Ask Ciscoe: Oh, la, la! Your Gardening Questions Answered

December 5, 2020
Ask Ciscoe: Oh, la, la! Your Gardening Questions Answered

Ciscoe Morris answers 400 the most interesting, oft-asked, mosturgent, and puzzling gardening questions. Even if Ciscoe'ssignature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thickWisconsin accent) is completely disarming, do not underestimate hisgardening chops: Master Gardener, certified arborist, teacher atthe University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. Inhis first book, he addresses the full range of issues fromornamental 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 nurseriesjust taunting me? Which flowers are tough enough to survive a latefrost?I'm tempted to buy a bloodroot plant just based on what it lookslike and its name. What conditions does is want?My angel trumpet Brugmansia for the first time this summer andit 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 growcarnivorous plants!How can we invite bumble bees into our garden. And how can weget the yellow jackets to leave?While working in the garden, I often see those big blackiridescent beetles coming running out. I often find dead ones in mybeer traps. Are those good or bad bugs?