The reproductive organs of most garden plants.

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Green long caterpiller like bugs [pics included] on my Cassia fistula

This fowering plant is in its early developing stage, but these tiny soldiers are carving it upside down(the leaves). Take a look: Another lovely plant, that is fully grown, just next to it. ...
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What is this purple dried flower?

My friends have these flowers on their kitchen windowsill and they have been there in not too much direct sun for at least a year now. Does anyone know what flower this is? The purple has stayed ...
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What is the name of this flowering tree?

I need help to identify the following tree. It is commonly seen in Hong Kong. However´╝îI can't find it when searching for it under the common trees in Hong Kong. What is the name of the tree?
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Shrub and Flower recommendations for creek bank prone to flooding

I have a small creek that runs through my yard. The creek is more or less storm water control and run-off water from the area, so the water level varies greatly, going from completely dry to fast ...
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How can I remove a lily pollen stain from a hard surface? [closed]

First, I apologize if this seems a bit off topic but since I can't find a StackExchange site where this fits, I imagine experienced gardeners would probably know how to solve this problem. So, I ...
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Can anyone identify this plant found in a rooftop garden?

I found this plant in a rooftop garden in Pittsburgh, PA. Any ideas as to what it is?
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Possible brussels sprout

I'm in North Carolina and a couple of this plant just sprouted in my garden. It is currently about 3 feet tall after at most a month of growing. Because of the leaves my intuition is these are ...
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What kind of flowering tree is this?

These flowering trees are found in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Can anyone identify what they are?
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When should Bee Balm bloom in Zone 6 (it did not bloom last year)?

Two years ago we planted some bee balm. We trimmed it back in early March last year and it never bloomed, though the plant was otherwise healthy and bushy. We trimmed it back again this year. Is ...
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Do violets die in closed space?

I will soon be making florariums (a garden in the bottle). I wish to include violets, but I've heard that violets will die in an enclosed space. Does anyone know why this happens? Is it lack of ...
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What should I do to encourage my Hyacinth to flower again?

I bought a hyacinth plant which bloomed and then the flowers died. So once the flowers have died but the greenery still looks fine, is there anything I can do to coax more flowers out of the plant?
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What should I do about a Tillandsia cyanea with accidentally removed roots?

My Tillandsia cyanea was watered too much, and when I touched it, the top part with the leaves separated from the roots. I've found that some types of Tillandsia don't need roots, but is this it? ...
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Is there any reason not to add commercially produced flowers to compost?

Is there any reason to avoid putting flowers purchased from the florist in compost? The flowers were gifts but are now wilting. Would florists or growers use anything on the flowers to preserve them ...
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Identify this seed pod

We got a bouquet of cut flowers from someone attending a party we were hosting. It included this thing which I assume is a seed pod of some sorts. It feels sort of like a baloon in that it is ...
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Is there a creeping plant that will absorb pollen, dust and pollutants?

I live in an apartment on the 10th floor & facing a major road. As a result fine dust and pollen make their way into my bedroom easily at night when I keep the window open. I have allergic ...
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How can I kill or remove insects from cut flowers that I bring inside?

When I cut flowers (typically daylilies) from my garden and bring them inside, I often find I am treated to a barrage of flies over the next few days. I'm going to guess that there are maggot larvae ...
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Can Ranunculus bulbs be re-used in cold climates?

I've planted ranunculus for the first time this year in Minnesota (USDA zone 4). I beleive that these are not winter hardy here but can these be dug up, stored and replanted like dahlias, callas, ...
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What is causing my Gladiolus blooms to open withered?

My glads are blooming but the majority of the flowers are opening withered like they are already fading. They are wrinkled with grayish discoloring. The blooms pictured below are newly opened or ...
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Should I cut back hibiscus/rose mallow for winter in Minnesota?

I just planted my first Minnesota hardy hibiscus/rose mallow. Should I cut it back in fall or overwinter it intact?
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Growing in the Tropics

Can I grow peonies, camellias or magnolias in the tropics/Philippines? or at least a good substitute for those I have mentioned.
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Should I re-pot an Aloe vera when it is still blooming?

My Aloe vera flower is in full bloom, and some of its petals are starting to fall. It also has some sprouts. Should I wait until the flower has completely died down to re-pot the new sprout?
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How to trim spent flowers from a sun star (Ornithogalum dubium)?

I've read several online guides about taking care of sun star plants, but I'm confused about how to trim off the spent flowers. The instructions say to "remove spent flowers from the base, and another ...
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What are the growing conditions for Camellia azalea? Especially it's water needs

I have bought this rare breed of Camellia, the Camellia azalea. It's originally from China I think and I have mixed in some coco husk to allow for good water flow and prevent clogging the soil with ...
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How do you grow a Lotus flower from seed?

I have a Lotus flower seed and have kept it in water for the last 5 or 6 days. I saw that it has started to open up. What should I do next? EDIT I saw on the paper packaging that it is called ...
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What's the name of this plant?

I just bought a new plant but I forgot to ask what's the name. Can you recognize it? Any suggestion about how to take care of it?
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How do I care of Adenium Boehmianum

I'm having my Adenium Boehmianum for almost, em!, maybe 4 years. I'm watering on this scheme (staying in the most sunny place): summer - every week; spring/autumn - every fortnight; winter - once in ...
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Making poinsettia leafs red

I have poinsettia (Christmas flower) from last Christmas. It has many green leafs. I have been told that there is a special procedure how to make these green leafs become red. Does someone know exact ...
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My Ipomea Violacea plants keep their flowers white

Any idea why my Ipomea Violacea flowers remain all white, in deed almost all white: there are sometimes little little diffuse stains of purple at the basis of the corolla. It should be deep ...
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What causes Dutch Irises to fail to bloom?

For the last 2 years my dutch irises have been a beautiful Spring show. However, this year they have failed to bloom. I would greatly appreciate any ideas as to what may have gone wrong. Thanks, ...
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Why did hydrangea flowers change from pink to light yellowish/brownish green?

We have a hydrangea in its second season planted outside (New York region). The plant gets a lot of sun for most of the day. The plant had pink flowers the first season and the beginning of this ...
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Dealing with Hydrangea with dark green flower tips and wilting leaves

I had a pot of hydrangeas for a few months which I keep outside. I water them twice a day: in the morning and in the early/late evening. They receive little to no direct sunlight - which according to ...
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My yearly display of morning glories haven't bloomed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I encourage morning glories to bloom? I did see the other answers for morning glories not blooming but didnt find that it answered my question fully. Every year ...
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How do I keep my balcony flowers hydrated while I'm away?

Seeing this indoor question made me look for an outdoor version of the same but found nothing, so here goes: We've got a balcony with a very large planter on the outside in which we have planted some ...
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Are these lilacs/something else?

These started showing up in my backyard this year, I believe they migrated over from my neighbor's yard. Are they lilacs, or are they something else? This picture was taken in mid-May in Saginaw, ...
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How should I care for my Calendula?

I have a small Calendula plant indoors and it is growing quite well. However, can I care for the plant better by following any specific care instructions? At the moment I'm just giving it plenty of ...
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Will over spray from Ortho Weed-B-Gon Max kill my flowers?

I was spraying some Ortho Weed-B-Gon Max on my lawn, and some of the mist/over-spray got in and around my flower bed (on flowers). Are my flowers doomed, or is there still hope that they will live ...
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Should I fertilize my tulips in the spring?

I planted some tulip bulbs outside last fall for the first time. We had a week of warm weather last week and they're coming up nicely. Is there anything I should do to ensure a nice bloom? More ...
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Deer ate lily buds last year: will the bulbs survive this year?

My mother has been raising an ever-growing family of lilies of various colors for the past 15 years. In the previous house, they would grow to almost 6-foot tall while in the new one (which gets a lot ...
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Do wild asters cross with domestic ones?

I would like to save seeds from my double lavender asters, I would like them to be pure, but I do not know if they will pollinate with wild ones. The nearest wild patch is about 100' from the plant. ...
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What tulips are best for perenniallizing in a clay-base soil?

I have tried several times to plant tulips and have mixed results. They all do well the first year, but after that some varieties consistently die and others thrive and spread. After a little ...
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What flowers and shrubs will grow without outside help?

I would like to plant some shrubs and/or flowers in a mostly wooded area behind my house (in NE Oklahoma). What are some good candidates that are (1) cheap, (2) perennial, and (3) hardy enough to ...
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How should I care for a dozen bulbs of Lycoris squamigera?

Someone gave me a box of bulbs, Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection Lily), and I don't really know how to care for them. They are in a cardboard box in my basement right now. When I looked up how to care ...
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What are some quick growing, flowering, climbing/vine plants that can be grown from a container garden (USDA zone 6)? What is a good time to start?

My main gardening space is a paved area in front of my house surrounded by a white picket fence. I planted a few vegetable and herb seeds in containers there this summer, and from seeing the ...
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How should I replant this daffodil?

While I was transplanting daffodils I came across this plant that grew upside down, with the base of the bulb sticking out of the ground. Now that I dug it up, How should it be replanted?
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Are there any annuals I can sow this late in the year (end of June)?

Are there any flowering annuals I can still sow in the second half of June? I've just transplanted out some marigolds that I threw into seed compost in the Spring and basically neglected in a corner ...
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What is this yellow flower?

This yellow flower was growing in my yard in St Petersburg, Florida. It did not survive my xeriscaping.
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Why did the stem suddenly weaken in my oriental poppy?

I have an oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum' growing in new potting compost in a pot with good drainage. It sits in full sun, and I water it as needed in the recent dry weather. I purchased it from a ...
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What's this plant with long pink hanging blossoms?

In my garden I have a small bed of flowers pictured below. I don't know what the plant is, so I don't know whether I can move it or not. The blossoms are long, pink, hang down and almost touch the ...
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Can I force Sedum spectabile 'Neon' to rebloom?

I grew some Sedum spectabile 'Neon' and it flowered very well, but the flowers do not last very long. I would like to extend the flowering period. I noticed a scattering of rebloom, but it was not ...