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Can I grow a climbing plant as a trailing plant?

We recently built a step-based garden beside our path. There are only a few wide levels, and the slope is not very steep. I know of many plants that will work well there, including annuals; ground ...
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What part of the blueberry bush forms the blueberry?

Does anyone know what part of the blueberry bush turns into the actual berry? is it the flower, the bud, or something else? What should I be looking for?
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Can I ignore soil pH and just give blueberries chelated iron?

As Why do blueberries need acidic soil? points out, it seems that iron is really the biggest nutrient to suffer in alkaline conditions. Even an answer there, despite a nice emphasis on the broader ...
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Can someone please tell me what kind of flower this is?

Can someone please tell me what kind of flower this is?
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need help to identify this plant, please!

How do i include pictures?? Impossible without them. If i remember correctly, i planted them from seed two years ago. Never has bloomed. This year it has large buds on it and as of now has not ...
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What could this object in a tree be?

This is in a domestic garden, in Cornwall, UK. What is it?
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Will weed barrier work as a shade cloth?

My cukes can get stressed during July and August, the hottest months of the year in Michigan. Will black weed barrier work as shade cloth or will too much heat build up behind it and further stress ...
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My cactus changes colour, what's wrong?

I have a cactus standing on my windowsill and for years it seemed pretty healthy, but last month it's leaves started to turn a light brown-pinkish. Kinda like a salt stone lamp. They also look kinda ...
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I mulched before grass seed, is that a mistake? + how to fix?

I'm planting some new grass in a ~50 sq ft area, plus in the spaces between a hundred or so newly placed stepping stones. Against all the advice I've seen, I mistakenly laid down my mulch before my ...
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Will yellow undergrowth rhubarb leaves turn green?

My rhubarb colony has a couple yellow leaves, but everything on the surface prior to picking was green. Will the yellow leaves turn green?
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Why do people say perennial food crops only produce for a few years?

When reading about plants I've heard that plants only produce for a few years, then die. Why can't they produce for as long as they're healthy?
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Can someone help me identify this bushy tree I saw outside a hotel?

I saw these trees on Google Street view, and I really want to know what they are. They are located outside the back entrance to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. I may be able to ...
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Should damaged leaves be removed?

I have a peace lily that was attacked by my roommate's cat a few months ago. Somehow the cat survived, despite peace lilies being toxic, but the roommate is gone now so the cat is no longer an issue. ...
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Tomato plant-Yellowing of older leaves with necrosis of green leaves- flowers falling off without fruiting

The Internet has led me to suspect this is a nutrient issue but I can't figure out which nutrient or if that's true. This is a cherry tomato plant. It gets moderate sun- direct sun for about 3 hours ...
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What is this bushy rose plant with large pink flowers with many petals?

My mother had this rose plant for years, it's from the farm she grew up on. When she passed I transferred a piece to my place and it's growing beautifully. She had always just called it an old fashion ...
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What is this monster weed?

What is this monster weed? It grows back every year and I yank it, but I can't dig out the tap root because it's too close to the gas line. It is in Norfolk, VA, USA in full sun. I'm kind of ...
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What is the name of this pinkish flower?

I am wondering what the name of this flower is. What is the name of the flower?
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What is this lettuce feeling oval shaped plant that grows similar to a rhubarb bush?

physical description: not hairy grows in a ring (think rhubarb) oval shaped not oily USDA 4A Found thought the grass in the yard
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When do cabbage moths lay their eggs?

I just transplanted my kale starts and I'm going to put my cabbage & broccoli plants in next. Last year we had some significant damage & developmental delays from cabbage moth caterpillars ...
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Can a coppiced manna gum with three trunks be turned back into a single-trunk tree?

We have a coppiced Manna gum tree which is flourishing. It has three or so trunks. I'd really like to know if it's possible to turn this back into a single trunk tree.
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Does anyone know what the white spots (see picture below) in mint leaves are?

The mint plants grown in pots has some white mold type deposits on the leaf. See picture below. Does anyone know what it is?
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How to prepare a soil that is compacted and has a lot of rocks

I have a 1 acre area of soil in Upstate NY, The soil has been disturbed from construction, and its full of rocks. How do i clean them and prepare them to grow a lawn/grass.
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Can a new rose flower grow from inside a dead flower?

Last January I had a dying rose. It only produced 2 new flowers. Now I currently have 2 bushes side by side with 11 dying flowers which are growing new buds out of them. One flower has a minimum of 9 ...
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How to handle direct sunlight-disliking plants w/ only east windows?

I have 3 houseplants that I'm trying to care for despite my poor history with houseplants. I have a gardenia, a peace lily, and a hypoestes. These plants all like humidity so I regularly spray them ...
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Should I plant grape vines in poor condition?

I bought 3 grape vines about 1 month ago. I got busy and forgot about them. I am now ready to plant, but the plants don't look too happy. Most of the leaves have fallen off, or are brown. The stems ...
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What would cause branches in the middle of a pear tree to die?

I had a really nice pear tree. Last year I saw a dead branch in the middle of the tree so I cut it. But this year there are a lot of dead branches in the middle of the tree. I'm afraid I'm doing to ...
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How thick do I need coffee grounds to be in order to keep grass back?

I'm running into a slight grass problem where I planted my blueberry bushes, and was wondering how thick I should make my coffee ground mulch around the blueberry bushes to prevent the grass from ...
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Bird-friendly weedkiller for patio?

Here in the UK we have many garden birds that feed from the small cracks in our brick=paved patio. Unfortunately those small cracks are also full of various weeds and grass at the moment. What's the ...
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Should I remove the flower shoots of shallots?

I planted some shallots (clumping onions) which I had saved over winter. They are looking really healthy but some started to grow flowering shoots. I wonder if removing these shoots will improve the ...
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How should I cut a long, curvy cactus?

I have received a cactus that is a bit curvy. Here's some pictures to give you an idea: It's doing well right now but I'm concerned that the curve will eventually break it. Is it possible to cut ...
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Why are the tips of my hardneck garlic plants dying?

I've noticed that the tips of my hard neck garlic leaves are dying, and was wondering if this is normal, or not, because the flower stalk hasn't come up yet. What am I doing wrong/right? What ...
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How do I connect a nozzle to a hose that doesn't have a threaded connector?

My garden hose does not have a threaded female connector at the end. In that case, how can I connect a nozzle to the hose? I tried to find if there is any type of threaded connector that can be ...
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Is using tomato slices really viable for starting seedlings?

This seems to be doing the rounds lately. I saw it on pinterest last night. Basically you take a slice of a ripe tomato, place it on some potting mix and then cover it. 10 days later you get tomato ...
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Translucent spots on leaves

Recently several of my plants have developed these translucent spots on their leaves. What is causing this? What should I do? [
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I done messed up the garlic planting.

I planted whole cloves of garlic without breaking them up a few weeks ago. Now I see I should have broken them... they have formed lots of roots and small shoots. Should I break them up now? or just ...
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What trace elements are in coffee when it breaks down?

I've heard that there's a lot of trace elements in coffee when it breaks down. What trace elements are in the soil that coffee breaks down to?
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Dyed circulars and cardboard, for weed barriers under mulch

[Box bottom listing dyes] I have always saved and used layered newspapers (without the dyed circulars) as a weed barrier, under the mulch in my gardens. When I am done, the papers are not visible. ...
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Why are my Brussels sprouts rotting

This plant is in its second year now, with lots of tiny Brussels sprouts. They don't seem to grow much at all in size, and many are rotting with the leaves going brown. What's causing this, and how ...
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Sod not getting enough water?

I had sod installed about 12 days ago and its taking really well in 95% of the yard, nice and green and is taking root. There are a few sprinklers near the back brick wall that are not far enough back ...
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What is this low-growing bush with variegated leaves and red berries?

Does anybody know what plant this is? I'd like to make sure the berries aren't poisonous for my cat.
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Why do pink rain lillies flower after rains, but not from being watered? How to make them flower?

We have pink rain lilies (Zephyranthes Carinata) in the garden. In my personal experience, I've found that they always flower, without exception, shortly after rains. However, there are roughly ten ...
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Diagnosing if a tree is dead

I found a very large branch in my yard. Looking up, I was surprised to see a a bare tree amongst the leafy ones, from which this branch had fallen. Not a tree expert but I'm guessing this one is ...
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Autumn Revolutions bittersweet not fruiting

Two years ago, I planted the Autumn Revolutions cultivar of bittersweet near a garden trellis. The vines took over the trellis quite nicely, but it has not fruited. I know most varieties of ...
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What is this prickly weed found in Pennsylvania?

What is the name of this plant?
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What factors could cause a young oak tree to leaf out late?

I have a young oak tree (ETA: It is a White Oak) that has been in its current location for 7 or 8 years. This year it is very late leafing out. In fact, it has only just started getting leaves in the ...
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Why do fertilizers for the same plant type have significantly different ratios?

We have a beautiful, large citrus tree that hubby grew from a seed 25 years ago. It lives in a pot due to cold winters here, but spends as much time as possible outside - better for the tree and us. ...
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Why do people put birch sticks around their garden?

I've been seeing someone put birch branches around the edge of their community garden plot, and was wondering what the birch sticks around the edges of their garden do for the plants.
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Lilac tree has branches without flowers

My parents have had a lilac tree in their backyard for about 25 years. It came from saplings given by a neighbour. Over the years, some secondary shoots ("suckers", I think?) were removed as they ...
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2answers
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Flower identification and black spots diagnosis

I'm trying to find out what type of flower this is, what the black spots are and if they're normal. They appear to be seeds but I cannot tell for sure. I am in the Northwestern United States, ...
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2answers
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How to protect your grass in the winter months

We have a small lawn and very active in the children. In the winter when it is wet the grass is completely destroyed mostly from games of soccer. What can we do to protect the grass other than ...

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