J. Musser

Lancaster Pennsylvania, zone 6b

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3.1 acres of scrub woods and steep southwest slopes down to a swampy front yard. Almost no topsoil and lots of stones= interesting gardening. I get 40-60 inches of rainfall a year. avgs. 45. Professional lawn care and specialty gardener. Pesticide applicator. Also some regular maintenance. I enjoy many types/styles of gardens and plant collections, and like specialty pruning. My favorite hobby is intensive dog training. I also like horse riding, and other out-door activities. Right now skydiving is on the priority list.

I also know a little construction and electrical.

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revised What are some recommended perennials to grow under large spruce trees in an area of about 350 sq. feet?
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comment Bugs in compost - what are they?
@SpringIsHere Blowfly larvae can carry many diseases and infections.
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comment Does sour food cause sweating?
This in no way answers the question.
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comment Is it conflicting to mix peat moss and perlite together for a garden bed?
+1 Pretty much what I've found. I usually use vermiculite, and find that it is also more attractive than perlite.
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asked What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?
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asked How can I ensure a crop of potato seeds?
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asked What are some recommended perennials to grow under large spruce trees in an area of about 350 sq. feet?
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comment Tropical Growth Room for Vanilla Planfolia
I'm assuming the roots are going to be near the floor, which will be quite a bit colder than the rest of the room in winter.
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revised Why is my new Acer tree dying?
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comment How can I save my garden from an unknown critter that destroys everything?
@user272671 see updated answer.
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revised Why is my new Acer tree dying?
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revised Can I use herbicides in flood conditions without harming good plants?
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answered Why is my new Acer tree dying?
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
Good. It looks like you need to repot and use a better, more easily draining mix. More on the way...
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
@GregB Good. Did you put a rock on top?
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comment Tropical Growth Room for Vanilla Planfolia
+1 Nice answer. I would also use heating cables in the growing medium, because on a cold garage floor, the heat from the lights may not circulate into the medium well, and vanilla is used to nice, warm root conditions.
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
I agree about the soil used being the wrong one.
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
Japenese maples will have leaves similar to this or this.
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
Do you mean *Acer palmatum*, or Japanese Maple?
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