Questions tagged [native-conditions]

Conditions a plant would experience in its native habitat.

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What is the difference between replacing soil and amending soil?

I came across this article and I find that it goes against everything that's said about soil amendment before planting. I've copied bits of it down below. You are planting a new tree, and you want ...
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What's causing dry crispy leaves on Vaccinium Membranaceum?

I'm in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA, (USDA zone 8b) and I have a Vaccinium Ovatum, Vaccinium Parvifolium, and a Vaccinium Membranaceum in a section of my garden. They're shaded up until noon ...
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Is this plant a buttonbush?

I purchased seed from a reputable supplier that was labelled as buttonbush or Cephalanthus occidentalis. One seed germinated and managed to grow two inches tall in the first two years. I then ...
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Are these wild Tomatillos?

I live in Northern Arizona (grassland at 5300') and I've been finding these weeds in my backyard that I'm pretty sure are tomatillos: So: 1) Are these poisonous? 2) Would they taste as good as ...
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Ideal plants for rental property?

We have a rental property in zone 9. I planted bungleweed, salvia guarantica (blue black), firebush, lantana, ligustrum japonica, Pink muhly grass, dwarf lemon tree, camellia and others 2 years ago. ...
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Side effects of introducing cultivated variants of a plant into an area where the wild version grows?

Plant breeders, farmers and gardening enthusiasts have for centuries been selectively breeding plants to develop plants with certain desired traits, be it larger roots or fruit, showy flowers or.... ...
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Is there any reason not to mix warm and cool season native grasses?

I'm looking to plant a no-maintenance prairie in my desert southwest yard (Northern New Mexico, zone 7B, sand and heavy clay soil, 7 inches of annual rainfall). Two years ago I planted a bunch of Blue ...
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What good websites which list the requirements of various plants?

This may sound like a weird one, but I am working on a plant ecosystem simulator as part of my research and am looking for property data on various plant species. Ideally, this data would include, ...
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Can quinoa be grown in the UK?

Due to the fact that quinoa, bought in shops here, cost a lot and because of the ethical implications of buying quinoa (and also just for the hell of it), I'd like to know if it's possible to grow ...
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List of Native trees [closed]

I reside in Pune (India). I am trying to get a list of native trees which can be planted on a hill near our house. I tried to google the list but couldnt find one. Can somebody please help with it? ...
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How does pH affect plant growth?

I am aware that different plants thrive/need different pH levels to grow. What is it about the alkalinity/acidity of the soil that effects how a plant grows? Note: I understand that this could have ...
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Will my avocado tree produce fruits in my non-tropical climate region?

I have successfully germinated an avocado seed and am now willing to bring it outside and plant it in the soil. I live on the coast in Northern Portugal, so we never get negative temperatures. ...
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How do I link a specific garden plant to its native plant community?

If I have a garden plant, say for example, Herniaria glabra, and I want to identify its native plant community, i.e. the dominant species, associated species, soil, climate etc., how do I go about ...