing on my front lawn. The roots are very large and growing all over the lawn's surface. It has become very difficult to keep grass growing on the lawn. What are you suggestions?

 

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Crepe Myrtle New Growth Coming From Base?All the growth from 3 of our 5 crepe myrtle trees is coming from the base of the trees, not the top. Two of the crepe myrtle trees, on the other side of the house, are fine with the growth coming from the top branches. What do we do with the trees that now look like bushes?

 

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Selling Our Trees for Lumber?Who in our area will buy our trees for lumber?

 

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Worms on Black Lace Elderberry?I have worms on my "black lace" elderberry.

 

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Using Vinegar and Epson Salts for Weeds?Will vinegar and Epson salt also kill the grass?

 

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Killing Weeds in a Lawn?What is a solution to kill weeds and not kill my St. Augustine grass?

 

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Killing Weeds Without Killing Flowers?I put periwinkles in some old good dirt, but I see with different kinds of weed peeping up. How can I kill the weeds without killing the flowers?

 

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Keeping Planters Over Winter?I have big glazed clay pots that I would like to leave outdoors in the winter. I want to put spruce tips in them. Can I leave the soil in the pots without having them crack? I have seen others do it but, do they put sand in the pots?

 

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Deer Resistant Plants?Is lavender deer resistant? What about heather? Any suggestions for plants, vines, or flowers that can be grown at high altitude (over 9,000 feet) and are deer resistant? I know it is a lot to ask of a plant.

 

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Leaves on Salix Nashiki Willow Turning Brown?I purchased two salix nashiki standard plants. They both were very healthy. They are planted in pots with fertilizer and bonemeal + feed. They are not short of water, but not overly watered. The green leaves on 1 started going brown and crispy working down the 'branch'.

 

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How Do I Remove Out of Control Bromeliads?I am trying to regain control of a planting area that has been overrun by a variety of bromeliad. I dug most of them up several years ago, but they are back! What is the best way to clear areas of this pesky plant and keep them under control in the future?

 

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Marigold Seedling Stems Turning Brown?I am a first time gardner so you can imagine I do not have much skill or experience in this field and still I went ahead and purchased marigold seeds. They sprouted in 3 days which I was very excited about. My seedlings are about two inches tall and have developed their first set of true leaves.

 

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Sweet Gum Tree Has Almost No Leaves?Here it is end of May and my sweet gum tree has almost no leaves. It is approximately 7-10 yrs old. The branches look dead. We are in zone 5, but our severe winter this year put us in a much colder zone. We are in central Indiana.

 

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Repotting a Calla Lily?I just purchased a calla lily in a 2 quart pot. I put it into a 12 inch pot, but I can not get the lily to stand up after being planted. Some of the lily broke off. I did put water on the roots before planting. Also I put water in the pot after I planted it.

 

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Crown of Thorns Plant Toxicity?I am from India. Can the crown of thorns plant cause cancer? Now a days the news spreads here. Is it true or not?

 

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Growing Tomato Plants in Buckets?I am going to plant tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets. Any special advice to make it work?

 

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Lilac Tips Turn Brown and Die?I have a white lilac and I think it has lilac blight. The new tips turn brown and die back and the leaves are deformed. What can I do to save the lilac?

 

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Selling My Trees?I have several large pines trees for sale. How do I find someone who will buy them and how much can I get for lets say an 80' tree? I have around 25 of them for sale.

 

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Starting a Burning Bush from a Cutting?How can you start a new bush from the one you have?

 

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Established Ivy Not Growing?I have had English ivy, on the side of my house, for the past 6 years that has done wonderfully. This year after a long winter and a slow start to spring my ivy, as of May 12, still has not taken on any leaves.

 

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Growing Asparagus from Root Cuttings?How can I get asparagus to grow from root plantings? I plant them, according to instructions, but to no avail. I look in the dirt a year later and I find nothing there. I have asparagus growing at the other end of the garden, but I would like to expand.

 

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Transplanting Amaryllis?Is May a good time to transfer an amaryllis from a pot to the outdoors? If so what is the best way to do this?

 

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Crystal Apple Cucumbers?Do you have to take the eye out off crystal apple cucumbers like you do ordinary cucumbers in the green house please?

 

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Removing a Melaleuca Tree?We have one melaleuca tree in our yard and we would like to have it removed. We'd like to have it done by someone who has a use for it.

 

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Peacock Jasmin Plant Dropping Flowers?I have a small 3inch round peacock jasmin plant. The flowers keep falling off. I want it to be a house plant. What am I doing wrong?

 

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Selling a Redwood Tree?I have 7 redwood trees in my back yard. I would like to sell one. How much could I get for it?

 

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Getting Rid of Bugs on Apricot Tree?How do I get rid of bugs on an apricot tree?

 

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Homemade Lawn Food?I read the various recipes for homemade lawn fertilizer. My question is how much to make for a 6 gallon tow behind pressure sprayer?

 

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Oak Trees to Sell?I have 10-12 oak trees, 30-40 ft. tall and 5 ft.-8 ft. in diameter that I would like to sell. They are located in southwestern Michigan. Any references?

 

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Leaves Curling on Vegetable Plants?My garden has been in the ground for five weeks now. All the new leaves on the plants are curled up. I have tomatoes, peppers, squash. and cucumbers.

 

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Arborvitae Trees Turning Brown?I have 21 arborvitae trees that are dry and dying. They are turning brown after winter in Nebraska. They're 3 years old. What's going on?

 

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Making a Water Feature?How do I make a water feature out of a truck tool box, with it as the pool? It is about 4ft long and about 3ft tall.

 

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Silk Tree Seedlings?What do they look like when starting to grow?

 

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Using Vinegar Weed Control Around Pecan Trees?We have pecan trees, and the ground is loaded with dandelions, can I use the vinegar water recipe in that area?

 

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Growing Azaleas?I bought a potted azalea in coconut fiber a month ago and they started to wilt already (I made the mistake of putting it out in the sun for a 2 days). I have no idea about plants and I'd like to know what to do now that the flowers are starting to wilt.

 

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Growing Raspberries Under Artificial Lights?I wanted to ask about the evolution stages of a raspberry plant under artificial light, the light cycle from germination till harvest, and how can I maximize my outcomes of fruits, and what is the best strain to plant indoors?

 

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Growing Lilies?My lilies are flowering good, but have a brown sap in the lily's flower.

 

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White Substance on Hen and Chicks?There is a white substance on my hen and chicks. I was wondering if they are mealy bugs and if dish detergent and water spray will stop the spread?

 

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Transplanting Large Old Lilac Bushes?When we moved here a year ago, a structural engineer said the 4 large old lilac bushes are too close to the foundation of the house and are causing problems. All are at least 10 ft high. One has so many shoots it is about 4 ft wide at ground level.

 

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Filling in Stump Holes in Lawn?Years ago, before I bought my house, many trees were removed from my lawn. Now, the roots have decayed and left some rather large holes all over the front and backyard. I need to know the most economical way to fill these in.

 

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Leaves on Avocado Tree Turning Brown?I have no idea how old the male tree is, but it is well over 30 feet. I live in Orlando Florida and the tree gets plenty of water and sunlight. It has been very healthy till about 3 weeks ago. Now the leaves are turning brown.

 

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Pruning Pear Trees?We have moved into a house that has two large pear trees that yield lots of fruit, but have not been pruned in many years. What is the proper way to do this?

 

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Starting a Willow From a Branch?If a willow branch started leafing after a week of planting, would it still root?

 

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Planting Rose Bushes?How do I go about planting 2 red/white rose bushes in my front yard? I do not know where to begin with this task! Would you help me make this happen?

 

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