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Small orange blobs on surface of compost

This is my first time making compost and after a month or so I've been starting to see these small orange blobs on the surface of my compost about a week after the first couple fairies' bonnets ...
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What is this plant? What is the white stuff on it?

I've had this plant for a long time, and for most of that time it was outdoors, in a shared area with other plants and heavy sun. It didn't do well, so I dug it out and put in it's own pot, with a ...
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Am I overwatering this unidentified (jade) plant?

I have this large unidentified plant which I keep indoors. (a present from my aunt) I don't water it too frequently, and it seems to be doing OK - it's much bigger than it was when I got it a few ...
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What kind of plant is used for this bonsai?

One of my family members got this bonsai tree when I was kid. To my knowledge, it doesn't require food or water - as I've never seen them water it, but it has slowly and steadily grown. Presumably it ...
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Is this plant Giant Hogweed?

In getting our spring landscaping underway, we've run into a bush that a family member is sure that this plant (pictured) is Giant Hogweed. Click photo for full size British Columbia considers this ...
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Are these weeds or plants?

Recently some plants have grown in one of my plant pots. I didn't remove them because they looked nice, but I don't know if they are weeds or plants. Please help me identify them.
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Textured leafy green in garden

I have an unidentified leafy green in my garden. I'd like to know what it is as it's threatening to hedge in on my peas, which you can see a bit of in the right side of the photo. I'm quite new to ...
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What is this plant and does it require a lot of sunshine? [duplicate]

Could anyone help identify this plant? I had it in my previous apartment that was facing north. Now we placed it in front of the window facing east, where it gets much more sunshine that before. Does ...
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What is this small pink-flowered shrub?

This was planted a few years ago by a landscaper that I am no longer in contact with. Two of the four that were planted have died and I'd like to know what they are so I can go get some more.
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Help identifying plant (supposed to be radicchio) and advice what to do with it

Late last summer, I planted some seeds from a Burpee packet labeled "Radicchio, Red Verona". All but one sprouted and threw out some base leaves that did remind me of the cabbage I grew the year ...
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What is this plant with thin leaves and a swollen woody stem?

I would like to know what is the name of this plant with long thin strap-shaped leaves which grow in clusters from a swollen stem that looks like a large woody bulb. The "bulb" is halfway out of the ...
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What varieties of plum tree produce small green plums?

My mom thinks it's a Mirabelle plum tree (Prunus domestica), but those appear to produce orange plums. It's in southeastern Idaho, gets full sun from about 9 AM until sunset. What do you think? ...
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Identify a plant with a thick trunk, leaves have dark green line down the center [closed]

I am in need of identifying this plant that is growing in my flower garden, as i have dogs and children and want to make sure it is safe for them to be around. It is tall with a thick trunk and leaves ...
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What is the name of this plant which has roots on its stem?

I have this plant since a long time. It was a gift and I never knew what it exactly was. It had its good times and its bad times and gave flowers a few times (it are little pink to purple bell-shaped ...
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Little white stones appearing in the soil of my plants

Why does there appear little white stones in the soil of my plants? I had this before in other plants, and now I see it appearing together with my basil. They have a size of max 1 cm and are very ...
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What is the name of this purple leaved hanging plant?

One of my hanging plant's name I don't know, can you identify it? here are its pictures: Full Plant: Leaves Front Side: Leaves Back Side: (Purple side)
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What is the name of this apricot and yellow rose?

I am looking to id this rose: Click photo for full size I am no rose expert, and did a search for apricot yellow rose and there are a million of them. I could just root one, but I would like to ...
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Is eye-level coppicing of trees unique to Turkey, and what species are typically involved?

When travelling in Turkey some years ago, I noticed many trees (25-40cm diameter) that appeared to have been heavily pruned at a height of around 2m. Only just before leaving did I realise that this ...
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What is this plant with a “ball” like head of purple flowers?

I took the photo below in a country park so I don't know what it is called. Is there a term for the shape besides "ball" like? I tried searching for general descriptions online but I couldn't find ...
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What are these orange flowers?

I found these in a country park as well. I'd like to identify them if I can. While they seem quite distinctive in appearance to me I cannot find them online.
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What is this buttercup “like” flower?

Can you tell me what this is please? I tried searching for general descriptions online but I couldn't find anything. The plant without any flowers looks to me to be the same type. I only read about ...
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What is this succulent plant with clumps of small yellow flowers above large leaves? [duplicate]

I just got this succulent plant as a gift. It has small four-petal yellow flowers in large clumps above the large leaves. Can some one please tell me what it is?
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What kind of palm tree is this and how do I care for it?

I bought a new house and have this palm tree in the front yard. No one lived in the house for over two years so it's been neglected but still looks healthy. What's the best way to clean it up and have ...
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What might a UK seed packet labeled “crfincr” contain? [closed]

I have a packet of seeds labeled only: "crfincr". Any idea what they might be? A clue in how this name is constructed is given in another packet labeled "baswlk" which means "basil (wilkinson's)". ...
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What is this tall tree with needle-like leaves?

Somebody saw this tree in a park (in Galicia, in northwestern Spain) and asked me to try and identify it. Here are 3 photos of the tree (click on each to enlarge):
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Received a plant; need help identifying it [duplicate]

I recently inherited this plant, and am not sure of what type of plant it is or what its needs are (as far as watering, light, temp, etc.). Any help in either respect would be greatly appreciated. ...
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What plant is this and what do I do with it?

I now work at a new desk and inherited this plant. Click to enlarge. What is it and what can I do with it (to fix it or trim it)? Indoors, no sunlight. I am not a gardener :)
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Plant coming up under creeping junipers and in other parts of perennial gardens [closed]

As I said above I just noticed shoots of plants coming up throughout my garden. They are a red color tip attached to very long bright green/yellow roots. Would like to know what this is and how to ...
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How can I rejuvenate a privet and hawthorn hedge?

I have a mixed hedge which is about 6 feet high. I think it is privet and hawthorn. Currently, it is very top heavy in terms of the growth, and it has a lot of bare stems lower down. Please see the ...
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What is this tree with oval leaves and yellow flower?

I'd like now what this tree is in order to find out how to prune and whether or not the shadow of a rubinia close by is a problem as I have the impression the tree is weak (at least it was the case ...
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What is this little leaved plant?

The stem of this plant goes curling up like a creeper plant. It has small leaves. Not seen any flower yet, so not sure if it flowers or not. Zoomed-in: New added pic:
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What are these sphere-like things on my Camellia azalea tree?

There's about 3 of these sphere things on my Camellia azalea tree/shrub. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they harmful? And also the leaves are browning at the tips and falling... Is that due to ...
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What is this tree with dark, broad leaves?

Well, the new house has a mystery tree. Our initial guess was some form of a broad leaved ligustrum. It appears to be evergreen - no leaves have been lost yet although the neighboring peaches have ...
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What type of plant is this?

I live in Houston, TX and this is growing in our garden (planted by previous owner). My fiancee says it's a weed but I'm thinking otherwise. Can anyone settle our debate?
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What is the name of this fat-stemmed plant?

I got this plant few months back, but I forgot to ask its name from the vendor. Could anyone identify it? I have taken a few pics: Full Plant: Stem: Flower: Leaves:
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Are these baobab or acacia trees?

I have some questions about some trees present in my study areas. I think there must be acacias trees and baobabs, but it's hard for me to distinguish them. Maybe there are also some additional trees ...
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How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?

I planted tumeric and lesser galangal in the same garden plot. I have a bunch of very similar-looking plants. Is there a reasonably easy way to tell them apart? I suspect I have only one lesser ...
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help me identify this plant, has this special fruit

I'm having this plant from an year now, but till now I don't know the name, please can someone help me identify this plant and also tell me how keep him healthy. Here are the two photos for ...
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what is this plant which has leaves like flower?

I found this plant in a garden near my office. I was so amused I took a picture and thought I would ask you all.
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Can anybody identify this house plant?

Can somebody let me know the name of this house plant? My office desk has inherited it and I would like to keep him alive :)
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What are these seeds in papery pink casing?

I found these seeds all over my yard which I think were dropped by some nesting starlings. Each seed has a dry, papery pink casing. The attached photos show the seed inside the casing on the left, ...
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Can someone identify this Bonsai tree?

I was hoping someone would be kind enough to identify this tree for me. I want to properly care for it and I think identifying it would be a good first step. Any help on this would be appreciated, ...
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What is this South Florida tree?

This tree is on the side of my South Florida house. The trunk is really thin. The diameter can't be more than three inches. I haven't measured the tree, but it's gotta be about 10-12 feet tall and ...
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What is this houseplant with variegated leaves that thrives growing in water?

A friend who was moving away left it with me; he had no idea what it is. It's currently growing in a glass mason jar of water - and has grown to an impressive size doing so - and I'm trying to figure ...
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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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What are these orange insects under the leaves of my mandevilla?

First, I'll set the scene: Location: South Florida Temperature: 75°F - 85°F most days Rain: Had been fairly dry until the last couple days Affected plant: Mandevilla with yellow flowers Story: ...
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identify this tall grass plant?

I bought this guy shortly before Hurricane Sandy, and then was stranded away from my apartment for a couple weeks while it died. It's managing to come back to life, but I'd love to know what kind of ...
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I'm trying to identify this succulent

Looks like Hens & Chicks on steroids. I am in Baja California near Ensenada.
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What is this parasitic vine on my trees?

I have moved to Mobile Alabama and bought a home. In the yard are three pecan trees and a pear tree. All three of the pecans and also the pear have some sort of vine growing on them. It looks like ...
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Can you help identify this fragrant tree?

Do you know your tropical trees? Can you identify this one? This picture of the tree's leaves and blossoms was taken in Thailand. The fragrance of these blossoms is very startling and unique. Thank ...