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  1. Hey palmdale steve. Ken here with The Home Depot...

    Hey palmdale steve. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    It says to not plant in the same area as before because of the possibility of
    peach leaf curl.Your August Pride is a freestone...
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    Hey Alverne. Ken here with The Home Depot in the...

    Hey Alverne. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Paeonia lactiflora is the parent of “ Red Charm “. According to
    theplantexpert.com your paeonia is an herbaceous hybrid, a double bomb...
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    Hey flying_tigger. Ken here with The Home Depot...

    Hey flying_tigger. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    You could use a turf starter seed germination blanket that is used for
    grass seed. It’s biodegradable and photodegradable. The...
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    Hello TwoRails. Ken here with The Home Depot in...

    Hello TwoRails. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    You can use liquid fertilizer like backyardgardener said or granular too.
    First, pull the mulch away from the plant. Apply the...
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    fragrant camellias

    Hello Donnas. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Here is a list of some fragrant camellias.
    High Fragrance
    Minato-no-Akebono
    Minoto-no-Haru
    Kato-no-Kaori
    Souza’s Pavlova...
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    Hello Hannaw. Ken here in the Chicago area. Your...

    Hello Hannaw. Ken here in the Chicago area.
    Your Camellia Bonanza is a cultivar of Camellia sasanqua. Cultivars
    are usually bred for looks, not fragrance. In the process of achieving
    the look that...
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    What maidenhair?

    Hey NeetsyPi. Ken here in the Chicago area. Welcome to the forum.
    What I think you have is Adiantum pedatum(Eastern Maidenhair).
    This one has the black shiny stems. I hope this helps. Take care.
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    Hello Betty. Ken here with The Home Depot in the...

    Hello Betty. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    The best time to prune dogwoods is in late summer just before the
    bracts start forming in the fall. I hope this helps. Take care.
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    dying draceana massangeana

    Hello manda_leiigh2425. Ken here in the Chicago area. Welcome to the forum.
    I think you can save your plant. If the cane with the green leaves and brown tips
    doesn’t get any worse then you are OK....
  10. Thread: Red Clay Soil

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    Hey JamieK. Ken here with The Home Depot in the...

    Hey JamieK. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area. Red clay, huh?
    The only things that I know that will break up clay are organic matter and gypsum.
    Don’t get rid of the clay, amend it...
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    Hey glueymooey. Ken here with The Home Depot in...

    Hey glueymooey. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Welcome to the forum and thanks for your question. Succulents are carried
    at The Home Depot and other nurseries but availability...
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    Hey TUTMOS. Ken here again. ‘Yellow Ribbon’ is...

    Hey TUTMOS. Ken here again. ‘Yellow Ribbon’ is certainly possible. The Sunset
    Western Garden Book says that it gets 8-10 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. It keeps
    the bright yellow foliage throughout...
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    What is the name of these plants

    Hello TUTMOS. Ken here in the Chicago area. Your plant looks like a golden, dwarf
    form of arborvitae; either Thuja orientalis or Thuja occidentalis. I hope this helps.
    Take care.
  14. Thread: Pumpkins

    by Hortman
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    Hello BUTTERCUP. Ken with The Home Depot in the...

    Hello BUTTERCUP. Ken with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Sorry to hear about your pumpkin plant. Here’s what I think is the problem.
    You have too many bulbs for the plant to handle. It can’t...
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    Hello TUTMOS. Welcome to the forum and thanks for...

    Hello TUTMOS. Welcome to the forum and thanks for your question.
    If the branches aren’t stiff and the needles are soft and pliable, I think
    it is a Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)....
  16. Hello sapheara. What a nice coleus you have...

    Hello sapheara. What a nice coleus you have there. They love strong indirect light
    or light shade and regular water. They are perennials in frost-free areas; annuals
    everywhere else. The more red...
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    Hey Bix. Ken here again. The Japanese beetle has...

    Hey Bix. Ken here again. The Japanese beetle has a bunch of plants it chews on. Here is
    a link to a list of plants and other information on the beetle. Take care and good luck.

    Japanese beetle -...
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    Hello Bix. Ken here with The Home Depot in the...

    Hello Bix. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area. Sorry to hear about
    your rose leaves. I went through my sources and found three pests that chew on
    rose leaves. They are Japanese...
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    Hey BigBubba. Ken here with The Home Depot in the...

    Hey BigBubba. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Here are some full shade perennials and annuals that will work in your area.

    Aruncus aethusifolius (Goat’s Beard)
    Dicentra...
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    Hello melissajmanson. Ken here with The Home...

    Hello melissajmanson. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Don’t cut it back yet. Give it a chance to leaf out again. Then if it doesn’t, cut
    it back. It should produce leaves again if...
  21. Hello Stephanie. Ken here in the Chicago area....

    Hello Stephanie. Ken here in the Chicago area. I’m sorry to hear about your seedlings.
    The overwatering has probably caused root rot. Also the fish/seaweed fertilizer is
    mostly nitrogen (for...
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    Hello analyst01. Ken here again. Thanks for...

    Hello analyst01. Ken here again. Thanks for getting back to me. It sounds like your
    doing everything right. You should expect to see new leaves this season. Just keep up
    your watering schedule and...
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    Hey, analyst01. Ken here with The Home Depot in...

    Hey, analyst01. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area. I’m sorry to hear about
    your oak tree. From your description, it sounds like the combination of not enough water and
    the Santa Ana...
  24. Thread: which shrub?

    by Hortman
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    Hello, GreenFingered. Ken here with The Home...

    Hello, GreenFingered. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area. Thanks for the
    question. How shady is it under those photinias? The reason I ask is that if some decent
    light gets under the...
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    Hello, Orange_Magpie. Ken here with The Home...

    Hello, Orange_Magpie. Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area.
    Tricolour Beech is a great tree. Very interesting that it never produced seeds
    until now. I checked in the Sunset Western...
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