• Acer sieboldianum 'Kumoi nishiki'

    Updated: 2012-12-31 15:57:48
    This is an interesting variegated sieboldianum that I received in 2010 from All Things Acer. The Checklist of Maple Cultivars has this as a 2006 introduction from Japan. I have this planted in full sun (in NJ) in the ground and in a pot in a shaded area and it is doing well in both locations.

  • Home Depot tropical tree with large seed pod - what is it?

    Updated: 2012-12-31 00:53:34
    I was in Home Depot yesterday and there was this poor tropical plant on the shelf without a pot! I obviously had to purchase it and give it a proper home. Unfortunately none of the others with pots had names, just "Tropical Plant". (Don't you hate that?) I looked through the two plant books I have but I came up with nothing. It's under a foot tall. Any ideas? Let me know if you need additional...

  • Identification: Fungus or infection?

    Updated: 2012-12-30 19:09:52
    Hello, We've just moved to Port Alberni, where we have a Prunus Tree (possibly a cherry) in our back yard with a thick coating of green slime on quite a large portion of it's truck. Is this cherry sap infection, or perhaps bacterial canker? It looks too gelatinous and green to be gummosis. Should I worry about this spreading? I have several plum trees nearby that I'd like to keep healthy....

  • leaves dropping

    Updated: 2012-12-30 18:07:39
    hi, my Dracaena has suddenly started loosing leaves. also i noticed that there were 2 large, fat roots comming out from bottom of the pot. there seems to be new growth at the top of the plant, so i was wondering if this was was normal. any help would be great. thanks

  • Same ginkgo?

    Updated: 2012-12-30 11:40:24
    I am researching an upright ginkgo and have run into Elmwood Pillar and Elmwood Upright. I am wondering if these are one and the same and if not, what is the difference? It sounds like Elmwood Upright might be a newer cultivar, if so, is it improved? I noticed a great picture of Elmwood Pillar on this site, that's what got me wondering. Thanks. Kay

  • Please help me identify2

    Updated: 2012-12-30 06:22:11
    I attached pictures of my mom's sample. Same as mine but older. Note fuzzy leaves and long stem hairy-things. Took her plant outside to take these pics - light was better

  • Possible Cascara tree; oval leaves decidious

    Updated: 2012-12-30 05:14:05
    Could this be a Cascara tree? susie

  • Deciduous shrub with red berries

    Updated: 2012-12-30 05:12:39
    Can you help ID what deciduous shrub this is; it has red berries in fall as well as nice red foliage in fall. It grew in this spot naturally; was not planted. See photos. Susie

  • Need help with ID of tall evergreen shrubs

    Updated: 2012-12-30 05:07:03
    Can anyone help me ID these tall evergreen shrubs in background? See photos. Susie

  • Need help with ID of evergreen tree

    Updated: 2012-12-30 05:05:28
    Can anyone help me ID this evergreen tree? See photo. Susie

  • In The Garden: Is this a palm of some description

    Updated: 2012-12-30 04:41:31
    Hi, trying to identify this plant to 1) know how to care for it, and 2) know what it will be like when mature. Just moved to our new house. Any help appreciated. http://db.tt/uHjoPl3H http://db.tt/7Quuqu5D

  • Need help identifing this plant

    Updated: 2012-12-29 21:59:50
    I was given a house plant which was called the Rosary Vine -ceropegia woodi but it does not resemble any of the google images. Measuring at about 10 inches long the "vine" consists of spear- tall heart shaped leaves folded down the center and crumpled or twisted...the leaves are so densely on the stem you cannot even see the stem. The leaves have a very shiny darker green side and a lighter...

  • Can somebody please identify this shrub/tree for me urgently?

    Updated: 2012-12-29 17:01:40
    [ATTACH]Attachment 108558 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108558) Attachment 108559 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108559) Attachment 108560 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108560)[/ATTACH] Hi all... I really need this tree/shrub identified if possible :) It is situated...

  • Very bizarre little bugs attacking Hylocereus

    Updated: 2012-12-29 00:56:24
    Good day all, I have a Hylocereus that is being attacked by tiny little black bugs that appear to have a very pointy nose from where they stab or prick the plant. They almost seem to be bent in the middle making their shape like an angular "s". They are roughly 1mm long and slim. I have been through dozens of sites about plant and cactus bugs and yet nothing even resembling them is listed...

  • Are we overrating the Mountain Pine Beetle?

    Updated: 2012-12-28 20:39:18
    I toured the BC Interior in 1994, long before the Mountain Pine Beetle received the publicity it has now. Lodgepole Pine was the undisputed king of many a forested area, as around Blue River. The trees were healthy (in contrast to Western Hemlock) and by all appearances "there to stay." Google Street View images of Blue River from 2009 were far less flattering, with many orange or bare trees....

  • Helmet Up!

    Updated: 2012-12-18 21:46:37
    The FEI has launched a global campaign for the use of safety helmets when riding.  From 1st January, FEI General Regulations Article 140 stipulates that whilst riding on the show grounds the use of a properly fastened Protective Headgear is … Continue reading →

  • Passionfruit – hand pollination

    Updated: 2012-12-17 08:20:02
    Passionfruit vines rely on bees to pollinate their flowers because they have a large gap between the pollen-bearing male parts of the flower and the female part. Only when the female part of each flower receives passionfruit pollen can the flower form a fruit. If you don’t have a lot of bees around your passionfruit [...]

  • Season’s Greetings

    Updated: 2012-12-14 15:05:34
    I wish all “Aussie Organic Gardening” readers and their families a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas and holiday season – and I wish all of you and your gardens the very best of health in 2013.

  • Hardy Kiwi “Michigan State”

    Updated: 2012-12-08 18:40:07
    I love my hardy kiwi vine. Well, no, I take that back. I have a love/hate relationship with my hardy kiwi vine. I love the fruit it produces. Hardy kiwis produce little smooth-skin grape sized fruit you eat skin and all, they’re more nutritious than the fuzzy-skinned kiwis you find most often in grocery stores [...]

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