Evergreen Huckleberry in Oklahoma? Reader Q and A

November 20, 2011 1 comment
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Jack out in Oklahoma read about my native evergreen huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum, and wondered whether it might grow in his area: “Will this actually grow in Oklahoma City area? Or is it a borderline plant for our state? Thank you, Jack” Jack, a little poking around online at the USDA website shows that the evergreen […]

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Floppy ‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum

November 4, 2010 2 comments
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Garden question from JohnOhConnor on YouTube: I have three mature (2ft x 2ft) Autumn Joy in my garden. By mid summer they have flopped over like a large animal had sat down in the middle of the plant. I guess this is normal for the plant or is there anything I can do to prevent […]

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Garden Q&A: Snow-Loading on Arborvitae

January 9, 2009 6 comments

A timely question from Jennifer about sprawling Arborvitae: I have several 8-10 ft arborvitae that are bent over to various degrees from the weight of the heavy snowfall. Will these branches bounce back on their own or should I try to tie them to the main trunk to straighten them back up?

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Garden Q&A; Why Transplant Into Larger Pots in Stages?

November 10, 2008 8 comments

An excellent question posted by Fern of Life on the Balcony, a fun blog which shares her adventures in container gardening: Why is it better to transplant a plant into a series of progressively larger pots? I’ve seen that recommended in books, but they never say why it’s better than a small plant potted in […]

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