The reproductive organs of most garden plants.

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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 pollenate it with a snowdrop so I want to know if it's possible in general to preserve pollen ...
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Identify white yellow flower

Can you help me identify this plant It is growing in my backyard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thank you
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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.
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What is this fragrant purple flower, found in California?

I spotted this in San Francisco, CA. It seems to have a mild and pleasant fragrance all year round.
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Can anybody identify this plant that looks like a Salvia?

Can somebody help me identify this plant? It looks kind of like a salvia plant.
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Now what is the matter with my rose stems?

So, about 2 or so weeks ago, I decided to put what I read from here to action. I picked up a couple of rose stems(green part of course) and planted them. Just the other day, I notice that some of the ...
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Which cultivar is this purple Cattleya Aliance orchid?

This was a gift and does not have an ID tag! What is the name of this hybrid?
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Which flowers are there in this white/blue/purple wedding bouquet?

My fiancée is in love with the bouquet bellow, but we have no clue about the flowers species used in it. Could someone help us? Any help is really appreciated.
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Why are these succulent leaves withering instead of rooting?

I collected some leaves and put them on to sprout. Instead the leaves withered. I'd like know what happened and how I can avoid it.
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Identifying this white wildflower

I photographed this flower in Grenada in November of last year. The flowers were small (roughly 1½in or 4cm in diameter), white, with 5 narrow petals. There was just one flower on a stem, and ...
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Why do my rosa chinensis flowers turn white as they age?

I've got 5 rosa chinensis outside my window and they get about 10 hours of direct sun in conditions of about 39°C and 13% humidity. I water them 1.5 litres per day, and feed them with a bloom special ...
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What is this plant with two types of leaves and small pinkish-white flowers?

Plant purchased as a hanging basket, has both variegated and solid green leaves, has upright growth, but also has two or three vine like stems. Flowers are VERY delicate white some with a delicate ...
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Flower stem planting

SO, I was able to get the pictured flower off the parent plant and wondering if this stem is good enough for planting.
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I found the plant in my garden. I believe its some kind of weed. I live in Denmark, Europe and we have summer time here at the moment. Thanks for your time.
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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What flowers require a period of time after blooming before pruning the leaves?

The author of this answer explains that the leaves of daffodils and tulips should not be cut down or otherwise disturbed for six weeks after the flower has gone by, as they are providing the necessary ...
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Hapless rose bush diagnosis

I've recently become the inexperienced caretaker of four rose bushes at the house I moved into last year. I've done a fair amount of gardening but was never into roses. Anyway, I feel like it's my ...
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Should I pinch out the flowers on my potato plants?

After a very warm and dry spring, my potato plants have already started to bloom in early June. I wondered if they are putting a significant amount of energy into producing the flowers, and if ...
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Why did my orchid change colors from purple to white?

One year ago, I bought a bright purple orchid in bloom. One year later it is blooming again, but is stark white. What caused this and how can I get it back to purple (violet)?
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Plant identification?

Can anyone identify this plant? I bought a house and this is growing great as ground cover. I would like to plant more if I can identify it. If it helps, I live in Pennsylvania. The flowers just ...
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What is this shrub with clumps of small white flowers?

Last year I started redoing all the front landscaping at my house. At the time, I didn't know this bush flowered, but I moved it to the back to let it grow. What is it? click on picture for full size ...
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Why do my passion fruit flowers lack pollen?

I have a passion fruit plant that is about 4 years old, and all the fruit it ever given were two little cracked marbles that fell off the plant quickly. I water it regularly, I attempted to water it ...
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flower suggestion for outside the window

first of all I'm not a gardening expert so I don't know the correct terms. I've recently put a pot outside my window and I've put some roses chinensis in it, but all its flowers fell off due to winds ...