Questions tagged [plant-recommendations]

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What edible perennials would be good companions to a dogwood tree?

I'd like to plant some edible perennials around my dogwood. I'm guessing the biggest limitation is partial sunlight. What would work best?
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What plant can I grow in these conditions?

I have a small pot at home. I need a plant that produces fruits as much as possible in a very short time (1 year max) and lives as long as possible :) The place may have direct sun but it's in shadow ...
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Are any plants tough enough to live on the surface of a driveway?

A lot of driveways around here are two-thirds planted with two hard wheel tracks made of cement blocks or cobblestones. I like the permeability and decoration that goes into them. Our off-street ...
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Methodology and resources for planning a perennial flower garden

I'm new to landscaping and completely unfamiliar with different types of flowers and bulbs. What is the best way to plan a small perennial flower garden? Is there a website with charts comparing ...
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Why is my cactus yellowing and dying?

My cactus has been grown from seed and has lived about five years. Over the past several months it has turned yellow- I read that it may be a case of root rot/overwatering so I’ve not watered it in ...
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ideas for redoing flowerbed

I was thinking of redoing this flowerbed, since it looks kinda terrible :D The white-ish stuff is a pretty resilient ground-cover, although not very pretty. In spring there are a few tulips. What ...
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What the heck is this?!? Can’t find its name anywhere?

It’s a very tall plant over 6ft with red hollow stem and large green leaves.
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What plant is this and how can I keep it alive?

I am hoping to get some help with my succulent. I recently bought a little pot full of a few different types of succulents. It was already looking a little bleak, but one of the succulents seems to be ...
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Rose leaves are getting yellow

I have rose plants in my home garden and they are quite old like 3 years. This plant was doing so good but suddenly it's leaves are started getting yellow and fell down. Even the new tiny leaves are ...
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House plant diagnosis (Tradescantia Spathacea?)

Being new to plant care, I'm wondering if someone can help diagnose what's occurring with my (I think) Tradescantia Spathacea. When the plant was purchased, it had exclusively wide green and purple ...
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Prickly pear wilting after being in the sun

my prickly pear has been doing great, until this morning I put it outside in direct sun and within a few hours the new baby on the top started to lean. I also watered it the same day. Any ideas as to ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Drooping peace plant

I split my peace plant about a week ago. Ever since splitting all pieces are drooping. It has been at least a week. Do they need more time or are they dying.
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What is this ground cover that looks like tiny cactus

I found this in my front yard probably grew by previous owner. I am in Pacific Northwest. What is this plant? Do they grow larger or stay small like that? How fast do they grow to cover more ground? ...
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I don't know if this is a shrub or a weed?

Can anyone tell me if this plant is a weed?
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What is this plant, please help

What is this plant? It just started showing up in my yard. There are now 5 between me and my neighbors houses. I have a neuro atypical nephew that stays with me and loves to eat leaves so I need to ...
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Elephant ear plant a bit limp and discolored

I bought this elephant ear a few days ago and wanted an opinion on the outter leaves. Are they dying and a lost cause, or do I maybe need to change conditions? The soil was dry when I bought it, so I'...
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Plant recommendation for a home office

I am looking for a plant recommendation for a home office. I would like it to be 'interesting' - which rules out most of the typical office plants like spider plants, mother-in-law's tongue, etc. The ...
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Less invasive alternatives to willow for living structures

I want to create a living willow arbour (something like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RuddSeating.JPG). However, it would be only 6-8m from my house, and around the same from two ...
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Regrowing basil from bought plant

I bought some basil which came with its roots (in a plastic container, not a pot) I thought it could be a great opportunity to regrow my own basil! I have seen some videos that show how they take ...
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Dracena Marginata has new leaves growing white

I've had this dracena plant for almost 2 years now and today I noticed that the top growing leaves are white. Is this normal? I looked at the top leaves a while ago and didn't notice the white colours....
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Identify a plant and recommend how to save it

Can please somebody identify this plant? Are there any suggestions to save it? Its leaves are weak and getting yellowish.
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Ideas for small no low-maintenance plantation

I am from eastern Europe and looking for ideas on how to domesticate some small acreage (about 0.75 hectare). I don't want to sell this area and maybe there are some ways (which won't require lot of ...
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What is the most effective plant for in-house oxygen production?

I'm looking for an plant with main purpose of oxygen production and CO2 removal in the house. The ideal plant whould have the following features: Produce fair amount of oxygen; Not very demanding in ...
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.
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How many grape vines would i need for a pergola that's 18ft by 13ft?

The vines that I'm looking into produce black grapes.
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Planting and landscaping around a grave

This is a graveyard in South Asia. My goal is to grow some plants covering the rather bare area. What kind of plants would thrive here? From trees, flowering plants to ground covers. Plus, something ...
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House plant recommendations for disabled elderly gardener

I friend has recently become unable to live independently and moved into a care home. She was interested in her former garden, though other people have been doing most of the actual gardening for ...
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Calathea advice needed

can anybody help me with some advice on how to revive this calathea? Since autumn [here in the UK] it hasn't been doing so well. It's in a fairly bright spot, an hour or so of fairly direct light. I ...
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Which will produce a neater block of low mass planting, Lonicera pileata or L. nitida?

For massed plantings, with the aim of clipping into a neat ground-covering block 500-600mm high (not a hedge), is Lonicera pileata or L. nitida species superior? What are the best cultivars for this ...
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How to reclaim my backyard that has turned into a swamp?

Problem Anyone on the East Coast of the US is probably aware of what a rainy year it has been. As of my writing this, the last six months in Northern Virginia have had more rain (1149mm at Dulles ...
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands?

Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands? Or they(i. e., the seeds) would cause me a poisonous effect due to ...
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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Whats the name of this plant and is it edible?

Today i was wandering over a random meadow located outside the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. I was checking out some oak trees until i suddenly noticed these small plants between the grass that ...
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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Passer-by view of my garden - improvements?

What you see here is the view of a passer-by to a corner of my garden. It turned to be nice this year, with the addition of echinacea (light purple flower) and cosmos (dark purple flowers). In the ...
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cottonwood bonsai?

I am new to bonsai in fact, I have no bonsai tree's over the age of about 1 month. Funny, in my attempt to grow a Japanese Katsura from seed I had left one of my seeding pots outside. I came out to ...
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Is there a plant whose odour repels wasps, but doesn't repel bees?

I hate wasps. I like bees. I live in southern England, so we're talking about plants that can grow in a maritime climate. Any ideas?
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I need help deciding on what tree to plant in my backyard

I would like to plant a tree in my backyard next to my house. I initially thought a big tree that throws the leaves would be a good idea but now i am worried about how would that affect my house and ...
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Why did a section of my Holly turn brown & fall off?

I have a Goshiki Variegated False Holly & when we moved bought our home a month & half a go it was beautiful. It has now since turn mostly brown & the leaves have fallen off. The leaves ...
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How do you save an asparagus bed from comfrey?

I accidentally buried a lot of fresh picked comfrey stems under wood chips when building an asparagus bed. How do I save the asparagus bed from the comfrey?
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Growing Ipomea near mid-sized conifer?

Is it possible, and is it wise if it is possible, to grow Ipomea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' so that it protrudes through mid-sized (9m/30ft) conifers? I think it could be an interesting aesthetic ...
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Tree for narrow strip

I’m in Melbourne, Australia, and interested in a tree for a narrow strip along the fence line. The tree is ultimately to obscure a neighboring property. It doesn’t matter if it takes years to grow as ...
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Side garden in need of plants, preferably useful

Place: UK, East of England Ground: Raised bed, 1.5m*2m I've just cleared the bed of weeds. I should plant something before the weeds return, but... what? Ideally, that would be: Low maintenance ...
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What's the correct lilac plant for my growing conditions?

I want to get one lilac and I wasn't aware that there are different kinds. I live in New Jersey, the soil is clay and acidic. I want to place it in front of my house where it gets half day full on sun....
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Which plant can co-exist with the other plant?

I have picked up the following list of plants and have only 4 decent size pots. Which plants can be grown together in the same pot? pepper tomato super fantastic tomato sweet 100 basil oregano thumb ...
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A substitute for Hydrangeas that can tolerate full sun (zone 8b)

I have an artificial border against a driveway which has limited depth (about 20-30cm, 8"-12"); I wanted a line of plants with good volume (perhaps 1m/yd plus in height) and some nice colour, so ...
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Should I replace this arborvitae or will it grow back?

I’ve got a row of arborvitae and one is looking a bit half-dead. Does this guy have a chance? Or should I dig him out and replace him? I’ve only been in this house one growing season, so I have only ...
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What plant should I choose to plant in a window?

I am from the tropics, to be specific, Mumbai. One of my windows (4ft X 4ft ie. 1.33m X 1.33m approximately) has an iron grill (about 6in --- 15cm --- square) and gets a lot of sun. I want to plant a ...