Poplar Cuttings

Hi, I was wondering where I can get specific species of poplar (cuttings). Is it permitted to get a cutting from a public park?…

Growing black oil sunflower and millet seeds for birdseed

Please provide information on 2 types of seeds used for birds – black oil sunflower seeds, millet, including where to purchase the seeds.  I want to grow plants so I have an ongoing harvest of these seeds for the birds.…

Peppercorn Plant

I’d like to grow a black pepper corn plant indoors.  I understand it’s an annual vine. Where can I purchase seeds?    …

Bringing in my Lemon Balm Plant

Can you let me know at what temperature I should bring my lemon balm plant inside so that it won’t spoil? I don’t know if it can take frost or not.  …

Air Layering a Dieffenbachia

This is a question regarding indoor gardening. I have a rather large dieffenbachia and I air layered it in the past, like maybe 10 years ago. What I’m wondering is it too late to do the air layering again because…

Digiplexis- Pest infestation

I have two digiplexis plants. They are not hardy here. I’ve had them for 3 years. This year they were infested by house flies when I had them out in the garden. I don’t know where the house flies lived…

Transplanting Beets

I have a patch of beets that I planted from seed, and I need to relocate some of them, because thay are too crowded. Can I transplant them now, or should I wait until the heat wave is over?  …

Bearded iris blooms

Now that the blooms of my tall bearded iris (iris Germanica) are over should I cut down the stem to the ground or just half way?  …

Bog Garden

  I have a low point in my backyard and the newly planted plants are not doing well. What should I do?    …