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Susan Tabor


Entomology,plant pathology, agronomy, native plants, useful and edible plants,medicinal plants,landscape design and installation, plant taxonomy and identification, cultivars and varieties, Botany, nutrient deficiencies, plant recommendations and troubleshooting.

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35 years as a professional horticulturist and landscape contractor. I have a network of contacts at leading universities and with acknowledged experts in the field. I've restored the landscapes of several plantations, 2 Governors mansions and owned/managed 3 nursery/garden centers. I discovered a new subspecies of Emelia in 1997. I've locally introduced several native or volunteer species into mainstream landscape design.


Morning Advocate The Register Better Homes and Gardens All Experts - Approx 1996-97


Louisiana State University - horticulture David L. Hoffman - California - phytotheraphy

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Janet09/29/15101010Prompt and knowledgable, as always. Thank you!
Pierre09/28/15101010Thank you !
Janet09/21/15101010Prompt and insightful. Thank you!

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2015-09-28 Nettles:

Hi Pierre,    No part of Urtica dioica is toxic, however the roots might be too fibrous to cook with the rest of the plant.  You could just snip the ends off with a pair of scissors.  My favorite way to

2015-09-22 Water restrictions:

No, Janet - you're on the right track.  Since you write to me so much, I want to give you my regular email, which will save you some time and steps, and I think it will be easier on both of us.  There

2015-09-15 Pumpkins:

Hi Janet,    An excellent question.  I don't think anything in nature is without reason, even if we don't know what the reason is.  Why do cucurbits typically form male flowers well in advance of female

2015-09-11 Pumpkins:

Hi Janet,    Yes, it is desirable to have more than one, but it is theoretically possible to get a couple of pumpkins from a single plant, especially if you hand pollinate.  Pumpkins are insect pollinated

2015-08-28 Vine:

Hi Justin,    That's creeping cucumber (melotheria pendula).  When the fruit is green, it tastes just like cucumber.  The fruit turns black when completely ripe, and is then inedible.  It's also called


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