Acorn Viability*

  I found a green acorn that had just fallen off the tree – I want to sprout and plant it , but I think I’ve waited too long because now the acorn has dried and is brown and it…

Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection*

I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

Propagating Monarda from Stems

I just bought some bee balm in a big pot–it was being cleared out at Home Depot as garbage because it had grown tall and it had many broken stems. I think it may be “Raspberry Wine” variety. It has…

Raising an Avocado

I have an avocado that now has roots enough to plant in soil. Do I remove the 2 halves of the pit when planting?    …

Daffodils not blooming…

Last growing season I must have been impatient or careless regarding the pruning of my daffodils; probably the former – “impatient”.. In other words I probably cut the daffodil leaves and spent buds back too soon. Because, several of my…

Hydrangea and Laurel design

A landscaper suggested Hydrangea trees for the front of the house. The arched spot is 15′ wide and 8.5′ from the house to the tip of the arch. He suggested 5 otto lyuken laurels (3 behind and 2 in front)…

Waldsteinia Propagation

I currently have a great patch of barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) that I’d like to extend. Can I use my existing plants to create new plantings? If so, how?…

Identity of a bush

I live in zone 3b or 4 in a rural setting. I found a flowering bush which probably was an old homestead site. I need help identifying it so I can propagate to have some on my own property. Thank…

Strange growth on plant in same pot as my orchid *

The Cattleya orchid plant I purchased a number of years ago came with a small plant that that strings along with semi-circle leaves. This small plant kept on growing without any problems. But today, to my surprise, I noticed that…

Begonia leaf propagation

Hello, I just bought a new Begonia rex “Autumn Ember”. It’s pretty beat up now and the leaves aren’t as orange as I’d like. If I propagate the Begonia by leaf cuttings it doesn’t matter what leaf I select, right?…