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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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Any concerns on putting a garden bed over concrete?

I would like to start a vegetable garden. The problem is I've planted so many fruit trees in the ground that there's no more room for vegetables. The only way I can start my vegetable garden is to ...
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Relocated lime tree not doing well

A friend of mine gave me well-established lime and lemon trees. They're about four years old, two or three feet tall. She's moving and can't take them with her. The lemon tree is doing relatively ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

I got a few roses from my friends and I keep them in my office. I've changed their fresh water for three days but they won't stop fading. What can I do to extend their flowering? Some people tell me ...
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Mango seed growing, but not producing leaves

I planted a mango seed in a pot, after it germinated in a damp paper towel. It produced a stem, but has not done anything since for at least a month. Is it a faulty seed? Do I need to replant? Or is ...
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What is wrong with this plant?

It has been like that for quite a while it looks like something upset her...
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Plants growth rate

I'm making a "device" to plant some vegetables, and I would find more than useful to know what growth/time equation plants follow. It is linear?, or do some plants growth exponentially?. Not sure ...
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When to cut tip layered raspberry & blackberry

I have some Raspberry and Blackberry plants I'm propagating by tip layering into new containers so I can give them to friends. The tips have been potted for at least 2 months, and now that a few baby ...
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How to block line of sight while vines grow?

Our garden backs onto a playing field for a school, with a ~15 foot chainlink fence separating the two. We have some vines growing up the fence, but they will likely take a few years to grow ...
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Soaker hose - repair or replace

I asked here a few weeks ago about repairing a hole in a soaker hose, and finally got around to doing it this weekend. The initial repair went fine: I spliced in a section of regular hose and it is ...
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Prevent Compacted Soil

What can I add to soil to keep it from compacting? I have several raised beds for vegetables and I don't walk on them but they still compact over time from watering.
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Depth of containers for indoor gardens

I am growing an indoor garden in my basement apartment on a racking system I built. I have two shelves 2' deep, 4' long and 2' high with two 4' T5 flouresants for light. The question I have is for ...
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Electric Tiller

I have 6 raised beds and am looking for a tiller. I see a lot of electric tillers on the market and wonder how they perform compared to gas tillers? They seem to be very inexpensive which I like but ...
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Miracle Fruit grow rate

How long does a Miracle Fruit Tree (Synsepalum dulcificum) take to grow to (say) 2 feet? I've just got one that's 5 inches tall and has 6 leaves and was wondering (1) how long it would take to grow ...
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Papery lumps in avocado fruit

I have a well established avocado tree of probably 30-40 years in San Jose, CA 95112. It is about 25 feet tall. I believe this is a Bacon or a Zutano variety (elongated pear shape with green thin ...
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Can a plant be too mature to transplant?

As spring approaches I keep trying to convince my friends that it is time to start thinking about germination. Their philosophy is to wait: we live in USDA zone 5 (coastal southern Maine) and ...
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Please help identify weird tree?

I've tried all the tree identifiers I could find and can't figure out what this tree is. Key terms: medium tree, perhaps 15 ft tall? deciduous (sheds leaves in winter) opposite leaves compound ...
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What is this thorny leafless tree with lumpy yellow fruit?

A friend has this thorny green tree. It has some sort of yellow fruit but there are no leaves at all on the thing and it has thorns all over it and it's getting bigger. She lives in the Algarve in ...
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1answer
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Best way to repair a soaker hose? [duplicate]

We have a soaker hose that waters our bushes. It's on one of the zones of sprinkler timer. Somehow (probably helped by our puppy when he was younger) one spot has developed too much of a leak, and ...
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1answer
58 views

Raspberry disease

My Raspberry has got some disease. Please see the picture. Can anyone advise me on what is this and how to treat it?
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Transfering a plant to a larger pot

I've just received a small plant in a tiny pot. I read somewhere that you should not repot in an enormous pot but in one that's a bit bigger. This makes no sense to me. Why wouldn't I just pick the ...
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How deep are the roots of a Dwarf Southern Magnolia tree?

How deep do the roots of this tree go? I understand they are quite shallow. Is this correct?
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How do I prune cucumbers?

I am growing cucumbers in Central Florida. I have cucumbers that are rapidly growing and just starting to bear fruit. I read you should remove suckers or the growth branch off the main branch. How ...
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What is this tan dried wood on my citrus tree?

On my tangelo tree, I have a lot of tan branches that are dried and don't have vegetation. What is causing this and should it be thinned off? I'm wondering if it has any relation to the desired tan ...
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What is this plant with waxy, variegated, 7“ by 4” oval leaves?

I bought this plant yesterday, but there was no identification tag. The leaves are large, thick, and waxy (succulent-like) and about 7 inches long by 4 inches wide. I don't think it is a Peperomia or ...
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What NPK for Norfolk Pine? Spray or with water?

What NPK for Norfolk Pine? According to this article I should go with 10-10-10 - http://www.ehow.com/how_12093357_grow-norfolk-pine-decoration.html Is it good combination? Also how should I give ...
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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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Peas as green manure

I'm planning to boost my tired raised beds this year with green manure based on peas. The idea is to seed the peas as soon as weather allows it. Once they have grown I would dig them under. Here are ...
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plant identification, it's shrub, about 3 metres high & at the bottom comes from lots of thick stems

I'm not sure if the berries change colour or not. right now they are the size of peas and look like little watermelons. as you can see the leaves are weird and look like sea urchins. Thanks for your ...
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How soon can I start training or pruning a seedling?

Is there a minimum age, height, or trunk girth before I can start training or pruning a seedling / young tree? I am concerned that starting too early would be detrimental to its early growth. ...
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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 are the trade-offs between soil blocks and air-pruning trays?

In the past, I've tried peat pots, the puff-up peat tablets, the cheap flimsy trays for doing starts. Peat pots don't really let the roots through. The tablet things are a recurring cost (so are the ...
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How do I pump my bath water to my garden for watering?

After my kids have a bath, I want to be able to pump the water out into the garden. They usually just have a bath in water without soap etc. so it's still relatively clean. Usually I just try to ...
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What should I do about landscape rocks in my garden plot?

I have a brand new house and garden plot; it is currently sod so I have to dig it this first year and amend the soil. I have run into a section that seems like it used to be a rock path or drive way, ...
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Can woodpeckers damage a pecan tree enough that it won't produce?

A couple of Red-bellied woodpeckers have been paying regular visitors to my pecan tree this winter. Is this an indication of possible insect infestation on the tree? Is it possible they could damage ...
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Song of India (Dracaena) brown spots: what could be the cause

As you can see in these pictures our Song of India is having some problems I say it is too much water. My wife says No way What do you say ? thanks
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1answer
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What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?

I recently found this plant hiding behind a bush. Could someone please identify it?
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How do I eradicate morning glory?

I recently bought a house in a rainforest and the garden is almost completely covered in morning glory. It pulls off relatively easily but I'm conscious that I'm not getting the roots and it will only ...
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Root system of an evergreen tree

We have evergreen trees that are approx. 55 feet tall. I am not sure the name of this type of evergreen, but is has short needles and the branches fall like a canopy and produce very small pinecones. ...
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What happens if you don't use a trellis for berries?

I hear that most kinds of berries need trellises like the one pictured below. I believe that the trellis keeps the stalks growing upright. Beyond the aesthetics, would anything bad happen if I grew ...

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