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Marianne’s Responses 2017-10-25T05:32:02+00:00

Marianne’s Responses

Trimming tops of Thuja occidentalis

Posted by Debbie Owens | January 28, 2019

Our Thuja Occidentalis “Smaragd” are a year old now. When and how do you recommended trimming the tops? I heard it keeps them full and not separate at the top? Thanks a bunch!

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What is the name of this plant?

Posted by CHIEKO HIRONAGA | January 22, 2019

Hello Marianne, My husband bought this plant (attached) in a gift shop and I would like to know the name. Thank you.

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Droopy Verbena

Posted by Brigitte Button | January 21, 2019

I had my yard landscaped a couple years ago. I have about 6 Verbena and carpet roses and they have always looked very droopy. They get plenty of water and are not ridden with pests. any ideas? Should I prune them down to the ground in the spring? Thank you.

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Warren County Iowa Master Gardeners

Posted by Carol Tripp | January 20, 2019

Our educational event Think Spring is fast approaching - February 23. We have 4 great speakers lined up, several vendors, a catered lunch, all held at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Last year, Bob Stohler asked that I go through your "ask a question" site to request 100-110 trial sample packets to provide our attendees. Would Osmocote be willing to ...

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Too late for planting bulbs?

Posted by needshelp | November 29, 2018

A few weeks ago I planted the iris bulbs I had ordered on-line. Now I have received the daffodils I also ordered (on a different site) but I wonder if it is too late to plant. They may be too fragil, since they are not the common varieties. If they are put in big pots would they be OK when ...

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thanks for your 11/25 TNT article

Posted by gil price | November 29, 2018

I thank you and my hardy fuchsias thank you for your article saving the fuchsias from an early snipping. Also thanks for the head up on fall planting of hardy annuals. My question is what color plants will survive in my hanging pots and pots on the ground.

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Container gardening

Posted by Debra Kraft | November 19, 2018

Can I grow broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts in containers and what size should I use.

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Fig fertilizer

Posted by Ronsung | November 11, 2018

How and when should I fertilize a fig tree to maximize yield?

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Help identifying this Tree?

Posted by Robert Hassan | November 3, 2018

Not sure if this was something planted on property or a volunteer as it comes up in middle of a shrub matching others in area. Hope you can help.

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Butternut squash

Posted by Ronsung | October 30, 2018

I have a couple of butternut squashes that are almost ripe. Should I leave them on their rapidly withering vines to ripen, or get them out of the rain? Will they ripen further after I pick them? Thanks for the help.

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