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Do You Have a Question About Plants? Ask Here!

As a Certified Horticulturist and the owner of my own Sedum and Succulent Nursery, I have a lot of experience in growing plants, sometimes successfully, other times not so much.

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Just because I have training, and many years of running nurseries it doesn't mean that I know everything about plants.

The field of horticulture is one that has endless opportunities to test your skills. The learning is never over...

With a lot of failures under my belt, I'm eminently qualified to attempt to steer your horticultural endeavors in the right direction.

Someone once told me, until you've killed off at least a couple of hundred plants, you'll never be a gardener.

I must be a master gardener by now; the death toll is huge and growing.

Luckily, even dead plants can still be useful; not only do they teach you how to deal with disappointment, they make good compost too.

Part of successfully growing plants is learning from your mistakes, and believe me, I've made plenty.

Yes, I am a Certified Horticulturist!

If you have burning questions like;

Why is my succulent dying?

How long will an Echeveria live?

or;

What's the best kind of fertilizer for my houseplants?

...ask them here, I'll do my best to answer your question.

I'm good, but I'm not psychic...

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Please give me some background information, such as your planting zone (if you know it), your geographic location, and where you're growing your plant (indoors or outside). 

More detail is better than not enough, to help with diagnosing a problem so I can give you the most relevant answer to your horticultural question.

Please don't ask me to identify your plant on this page, it's for questions about the care and growing of succulents.

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