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Cut the iris stem to the rhizome or only as far as the bottom leafs?

I have bearded iris growing at 7,000 feet. I want to see which of the iris will rebloom this season, and when the blooms are finished, to split and propagate the plants. In either case, it's my ...
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What am I doing wrong with my crepe myrtle?

My tree is about 10 years old, it has six main trunks and is roughly 20' tall. The trunks don't seem to get any thicker and Now that it has bloomed, the flowers have pulled the tops to the ground. ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I tried to get some sea berries for the yard, but my parents made me send them back due to the suckering/invasive nature. Do I need to worry about anything with the mulberry tree similar to what I had ...
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Yellow flower with 13ish spiked petals, orange outer center, and yellow-green inner center?

A friend spotted the flower in Monument, Colorado while walking near Monument Rock. I've never seen anything like it. A Google reverse image search was unsuccessful.
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What's the best ways to keep strawberries off the ground?

I received some free strawberries from an order, and was wondering what the best way to keep strawberries off the ground is.
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1answer
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Should I rub my nasturtium seeds with a nail file before planting?

I bought Burpee Nasturtium Fordhook Favorites Mix Nasturtium seeds. Yesterday I planted a few, using the sowing instructions for depth and distance. I obviously hadn't looked closely enough at the ...
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What type of caterpillar is black with a white arrow on its back?

I was out looking at the apple tree today to see if I have any fruit forming yet. not this year it seems, but then I find a caterpillar sitting on a leaf, and it looks like it's floating on it. What ...
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Is it possible to grow a rose from a cut stem in a bouquet? [duplicate]

My dying rose bouquet is growing new leaves. I cut the dead flowers and placed the stem in water with some root hormone in a well lit area. Does anyone think I'll have any success?
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What should be done about automotive fluids killing grass?

two big problems are happening due to automotive liquids, and the grass is dying because of it: The other day I wan over a gas can, and there's a huge dead patch of grass in that spot where it ...
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Will a thick layer of coffee grounds cause girdling?

If you put a thick layer of coffee grounds on top of a plant, like a tomato, or a blueberry bush, will girdling occur? If so how do you easily fix it?
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Do roots normally need air around them to grow better?

Do plants use their stems to breathe for the whole plant, or do plants need to usually have slightly dry so they can grow better?
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Broken Saddle Tee In Irrigation System

I notice a broken line in my yard and when I dug the line up I have a white tee connector. Looking online it looks like a Poly Pipe Kwikseal Saddle Tee. The nut is missing, which I assume has caused ...
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Is this a type of garlic? [closed]

Someone gave me a plant, said it was garlic. I planted it and it is going crazy growing, it has purple flowers at the top. what I need to know is are there garlic bulbs under the ground to be ...
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not sure what kind of plant this is been careing for it thinking it was a pumkin plant.need hlep [on hold]

So I wanted to post a picture but it is not letting me so ill try to describe it. This plant I thought was a pumpkin plant but not so sure now. So its free and has wrapped itself around my fence these ...
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Plant Identification: Tall shrub-like plant with fuchsia flowers

I'd love help identifying this plant that I spotted in Amman, Jordan. It is about 3 feet tall, and nearly as wide. It seemed to be quite hardy, as it was growing in a break in the sidewalk. It has ...
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How can I fix my garden turf?

When the wife and I bought our house a few years ago, the garden was an over grown mess. We hacked it down to make it presentable short term. When we came to sort it properly last autumn, budgets were ...
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What fern is this?

The plant was purchased from the Government Plant Nursery in Bryant Park, Kodaikanal town, in Tamil Nadu, India about 1 to 2 years ago. Since the Tamil language is very different and the in-charge ...
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Daisy like plant with multi-color dry hard petals?

When I was a kid, someone had brought us some flowers looked like multi-colored daisy. The petals felt dry, hard. When we sowed its seeds, to our surprise, many of them grew with no care. I'm ...
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Cloning Echium pininana

I'm asking how to clone an Echium pininana. I have a single Echium pininana in my pot but unfortunately it's root has rotted due to excessive rain and bad soil, the plant is 30cm high and 6 months ...
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How do I recognize a hermaphrodite papaya tree?

I know how to recognize males and females (based on flowers), but how can I recognize a hermaphrodite papaya?
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1answer
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What is the safest way to transplant a sycamore maple sapling (Acer pseudoplatanus)

We have a sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) seed that sprouted in a soil filled pot with no other plant in it. Its about 2 inches tall. We'd like to try to salvage it by transplanting it to a ...
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What is the legal age to use landscaping machinery in Canada? [closed]

I am from Ontario, Canada and would like to know the legal age requirements (if any) to use powered equipment. How old must you be (if at all) to use a chainsaw? Lawn mower? Weed wacker?
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removing Ficus religiosa from concrete [duplicate]

Ficus religiosa is growing in my concrete drain. I pulled out a few times but it kept coming out. Please help how I can remove it.
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50 views

Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

I am growing a few cucumber plants in a raised bed. I find that each plant produces a number of flowers and only one of the flowers turns into a cucumber and the rest of them dry up/wither. After I ...
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Is there a strawberry that grows as a bush?

I've heard that strawberries will vine out, but will any breeds grow as a bush so that I don't need to put out lines to keep the berries off the ground?
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1answer
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Proper potato watering time

One of the traditional ways potato's are often grown is by slowly piling up dirt and straw around them as they reach around 7-8 inches above the last layer. I am wondering when would be the best ...
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1answer
122 views

Should I prune a basil plant as it's growing?

I have a few basil plants that I am growing in pots. They look healthy so far and I have not harvested any leaves from the basil. I am wondering if it is recommended to pluck some leaves on a ...
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1answer
89 views

What type of tree is this that produces purple berries?

Mom said it produces purple berries. can I eat it?
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Permeable paving in cold climate

Does anyone have recommendations for permeable driveway/paving for cold climates? Not a fan of the plastic grids with grass. Here in Eastern Ontario (Canada), there is lots of snow and ice so it must ...
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How to remedy lead in soil?

I live near an oil refinery (probably about 1 mile away). I have a small back yard with sparse grass. I have some planter beds with bushes. I have a lawn in the front. I'm concerned that I may have ...
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1answer
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Pruning eggplant for optimal fruit

I have a solitary eggplant that has several fruit growing (picture below). It's not terribly tall, in part because of the more successful squash nearby, but my soil is very good quality (amended with ...
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If you plant deer resistant plants with plants that deer like, will the deer resistance work?

Is there a "bubble" created by plants that are deer resistant to protect deer prone plants from being attacked?
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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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What's disease is damaging the bark of my black currant bush?

I'm getting streaking from all over my black currant bush, and it's getting new growth with a few dead leaves, so what's damaging the bark of my black currant bush to cause it to look like it's having ...
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151 views

Do Landscape Designer/Architects require a license or permits in Canada? [closed]

I reside in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wish to start out on minor landscaping projects, and continue to work my way up. Do I need formal certification that is required by law to operate? I realize ...
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If I use synthetic oil in my lawn tractor, can I go more than a year between oil changes?

I have a riding lawn tractor with a 460 cc Kohler engine. The manual says to change the oil every year. This year, I noticed the price of conventional and synthetic oil was about the same, so I ...
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21 views

How can I get rid of grass in my flower bed? [duplicate]

I need help getting the grass out of the flower bed. Pulling the grass out does not work.
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1answer
65 views

Help identifying a weed/unwanted plant that pops up all over and unchecked, grows into a tree!

Per the title really. It seems to be quite invasive and pops up all over the place, often entangled into the centre of an existing shrub It's a pain to dig out but it can be done It's quite (but not ...
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Albino citrus seedling? and 1 year old grapefruit plant

A few months ago, I tried to get some citrus seeds from flea market fruit to sprout, but they didn't so I just buried them inside the pot of my grapefruit plant. Last week, I noticed that there was a ...
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Do I need to wait a year before harvesting garlic?

I'm confused about how to grow garlic. I'm planning to grow it from a clove. After it grows, do I take the seed from the flower and plant it again, waiting for the second year to harvest the garlic? ...
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1answer
52 views

How do you tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes?

I think I have some sunflowers on my plot from a previous owner in the community garden, and was wondering how I can tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes. Please provide images.
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Managing Temperatures in my compost bin

I have a 3ft x 3ft compost bin and have been putting garden and vegetable waste into the compost on a regular basis. I have also been turning the pile every week. I have started to measure the ...
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How do I revive a couple shocked trees?

We've got a few 15 year old decorative broadleaf evergreens around our house as hedging. We're selling, and had to get the foundation fixed as part of the sale. While the foundation contractor was ...
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Planting potatoes between tomatoes, bad or good idea?

I spaced my potatoes about 3 feet and between each on I would like to put about 3 potatoes To save space. Will this create problems in the near future?
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Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in trees

Are there some good rules of thumb to what symptoms map to sorts of deficiencies. If leaves are turning yellow out of season, what sort of deficiencies could be responsible?
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Thickening trunks of bonsai

I wish to thicken my trunks on a few ficus hawaii, ficus benjamina, maples and juniper trees in a shorter space of time. What species of bonsai and to what effect will vertical cuts thicken the trunk? ...
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Mowing 2+ acres of pasture

So I just bought a tiny farm (2+ acres, mostly of pasture land). I rented a flail mower yesterday, but it took a good 7 hours of mowing to get 3/4 of the land done - and the thing bogged down probably ...
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1answer
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Are there specific lawnmower spark plugs?

My mower needs a new spark plug. It won't start and the plug is covered in crud. It has been cleaned a couple of times before so I think I will just go for new. The spark plug model needed is NGK ...
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Are these insect eggs on the bonsai?

We bought a bonsai tree in Houston, TX and we spotted something on the branches. What is it? Should we remove them? As suggested I've taken more pictures and investigated further. I removed ...
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Is this Trinette plant?

I googled, and it looks exactly like a Trinette plant. Am I correct? or is it different?

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