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What is this plant with buds?

It's been growing for a few months -- first as a little seedling in my polka dot plant pot, and now I have it outside. When I put it outside, it shot way up and started getting these little green buds....
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Is this a mango tree?

This plant started growing in one of my outdoor pots. We’re in the Caribbean, and it’s growing in an outdoor concrete rooftop at 90+ degrees (with little shade) where only cacti survive. Is it some ...
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Why are hanging planters wider at the top?

Is there a reason why pots used for hanging are wider at the top? Does this benefit the plant? Assuming that both are made of plastic and both hold the same amount of soil, which is the preferred ...
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Do big outdoor planters need a saucer?

I wanted to build a two-foot (24”) square planter from left-over tiles. I will drill small holes at the bottom, so it will have drainage holes. These planters will be moved to an outdoor area where ...
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Can fruiting plants detect that they are in an indoor environment?

I have a blueberry plant that's a few years old now, and when I left it outside it grew berries, but indoors it did not, despite nearly the same conditions. This got me wondering if my plant knew it ...
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Why is my zucchini dying bottom up?

I’ve looked EVERYWHERE and I haven’t been able to find an answer, even though it seems like it should be something simple. The zucchini was doing fine for a couple months, and then it started turning ...
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Can you identify this trailing plant from my old home?

It was an evergreen climber in our front porch back in the 1990s. We never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background of our photos (so excuse the low quality image). The plant ...
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How much soil needed for cactus maintenance?

I have several Sabila cactuses that look like the picture below. I was considering filling up a cut wine bottle like this with soil and using it as a pot for the cactus. Is this possible or do they ...
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Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
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Plants under trees

I have this "wall" of trees at the end of my garden that I want to keep for a bit of privacy but I was wondering if I could plant anything underneath them. Ideally any useful plants such as herbs or ...
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Identify Gold Country bush

What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?
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Please Identify this outdoor plant?

I saw this outdoor plant yesterday. What’s the name of this plant? Also, can it easily be propagated to a pot?
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Are these Dracaena Spikes? Should I prune them more?

Moved into a new place and not sure what these are. I'm in Michigan. I cut off the clearly dead leaves, but then there's a handful that are kind of spotty brown or half yellow which I left. Also, ...
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Tomatoes not growing from seed

Hi can you grow tomatoes on your windowsill to grow outside on 22nd March and beyond? I tried a few years back and got some tasty tawny tomatoes (Can't remember the date I planted) But have tried some ...
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How can I protect my outdoor potted garden without a fence?

My wife started planting vegetables this year - she has starters growing indoors, and soon we will need to move them outside. Unfortunately, after consulting with my landlord, it turns out we cannot ...
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Need help determining all possible locations for growing plants

I am creating a social media website for gardeners. One of the features is that gardeners can create their own garden journals. A user can indicate in the garden journal where he or she is growing the ...
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Rubber plant leaves turning yellow

I recently bought a rubber plant and repotted it as it was root bound. I'm noticing the leaves are turning yellow with black brown spots on them. I'm watering fine and gave ample fertilizer. It's been ...
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Marigold buds grow sideways and die

Plants are in 3 gallon pots, outside in full sun, watered and fertilized, and pruned when necessary. I live in S. Florida, so cold is no problem.
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My Cherry tree saplings are drying and dying, and I'm not sure why

I have two cherry tree saplings here in Bogotá Colombia. It's sunny and not raining much, with 20 °C (80 °F) During the day, dropping to around 8/9 °C at night (47 °F). I'm watering around a cup of ...
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What plant can this be?

This plant is flowering now in winter season, I don't know whether it will bloom in the summers. This is the flower. This is its bud. This is the plant itself. Local vendor said it is Aster, but I ...
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Transplanting periwinkle

I have plenty of periwinkle (probably Vinca minor, or possibly V. major) in my back yard. I will soon attend to building a storage shed there. I would have to clear periwinkle for the shed ground. I ...
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What's the right way to modify an inclined backyard for an outdoor playset?

I plan to install an outdoor playset/swingset in my backyard. My concern is the backyard is inclined, and the playset will be at the lower grade. What's the right way to flatten the yard (where the ...
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Transplante de Dracaena draco [duplicate]

Gostava de sabre qual a melhor maneira de fazer o transplante de uma Dracaena draco. Tenho 5 que foram plantadas muito próximos e agora estão sem espaço. O meu clima é mediterrânico vou entrar agora ...
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Identify these insects hiding under compost

I use a layer of compost as mulch, but every time I water, millions of tiny insects start jumping all over the place. Is it possible to identify them as I'm not sure if they're decomposing the organic ...
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How do cold protection measures work in the cold season (fleece, buble wrap, cold greenhouse, ...)

Due to lack of space indoors, some of our plants and mini-trees here in Switzerland will have to survive the winter on the balcony. My girlfriend is set on wrapping the trees in bubble wrap, covering ...
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Ficus religiosa leaves turning brown and yellow

Ficus religiosa leaves are falling off, some by turning yellow, and some by turning brown. I tried treating with fungicide thrice with 3 days gap in between, which is of no use. I use vermicompost as ...
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Identify a smooth round chilli pepper about 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter

Please look at the round peppers, they are smooth, about 1/2" to 3/4" (1.25cm to 2cm) in diameter - it could be a habanero but it's smooth & does not have wrinkles; and so I don't think ...
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Can you identify this mystery plant? possibly mint?

I got this creeping plant the other day on clearance at a local walmart under the pretense that it was part of the mint family. It smells minty but it has no identification on it. I was hoping that ...
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On the history of tomatoes

I have found many blogs and articles saying that the original tomatoes (before selective breeding) were the size of peas. Is this true for the majority of them? What is an authoritative source for ...
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What should I grow in my rocky+sandy+salty soil?

I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish: Make the area look nicer Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property Discourage people ...
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Can lemon plant survive?

This lemon plant has always had trouble growing. Just today I noticed that the pot has earthworms, so I was thinking of moving it to another pot. But before transplanting it, I thought I’d share ...
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When can potted Strawberry Seedlings be safely transplanted outside considering Squirrel attacks?

Southern California resident here. I have strawberry seedlings and would like to transplant them outside. How old should they be to avoid being eaten by squirrels? I've had days-old seedlings get ...
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What's this white stuff on my petunias?

Any idea what is happening here and how do I fix it???
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Black and Yellow dots on Scallions

I'm new to gardening and well recently I decided to try to grow scallions from leftover Scallion ends. first I placed them in water to grow them out a bit then I planted them in a random pot that had ...
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Where should the water holes be in an outdoor plant pot?

I have some balcony plant pots like these: They have no holes at the bottom, so I'm planning to drill holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom and causing rot. But as you can see there ...
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Identify this garden plant

I bought this 3 weeks ago in the final closure sale of a nearby garden center. As the business is now gone I can't go back to ask for details. All I know about this plant is that supposedly it likes ...
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How can I save my miniature roses?

I bought these miniature roses about 3 months ago from the supermarket, so I was aware they might not live long. However, they seemed to do well. After I removed the dead flowers and moved them near ...
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Is this a new lavender plant or a weed or an unknown plant?

I have a lavender plant from an old image taken 4 months ago here: Now I notice there is a new plant growth from the mid of the lavender plant. Not sure if it is a lavender or a weed as the root of ...
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What plant is it?

I got a plant growing very tall next to a rose. Not sure what plant is it as it is different from the regular weed. Here are some images of the plant overview and a closer photoshot of the plant ...
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Should this plant be grown indoors or outdoors?

I want to know if this plant should be grown indoors or outdoors, and (if possible) what is the name of this plant?
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How important are companion plants in community gardens

My partner and I will be getting involved with our first community garden this year (with a number of policies to ensure safe social distancing, of course). Having never really done gardening before, ...
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Build planter box against home foundation?

Wondering if I need to do any waterproofing against the brick and foundation of my house inside the wooden planter box I built below. I plan to have soil a few inches above the foundation/brick ...
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What is the name of this fragrant flower?

Can anyone identify this flower? It started its flower about a week ago and has an amazing frangrance.
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How large can areca palm grow?

I've been researching to buy plants for my rooftop. We live in the Caribbean, so the plants will receive at least 6 hours of direct sun. The heat is also unbearable. With that said, I saw an ad where ...
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Which agave species are small enough for my succulent garden?

Two years ago, I have made two succulent garden plots, each lies in the bare center of a fruit tree garden bed. The central area receives enough sun for socculents. I have planted cacti, Sansevierias ...
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How to beautify the lavender with many splitting branches?

I have a lavender bush outside the door. It has many empty branches. I believe that they are dead after I had accidentally over-harvested the lavender by cutting all the lavender leaves. Part A & ...
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Will starfruit grow in planter?

Can a carambola/starfruit tree grow in a planter in the Caribbean? A friend in Florida has a carambola tree in his backyard. Would this fruit grow in a planter? The planter will be in a patio that ...
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Identification of this tree

I came across this tree when going for a walk last weekend. I live in a rather cold climate. In winter we experience -10°C and less so I was suprised to find this tree that looks like it comes from ...
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Please identify pine tree?

I’m in the Caribbean, and someone’s selling a 6-ft potted tree that seller identifies as “pine”. I’m including pictures. Can anyone identify this tree? I only have these pictures. Can this remain in ...