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    Newt, This is good news. I have consulted my...

    Newt, This is good news. I have consulted my books and I feel confident on which branches to cut. I just have to show my hubby so he can do this for me. We have not had luck with our trees and I...
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    Hey Newt, the last guy who came out quoted me...

    Hey Newt, the last guy who came out quoted me $450 for removal and grounding of the stumps. You know how birch trees grow in that v formation. I know this sounds sexist but the last guy talked to me...
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    I need to have a birch tree cut down soon. When...

    I need to have a birch tree cut down soon. When I've gotten quotes they mention having the stump ground (grinded) . Is this necessary? It seems like this is more expensive and the tree trimmer made...
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    I have a pine tree thats dying. My husband poured...

    I have a pine tree thats dying. My husband poured mulch around the base last year and this year the tree is losing needles and branches are drooping. There are tiny holes in the bark and some orange...
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    I'm wondering if I can prune some branches on my...

    I'm wondering if I can prune some branches on my maple tree now? I appreciate any advice on the matter. Thanks from Coralbelle.
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    Thanks for the condolences guys I appreciate them...

    Thanks for the condolences guys I appreciate them as well as the hugs. I'm trying to keep busy in the garden. Today I'm going to check those petunias and move some gaillardias. My joe-pye weed is...
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    Oh Newt your dogs are so sweet! Isn't pet love...

    Oh Newt your dogs are so sweet! Isn't pet love great. I too have a house full of love. Only Monday I had my 19 year old kitty leave to kitty heaven. Thanks for sharing- Coralbelle
  8. Thread: petunias

    by coralbelle
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    Hey Newt, you always have great advice. The...

    Hey Newt, you always have great advice. The petunias are in the ground. They are the one annual I can't resist. I have been watering but haven't fertilized. Maybe I'll try digging them up and...
  9. Thread: petunias

    by coralbelle
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    I'm wondering why some of my petunias are just...

    I'm wondering why some of my petunias are just not growing well. Some are blooming and look great and one foot away the others look like they are almost dead. I'm stumped. The soil is rich and the...
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    Hey Newt, sorry I have not replied sooner - I was...

    Hey Newt, sorry I have not replied sooner - I was lucky and got to take girl scouts camping this past weekend in southern Minnesota. I would say that it is the bee that's doing the damage. My...
  11. Thread: Coral Bells

    by coralbelle
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    Newbee, I thought I might give some advice since...

    Newbee, I thought I might give some advice since I have over 100 coral bell plants. First, let me say Newt is right about watering everyday. Coral bells are drought tolerant plants. Check to see if...
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    Hey Newt, I've tried to see what is causing the...

    Hey Newt, I've tried to see what is causing the holes in the leaves but can't really see an insect. There seems to be a tiny black spot or two on the backside of the leaf. The edges of the leaf has...
  13. This is a hollyhock. Mine grow upwards of 10 to...

    This is a hollyhock. Mine grow upwards of 10 to 12 feet tall. They will drop seeds and grow all over your garden. They are biennials .
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    So this looks like the fungus thats on my black...

    So this looks like the fungus thats on my black eyed susans and the orange cone flowers.I appreciate the link . Thanks Newt.
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    No , not a lot of rain or watering going on here.

    No , not a lot of rain or watering going on here.
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    Just curious and wondering if any else has...

    Just curious and wondering if any else has experienced any issues with their orange cone flowers ? My neighbor and I both planted these last summer and hers got 2 and a half feet tall this year and...
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    I recently transplanted a lilac and now it has...

    I recently transplanted a lilac and now it has something eating the leaves. It looks like a hole punch on the edge of the leaves. Also seen were little round white dots the size of pin head on the...
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    I was able to bring a peony from southern...

    I was able to bring a peony from southern Illinois from my Mom in laws house. How deep do I plant it ? Also , the plants are in pots and there is new growth on one of the plants. Is it okay to...
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    I should have said that this is not a powdery...

    I should have said that this is not a powdery fungus. We get that too later in summer. This is a black rot of the stem type of fungus. It makes the stem collapse. I do believe my peonies had this ...
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    I was wondering how to prevent this awful fungus...

    I was wondering how to prevent this awful fungus on a patch of bee balm. I am careful not to water them at night. They are in an area which gets air circulation. Any suggestions would be great. They...
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    These bulbs are assorted types of tulips. They...

    These bulbs are assorted types of tulips. They are all over 5 years old. The soil has varied over the years depending on the rain but its well drained. I noticed that I might get a few blooms but its...
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    These bulbs are assorted types of tulips. They...

    These bulbs are assorted types of tulips. They are all over 5 years old. The soil has varied over the years depending on the rain but its well drained. I noticed that I might get a few blooms but its...
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    I was wondering why I get leaves but no flowers ?...

    I was wondering why I get leaves but no flowers ? Did I plant them to deep? I followed directions according to the package. Thanks, Coralbelle.
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    I seem to have quite a few unwanted elm and other...

    I seem to have quite a few unwanted elm and other unknown trees throughout my gardens . Some I can pull out others are too big to do so. What can I do to eliminate these without digging them up? I...
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    Thanks Newt, I will take the 3 year rule to heart...

    Thanks Newt, I will take the 3 year rule to heart ( ha ha ). I was going to divide an old plant but with the 80 degree weather we have had this past week the plants are already 10 inches high. Thanks...
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