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What to do with my mint over the winter

Posted by woltzen | November 17, 2019

Hi, I have mint in a pot in the ground. It needs to be pruned. It’s November so do I cut it all to the ground? I live on the south hill of Puyallup. Thanks

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Specimen plant for sunny location

Posted by woltzen | November 17, 2019

Hi, I live on the south hill of Puyallup WA. I want to plant an area that is in full sun all day and not protected at all. It will be a triangle shaped garden with one side to the street and one side is a fence( corner of my lot). What would you suggest as a specimen plant with ...

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New app predicts average sun/shade at any location in a garden!

Posted by George Koulomzin | November 13, 2019

I thought your readers would like to know about my new app (just released to the Google Play Store) which finds the average sun or shade any point in your garden! This app is UNIQUE -- there are no other apps remotely like it -- and that makes it newsworthy. It is akin to the invention of the USDA Hardiness ...

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Norfolk Pine To Tall

Posted by Jennifer Sandoval | November 10, 2019

Hi Marianne, My name is Jennifer and I have a Norfolk Pine that was given to me by my Father in 2004. It was a small tree,House warming gift, now it is 3 inches from my ceiling. Is there anyway to keep it from growing taller or do I have to gift it to someone with a taller ceiling? I ...

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Test question

Posted by Jason | November 3, 2019

THis is a test question to make sure the form can be submitted from the new host

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Wintering over

Posted by shonuf | October 24, 2019

Hi Marianne: Can I winter over, in the house a Maidenhair fern, Rhine Nadine Begonia, Mezoo, trailing red and Echeveria, Rosea or do some of them need to have the cold and die back? Thank you, Marilyn Borg

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Wilting Purple Passion

Posted by Paula Ivey | October 24, 2019

I have two large pots of Purple Passion (Gynura aurantiaca). I started them from one small 4" pot several years ago. About a year ago the vines hung about 36" long, but suddenly all started wilting and dying. I bought larger pots, new potting soil, cut them all off, re-rooted the savable cutting and made two new large pots. The ...

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Pruning Fatsia

Posted by REBECCA NELSON | October 23, 2019

Hi, I just pruned my Fatsia plant to remove the cluster of flowers. Now I'm wondering if I've ruined the plant. And what can I do to improve it's appearance.

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Geraniums

Posted by Terri Gowan | October 16, 2019

What is the best way to winter geraniums in Western Washington?

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Osmocote Conversion

Posted by steve rogers | October 13, 2019

i purchased osmocote plus indoor and outdoor fertilizer i was wondering if you can help me convert the needed amount needed for a 20,25, and 30 gallon containers

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