Margo Howland-Mastro
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Recreational Gardener
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What kind of gardening do you like to do?
vegetable and flower gardens, herbs
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
8-10 in summer

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what's up with my aloe plants

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 7:10am 0 Comments

I have some aloe plants in terra cotta pots. I've had them for a long time and water them when they appear dry. I've noticed that the leaves look sort of tan to pinkish, rather than green. Should they be in bigger pots?


By the way my avocado plant looks wonderful.


Rooting an Avocado

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 6:34am 6 Comments

I am rooting an avocado pit (smallish) in a beaker of water on my windowsill. The top is starting to split and it has sent down a 1 1/2 inch - 2 inch root into the water. At what point should I repot it into a container of soil?



Raspberry Bush die back

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

I was out weeding the raspsberry patch today and noticed about every third clump had  dead-looking canes with no greenery at the base.  The rest of the clumps had dead-looking canes and new growth together. If I gave the slightest tug to the dead canes, they came up easily with no root at the bottom., I thought they might have been chewed by mice, but couldn't figure why they would still be upright.   Should I put in new canes in the fall (my cousin has some she can dig up and transplant,…


Raised Beds

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 9:50pm 4 Comments

I am doing raised beds for the first time in my new yard in my new house. What's the optimum size? 3 x 6? 4 x 8 ? how high do people like them? 8 inches? 12 inches? Do people like wood or composites for the material?

Suggestions and advice welcome.

Margo Howland-Mastro

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At 7:39am on February 22, 2011, diana Z9 Houston, Texas said…
send me a picture so I can see what you have on your hibiscus.

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