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.
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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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
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
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
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
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