Questions and Answers…

If you have any questions about gardening, outdoor living, greenhouse growing or anything else that I might be able to help with, please leave your question in the comments section and I will do my steady best to answer!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rus Miller on February 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Rodd,
    Enjoyed your article in the Oklahoman today. I wonder if you could help me with a grass – weed problem in my garden. What is the down side of using a pre-emergent in my garden to control crab grass and a weeds? Will I be able to plant peas, carrots, spinach, cantaloupe etc. from seeds if I use a pre-emergent?

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  2. Posted by rmoesel on March 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    -From the emails-

    Good morning, you had an article in our Daily Oklahoman Newspaper several weeks ago concerning a new breed of Lantana, called Bandito lantana, I am hoping that you can tell me of a local supplier of these plants, I really need them for my new corner flower bed?

    Any direction you might add will be helpful and appreciated so much.

    Mr. Cope

    *****

    Bandito is a new variety of lantana from Syngenta. I presume you are in the OKC area—I don’t know which nurseries will be stocking this variety for sure but would suggest you check with TLC, Precure’s, Marcum’s or other good local independents on availability. Lantana is a hot weather plant and they usually are available starting somewhere between April 15 and May 1st each year. Thanks for reading our column & hope the lantana do well in your sunny corner bed!

    Rodd

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  3. Posted by Lynda Lucas on August 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Do you know what a desert willow tree is? Frank finally agreed to an irrigation system and sod for our yard at the new house! We decided to go with bermuda instead of the turffalo grass. They levelled things up last week and we have had three inches of rain since then and the dogs have dug in the new dirt looking for a cool spot.

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  4. Posted by rmoesel on November 24, 2010 at 11:45 am

    – From the emails –

    Rodd,

    I recently constructed a hobby quality 10 x 12 greenhouse for my wife. She wants to over winter a lemon and lime tree as well as other misc plants not freeze tolerant.
    Question: what is the minimum temperature we should maintain in the greenhouse.
    We always read and much appreciate your news paper articles,

    Thanks,
    Carl Shortt
    Carl Shortt Photography

    *****

    Carl, need to maintain at least 60 degree night temperature to keep them really looking good & generating new growth. Could keep them alive, while dropping most leaves, in almost state of hibernation, by keeping night temps above 40 or 45 degrees. Natural gas best fuel, then propane, or electric if neither gas possible. We do sell the glazings, heat, ventilation, shade, etc. have a great Thanksgiving!

    Rodd

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  5. Posted by rmoesel on August 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

    – from Facebook –

    Hey Rodd….do you carry citrus trees or know anyone who does. I’m looking for lime tree.
    Sam Larsen

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    We used to Sam—but can no longer legally bring Florida citrus, including limes into Oklahoma because of USDA quarantine to limit spread of Greening disease.
    Rodd

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  6. Posted by rmoesel on December 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    -From the emails-

    I am going to transplant 2 Autumn Blaze Maple trees within the next couple of weeks. They are approx.. 12 – 15’ tall and trunk diameter is approx.. 3 – 4’’. Do I need to place stakes on the east/west sides of tree, or the north/south sides of trees? I enjoy your articles.
    Thanks,
    Todd

    *******

    Todd, best to always stake & tie from either 3 or 4 evenly spaced points so that the tree is stabilized no matter which way the wind is blowing. This allows you to at least triangulate the support for this good sized trees until they get well rooted in their new home!
    Rodd

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