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"Poke Salad Annie" alive and well in Oregon?

Nov 2019
My dog has been sick a few times and I found this plant with berries in my back yard. Trying to identify it but having trouble. Think it is a night shade type but just does not look like examples on internet . Can you help ??  

By Neil Bell | Featured Question

Pruning Ornamental Shrubs

Jan 2019
What is pruning?, Pruning principles, Identifying flowering and growth habit, Directing growth, Principal pruning cuts

By Neil Bell | Presentation

Diagnosing Plant Problems

Jan 2019
Questions to ask in diagnosing problems Does a “real” problem exist with the plant? What is the “population” of the plants? How many of the plants are affected? What is the pattern of damage in the population? Do the cultural conditions of the affected plants differ from those of the unaffected plants? What part (or parts) of the plant is (are) affected? What is...

By Neil Bell | Article

Diagnosing plant problems

Jan 2019
Plant problem diagnosis basics

By Neil Bell | Presentation

Is a strawberry tree a good choice?

Oct 2018
My daughter lives in Salem and we would like to plant a Strawberry Tree (dwarf Arbutus unedo). Can you verify the growing zone there? There are a couple of arbutus outside the Salem library that seem to have weathered well, but is it common for them to freeze in Salem winters? 

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