Planting a Butterfly Garden – Family Plot

Alright Joellen, we got some beautiful plants here. What are we going to do? – We’re going to create a butterfly garden. – Cool. – Now, when you do butterfly gardens, you gotta do al ittle bit of research. The majority of butterflies like nectar producing flowers that usually like full sun. So, you really […]

Q&A – Removing Ivy from Trees

“We have a vine that is growing up “and choking our maple tree. “What is it, and how do we kill the vine?” They wanna kill the vine. So what do we think that is? – Well, I think it’s English Ivy, what do you think? – I think it’s English Ivy. Hedera helix, is […]

Fixing Over-Mulched Trees — The Family Plot

Alright, Mister Volgas. Let’s talk about the proper way to mulch because all throughout Shelby County, I’m seeing these volcano mulches. And I know you don’t like that. You’re right. So, really we’re going to talk about the wrong way to mulch. And then we’ll go in to it. First of all, let’s talk a […]

Q&A – Removing Ivy from Trees

“We have a vine that is growing up “and choking our maple tree. “What is it, and how do we kill the vine?” They wanna kill the vine. So what do we think that is? – Well, I think it’s English Ivy, what do you think? – I think it’s English Ivy. Hedera helix, is […]

Ornamentals and Trees in the Winter – Family Plot

Alright Joellen, what do we need to know about ornamentals and trees in the fall and the winter? – All sorts of things going on in the next few months. Number one thing of course is leaves, leaves are everywhere. And interestingly enough, the reason why we get nice fall color is because the leaves […]

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

SUMMER RAYNE OAKES: I think my friends and strangers alike, like they come into my house and they don’t even say anything at first, it’s just kind of like the jaw drop. SUMMER RAYNE OAKES: Hey there. Welcome to my apartment. COMM: This is Summer – an environmentalist, model and author, who has over 500 […]

Gardening Under Trees – Family Plot

Alright, Ms. Carol. Let’s talk about growing under trees. How difficult is that? – Well, it can be very difficult. There’s a lotta challenges, to growing under trees. Shade, first and foremost, for those plants, we know, need sunlight. But to me, one of the great challenges, is the competition from the tree roots. – […]

Best Trees for Fall Color – Family Plot

fall is near believe it or not. – Yes. – How about that. So let’s talk about trees and fall foliage. – Right and you know what? Late fall and winter is the best time to plant a tree when it’s dormant. So, this is timely. You can think about you want a good fall […]

Spraying Peach Trees – Family Plot

Alright Mr D. – Talk about sprayin’. – We’re gonna talk about sprayin’ trees, right? – Peach trees, that’s right. Before I get into the actual spraying demonstration, I wanna talk a little bit about safety. Probably the best thing you can do where safety is concerned first is to read the label. And near […]

Q&A – What causes the sap to run out of peach trees?

“What will cause the sap to run out of peach trees? How can we stop it?” This is from Donna. Mr. D., this has your name on it. – (Mr. D.) Peach Tree Borers. Classic. – (Dr. Kelly) Yeah. Oh, it’s bad too. – That’s a classic infestation. They got a bad case of it. […]