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Pests & Weeds

Here is the best way to kill Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

March 28, 2010

One of the most popular posts on greensideupblog is on how to rid your garden of pesky poison oak and poison ivy. Spring is the second best time of the year to attack this nuisance. Fall being the recommended time because the plants are focusing on storing up for the winter and will suck the [...]

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Time for a Quiz! Gardeners test your knowledge.

May 30, 2008

Ok all you gardeners out there time for a quiz. Make your best guess as to what this is a photo of. These copper leaves came out as one whirl, at the tip of the leader, and doubled in size each day. They went from nothing to 14 inches long in one week. Here is [...]

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How to kill Poison Oak and Poison Ivy

May 17, 2008

Poison Ivy is one of the worst enemies to gardeners and hikers. In the drier western states, its rude cousin Poison Oak is just as bad. The techniques for eradication of Poison Oak and Poison Ivy are the same are. You basically have two options, one mechanical and one chemical. The mechanical is friendlier to [...]

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Do you have a problem with weeds in the garden?

April 14, 2008

I get this question all the time…….How do I keep weeds out of my garden? Weed= any plant that is out of place in a garden. I once had a beautiful oak tree that grew naturally from an acorn that found its way to my garden. When it was still a young seedling, my helper [...]

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Are your Daylies covered in rust?

April 9, 2008

I was touring a local nursery yesterday and had decided to add about ten yellow daylilies to my garden but then was told by the sales lady that they had just been quarantined by the regional agriculture inspector. “Huh, what? But I want buy them” My pleading fell on understanding ears but she was serious. [...]

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Mystery Solved!!!!

April 8, 2008

It looks like Plantdiva guessed correctly! Several weeks ago I posted a couple of photos of a corm I found on a job-site. I wanted to see what it was so Grace and I planted it. It very rapidly rooted and once the shoots started to grow they seemed to double in size each day. [...]

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Mystery Plant Update

March 25, 2008

I took a look at the Mystery Plant this past weekend and was surprised to see how quickly it had shot up. Two weeeks ago, it had no roots at all and now it’s well rooted and has a nice shoot. The one in the background also has a stalk developing. My best quess so [...]

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Mystery Plant #1

March 10, 2008

I was out touring a friends garden this morning and noticed these odd looking whatever they are  (Tuber? Nut? Seed?) Being curious, I picked them up and could see that one of them had already started to root. I think I’ll grow them out and see what sprouts up. Feel free to offer guesses. I’ll [...]

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