My grandmother used to plant cut roses in her garden. She'd stick a single stem in the dirt and place a canning jar over it--leaving it there through winter. In spring, there'd be a new rose plant growing. Is there a trick to doing this right?
Can you tell me what caused my Asian lily to produce 74 blossoms on one plant? Do you think this could happen again?
The leaves on my avocado tree developed brown spots. I've heard it's because I did not plant a second avocado tree near it. Is that true?
Our backyard pond is unsightly, as it's been overrun by slime. Is there anything we can do to get rid of the algae that's safe for water plants and fish?
This bright-orange plant appears in my garden every year. Can you tell me what it is?
My strawberry-bush appears healthy when it leafs out in early spring. But as the new shoots appear, it becomes infested with little black insects. What are they? How do I get rid of them?
Where do you begin when your backyard's a distaster? I have two dogs, four children and patchy grass.
My lilac has lots of leaves at the top, but only bare stems at bottom. How do I correct this?
My great-aunt gave me a cutting of her lilac shrub that blooms profusely. I planted it years ago in our yard and it has yet to produce flowers. How can I get mine to bloom?
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About 3 years ago, I received a potted hydrangea as a gift. Eventually, I planted it outdoors, but it has not bloomed since, even though it fills out and grows to a healthy 3 feet tall. What do I need to do to get the plant to start producing flowers again?