Jeff Rugg / Gardening

The Greener View: Dodder and Peonies

Q: Some of the plants in my garden have a unique growth covering the plant like a giant spider web. It is orange and looks like the plants were sprayed with one of those cans of play string. I have tried pulling it off the plants, but it seems to ...

The Greener View: Yellow Squash and Core Aeration

Q: The yellow squash in our garden are dying. The fruit grow to several inches long, and then gray fuzz covers them in just 24 hours. We pick them off and throw them away, but we want to find a treatment to stop this or else we won't have any more...

The Greener View: Attracting Birds

Q: I have tried to attract hummingbirds and orioles by putting out special bird feeders only to have them ignored. A friend of mine wants bluebirds, but her houses remain empty. What can we do to attract more birds to our yards?

A: Animals need ...

The Greener View: Tree Questions

Q: I planted several 8-foot trees in the spring. I have had one of those water bags around the trunks to slowly add water. I have filled them regularly. When do the trees not need them anymore? Do I need to use them again next year?

A: The ...