Ciscoe Morris answers 400 the most interesting, oft-asked, most urgent, and puzzling gardening questions. Even if Ciscoe's signature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thick Wisconsin accent) is completely disarming, do not underestimate his gardening chops: Master Gardener, certified arborist, teacher at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. In his first book, he addresses the full range of issues from ornamental gardening and trees to vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs, lawns, containers, weeds, and more.
Has my amaryllis died? Should it put it out of its misery?
Can I grow an apple tree on the deck of my condo? In a pot?
Is it really safe to buy annuals in March, or are the nurseries just taunting me? Which flowers are tough enough to survive a late frost?
I'm tempted to buy a bloodroot plant just based on what it looks like and its name. What conditions does is want?
My angel trumpet Brugmansia for the first time this summer and it was spectacular. I really want to keep it. Is this plant hardy, or do I need to bring it inside for the winter?
Little Shop of Horrors is my favorite play. Tell me how to grow carnivorous plants!
How can we invite bumble bees into our garden. And how can we get the yellow jackets to leave?
While working in the garden, I often see those big black iridescent beetles coming running out. I often find dead ones in my beer traps. Are those good or bad bugs?