The reproductive organs of most garden plants.

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Are there any benefits from leaving dead leaves in the soil around a plant?

Do the dying/dead leaves that fall off young plants provide any nutrients or any benefit to the existing plant, if left in the soil around the plant?
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Maintenance of oleander plants?

I have a few oleanders and was wondering what I should be doing to keep the plant in its best condition? All I do is feed it compost once or twice a year. Anything else?
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What flowering plant is this?

We bought this flowering plant from Home Depot but forgot its name. Does anyone know what this is?
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What is this tall perennial with fragrant white flowers?

My grandmother brought me a bunch of shade-loving plants from her garden to help me fill in a few gaps in my own. She had most of them identified but this one had her stumped. Here's what I know from ...
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What kind of plant is this, and how do I care for it?

I was given this plant but can't remember the name. Can anyone identify this type of plant? Or maybe even know where to get information about it?
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What are these flowering perennials with white flowers?

What are these flowering perennials with white flowers (growing in a yard in Northeast Ohio)?
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Maldives-PLANTATION - VEGETABLES AND FLOWER

I am living in Maldives, this country is full of islands. all over surrounded by ocean. Climate- mostly summer and sometimes rainy ( April to July- occasional raining). Sandy land. Please help me ...
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

I had planted some asiatic lilies last year that looked wonderful. They appear to have multiplied, however I noticed an odd growth in one area of my early lily plants. I've attached an in image of ...
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best time for propagation

My name is Nawaz Khan from Pakistan, Abbottabad. Kindly, tell me that what is the best time for propagation of Oranges trees citrus trees, orange sucker, and roses???
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Gophers and rabbits

My entire yard has been destroyed by gophers and rabbits. The rabbits and gophers ate all my grass and ground cover that bloomed beautiful pink flowers. I want to replant, but need to get rid of these ...
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Can I plant my amaryllis outside?

I live in Bromley (southern England) and was given a gorgeous amaryllis a few years ago. It is a Hippeastrum Monte Carlo. Unfortunately my wife seems to be allergic to the pollen but loves the ...
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Can Marigold flowers keep animals away?

Can this wonderful flower, when planted mature, keep away animals and bugs? I have read this on a few sites and want to know if it works. Is it true or even partly true? Has anybody done this ...
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Can someone please tell me the name of this Flower???

Can someone tell me the name of this flower please. Please and Thank you!!
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Help Identify this Pink Flowering Landscape Plant

This is a landscape plant at my mothers work she wants to identify. We live in upper South Carolina and it's currently in full bloom as of 3/27/2016. I've included pictures of a branch she snapped ...
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Weird growth on wisteria stem

See attached picture. Is this growth normal? If not, what do I do?
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Magnolia little Jem not flowering

I have a magnolia little Jem that is about 4 years since I planted it in my backyard. It gets very good sunlight. However it is not flowering very well (see attached picture). I am in the San ...
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Is powdery mildew spreading through my garden?

I noticed this white fungus a few weeks ago on some flowers in my garden which I ignored. But now it's appearing on my zucchini leaves. I was under the impression the fungi are plant specific, but ...
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What is this flower with purple and white petals that roll up to form a tube?

I found this very cool looking flower but have not been able to identify it. If you know what it is called please post your answer. Thanks.
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Hearty Flowering Perennial for curbside appeal

I'm lost in a sea of articles with none of them actually answering my question so I turn here. Currently I plant mums every year in my front yard (Midwest region: Kansas, Lots of sunlight on the ...
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Why did my pansies die?

I had some pansies and similar flowers in a horse trough outside on a balcony in San Francisco. They were doing well, and had done for around six months. Then it got very windy, and also very rainy, ...
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What flowering houseplant can I grow in a ceramic container with no drainage holes?

I have a thick ceramic planter that's made to hang on the wall. The back is flat. The sides and top round out to a diameter of 4 inches, and it's 5 inches tall. There are no drainage holes, and no ...
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Can I preserve plant pollen?

I have an amaryllis plant that is getting ready to bloom, and I know that I won't have enough time to cross pollinate it with a snowdrop so I want to know if it's possible in general to preserve ...
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What is this hardy plant with purple flowers?

This plant, originating from a flower seed mix, is the only survivor of the central European winter on my balcony. The flowers have a mild scent of roses Other plants in the package that I could ...
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What is this plant with serrated leaves and small white/yellow flowers?

Can you help me identify this plant? It opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. It is growing in my backyard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It started growing a few months ago, it does not ...
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What are good summer flowers for humid and hot conditions in northern India?

What summer flowers can be planted in northern India in March? The summers are humid and very hot (35 °C average temperature). My garden is covered by a translucent FRP sheet (Fiberglass Reinforced ...
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What is this African shrub with spikes of brilliant blue flowers?

A friend of mine is currently abroad in Africa, and she took this photo of a brilliantly-colored flower in Malawi: I'd love to have something at home so brilliant, but obviously I have no idea what ...
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Can someone tell me the name of this onion flower please

Hello about an year ago i found this plant in the streets, i couldn't let it die there so i took it to my home but i don't know its name, i need to know its name so i can take care of it. I tried ...
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What is this black bug, how to control?

I am not aware what they flower name is but they flower all around the year. I am attaching a picture here, please help me identify the black crawling bug on the flowers and how can I control them. ...
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What flower will grow from this long narrow seed?

I see this flower a lot in Eastern Europe. I have no picture of the flower but I have a seed! The flower looks like an Aster. It has long stalks (80cm-1m tall). The flowers have widely differing ...
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Tulips are growing far too early

am hoping for advice please. My friend is growing tulips for her daughters wedding celebration. Got the variety right for flowering at the right time, planted properly into the border..... It's been ...
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Is it OK to plant flowering plants near my herb garden?

I have mint, tarragon, sweet basil etc. Beside is another plot for different kinds of roses and daises. Then the roses started to lose leaves or have bites on the leaves. Do the herbs attract insects ...
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What plants are best for attracting butterflies to a small garden?

How can I attract butterflies to my small garden? What flower plants are ideal for attracting them? Details: Garden is in a fenced backyard, faces North-East. Not shaded, gets sunlight from about ...
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What do globe amaranth seeds look like, and can I harvest them from dried flowers?

During this past summer I grew a plant with beautiful small, round, bright purple flowers that looked like puffballs. I was told it's called Globe Amaranth. Its height was about six inches, and much ...
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Should I let Echinodorus Tenellus flower?

I have a very new aquarium and planted two specimen of Echinodorus Tenellus in the fresh dirt/gravel substrate. I bought the plants without paying too much attention to the stems they were developing ...
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What is this small annual with narrow gray/green leaves and rust colored daisy-type flowers?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. Last June, I saw these plants on a clearance table of mixed annuals, none of which had name tags. They were already in bloom. The colors of both the leaves and the ...
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Is my Marigold plant dying?

Two weeks ago, I bought this outdoor flower plant to brighten up my herb garden. I don't know the name of the plant and I had put it outdoors.The plant is exposed to full sun for 6-7 hours. Sadly, the ...
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How do I subdivide mature chrysanthemums?

This spring, I bought little chrysanthemums (mums) of different shapes and colors at a neighborhood market. They have developed very well and now (in autumn) blossom in beautiful colors, e.g. ...
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How can I get my Melampodium “Million Gold” to flower?

I have tried growing Melampodium var. Million Gold on my balcony. It grows on a coir sheet with soil spread on it. It only keeps spreading and growing leaves but no flowers. What conditions does it ...
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How do I keep house flies away from flowers without harming bees?

Is there a pesticide or other method that can be used to keep flies off of flowers (or kill the flies) but that won't harm bees? I am in the northeastern US, dense urban area; the flowers are ...
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What is this blue/violet flower?

I found this blue/violet flower on an acre in the Polder of Holland. It was growing in a sunflower field. The picture was taken in mid-october.
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How can I get rid of these bugs on my African violets?

I had two pots of Saintpaulia (African Violet). They've been doing pretty well, lots of flowers, and breeding! However one of them has starting having bugs. When the blossoms open up, there are one or ...
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What is this purple flower growing in Malaysia?

I nonchalantly took a picture of this unknown flower and decided to post on a blog about it. Can anyone tell me about it, including the scientific name? It's growing in Malaysia.
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Why are chunks of my Sedum Spectabile snapping off at the stem bases?

Whole chunks of my sedum plant (which looks otherwise healthy) come away in my hand because the stem has snapped/cut clean through. What's causing this, and how can I prevent it?
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What is this wildflower with 4 symmetrical petals, white with purple spots, lanceolate leaves, and the plant is about a foot high

I live in the middle Himalayas (about 1600m above sea level) and it's just entering autumn here.
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What is this plant with pink tubular flowers?

I have this plant growing in my garden, It has pink tubular flowers and round pink seed pods, It's beautiful but is invading my flowers and I dont know if I should keep it or remove it. I am located ...
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What is the name of this low-growing plant with pink flowers?

The plant is small, just about 4 inches tall, growing in my front yard, in Sydney, Australia. The leaves are grass like and the little flower is quite fragrant. I just can't recall the name, can ...
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How and when to replant/move plants?

So, as a first-time gardener, I of course made tons of mistakes planning my flower beds. Terrible locations, didn't think things through right, etc. The worst is probably a hibiscus near the front of ...
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How do I dry Hydrangeas to preserve as much color as possible?

I have blue to purple hydrangeas and would like to dry them. I have tried hanging them upside down, standing in a vase, cutting and rinsing the stems then drying in a vase. Nothing seems to leave as ...
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Why are my Vinca and other potted plants wilting, despite following care instructions?

Some days ago I posted some doubts about my Vinca (probably a Catharansus rosea) because it started to look bad. After taking care of it as told, it kept getting worse. The same thing happened with ...
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What tree do these little white flowers grow on? [closed]

My first guess was apricot, but google showed that that's wrong. Sorry for the somewhat tangential question. Thanks in advance.