Ron B's Recent Activity

  1. Ron B replied to the thread Dichroa febrifuga UBC Guizhou clone.

    Wait until November or end of winter. Try to find a warm, bright position for it.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:57 PM
  2. Ron B replied to the thread Azaleas slowly dying.

    The azaleas want to be the ground cover, the cotoneaster is too much for them.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:53 PM
  3. Ron B replied to the thread weed ident.

    Looking at Lapsana in person where I live the pictures posted here might all be Lapsana, the thing to do now is compare with that...

    May 24, 2020 at 10:33 AM
  4. Ron B replied to the thread Bumblebees speed up flowering by piercing plants.

    Insects and flowering plants have evolved together, sharing a long history It will have been natural selection, wherein bees that...

    May 23, 2020 at 5:08 PM
  5. Ron B replied to the thread drooping leaves on bloodgood maple.

    Poking holes isn't likely to do much for aeration of the site - at least not enough to save the plant if it is in fact taking a nose...

    May 22, 2020 at 7:25 PM
  6. Ron B replied to the thread What is this Plant?.

    For me this is absolutely Dracunculus, including the leaves - it is a plant I have seen in person many times.

    May 22, 2020 at 7:19 PM
  7. Ron B replied to the thread drooping leaves on bloodgood maple.

    Increasing sand (or grit) content of a volume of soil has no effect on drainage until the point where the modified soil has a finished...

    May 22, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  8. Ron B replied to the thread Appreciation: Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park.

    But are those bindweed fruits? Also down here at least this year's new growth of bindweed is up and at 'em, I see no sign of fresh...

    May 22, 2020 at 9:22 AM
  9. Ron B replied to the thread drooping leaves on bloodgood maple.

    Japanese maples are touchy about drainage, if it has become diseased there's nothing you can do now. Otherwise the answer of course is...

    May 21, 2020 at 8:16 PM
  10. Ron B replied to the thread HOW DO I BRING A HYDRANGEA BACK TO LIFE . I HAD IT ONLY 9 MONTHS.

    Sorry but apparently it died at some point

    May 21, 2020 at 12:34 PM
  11. Ron B replied to the thread Cone roses.

    Rose is top part of a Cedrus cone, foliage description sounds like C. deodara.

    May 21, 2020 at 10:20 AM
  12. Ron B replied to the thread weed ident.

    Plant in first picture looks different than other two, resembles Lapsana communis.

    May 20, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  13. Ron B replied to the thread Galls/Nests In Poplar.

    High position seems atypical but otherwise it looks like crown gall (Agrobacter).

    May 20, 2020 at 8:27 AM
  14. Ron B replied to the thread What's wrong with my yews????.

    Varying damage within a planting does not exclude root rot as a possibility. Yew (Taxus spp.)-Root Rot

    May 19, 2020 at 10:14 PM
  15. Ron B replied to the thread Resembles Corydalis.

    Since no background was given I assumed it was supposed to be growing wild in MN. Flowers are not those of Norway or any other maple.

    May 18, 2020 at 4:04 PM