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by lorijones
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Strange tree or bush
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Strange tree or bush

This sounds like a Paulownia or Empress Tree. This tree is native to China and has become somewhat invasive in some areas of the eastern US. They are very fast growers and can grow up to 20' tall in the first year. The leaves are huge and heart-shaped and the stem/trunk remains green with just leave...
by lorijones
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: All my plants look like they are anemic. Diease or,insect?
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: All my plants look like they are anemic. Diease or,inse

I think your azaleas are definitely being attacked by some piercing/sucking insect. Could be lace bugs, thrips, whitefly ... Look on the undersides of the leaves to see if you see any insects. Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care should help take care of any of these insect pests. It will al...
by lorijones
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: maple tree disease
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: maple tree disease

Carolyn, I'm so glad your tree is doing well now! Bart is a great arborist and very knowledgeable. I'm so glad that you contacted Bartlett! I'm also very glad that I was wrong! I never thought about girdling roots, but many trees, silver, Norway, and sugar maples in particular, are prone to this. Th...
by lorijones
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: weed control
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: weed control

There are several things you could do but first and foremost, it is important to clean the garden at the end of the season. Clear all the old vegetable foliage and debris out of the garden and make sure it is weed-free. Pests and disease pathogens will overwinter in debris left in the garden at the ...
by lorijones
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Weeds
Topic: Eastern Prickly Pear
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Eastern Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear are very difficult to get rid of. Part of the problem is that any piece of the plant that is left behind (except for small pieces) can take root and start new plants.What you have been doing, grubbing them out and removing the plants, is really the best way to control them if you are no...
by lorijones
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Golden Rain Tree Root Rot
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Golden Rain Tree Root Rot

I spoke to Andre about your golden rain tree and he said that he had the same problem with his golden rain tree. One whole trunk on his double-trunked tree died. He said that this is a vascular disease and spraying with a systemic fungicide would not help it. He suggested that you contact Bartlett T...
by lorijones
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: wooly aphids
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: wooly aphids

Probably what you have are the Hemlock Woolly Adelgids. They have devastated populations of hemlocks throughout much of eastern North America including the northern part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This insect damages the trees by feeding at the base of the needles causing them to desiccate and eve...
by lorijones
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Selecting Trees & Shrubs - Recommendations
Topic: SMALL [ 20' ] TREE THAT ROOTS GO DOWN. FOR BETWEEN DRIVEWAY
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re: SMALL [ 20' ] TREE THAT ROOTS GO DOWN. FOR BETWEEN DRIV

How much space do you have between the the driveway and the flower bed? Some suggestions for small trees would be: Dogwood - Cornus florida (native dogwood) or Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood) Crape myrtle - One of the taller cultivars such as 'Apalachee', 'Centennial Spirit', and 'Lipan'. There are man...
by lorijones
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Saucer Magnolia
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Saucer Magnolia

Are all the leaves turning yellow and falling off or just some of the leaves? This may be a physiological response to environmental conditions. These trees are not drought tolerant and it has been very hot and dry this July. Drought conditions can cause trees to drop their leaves in order to conserv...
by lorijones
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Fertilizing peonys
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Fertilizing peonys

The lack of fertilizer is probably not the cause of this yellowing. Your peony is probably beginning to go dormant with the heat and lack of rain we are experiencing now. If you haven't been watering it regularly during this dry spell, you should give it a good soaking now. I would wait and fertiliz...

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