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Yellow Fireweed, Senecio madagascariensis Poiret

Yellow Fireweed, Senecio madagascariensis Poiret

The Yellow Fireweed, Senecio madagascariensis Poiret is beautiful daisy-like flower that looks harmless. If left unchecked, those one or two plants,  could create a sea of yellow throughout your pastures, lawn, or in your flowerbeds. Its highly toxic to all livestock and animals when ingested. For horses and cattle it can lead to weight loss, loss of milk product, loss of appetite, jaundice , sensitivity to sunlight and chronic liver sclerosis. If you happen to find this on your property, cut...

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How To Stake A Tree

How To Stake A Tree

Knowing when to stake a tree and when not to stake is tree is as important as knowing how to stake a tree. Believe it or not, staking a tree can actually be worse for it than letting it naturally grow in its hole. If a tree is staked incorrectly or left to long the staking process will damage the tree. Make sure the protective coating is wrapped around the tree and check your tree in about a year to see if the stakes can be removed. Check and see how the wraps around the tree or doing. If...

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The Confederate Rose, Hibiscus Mutabilis

The Confederate Rose, Hibiscus Mutabilis

The Confederate Rose or Cotton Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) is a shrub that can grow into a small tree from China that thrives in the southern gulf coast of the United States. It can reach a height of fifteen to twenty feet tall and have a spread of ten feet. The foliage has a coarse texture on the underside and the size of the leaves range in size from five inches to seven inches. In the Dallas Fort Worth area the Confederate Rose will drop its leaves after first frost and soon after, the live...

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