Lynn Ketchum

Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees

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My spring bulbs are sprouting now in November, what should I do?

Q: I have crocus blooming, daffodils and bearded iris sprouting in my yard. Will they retain enough energy to grow next spring when they are supposed to? Will I need to feed them extra at some point? When?

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Should I start wintering my flowers?

Q: I live in Eugene and I’m wondering when I can winterize my geraniums and begonias??

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Is it time to change the color of my hydrangea?

Q: What time of the year is the best time to add acid solider to my established pink/mulberry colored hydrangeas? I am really really wanting blue blooms this season! It is currently January should I start adding the acid solider now? How much how often?

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Are lupines the answer to my difficult yard?

Q: I'm an urban rental dweller--West Portland--whose elderly landlords would rather deal with issues with the house rather than the yard, on which grass seed that I've bought does not grow; the soil is depleted and I can't really afford to pay for bag after bag of compost or fertilizer (it's a pretty big lot). So after a little research I read about the endangered Oregon...

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Can my neighbor legally grow poppies?

Q: My friend is considering growing poppies in her garden, but I've heard that some types are illegal to grow. Is this true and should she be worried if she does purchase seeds?

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Is it time to torture my Poinsettia?

Q: How long should I leave a Poinsettia in a complete dark room in October?

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