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Marianne’s Responses

Osmocote scoop conversion

Posted by steve rogers | October 9, 2019

i purchased osmocote plus outdoor and indoor for my fruit trees. They are in 25 and 30 gallon smart pots. What's the proper amount of scoops that you think are required to feed my trees?

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What is my Fatsia doing?

Posted by | October 9, 2019

I've had a Fatsia for 1 1/2 years now in a pot outside my back door in full shade and it is thriving. I love it! In fact, it is thriving so well that it looks like it may be flowering. Is that what these are? And, if so, it's almost mid-October, how will they do? Thanks for your info.

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protecting hydranga and honeysuckle through hard winter

Posted by Gina Hill | October 9, 2019

Is it advisable to heap leaves on the base of my hydranga, honeysuckle to protect during the hard winter months? Zone 6. Thank you!

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Request for advice on trees

Posted by MARIAN SHEPHERD | October 2, 2019

I have two established trees on my front parking strip. While the tree company called these laurels, I believe they may be photinia, as the leaves are brilliant red for much of the year. When I moved in 10+ years ago, they were quite small, but they have since become very large, and show no sign of stopping. I had ...

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green tower boxwood

Posted by Kathleen Wiberg | September 29, 2019

Hi, I am on a small top floor condo in central coastal CA near Monterey area. (I saw that PlantersPlace address is in Bloomington where I went to school and grew up in lush greenery. I think I am always trying to make alittle of that happen here!!) I have decks, no ground, so containers only. Front deck is SW ...

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low shrub with red flowers?

Posted by Thomas Nelson | September 29, 2019

what is the name of the low growing shrub with bright red flowers in late spring

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What is plant name?

Posted by Willie Cline | September 29, 2019

What is plant name?

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Henry Lauder

Posted by daisylady | September 29, 2019

A client of mine has an ENORMOUS Henry Lauder's Walking Stick. When can I prune, can I arborize it? Any help would really help. Thanks.

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Best white hydrangea for PNW

Posted by Shirley Erickson | September 25, 2019

I heard you speak at windmill Gardens and you talked about the best white hydrangea for the Pacific Northwest. I’m looking for the name. I’m going to plant this in some afternoon sun.

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What to plant in a spot that is both wet and dry

Posted by Stacey Long Collins | September 20, 2019

Hi Marianne, I'm in a quandary and hope you can offer suggestions. I have an area at the end of my driveway that is really dry in the summer and really wet in the winter and I don't know what to plant, therefore it's looked like this (see photo) all summer long. Would like a perennial and ideally one that ...

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