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RE: Missouri Clay - how well will day lilies (Hemerocallis fulva) grow in this mixture of soil?

My yard contains a good amount of Missouri clay and I would like to plant some day lilies; will they survive/thrive in thick soil like this? Also, do they do well in direct sun or shade and what type ...
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Should I expect multiple weeks of tree shock if I plant bare root?

Linda Chalker Scott (The Informed Gardener, and "The Great Courses" teacher for The Science of Gardening) suggests clearing off as much of the material from the roots of a tree before ...
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Can one have cacti and non-cactus plants in the same pot?

I have these 3 small cacti which are getting too big for their pot. I was thinking of replanting them together with this larger plant. Would that be possible to have cacti and a non-cactus plant ...
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Cut-off cactus piece not showing signs of new roots, should I plant it in the ground anyway?

around 3 weeks ago I've cut off the top of my healthy moon cactus with the hopes of successfully replanting it. I followed some online tutorials and left it out on a plate to dry, kept it out of any ...
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Magnolia grandiflora planted and looking stressed

I planted a Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Paris' in a corten steel container. It was bought as a 100L container. It’s now looking a bit ill or stressed, after about a month. I have clay soil, so tree was ...
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Should I remove or leave the plastic around the trunk of my new tree?

This tree arrived today to me via mail: (Click on the pictures for larger view.) It is wrapped in several layers of plastic. I plan to plant it in couple of days. I will remove the plastic ...
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What should I do about a newly planted avocado tree that stopped growing?

The new avocado tree that I bought isn't growing well since I planted it in the ground. Should I put more soil around it to build the ground up?
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Growing Lilies In Greenhouse References

I'm looking for any kind of references (book , video , PDF , ...) for growing lilies in greenhouse. I heard Lilies are like a child and they need standard growing plan such as irrigation plan , ....
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Why are my newly planted Honeysuckle leaves turning purple/brown?

I am based in London, UK. I have recently acquired a late Dutch Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'). However, after a few weeks, the leaves have started going slightly purple - I want to ...
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Why are those Marigold leaves turning white?

I got a few marigold plants planted in the ground. A lot of them died, two are surviving somehow. Earlier these two seemed to be dying also. Their leaves are turning white or are they white spots ? ...
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How to look after a bougainvillea

I just bought this bougainvillea but I need help on how to take care of it. Where should I plant it? How much sun and water does it need? And I dont know if it can survive the winter here because it ...
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What kind of shrub should I plant at this place [closed]

I have this spot at my home and I dont know what to plant in it in the future. I used to have roses but I didnt like how it looked. This year I planted four types of flowers but I still dont like how ...
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How much water logging and salinity can Eucalyptus trees tolerate?

I was reading a study (Growing trees on salt-affected land) talking about planting eucalyptus trees on salinity and water logging affected lands, which can reclaim the land as farmland after one or ...
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Potted small bushes put in the ground without removing the pot, just for this coming winter

I have an azalea bush and a Japanese barberry bush that are still in their original pots. Since we have not decided on the layout of our garden I would like to put them in the ground just to shelter ...
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What are some good combinations of plants & practices for raised beds to maximize efficiency/output?

As an example of what I am asking I provided one answer: Lettuce/spinach grow well in the empty spaces around the base of pepper plants. Pepper plants don't grow too tall and aren't ...
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Can wild columbine and myrtle (Vinca minor) be planted together?

I have both columbine and myrtle (Vinca minor) which I bought for the side of my property along the drip line (lead-contaminated soil so no edibles there). Can I plant them together or will the myrtle ...
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Proper distance for planting zelkovas

I want to plant some zelkovas in my garden(20 zelkovas along a wall, so there is only one column). I want to know what's the proper distance? Zelkovas(Zelkova Carpinifolia) are native in the region ...
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Need to plant these plants is it a good moment?

Below is a picture of our 'nursery', plants we recently bought and plants that we had in raised beds. I have all these plants and I need to move them to their place and I am wondering if it is too ...
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What is the best time period of the year to graft a tree/plant and what is the best time of the day to graft a tree?

I live in Sri Lanka. It's dry and warm in the day time here and, temperature in day time here is around 30 degrees in Celcius. I want to know what is the best time period of the year for grafting a ...
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Using grass clippings for clearing the area of existing plants

I did first mowing this year, and have extra grass clippings. I would like to use the clippings to cover some areas, currently dominated by grass and weed, where I want to plant and sow some other ...
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Can you plant sod on top of old grass if you lay a layer of top soil down? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out if I can plant new sod on top of an existing lawn. Can I till the old lawn and lay down top soil then plant the new sod without removing the old grass. I planned on killong ...
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How can I plant this seed pod?

I have been trying to find what plant this seed is. It was a gift from a friend and it cracked while I was wearing as a necklace. I am quite curious. thank u!
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Why is it recommended to plant squash on mounds?

The title is pretty much the entire question: why are squash & zucchini so often planted in hills?
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Will my Gai Lan come back on its own?

I planted a dozen gai lan plants in a container last year. They did very well and I got a nice harvest of leaves, and then let them go to seed. It's been a very warm winter here in Portland, OR, and ...
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Gardening on a slope

I have a back yard with a slope and there is only a small amount of space that I can garden. What is the best way to garden on a slope?
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What's wrong with my cucumber?

brown water-soaked, and it starts from the top of cucumber leaves. I put them into a wet condition, but no symptoms of bacterial disease or fungal disease. Really need help
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Harvesting Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

I am looking to harvest the seeds from a patch of these Rocky Mountain Bee Plants for replanting. I have never seen them before in 30 years in my area hence why I am interested. Based on this photo ...
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Chance for a tree to grow from common seed

There is a message being shared around on Facebook in Romania that basically asks the readers to keep the seeds and pits from fruit that they ate (fruit bought from supermarkets or local farmers) ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Transplanting Satsuma Tree and Need to Know the Root System

I want to transplant a satsuma tree, and I need to know what the root system is on satsuma trees. I Have not tried any method, but I need to know how the roots run, and how far from tree to dig so as ...
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What is the name of these palms? [closed]

I have a question about the name of those plants and I would also like to know how to care for them.
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Biodegradable material that keeps the termites away

Recently I came across Groasis Growboxx, a biodegradable coccoon that ensures maximum survival rate, and less water being used for their nurturing. This was tested in Urulikanchan, Pune, India. The ...
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Spacing between Silver Birches?

I'd like to plant a small silver birch forest in my little garden. I'm going to plant two rows zigzagging the trees. What is the closest spacing I can use between the silver birches. Thank you
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What's the best place to plant this grape vine?

I purchased a grape vine plant from a nursery today, its called a vitis vinifera, or Flame Seedless. It seems fairly healthy and I would like to plant it now. It is midsummer here in So. Cal and ...
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What should I know before planting the American Groundnut? [closed]

Is there any advice someone can give me before I look into planting the American groundnut?
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How to grow plants from the aster/daisy/sunflower family? (by example of Launaea Arborescens)

I brought a piece of an Launaea Arborescens (see also my other question) with me from Gran Canaria. The plant is part of the Asteraceae/Compositae family, according to Wikipedia "commonly referred to ...
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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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Planting tree with crooked trunk?

I have a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that has a crooked trunk. Is it doomed to have issues at some point? Is there anything special I should do when I plant it?
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Dealing with overgrown gravel and weed membrane

I have a 8m x 3m bed in my garden which has a mix of well-established shrubs (Weigela, ornamental cherry, smoke bush, roses), ground cover (ivy and honeysuckle), and red valerian, lemon balm and ...
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Killing grass with cardboard

I am considering growing a garden on what is now grass and am considering how to get rid of the grass. One method I have become aware of is to lay cardboard on the grass and wait. How long does this ...
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Will installing pavers help keep the soil cool around trees and shrubs?

I have this area that im working on. Got rid of all the existing soil and will have it replaced with better quality soil. Both clay btw but the other is rock free. The area is 20ft long and 10ft wide. ...
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Planting on shale filled patch with weed underlay

We have a 1m by 5m patch of land that is full of shale rocks about 5inches deep. Under it is some kind of tarpaulin/underlay to stop weeds. We would very much like to plant some bee and butterfly ...
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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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How long does it take to grow Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) from seed?

I am planning to plant a few dozens of Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) on my section in Southland, New Zealand in August/September this year. I have read a few instructions on how to germinate seeds and ...
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Where can I grow magenta spreen lambsquarters?

I just heard about the edible weed called magenta spreen lambsquarters, and was wondering where I can grow it for medicinal purposes.
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Will my Frangipani Plumeria (Champa Flower) survive in water without adding soil?

I have what I think are Frangipani cuttings which I got from Laos. After having the cutting for about 2 months without pouring I decided to give my planting skills a try, so I filled a glass with ...
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How much of the peach pit must be broken for successful germination?

I successfully removed 1/4 of the pit of a peach seed. About 1/2 a cm, what I was told is the root, grew out of it. Is that 1/4 opening enough for the non-root part to grow out of it or should I take ...
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The fastest way to produce fruits from trees

I want to plant a fruit tree orchard, and I am a bit confused between: Planting trees from seeds and then grafting them Growing from existing tree cuttings Cloning branches and transplanting them ...
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Staghorn Fern Non-Hanging Planter

I’ve just been gifted a staghorn fern and it’s outgrowing its nursery pot already. I read that you’re supposed to hang staghorn ferns either by mounting them or in wire baskets. Unfortunately my ...
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Should I prune these low branches on my tomato plant?

My tomato is probably 3 weeks old and now it's end of July. Should I trim the low branches in red circle? What else should I do now to accelerate tomato production? Fertilizer? I am Pacific Northwest....