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What are the names of the parts of leaves?

When trying to identify or describe plants, it's helpful to be able to give specific details about the leaves. I know some of the basic shapes, but would like to learn what to call the different ...
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How do I treat a wound where a branch broke off my apple tree?

One of the secondary branches on my apple tree broke just where it joins the main branch: The branch is now hanging by just a little strip of wood and bark: Click any photo for full size I ...
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Why are these succulent leaves withering instead of rooting?

I collected some leaves and put them on to sprout. Instead the leaves withered. I'd like know what happened and how I can avoid it.
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Why are my young tomato plant's leaves drooping and curling inward?

I bought this Mountain Magic plant 3 days ago. The woman at the garden store told me to wait about a week to let the ground warm up before planting. So I gave it still in the pot near where it will ...
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What plant is this? A succulent of some sort

It can get very dense and plump but I can't seem to figure out what combo of light and water it needs to keep it that way. It gets baked by too much direct light and it has tendency to get really ...
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Is there a way to keep hardy geraniums upright?

I have some large hardy geraniums in my yard. At their best, they are about 2 feet tall and look beautiful. However, after a storm, they flatten out and do not look nice: We get heavy storms ...
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What are some of the best fast-growing trees for both shade and fruit/nuts?

I want to grow a bunch of trees in my garden for shade. Which trees will grow fast and are also useful for fruits or nuts?. By the way, I am in South India - Chennai (Madras)
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How to use Miracle Gro fertilizer?

So the Miracle Gro All purpose fertilizer says to use a gallon for every ten square feet and gives me the dilution rate. I get that. However, a gallon of water isn't enough to fully water ten square ...
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Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

I have planted some cucumbers (forgot what species) and they have all sprouted, however, I have noticed that one still has the seed shell/case thing (not sure how to describe it). I am not planning on ...
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What are these sphere-like things on my Camellia azalea tree?

There are about 3 of these sphere things on my Camellia azalea tree/shrub. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they harmful? Also, the leaves are browning at the tips and falling. Is that due to ...
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New homeowner with weeds instead of grass

I bought a home recently (southeast US) and the previous owners were neglectful of their back yard. It is pretty much a variety pack of weeds: buffalo weeds, dandelions, wild strawberries, etc. There ...
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What are these potted trees with leafy branches beginning a few feet up a narrow trunk?

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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Killing thick grass in flower bed by layering with plastic bags

after placing plastic bag over grass to kill it, can I leave bags down, put compost on top, then plant flowers or seeds in the compost?
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Indian rose drink rose name

What is the technical (latin and common) name for the perfumed roses used to make Indian rose drinks? Is there one type our several ? I would like to get a few and plant them in my garden. Thanks.
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What makes some chives twice as wide as other chives of the same type?

I've noticed that some of my chives are twice as wide as other chives of the same type, and was wondering why some are wider than others.
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Why isn't my Victoria Plum tree fruiting?

I planted a Victoria Plum tree 3 years ago, but haven't had any fruit yet. It had quite a bit of blossoms last year, but no fruit, and very few blossoms this year. Any advice please.
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1answer
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When can you weed and feed new sod?

Two weeks ago I laid down new sod on the lawn. I'm watering it really well, and it is greening up. So far no issues with it. My question is, is it too early to weed and feed it? Note: It is ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

I live in the Boston area, and this vine is growing in the public land behind my property. The vine is a very aggressive grower and will overtake anything in it's path, including my fence. I've ...
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What could be happening to my tomato plants?

I have a bunch of Roma tomato plants. Initially they were growing really well. I water them quite a bit, and every few weeks I add some organic "food" to them (I think it's just dried compost). But ...
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How often do you get a sunchoke that looks like ginger?

I was watching some videos on gardening, and was wondering how often a sunchoke will look like a ginger root system (a giant clump of one tuber). Example:
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Will the power of sunchoke ruin plastic?

I have some large PVC pipes near my sunchokes, so I was wondering if it's been known to damage PVC pipes.
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Replanting a Bougainvillea: Need a Plan

So I had a bougainvillea that was over a walkway for decades. I had an HVAC condenser installed next to it and it was fine, then it got used a lot one year and the tree just died. Termites came in and ...
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How can I keep birds off my berries for cheap?

What methods have you seen work other than the standard netting over a plant for keeping birds off plants like blueberries?
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Did I over fertilize my vegetable garden?

I think I over fertilized my raised vegetable garden. A few days after I fertilized, the leaves are starting to go limp and point downwards. Is this what it looks like? And if so, is there any ...
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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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Are all hostas edible? [on hold]

My mom loves having hostas around the yard, and garden, so I was wondering if all of them are edible, or just some of them.
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What is this four-petal lavender to white flower?

This 4 petaled flower is growing in partial sun, slightly on the moist side. Stalk is 2 to 5 feet high. Blooming in May in Oregon. Flowers range from white to medium lavender and have a slight ...
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Cucumber plants wilting in greenhouse, but fine indoors?

I've been growing cucumber plants from seed this year and everything was going fine until I started trying to move them outside when they were about 8 inches tall. I was acclimating them to the ...
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Material choices for DIY greenhouse

I'm looking into building a cabinet sized greenhouse for my balcony. I have a very limited income so its a low budget project. I have looked at ready-mades but none fit my budget or space. I'm a ...
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Identify this houseplant with large green split lobed leaves

Another tenant in our office building left this plant. So inherited another child, which I am happy to do. Any care advice is welcome as well.
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Are red cedar posts a viable option for freshwater dock pilings?

We are installing a platform/dock on a newly built freshwater pond. The property has a great amount of red cedar available for our use. How long could we expect red cedar posts to last if used as ...
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Edible plants for very shady indoor location

The only location in my apartment where I can fit plants is a southwest facing window. However, the window is shaded for most of the afternoon by the heavy foliage of some alders, so it gets very ...
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What are the differences between these three “shapes” of the same variety of asparagus?

I'm working with an inherited garden, and all of us working with the asparagus have been shocked to find how well it grows! One of the things that we've been curious about though, is that there seem ...
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Carrot & Beetroot seeds not sprouting

I planted carrot and beetroot seeds outdoors (UK) nearly 2 months ago. Only a few seeds have sprouted, out of two full packets (probably 30+ seeds of each type). The seeds were planted into freshly ...
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What seeds should I get approval for importing food crops to a third world country? [on hold]

What seed crops should I look into putting in my pack outside of a change of cloths for my trip? I was blessed with money, but some places where I'll be going are hard to get Mana Pack too, so I ...
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1answer
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How to build a hugelkultur?

I've got some spare wood from a downed pine tree that's been around for a year. I've asked the local garden labourers to cut the rounds up and stack it on the boundary so I could plant it out. ...
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How can I identify the fuki?

I've heard that fuki is a vegetable big in Japan, and was wondering how I can identify it. Also what USDA zones can I grow it in?
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1answer
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When do sunchokes “bolt”?

Is there a particular time of the year that sunchokes bolt in order to get them to get more energy production before they die in the fall? If yes, how should I promote more springtime growth?
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What is this plant?

Please help me identify this plant: We just got some seeds and this grew. Unfortunately, these seeds might not even be local, so telling you that I'm in Austria won't be much help. Thank you in ...
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1answer
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Can I turn an existing asparagus bed into raised bed?

My wife and I planted some asparagus last spring in a regular bed next to an outbuilding. We are looking to add another plant right next to the asparagus, which I would like to put into a simple ...
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1answer
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What are these coatings on strawberry stems?

My strawberry plants have some kind of coating on their stems. It looks like dirt, but I've removed it several times and it keeps coming back. It also follows the stem. It doesn't seem to harm the ...
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What plant is this? Is it a variety of fern?

A few of this plant is growing in our front yard. Though the leaves look like fern they don't grow like a fern. You can the small ones that just sprouted in the background.
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1answer
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White spots on large maple tree

I live in the UK and I have a very large maple tree in my garden and just noticed it has white spots on the trunk and some branches. Any idea what it could be and what I can use to cure it? Thanks! ...
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What Pest is That on My Rosemary?

It's not as massive as it might seem on this picture. The insect is about 1 to 2 mm in length. The web is very fine, you don't see it if you're standing a meter away and only the upper shoots are ...
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Which of these Air & Pollution cleaning plants best fit a window/ balcony in Mumbai Weather?

Most of the previous threads around such plants are centered/ biased around western nations, so finding ones that fit this Asian/ Indian city is different and key. Also, it would help apply to ...
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What are these alien egg-like things on the back of rose leaves? [duplicate]

A friend received roses, and on the back are these mysterious things. It's not everywhere, but it's behind the back of many of the leaves. Anyone know what they are?
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Orange spots on Polypodium

A few months ago I asked a what kind of plant my office plant is and how to take care of it. I got a clear answer on that recently, but I just discovered orange spots on some of the leaves (NOT ALL!). ...
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2answers
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Plants that don't need direct or indirect sunlight for air purification?

I am looking for plants that can survive and grow with no sunlight(direct or indirect), which purifies air. I got some air purifiers but they need either direct or indirect sunlight. I have to get ...
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What is this six-petaled white flower with long narrow leaves?

Growing on the edge of my yard I have a small clump of perennial plants that produce small white flowers in late May or early June. The flower itself is white, with six petals, and they are produced ...
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My office plant identification care

Since my previous question about the plant at my office is so well received, I thought it would be nice to get some information about another plant at my office. A picture of my plant can be seen ...

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