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What do healthy red maple saplings look like?

Last year I had to cut down a red maple tree. I was able to save three of its offspring. One is ~2' tall and I moved it from where it volunteered behind a bush to the middle of the yard. Another is ...
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Can I use a HVLP spray gun to spray weed killer?

I'm planning on buying a BDPH400 from Black&Decker, looking to get more than just painting out of it, can it be used to spray herbicides like Roundup?
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How Far Back To Prune Frost-Damaged Gardenias?

I have 4 formerly great-looking gardenia bushes in my yard, but this past winter has been brutal on them (I live in the DC area, where it was still snowing as of yesterday). The plants are still ...
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Sprouting dried avocado pit

The first time I tried sprouting an avocado, I got a tree that lived in a pot for about 4 years. Ever since then I have not been able to get a pit to sprout. I have 5 pits that someone saved for me ...
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How to save my 1-meter-high Aloe Vera plant which broke off at the stem?

My aloe plant broke at the stem, all leaves and about 1 inch of stem remain. Can I re-plant the broken section and will it grow again from the broken stem?
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What is this dark purple discoloration on my Apache Blackberry?

I bought a young Apache Blackberry plant in a 4'' container. I transferred it to a gallon glazed clay pot. I use wood chip mulch. It has been around 2 months and the leaves are getting much bigger, ...
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Lemon tree leaf deformation

My lemon tree leaves are deformed and some have holes (see pictures). Any idea what is causing it, and how I can stop it?
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House Plant identification

I'll confess to being fairly clueless about plants, and have been trying to find what type this is (present from son to wife for mother's day, with no label or anything to say what it is). Is it ...
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Benefits of dethaching your lawn

I have st. augustine grass. What exactly is the process of dethatching? This question went into a brief discussion regarding dethatching. Are there benefits to dethatching? When is the latest time ...
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How long can aloe last without water?

I neglected an aloe plant for about a year without water but by the window. It was still alive! Quite curious about how hardy this plant is. How long can it really last without water?
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Choice between a cutting and an air layer

I have the choice between buying a Kohala Longan tree that was either propagated by cutting or by air layer. They are both successfully rooted, but I would like to know the advantages of each ...
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Is there fertilizer management web site available?

Does anyone know if a fertilizer management web site is available? I'm looking for a site where I can enter my plant/tree collection and the fertilizer that I use on each and let it know when I last ...
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How can I really get rid of henbit?

Every year in early March it seems I have a ton of henbit in my yard (southern US, zone 7, bermuda grass). Not just around the edges, all over the yard. By May/June it dies off, but it amazes me ...
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Are phytosanitary certificates needed to ship a plant within a state?

Apparently my state, California, has stricter restrictions of shipping plants. Many online nurseries say that I must pay extra money for a phytosanitary certificate to ship to California or else the ...
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Increase chances of good fruit from seed propagation

I understand that propagation by seed does not produce trees that resemble its parent. However, I am forced to propagate by seed some rare fruit that are prohibitively expensive to ship to my home. ...
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Where does the carbon that makes up a plant come from?

I have had this question throughout the time that I have been gardening. Where exactly does the carbon that goes into the plant structure? Is it like the nitrogen cycle? Does it come from the air? Is ...
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Companion Planting for Pest Control

How effective is basil as a companion plant for pest control? Would the benefits outweigh the ease of mono-cropping, such as being able to use cat's cradle trellis for tomatoes?
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Topping a Redwood Tree

Our redwood is about 30 years old and about 4 stories high. I would like to shape and top it to keep under control. Would it be fine to top off about 10 or 15 feet and also shape it? A tree trimmer ...
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Dried Flower ID

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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Pumping water from rain barrel to balcony

I live in an apartment with a porch that is one story off of the ground. I plan on container gardening on the porch, but I don't have a spigot outside to connect a hose. There is, however, a gutter ...
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Growing larger green onions

I am growing green onions from cuttings but have been dissatisfied with the outcome. My green onions are scrawny. Even when I've added some compost from decayed leaf cuttings, the green onions haven't ...
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What is mulch and how does it work?

I keep on hearing advice about putting mulch around the base of a tree to "help it." What is mulch and how does it "work" to improve/help trees?
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Comparison of efficiency of different light colors / spectrums

I am building an led light for my indoor hydroponic / aeroponic / foggaponic hybrid herb garden. I am currently using a 100W warm white LED module. It works fine but I am also building another RGB ...
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Apple trees for an urban backyard

I live in an urban area, but have some space in the back for an apple tree. Last fall I picked up two trees on sale at the end of the season on a whim. They've been completely destroyed by rabbits ...
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How can I tell if my chilli plant is perennial? [duplicate]

Last year, I got a chilli plant sapling from a family friend. It planted and grew quite well, yielding around three batches during the summer; the chillies are long, green, and turn a bright red if ...
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Name of tree. Help to identify

Help to identify the following tree. It is common seen in hong kong. However,i can't search it ubder the common trees in hong kong. Please advise the name of the
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Quick lawn grass seed for overseeding

I want to overseed my lawn to thicken it up. I have a lot of quicklawn grass seed, which is designed for new lawns grown from scratch. My question is that is there anything wrong with using this ...
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Rescape small backyard

I have a small but steep backyard (20 ft deep, a gradual 4 or 5ft incline)where the base of the hill turns to gravel and leads under our deck and up against the back of our house. I assume this is for ...
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Can I drill drainage holes on the side of the container?

This is a cross-section of a container. Most containers have a drainage hole on the bottom. I've marked that hole with an asterisk. | | | | | | \___*___/ The problem with ...
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Can I plant this rose shoot?

A rose I bought at a florist is sending off a shoot, and it seems to be doing quite well. Should I plant the entire rose stem or only this shoot? How can I ensure it will survive? Sorry for the ...
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Why didn't my amaryllis send up a flower stalk? Will it ever?

I acquired 3 amaryllis bulbs and planted them cozily in pots kept near my south-facing window (where there is also a radiator). I didn't give them fertilizer, and not one of them sent up a flower ...
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When should I hang my mason bee house?

I bought a mason bee house from gardener's supply and I am wondering when should I hang it up? I am in Berks county, PA. Here is the link : ...
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Pine tree spitting something when I get close

I was walking in the woods behind my house yesterday. It had rained in the morning but was pretty dry when I went out. I put my hand up to a large pine tree (without touching it) and to my surprise, ...
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Citrus trees, using pots/containers vs in the ground

I would really like to get a couple citrus trees (lemon and/or lime). The problem is I live in an apartment. I hope to move at some point such that I will have some land that I can put these in. My ...
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When should I see growth on my Morning Glory?

I cut down my Blue Dawn Morning Glory and brought the pot inside before the freeze this winter. I put it back outside about one month ago. The one inch piece that's poking out where I cut it looks ...
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What kind of orchid is this?

I got this at a Lowes in the clearance rack. Included is the slightly cryptic (to me) plant tag. I'm guessing the flower will be purple.
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Is Aloysia with brown spots drinkable?

The leaves of the my Aloysia plant developed brown spots. Initially I thought they were tiny insects, so I washed the leaves and indeed some of the spots were removed, but other spots could not be ...
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What kind of disease does my orange tree have?

Within the span of a few days, my Citrus sinensis started to display what looks like dandruff on the back of the leaves. As of now, many leaves have dried up and some have fallen on the ground. What ...
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Does a cloche need to have sides?

This picture shows a home made cloche I knocked up in 5 minutes with a spare bit of plastic and the remains of a pallet (a "proper" cloche is behind it in the background). As you can see my cloche ...
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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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Can someone please help identify this plant?

Here is a photo of the plant I wish to have identified
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Spilled over a starter kit

I started growing some sweet peppers plants about 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I was moving them out of the window to get them away from the cold and I accidentally dropped one of the containers and ...
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Why is my lawn changing colors?

I'm wondering what is causing my lawn to apparently change colors... this a small segment of approximately a 3' x 6' area. There is another smaller area, about 2' x 4' nearby, and while I was mowing ...
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What next for a forced Hyacinth bulb?

I bought a hyacinth at the grocery store in a water-only pot with the bulb suspended over the water. The flowers have now died, and the roots have started to break off of the bulb, although there ...
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Should I prune my Zucchini's flowers?

I have two very young zuchinnis that are starting to grow flowers, they barely have 4 or 5 little leaves so I think they're very small to allow them to have fruits. Should I prune the flowers?
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White pink leaves of Adenium? Albino?

I sow some Adenium seeds few weeks ago.. some were germinated and looking really very good. But one plant have pink and white leaves.. initially I thought this is some kind of disease and new leaves ...
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Can I plant heather under wisteria?

I have a young wisteria plant in a large wooden sided container in my sunken courtyard. It should get pretty good sun on the wall it's climbing. Most wisteria info seems to say you can't grow ...
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Save Wisteria during Veranda renovation

We have a Wisteria growing along the vertical beams (with some horizontal support) of our Veranda to provide shade. The Veranda is now up for extension/ renovation. We like the Wisteria so would ...
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Good shrub for recommendation in the northwest for privacy?

I live in Seattle WA and am looking for some ideas on what type of hedge/shrub to grow near my fence to increase privacy. Some requirements: Grow fast Stay pretty even in winter (evergreenish) ...
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Nutritional value of home-compostable plastic?

There are types of compostable plastic that you can compost yourself at home (as opposed to compostable plastic that can only be composted in industrial composting facilities). I was wondering if ...

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