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Plants, soil, containers, plant combinations, colors, conditions, light, water, air, planting, maintenance, temperature, problems solutions,

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Graduate five horticultural schools, Master Gardener, Landscape business owner since 1998, Gardener for a lifetime, Huge library of gardening books, magazines, TV garden shows, Internet material, knowledgeable people in the industry, returning as an expert on this site.


Arbor Day, National Gardening Association, Master Gardeners, Horticultural Society, Garden Clubs of America, Many online gardening sites.


Master Gardener, RCC Horticulture, PCDI School of Landscape Design, Education Direct Professional Landscaper, Stratford Career Institute Gardening and Landscaping Program

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Ashland Garden Club garden of the month, Container planting instrutor

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2016-01-31 Dieffenbachia:

You are on the right track. The roots are too wet. They need oxygen. Gently loosen the soil around the roots to let the air in. Give the plant a warm, dry, light, and low humidity place to dry out. You

2015-10-05 Brown spots on lantana leafs:

I can tell you some things that cause brown leaves, but you will need to look for these things yourself. The picture doesn't help much, because at first I was seeing possible insect or disease, but the

2015-07-17 terranium:

This is one of those questions that I start by saying it will be a trial and error process to see what works. I say this because there are several kinds of moss. The fact that your moss comes from your

2014-06-15 lilacs:

You are going to have to be prepared to pot them up often if you want them to be a blooming shrub. They can get as big as a tree when they are planted in the ground, but because their roots are restricted

2013-11-19 Arborvite ina Container for 10 Years:

Over 10 years in the same container. I can picture the roots and soil from here. At least one thing makes it easier. You are removing and not transplanting. I have transplanted and saving the plant along


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