Trading Horticulture Advice for Photos!

Let me begin this post with a shout out to the awesomeness of TREES!

Can I hear a Hell-Yeah? =-D

imageI’d like to offer my services again to anyone who has any horticulture questions to please write me an email. The best way to make the most of our time, is to gather these few tid-bits of information along with photos – you can never have enough photos:

  • If you want me to identify a plant, I need clear photos of the leaf or buds of the branch, bark and a backed-up shot that gives me the whole plant. If it flowers, that too.
  • If you are worried about a plant, take pix like above and pix of the problem you are concerned with.
  • Describe any recent changes or observations.
  • The town you live in or general area.
  • If you want advice at to what to plant in an area, send a pix and what type of plant you are looking for; a flowering shrub, evergreen or perennials.

This is a win-win for us, as you get free horticultural advice and I get free post material! Of course you would have to let me use your photos, be sure to remove any license plate numbers or anything else you don’t want spread on the web.

Thank you for your help!!

ยฉ Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

27 thoughts on “Trading Horticulture Advice for Photos!

  1. Oh, I need to send you a photo, of the mystery flowering plant that I have encouraged, ie., I have not removed it, that now covers The Holler. I sent this query out about two years ago and no one could identify it. I know a fair amount about plants. It seems like some super effectively spreading miniature white lily. I love hem!

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  2. How generous you are with your time! You should have a theme for those posts, like Plant Detective or Horticultural Mystery Maven. I’ll look forward to them. And if I have a mystery, I’ll let you know. Oh, one thing I would love to know — what does milkweed look like when it’s small, to help me tell it from poke. I’m always yanking out poke, but I think I must be yanking out milkweed, too. Recognizing them as babies is key.


      • Wow, that site is thorough. I did every thing right when my daughter and I planted our seeds except that we didn’t wait for a killing frost. We covered them with soil, but hardly any. Just enough to anchor them in place. And we put fallen leaves on them, since I assume that would have happened anyway. I planted tons along a nature trail where the only plants weeded are poison ivy and wild garlic. If they sprout, they should survive. If they don’t, next fall I’ll try again after a killing frost. My neighbor will surely give me more seeds. Thanks for your input. I’ll be on the lookout for those oval leaves. XOXO

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