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Do Bloomerang and Josee lilacs rebloom as well as advertised?

Looking through catalogs, I see pictures of lilac bushes in full bloom with sunflowers blooming nearby, illustrating how well they rebloom during the season. If I bought one, should I expect that or ...
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How to grow wax apple / jambu (Syzygium samarangense)?

I bought a Black Pearl Wax Apple tree to grow in the Bay Area in California. This fruit is popular in tropical areas of Asia, but it virtually impossible to find in supermarkets outside of Asia. ...
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Plant coming up under creeping junipers and in other parts of perennial gardens

As I said above I just noticed shoots of plants coming up throughout my garden. They are a red color tip attached to very long bright green/yellow roots. Would like to know what this is and how to ...
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subdividing and repotting drosera/sundew

I have a very nice drosera/sundew - but it's overgrown it's little container and needs to be repotted. What should I use as the potting soil? I plan on separating it into two or three new ...
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Please identify and give suggestions on how to get rid of it

I live in West Texas. The white fluffy plant is taking over mostly in Bermuda areas. But it is starting to move into st. Augustine areas. We have BIG, decorative plants that have the same type of ...
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Sub-irrigation planter bucket setup

After doing some research around sub-irrigation I think I've come up with a cheap method of creating a SIP pot (the 20L pails are expensive in Aus) 9.3L Bucket ~40cm length of 2" Corrugated Drain ...
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Need to identify this plant please?

This plant comes up every year growing through gravel in a part sunny, part shady position in garden. It comes up in August and flowers late August to late September ( its still in flower now). It ...
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What features should I look for in a low pressure water timer?

I harvest rainwater in a four hundred liter ( 90 US Gallon) container that has a drop of about a foot to where I want to add the water. It would save me some time if I could program a timer to turn on ...
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How to take care of an avocado plant in the chihuahuan desert?

A friend of mine gave me an avocado plant that she grew from seed. She kept it primarily in a well-shaded patio. I don't have such a patio... in fact, I have a non-shaded house with frequent strong ...
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Is it too late to start outdoor aquaponics?

Is it too late to add edible fish for an aquaponics project in zone 7A? It looks like I may be too late for fingerling tilapia.
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Trouble with old ornamental orange tree

My 40-year-old orange tree, originally bought by my mother's friend at the local grocery store as a tiny house plant, has been looking very sad for a while. the main problem is that the leaves are ...
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What is the name of this seed/fruit?

What is the name of the seed/fruit in this image? It was obtained from a bush.
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What are the limits to growing plants hydroponically?

I'm working with a group of artists, educators and engineers to develop new methods for STEM teaching in classrooms and museums. Right now, we are trying to design a room-sized model of the carbon ...
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What's the name of this outdoors plant?

I saw it on a parking lot, took this picture recently, is not very tall, and grow in numbers. Thank you
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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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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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Identification of apparent solanum species

I have tried taking pictures but so far no luck. This plant is one I have seen a few places around here in Jakarta where it is easy to confuse with ginseng while both are still small. The plant ...
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Protecting winter potatoes from frost with a growhouse

In the first week of August I started my first attempt at growing potatoes, in grow bags. Actually just got the miracle-gro root vegetable bags from garden centre and seed potatoes, so the mix should ...
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Identify a plant with a thick trunk, leaves have dark green line down the center

I am in need of identifying this plant that is growing in my flower garden, as i have dogs and children and want to make sure it is safe for them to be around. It is tall with a thick trunk and leaves ...
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Mexican Avocado tree grown indoors 1½ years old has round spots on leaves

I have a Mexican Avocado tree growing indoors in the winter (we live in the Northeast) outdoors in the summer. It has developed white round spots and the edges to the inside are becoming brown and the ...
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How long do Nepenthes leaves last without traps

My nepenthes ventricosa x mira has lost two of the four traps it had when it shipped in but the leaves are still living, kinda growing, and are healthy. But I am wondering how long will they last. ...
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brown patches on acanthocereus tetragonus (fairy castle cactus)

I've had this pair of fairy castle cacti for several years now, and they've done fairly well. However, I noticed today that they have developed brown patches over most of their stems and a few areas ...
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Would this citrus fertilizer be suitable for chili peppers?

I bought a bottle of organic fertilizer which is in liquid form. The instructions are in German but the merchant here labeled it as "organic fertilizer for fruit" so I just bought it. Now I found out ...
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What kind of ivy plants are these?

My family and I recently moved into a new home, I noticed these ivies everywhere in our backyard and I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what they are. I know little of ivies/vines and I am a ...
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Please suggest an apple variety that will grow well in Long Island NY without pesticides

I am planning on planting 3 to 5 apple trees for eating, baking and cider. My wife keeps telling me to get some heirloom varieties but I am not sure which ones and where to get them. I am looking ...
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Can I espalier a regular black cherry tree starting with 1" trunk, 6' tall?

Question is in the title. The espaliers at my local tree nursery are grafted and already started, so they'll stay short and espalier like. But can I just do this with these two cherry trees? I ...
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Will Chanterelle mushrooms grow under some shrubs?

I would like to grow some Chanterelle mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius) under some shrubs in my yard. Will they grow in the narrow space between the shrubs?
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How should I dethatch zoysia without harming it?

Is there a method to dethatch zoysia best without harming the runners? I went over a small portion of my lawn yesterday with a thatch rake, and came up with a ton of thatch, but felt like I was ...
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What is this leaf miner / tenter in my small bush/tree?

I have a small bush/tree. I don't know exactly what it is. What I see is the new growths folded over onto each other, and connected together. When I pull them apart, I can find tiny white worms with ...
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How deep a container do I need for my Kangaroo Paw?

I have a Kangaroo Paw var. "Amber Velvet" (an Anizoganthos hybrid), that I will have to grow as a container plant because it's not hardy in my climate (USDA Zone 8a) and must be brought indoors in the ...
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Can these two trees be identified by photo.

I would like know what these tree are. They are located in San Diego county California. The trees may not be native. Thanks, Jon.
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Photometry and plant growth

What unit of photometry is used to assess plant growth? Is there a catalog that lists plants and the required light exposure? I'm looking at more detailed indicators than "a lot of light" or "not too ...
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Looking for basic info/resources for drip irrigation

I had my irrigation system installed about 8 years ago. The guy who did it was a landscaper but did it as a friend on the side, and as such I have no idea what corners he may have cut to save me some ...
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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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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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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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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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I have a house plant no one has been able to identify,

I have a house plant that has grown tall (3'), It has a single stem with large elliptical green leaves. On the perimeter of these leaves are what looks like round green seed pods about the size of a ...
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What is this plant with oval leaflets in a compound leaf?

I have this plant growing in my garden and I am unable to guess what plant it is. What is it?
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107 views

Please help to identify this plant?

I recently got this plant from a friend, but I never got the name of it. I think from the looks of it, it might be in the carnivore family.
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Best gardening activities for Autumn in Bay Area

I don't know much about gardening, but I enjoy doing it. I had thought that Autumn was the time to do pruning, but I then read that it's actually better to do during the Spring. So now I'm left ...
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Is there a pole version of marrow beans?

Any other rich-flavoured, white dry bean would do as well. I'm in zone 5a or 5b, ample growing season. I grew a few types of dry bush beans this year and even got a second crop off some of them. ...
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Does anybody know this plant's Latin name?

As far as I know, this plant belongs to a temperate herbaceous species, it lives outdoors in the Netherlands. Does anybody know its Latin name?
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Is this disease or sun damage on my Japanese maple?

There are dark-rimmed grey/white patches on my recently gifted Omurayama Japanese maple. Is this due to disease, or simply sun damage? There is the uncommon hole on leaves rimmed with the same ...
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Why doesn't my night-blooming Cereus produce flowers?

I have had a night-blooming Cereus for several years and it has yet to bloom. A friend has one and it blooms no problem. This plant is indoors and keeps growing, but no blooms. What can I do to make ...
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What is causing my lavender's leaves to turn grey and wizen?

I am trying to grow a lavender plant on the windowsill of my apartment in Brooklyn. I got this more succulent lavender after some more delicate french lavender had died on the same sill. This plant ...
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What to do with unharvested berries

I've inherited a loganberry bush, and failed to harvest a crop of berries before they shrivelled up. What should I do now? Is there any benefit in picking them anyway? Would that encourage a new ...
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Increasing Olive Pollination

I have a Mission Olive tree, and I've read in several places that Sevillano and Ascolano will both increase fruit set as these 3 are good cross pollinators of each other. Unfortunately I cannot find ...
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What's the most hardy red flesh apple for the Pacific Northwest?

I had two wonderful red flesh apples in Birch Bay, Washington. We've moved to St. Helens, Oregon and I can't find any here. I'd love to replace them. Does anyone know where I might find these and ...
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How fast does vegetable fence (thuja) grows after being burnt?

A fire destroyed about 40cm of the upper part of my vegetable fence. I have 2 questions: Should I cut off the burnt branches to help regrowth or can I leave it as it is? How long will it take to ...

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