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Jane
32:53
Is there a link to share for Audubon ?
Russ Cohen
36:42
Robin - was that photo of Blueberries taken in your yard? The bushes were so impressively laden with fruit! Do you remember which variety of Blueberry that plant is? Do you feed it anything, and if so, what, and when?
Jane
42:35
Pollenless and sterile plants provide no nutrition at all for pollinators !
Russ Cohen
46:07
One relatively well-behaved Goldenrod species is Sweet Goldenrod, Solidago odora. It likes to grow in sunny, dry, gravelly areas. And the leaves and flowers make a tasty, licorice-flavored tea. It is also easy to grow from seed.
Jarek
46:12
Yes the Carex idea garden is still present at garden in the woods. They also have the Wild Strawberry ground cover too
Jarek
46:58
You sure you don’t want to grow Solidago graminifolia Russ? :P
fayespeert
47:54
How important is soil? How many hours of sun is necessary?
Janet Irons
48:26
in your brush piles, how do you avoid takeover by brambles and bittersweet?
Denise LeBlanc
48:40
How do you manage your water feature? Do you need to change the water? Do you have mosquito larvae?
Russ Cohen
49:00
I don't know Solidago graminifolia..
Lynne Smith
49:30
What sources do you like for native plants? Can I just buy echinacea, goldenrod, rudbecki
Lynne Smith
49:42
from local nurseries?
Joel Angiolillo
49:59
thoughts about plants in the Rubus (brambles) or the Prunus genus (cherries, plums)?
Geoff McGean
50:00
Can you talk a little about when you "clean up"/cut back your garden. Early spring?
Mary Helen
50:10
what broadleaf evergreens do you recommend?
Jane
50:37
Native species to use as a living fence....needs to be not bird friendly.
Jarek
51:06
@Russ Grass-leaved goldenrod (S. graminifolia) is nearly as weedy as S. canadensis. I often see it growing in moist meadows that are left to grow and get weedy. The flowers and stalk are very unique and less recognizable as a goldenrod.
Jane
51:23
Currently my living fence is unfortunately buckthorn.
Lynne Smith
53:49
Thanks Bryn and Robin. I am newly inspried
Sue Stason
53:49
Deer problems?
Lynne Smith
53:54
inspired
Russ Cohen
56:58
Joel: Here's a suggestion for a less-thuggish Rubus species native to this area: Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) - likes damp, slope-y areas with dappled sunlight. Gorgeous large maple-like leaves, showy magenta flowers, edible fruit, and no thorns.
Jane
57:28
Has to not be bird friendly !
Jarek
58:01
Rubus odoratus is fun
Mary Helen
58:26
in addition to white and red oak, what are native oaks?
Jarek
58:42
In can be cultivated in full sun as well but needs a lot of moisture in that environment
Russ Cohen
59:17
Swamp White Oak, Q. bicolor
Russ Cohen
01:00:08
P:in Oak, Q. palustris is another one
Brent Ranalli
01:00:30
What plants work particularly well at forest's edge?
Linda MacNeil
01:00:37
Red Twig Dogwood?
Jane
01:00:38
Native species to use as a living fence....needs to be NOT bird friendly.
Kathleen P Nichols
01:02:09
Where to purchase Black Cherry?
Judi Kotanchik
01:02:21
how to deal with rabbits...last winter they ate my blueberry plant
Jane
01:02:39
Need to keep peafowl contained and away from my neighbors
Jane
01:03:28
Bird friendly will just encourage them to go towards the fence....don't birds eat rose hips
Russ Cohen
01:03:37
FYI: Deer generally avoid browsing on plants that have strong scents or flavors.Examples include:Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) – leaves and flowers give off an anise/licorice smell when crushedSweet Cicely (Osmorhiza longistylis) – dittoWild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) – the crushed leaves of this wild mint species smell like oreganoMountain Mint (Pycnanthemum spp.) – the crushed leaves/flowers of these wild mint species smell like peppermintBayberry (Morella pensylvanica) - the crushed leaves of this species smell like bay leavesSweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) – the crushed leaves of this Bayberry relative also give off an aromatic smellWintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) - the crushed leaves of this species smells/tastes like wintergreenBlack (aka Sweet) Birch (Betula lenta) – the inner bark of this species smells/tastes like wintergreen (i.e., when the outer bark is scraped off the twigs to expose
Ruth Ann Hendrickson
01:04:07
is black raspberry a good plant
Russ Cohen
01:05:20
One nice thing about Black Raspberries is their off-season purple color of the canes
Brent Ranalli
01:07:04
Would be interested in: edibility/usefulness of plants in the garden
Mary Helen
01:07:13
thanks