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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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Plant ID Needed - making my dog sick!

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is in the photos? My dog keeps eating the leaves, and it makes him sick.
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Do plants need to be re-hardened after being brought back inside?

I have ~2 month old bell pepper and heirloom tomato plants that have been spending the last month outdoors in full sun. Unfortunately I'm leaving on a 10-day trip, and will be keeping them watered ...
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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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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

Since we bought some soil from Tescos recently, we've suddenly had an influx of lots of tiny white bugs in our soil. We have had spider-mites and aphids before, but these don't look like either (as ...
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Most effective method for growing moss outdoors?

I have a bare patch of shady ground in my background, about 10 feet by 15 feet in area, where I'd like to start growing a healthy layer of moss this year. I have a limited budget, less than $100 US. I'...
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Should i use rocks in a (VERY) large container for gardening? (no drainage)

Alright so, i"m starting a large project and i have two current plans, i"m not very sure which to go with. I'm extremely new to gardening I'm in coastal north carolina, lots of rain. For my eagle ...
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What type of berry is this?

Bought this plant in a local supermarket but cannot remember what it is. The berry itself looks like a small raspberry but shiny like a blackberry. It tastes sweet.
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What plants will bloom in the fall in my yard in Seattle?

I'm looking for suggestions on what to plant in my front yard. I live in Seattle and summer will be over within a month, so I would like something that blossoms later in the year to give it some color ...
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Please help me identify this UK plant

This has been growing in my vegetable patch and I am not sure what it is. This structure is growing at the end of a 30cm stem and there are a few of them growing quite close together.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I need advice about a Dipladenia (related to Mandevilla)

I need advice about a Dipladenia that I bought today. I actually thought that it was a type of Mandevilla, until I got it home and Googled the name. It is in the same family, and needs the same type ...
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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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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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Will this plant grow in pot?

I was walking through an abandoned parking lot, and saw this plant. It's about 5 feet tall (more or less 150cm). I was thinking of cutting it and placing it in a pot. Considering the plant is already ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Will small tomato plant thrive under strong heat sun?

I bought this small tomato plant at a grocery store. I'm considering moving it to our rooftop. In the rooftop, it will receive shade during sunrise and sunset (there are buildings on both sides), ...
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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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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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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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Using tiles to build planter?

I've been trying to build some large (24"x24") planters on my own. I don't want to spend more than $20 on materials. So I asked myself... why not use tiles to build it? This stone tile at home depot ...
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What are the benefits of greenhouses and how do they work?

What are the pros and cons of greenhouses and how do they work? What are their limitations? How does one plan and build one? What is necessary to maintain the plants inside optimally? I am in Central ...
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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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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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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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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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What's this white stuff on my petunias?

Any idea what is happening here and how do I fix it???
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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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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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Plants for under blue spruce tree

Along the west fence of my yard, just on the other side in the neighbours yard, are three towering blue spruce trees basically stacked on top of each other. Because of this, the grass doesn't grow ...
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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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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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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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Can anyone identify these small orange growths? They're just over an inch long and just appeared in my North Florida backyard

These small orange growths are just over an inch long and just appeared in my North Florida backyard. The skin surface is smooth and they look almost like small bell peppers, but still different. I'm ...
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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 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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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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What's the name of this plant? And why the leaves become yellow?

What's the name of this plant grown in my yard? And why the leaves become yellow?