Instant Answer Saturdays

All questions answered:

"What is this?" or

"Can I cut it?" or

"Is that a weed?" or

"Is there something better I should plant or put here?"

Our community of very knowledgeable people can give you a hand. Asking a question on the Forum is like having a guru at your side. It's free, and no strings. We just like to help. All Forum questions get an answer.

Our promise: Quickest replies, 4/26/14

However, sometimes only an Instant Answer will do. Which is why we will be live on the Forum to handle anything you post, right away, on the Saturday we're figuring will be yard clean-up day across the region.. On that day, post a question -- perhaps just use your phone and include a picture. We'll answer right back.

Tell your friends, too

If there is enough participation on this first day we'll make it a regular date!

Guided by the voice of experience you will learn about options to removing an overgrown dappled willow shrub (left, below). You'd learn how simple it is to keep it smaller with one cut per year... or even keep it pruned as a 24" globe-topped "tree" (below, right).

BellvlDapldWilw.jpg HolmDapldWilws.jpg


This Instant Answers trial is brought to you by Janet, Steven, instructors and graduates of The Michigan School of Gardening


Person-to-person advice...

...can be even better. You're welcome to bring your question directly to us on Instant Answer day, April 26, 2014. Bring any plants or pictures that explain it, to:

the Waterford Township, Michigan, main library at 5168 Civic Center Drive.

That's just west of Crescent Lake Road a mile north of M-59/Highland Road.

Jump to it?

P.S. We will have some young kids with us on April 26, and some young hearts who all like jump rope. If the day is fine we will be outside the library from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, jumping. We welcome others who want to jump!