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What is this vine-like weed and how do I kill it?

I have a viney weed growing in my yard. Weed and Feed doesn't seem to affect it. It's slowly spreading to more and more of my yard every year. What is it, and how do I kill it?
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What are some fast-growing, voluminous vines that are suitable to be grown in containers?

I have a large terrace in New York City, and am looking to fill it with some greenery without spending a fortune. In the past I have had good luck with morning glories in containers - they grow ...
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How can I get rid of mint?

I planted mint in my garden a few years ago and it turned out to be a mistake. I should have grown it in a container. I've been pulling out mint each year but can't get rid of it, so I dug up the ...
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Should I trim the shoots coming off the root of my grapevines?

I have a couple of grapevines that were planted 3 years ago. The first year, they didn't do much. The second year, there was lots of growth, but only a couple of grapes. This year, I pruned it back ...
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What is this long-rooted vine in my yard?

I'm in Massachusetts, and recently moved into a new house. We have a vine in the yard which I have been having trouble identifying so far, and I was hoping someone here might know. It has not yet ...
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What are these viny plants? Are they poisonous? [closed]

These plants are located alongside a fence in my backyard. What are they? My biggest concern is that they might be poison ivy. However, the plant in the first picture closely resembles a vine that is ...
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Is the fruit of passion vine edible?

The plant has small white flowers and dark fruits - almost black. Seems like a Passiflora subpeltata - but the fruit is very dark - not sure if they started out green as some sites described. I'm ...
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What are some quick growing, flowering, climbing/vine plants that can be grown from a container garden (USDA zone 6)? What is a good time to start?

My main gardening space is a paved area in front of my house surrounded by a white picket fence. I planted a few vegetable and herb seeds in containers there this summer, and from seeing the failing-...
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Is there a good technique for transplanting medium-maturity pumpkin vines?

Pumpkin vines tend to drop roots at each major leaf along the vine. I need to transplant several pumpkin vines that have dropped established roots in 5-6 spots each. For the vine below, the black ...
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What is this (allegedly) mosquito-repellent trailing plant with dark green heart-shaped leaves?

I was given a plant a while back that I was told repels mosquitoes: The little I know about it: it has dark green heart shaped leaves that grow up to about 3½" wide by 4½" long (9cm by ...
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What type of squash is growing out of my compost pile?

I didn't turn my compost pile this spring, and had an unexpected surprise that's been growing for the last few weeks. Can anyone identify what it is? I'm almost 100% sure it's some type of squash, but ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

I live in the Boston area, and this vine is growing in the public land behind my property. The vine is a very aggressive grower and will overtake anything in it's path, including my fence. I've ...
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Fast-growing vine, supposed to be a flowering plant

A few months ago, I planted some flower seeds that looked like they were designed for wind dispersal: very light, thin, and elongated (a little shorter than one of my finger joints). Mostly black with ...
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What is this unusual flowering vine?

What is this vine? It's located in Atlanta, GA. It has been flowering for the past several months. The photos were taken in late August, 2020. The flowers on this vine seem to be particularly ...
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What does 'standard' mean when referring to shrubs and vines?

I often see shrubs and vines for sale labeled as 'standards'. What does that mean? Examples: Roses Rose of Sharon Trumpet Vine Wisteria And so on.
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What vine would be best for my arbor under a tree in dry soil?

I have an arbor over a walkway, under a large tree. I want to find a vine that will grow on this under these conditions: dry clay based topsoil medium shade all day USDA hardiness zone 6b lots of ...
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How can I safely prune a melon vine?

I have a volunteer melon vine (it looks like cantaloupe) growing at the end of my garden area. I chose to let it grow out of curiosity. It's now producing a number of healthy looking fruits. ...
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What is this climbing plant with blue flowers?

I bought this astonishing, climbing plant months ago, but I wasn't able to identify it. Here's a picture:
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Growing Epipremnum aureum stem roots on potted plant

I have an Epipremnum aureum (once rooted from a cutting) in a soil pot. It took some time, but then it grew at an incredible rate, with a thick stem (fingerbreadth) and large leaves. On the other ...
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Do I need to disinfect my trellis?

If my cucumber vine had a fungal infection, do I need to disinfect my trellis before using again, and if so, how?
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Is it wise to let lonicera grow over a brush pile?

I have a sizable brush pile in my yard, 5m x 5m (16ft x 16ft), height 2m (6.5ft). Even a colony of sparrows lives in it. I toy with the idea of planting a Lonicera caprifolium (https://en.m.wikipedia....
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Need Help Identifying Mystery Berry

Anyone know what these berries are? I wasn't able to get a good closeup with my phone, but they have a crevice on one side, similar to the "butt" shape of a peach. EDIT When I took the original ...
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Potato vines dying

Anyone know about potato vines? Planted one this past spring. Was thriving. Nice green leaves and beautiful blooms. Grew like a weed. All of the sudden it is dying. Can’t figure out what’s going on. ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

I intend to grow a foliage wall in my bedroom by using English Ivy. For convenience and aesthetics I'd prefer using ropes as support. But will it climb?
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Can anyone identify this thick leaved crawling plant?

I was given a small clipping of this plant and it is really taking off. Does anyone know what family this is?
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What do you call the support post for a pothos?

I'm trying to buy a post for a potted pothos like I've seen many times, but I don't know what they're called. None of my searches have had any results. The type I'm referring to is generally square ...
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Identify this sprawling vine with five-lobed leaves with serrated edges

Can anyone identify this vine? It's currently growing on the ground, as it has nothing to climb, and it's sending out long shoots in several directions. I'm in zone 7a if that helps at all. Click for ...
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Help identifying this vine with green and white heart shaped leaves?

I honestly have no idea what this plant is. It seems to be some type of vine. I took a few pictures i will put below. As you can see there is some other plant growing in the same pot with the long ...
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What are the differences that can be apparent between vines and creepers?

The terms 'vines' and 'creepers' are used frequently in plant descriptions. They both have flexible growth and cannot support themselves in an upright habit. A simple image search brings almost ...
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What is this vine with large heart-shaped leaves found in western New York state?

This vine grows in many locations in the village of Newark, NY; oddly, I've never noticed it anywhere else (perhaps a specialty of a local nursery?) It is a deciduous perennial with relatively-small ...
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What is this vine (with purple flowers), and can I transplant/spread it?

Can anyone help identify this climbing vine with purple flowers in our backyard? It was there when we moved in, and started blooming when it got nice out (and we gave it a little water). Someone said ...
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What grows/flowers like trumpet vine, but isn't?

Found a 40 ft plus heavy thick vine growing in mid-California that climbs like a trumpet vine, has 4 inch flowers shaped almost the same as trumpet vine flowers, with the outer inch reddish pink but ...
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What is this rambling/climbing plant with small leaves?

It's grown up my unused bench and I think it actually looks pretty. Is it dangerous, noxious, or uncontrollable? It's been there for almost a year and hasn't flowered. It grows up trees (I try to cut ...
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What is this creeper that may be giving me a rash?

I'm trying to identify which plant in my late mother-in-law's garden is giving me a rash. I think it might be this creeper that seems to grow both horizontally & vertically. The location is ...
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Soil Depth for Bougainvillea

I am an architect working on a project in Malibu, California. This is new construction of a single-family residence. The house features a green roof and the client is convinced that it must be planted ...
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How much space do watermelon plants need? What do I need to know to transplant seedlings?

I have a row of watermelon seedlings, each separated by 2 inches, except that in several places two seedlings are growing together about half an inch apart (where I had sown two seeds in the same ...
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Is there any way to reconnect a severed vine with a water melon (small size) at the end of the vine?

I was pruning my garden. Accidently I cleanly cutoff a the main vine of my watermelon plant. At the end of that vine there was a small melon (2/3 of a basketball). I immediately slice a longitudinal ...
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Why do my passion fruit flowers lack pollen?

I have a passion fruit plant that is about 4 years old, and all the fruit it ever given were two little cracked marbles that fell off the plant quickly. I water it regularly, I attempted to water it ...
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Why aren't my morning glories sprouting this year?

Every year I plant morning glories from fresh seeds, in containers (the long, rectangular kind). They always take a bit of time (1-2 weeks) to sprout, and after that, really take off (I hang some ...
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Unknown Fruit Vine (reddish purple fruit, hollow inside)

There's this mysterious vine growing at my wife's grandfather's home that I can't identify. Its tall enough to have climbed up the fence and made its way over. I've included various images taken of ...
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What is this branching, brown-stemmed and fleshy-leafed plant?

Please help me identify this one. I’ve got no idea where it comes from. Even the specialists at FlowerChecker couldn’t help me. All I know is that it’s quite robust (i.e. undemanding) and is able to ...
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How should I overwinter my potted clematis in Massachusetts, Zone 6a?

As fall approaches here in Massachusetts USA, Zone 6a, (temperatures generally no lower than −5°F, −20°C), I am beginning to wonder what to do with two clematis plants I have been attempting to grow. ...
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Can someone identify this vine for me?

This vine is growing up around a sycamore tree in my yard. Mainly I am concerned that it is something that is toxic. Just want to make sure it isn't likely something that will make me break out in a ...
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Why are some clippings of this plant apparently pure green and others mottled with yellow?

I saw this question on “Why is the foliage turning yellow on this climbing indoor vine?” and have a tangential question. Plants in question are pictured. All indoor plants. So understand the concept ...
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Will wisteria clippings take root in a compost pile?

I just did a major pruning of a wisteria. I don't look forward to bagging all the clippings and hauling them to the town site for yard waste. Could I simply gather them up and dump them in the compost ...
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How can I permanently get rid of honeysuckle vines?

I just moved into a new home where the yard was not kept well. Most of the wire fence in the backyard is overgrown with honeysuckle vines (such that you can no longer see the fence). In corners of ...
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Why are my morning glory flowers closing so early?

I love glories, particularly Grandpa Ott glories. They open in the morning, but by noon, they have closed. Is that because it is so hot here in Florida? The leaves showed some yellowing, and I figured ...
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Are there climbing vines that don't damage stucco?

Based on my research, climbing vines such as Creeping Fig attach themselves to surfaces using 'peds', which are next to impossible to remove, and end up damaging surfaces such as stucco. It has been ...
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Could someone help me identify this elusive vine?

When I bought this plant it was mislabeled as a philodendron I've tried unsuccessfully to find out what it is for a good while now. The foliage is quite lush and it climbs really well. Plant ID apps ...
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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Some leaves on my money plant, Epipremnum aureum, have been damaged by rats. Should I cut them or leave them? If cutting them is good for the plant, from where should I cut the leaves? Here are ...