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When a plant produces flowers

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Magnolia grandiflora: How is flowering affected in case of propagation by layering?

I've got a 10 year old Magnolia grandiflora that flowered last year for the first time. If I manage to propagate it by layering, would the new plant have flowers the first year after separating from ...
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When a flowering plant isn't currently flowering, what is that state or phase called?

Is there a technical term for when a plant isn't a seedling, but isn't producing flowers, reproducing, or going dormant? If there are synonyms for that term, I'd love to know them as well. As an ...
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What is this purple flowering serrated-leaf succulent?

This is a waxy-leafed succulent with purple tube-shaped flowers. I bought this plant at a yardsale in Virginia eight years ago. The sellers have since moved away. This propagated well by cuttings. ...
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Carnation photoperiod responsive stage?

I would like to know when do Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) become responsive to their photoperiod for flowering. That is, at what leaf stage e.g. two leaf, four leaf. Thank you a lot.
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Should Camellias bloom in the northern hemisphere in early October?

I had a Camellia japonica 'Sweet Sensations' open two blooms on Oct 7, and a C. sasanqua 'Setsugekka' open two on Oct 10, with many more blooms to come. The temperatures here in Texas are still ...
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What is this tiny pink flower in lawn?

What is this tiny pink flower? Found in my mother's lawn in Norfolk, Virginia. It's so small, but they're showing up randomly here and there. Stalk appears to be greener at the top near the bloom and ...
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Removing blooms from these unidentified Bromeliads?

So, I have two Bromeliads (I don't know specific names) for conversation sake, until identified I've labeled the pics Small Brom(1st 3 pics) and Larger Brom(last 2 pics) below. Please see blooms. Both ...
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How to manage fruit-trees blooming for the second time in autumn?

A friend of mine has an apple tree and a walnut tree that have bloomed for the second time this year. The trees grow in a 6b hardiness zone in the Northern hemisphere where it is already autumn. Night ...
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Is this a Jacaranda or a Silk Tree or something else?

Back in March, I bought a baby Jacaranda tree from Ebay. Well, they claimed it was a Jacaranda. Just recently I discovered Silk Trees which look remarkably like the Jacaranda. Everywhere I read, ...
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Blueberry bush not looking very lively

I have been growing a blueberry bushes and am not sure that I am having much success. The plant doesn't appear to have done much since it was planted and just appears to be slowly loosing leaves and ...
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Broad Beans — Flowers dying and not fruiting

I have a some broad beans plants that have just started flowering in early spring. The plants and flowers look healthy, at least to me, but some of the flowers at the bottom of the plant appear to by ...
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Carnation true leaves are not growing

I have planted Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) seeds indoors in a seed tray. The seeds germinated 5 days ago and had to do 2 days without grow lights since they were not installed till then. Once ...
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I have a big rose outside that does not make flowers almost at all!

We bought the house 3 years ago. The rose at the end of the picture below flowered just once in three years (this year). It grows like crazy, it is huge right now, almost bigger than the fence and I ...
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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis tree branch breaking by itself [closed]

Of late i started observing that several branches of the so called coral jasmine tree were broken and hanging. Certainly there was a spell of gusty winds blowing through. Is there any known disease ...
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Need help identifying this plant in zone 9b

Anyone know what this plant is? I am in usda zone 9b
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Why have only the female flowers bloomed in my pumpkin patch

I planted two Giant Atlantic pumpkin plants in my garden around 9 weeks or so ago. The male flowers where the first to show, many of them but haven't bloomed and are quite firm to the touch still. ...
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What is the name of this plant? It has round big flowers

I am sorry if this is too vague. May I know the name of this plant? The flower should look like a big round circle. The color is blue or pink if I recall correctly.
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What are typical and perennial garden green and flowering plants?

I will be edging my yard this summer and not sure what plants to plant on my edge. This is my first time doing this. I don't want to overwhelm the edges but enough plants to make it look full. I am ...
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What is this yellow flower which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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What is this ground-cover flower which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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What is this red flower which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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Hoya care - will it ever flower again?

Oh, the things I have done to my mother-in-law's Hoya plant: First, I watered it weekly. Neither the plant or the mother-in-law liked that. Then I had the audacity to re-pot the root bound mess. I ...
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Will these roses bloom this year?

A few weeks ago I bought two tea-hybrid roses with their roots in wet sawdust and saran wrap (it is called nude root in my area, no idea how to call it in English). The shoots started to grow the next ...
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How to get a Kalanchoe to flower in bunch

I have two questions regarding Kalanchoes. I bought 3 Kalanchoes from IKEA for almost one year. The funny thing is that one of them has lots of flowers, the second one, only one flower, and the third ...
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Can I grow a fall-winter flowering witch hazel bush in Zone 6?

I live in Massachusetts, Northeast United States, Zone 6. The lowest temperature in our coldest months can go down to -10°F (-23°C), although it's usually a bit warmer. While reading an article ...
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How to make curly parsley produce seeds?

I want to grow and harvest curly parsley, and also have them produce seeds for the next harvest. I found plenty of information on growing curly parsley but nothing on flowering, pollinating, or ...
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Shall I remove broken or partly dead leaves of a Kalanchoe?

I have two Kalanchoes. The first one of them did not bloom, and some leaves I think are starting to die. Is there anything I can do to help it bloom? Shall I remove the dying leaves? The second one ...
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How to protect young plants against frost?

In a 6b zone I have to grow some annual and perennial flowers by the end of May, meaning that they must be flowering by then. I have tried to make a rehearsal of some sorts, but we had freezing ...
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Did my peppers cross? (see pictures)

So I'm growing Carolina Reapers and bell peppers in very close proximity to each other. On one of my bell pepper plants there is a strange looking pepper. It looks like a Reaper and its on one of my ...
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How do I know when to harvest my artichokes?

At the beginning of the UK summer I planted some artichoke seeds. What I didn't realise is how monstrous the plants would become. They're huge and taking over my vegetable patch. I've had to regularly ...
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Plant with pink five-petalled flowers and waxy ovate leaves

Please help identify this plant. The cutting rooted and it's now flowering, but I have no idea what it is.
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What would be a hardy evergreen flowering vine that can live in Southern Ontario (5b)

What would be a hardy evergreen flowering vine that can live in Southern Ontario (5b) Here is the map http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-ontario-plant-zone-hardiness-map.php
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Why are my morning glory flowers closing so early?

I love glories, particularly Grandpa Ott glories. They open in the morning, but by noon, they have closed. Is that because it is so hot here in Florida? The leaves showed some yellowing, and I figured ...
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What are the consequences of not removing all the buds on my young lemon tree?

I have a potted dwarf Meyer lemon tree which is just entering its first flowering season (well at least the first that I've had it - I don't know how old it was when I bought it from the nursery.) I ...
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Crab apples haven't flowered this year - could a warm winter be to blame?

We have two well-established crab-apples trees on our street, about 15 years old. The last few years they fruited pretty heavily and we were looking forward to harvesting fruit this year. However ...
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What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
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Why do pink rain lillies flower after rains, but not from being watered? How to make them flower?

We have pink rain lilies (Zephyranthes Carinata) in the garden. In my personal experience, I've found that they always flower, without exception, shortly after rains. However, there are roughly ten ...
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Lilac tree has branches without flowers

My parents have had a lilac tree in their backyard for about 25 years. It came from saplings given by a neighbour. Over the years, some secondary shoots ("suckers", I think?) were removed as they ...
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What causes Catnip to flower?

I'm growing catnip for, you guessed it, cats and the bunch I have is continuously growing flowers. I've been chopping them off but it's never ending. Is there a cause or will this just always happen?
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Maintenance of oleander plants?

I have a few oleanders and was wondering what I should be doing to keep the plant in its best condition? All I do is feed it compost once or twice a year. Anything else?
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Leaves on my Cherry Blossom Tree are Wilting

While I was in Japan a few weeks ago I picked up a small cherry blossom sapling to bring home (I believe it's a Yoshino cherry blossom). My girlfriend's grandfather who we were staying with on his ...
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How can I regulate lettuce indoors so it doesn't bolt/flower?

Is there a science to regulating lettuce indoors in a way that prevents or minimizes bolting/flowering?
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What's the best way to take care of my potted orchid?

I have a phalaenopsis orchid at home. I have not done much to it in terms of taking care other than watering it. The base looks healthy but the top stem has dried up. What care do I need to take to ...
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' not flowering

I have a magnolia 'Little Jem' that is about 4 years since I planted it in my backyard. It gets very good sunlight. However it is not flowering very well (see attached picture). I am in the San ...
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Is it beneficial to limit a Phalaenopsis orchid's bloom time?

I have a Phalaenopsis orchid that appears to be doing very well. It has been in bloom for at least 4 months, and the flower spikes continue to put on new blooms. Based on the number of buds on the ...
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How Can I Get More Flowers on My Trees?

I understand that once a tree/shrub has reached maturity, flower buds are apical buds that have morphed from vegetative ones. Yet, not every apical bud morphs into being a flower bud and that fraction ...
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Is the fruit from this plum blossom tree edible?

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I just recently bought a new house and in the backyard of this house there are 3 plum blossom trees (at least that's what I was told they were by the estate agent). The ...
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Please help me identify this bulbous plant with long, broad leaves and white flowers

I rescued this plant from a landfill in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has taken well in my garden and is blooming in just the second season that it's been here. When I rescued it, I thought it was ...
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Why isn't this vine blooming any more?

This vine (I don't know its name, if you can tell me, that'll be great) was blooming with yellow colored flowers when it was merely 9 feet long and was planted in a pot. But later, I planted it in the ...
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Should I remove hibiscus flower blossoms as soon as they wilt?

Will they continue to send up new buds throughout the summer, or will it not make any difference at all if I remove them after they blossom? I have at least six very tall leafy plants, but not many ...