Hometalk member and gardener extraordinaire Barb Rosen recently wrote of her nightmare experience with chameleon plant, Houttuynia cordata, and what may be her life-long project of getting rid of it. But Barb surely isn't alone in having planted something she regretted. For me, my biggest mistake was planting gooseneck loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides. I'd heard how "rambunctious" the plant could be, but I had a dry,
on Jun 09, 2013
Biggest mistake anyone can make in my opinion is to plant a silver maple! It has cost us
thousands of dollars to have five of them cut down and removed....the helicopters, the roots...ugh. They are now banned in my area from what I have heard, these were atleast 50 year old trees that seeded themselves......still have two left that we are saving up money to have them removed as well. Also in my area in Sterling Heights MI,...cottonwood trees. We all sneeze and get sick because of these trees. Ugh!
It started last year but was a very mild case, now my enitre tree looks awful. Can it be saved or is it going to have to go to the wood pile? Will I still get peaches this year or is it over for my tree?
on May 30, 2013
Thanks doug, I knew you could help me with this. Going to the store today to get some fungicide!
I bought a root bound hydrangea(sp?) but there were new leaves at the bottom. The three heads are dying. Should I snip the heads off to give more nutrients to the plant?
on May 17, 2013
I have nearly the same situation. I got a free hydrangea from craigslist three years ago, I
had to dig it up so the roots were disturbed. It hadn't done a thing so last week I decided shoot the moon and cut it all back to see if anything might happen. It has all new green growth on it now, don't know if it will flower but it looks better then it did with a bunch of dead sticks all over it. Good luck to us hydrangea lovers!