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  • The J.Beetles Will Not Eat List.

    I came across this list and thought I would share it. I consider it a general guideline because some of the plants listed have been attacked by the beasties. For instance, I know that petunias and dogwoods have been affected by them here in my area. Sorry for the long… More

  • New in Zone 5, Chicago Area

    Hi! This is a great forum. We've bought our first house with an overgrown yard and garden space and I've already gotten great advice for roses and honeysuckle here. I've been gardening in containers in apartments for years, so having a yard and garden is great. We have a lot… More

  • Yews

    I want to give my yews a good pruning. Should I go into the middle of the shrubs and cut out a third of the branches at the base and thin them out that way? When do I do this? They are growing now. More

  • Deer eaten shrubs

    ...dodendrons, fertilize, and hope for the best. The yews I'll just fertilize and hope for the best. Does anyone have advice for how to get these shrubs healthy again? The yewsMore

  • the Move starts again

    Well folks for those of you that were hanging in here with me last Nov. when was going through the trama of attempting to move out of my house , then deciding to give it another shot -- I am ready to give up the gost . i think I… More

  • Azalea hedge to prune or not to prune?

    In my front foundation "garden" (I use the term lightly since I haven't made it as much of a garden in the past year as I would have liked) I have this hedge of 3 azalea bushes. They are the purple azaleas that are the first bloomers of the season.… More

  • I need to pick out shrubs for this design

    ...esign.JPG The nursery originally picked out hicks yew for #1 and a falsecypress for the tree by the sidewalk neither of which I like. I also don't like mugo pines, aborvitae or junipers. I was thinking about hydrangea for… More

  • Plants Poisonous to your cats!!!

    This does not mean the whole plant but sometimes parts but is best to keep them out of reach regardless Plants Poisonous to Cats Almond (Pits of) Aloe Vera Alocasia Amaryllis Apple (seeds) Apple Leaf Croton Apricot (Pits of) Arrowgrass Asparagus Fern Autumn Crocus Avacado (fuit and pit) Azalea Baby's… More

  • ID this tree

    ...e in town. this lady called it and 'old fashioned Yew'. It does not look like any Yew I can find. The picture was just taken this week, so you… More

  • Trouble with Japanese yew topiary HELP!

    I have two japanese yew topiary trees at my front door and one of them has turned brown and the opther one is just fine. The leaves are not crispy as if they still have moisture in them but they are brown. It gets enough water that I am sure… More

  • Frostbite on pyramid yews

    I have two pyramid yews in the front of my house and one of them was really hit hard by the late frost. The front of the yew is totally brown with a small bit of green, while the back of them is full green. Do I cut back the… More

  • When gardens go bad?

    ...d that it is planted in has a couple of hostas, a yew, an astible, and a jacob's ladder. The giant hosta and the astible were fabulous this year. The other hosta did not flower… More

  • How long does it take cuttings to root?

    I have planted some boxwood, rhododendron, and yew cuttings in potted soil. Since they are not in water, I cannot see whether or not roots have developed. I'm wondering how long will it take for them to root before I can plant them directly into the ground. Does anyone have… More

  • japanese yew can I plant seeds successfully

    ...dly and roots quickly. I would like to plant some Yew seeds and get them to… More