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What flowers will bloom in winter in hot climate?

I'm looking for flowers (annual, perennial, shrubs etc...) that will bloom throughout the winter time in a warm climate. Larnaka, Cyprus, USDA zone 10/11, temperatures don't drop below 0. So far I ...
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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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Broadleaf evergreens for an unheated greenhouse?

I have built a small greenhouse (unheated; Canadian zone 5). I built it so that I could have a place to go in winter where there are green leafy things to look at. What are some pleasant-looking, ...
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What triggers flowering for an overwintered chile pepper?

I have a bhut jolokia that is now going on 7 years old. Each year, I put it outside after last frost. 2-3 months later, I am able to harvest ripe peppers. At the end of the season, I bring it back ...
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Can I prune a grape vine in near-freezing weather?

Most of the advice I have seen on when to prune grape vines in the British Isles is "early winter (late November/December)". I had planned to prune a three-year old vine, which is in an unheated ...
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What edible plants can be grown in cold climates?

I live in Minnesota (U.S.). It starts to get cold from September (sometimes snows as early as October) until about mid-April (I’ve seen it snow as late as May some years), but I want to do year-round ...
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Take care of gap in lawn before winter or wait until spring?

I had a concrete walkway removed that separated my lawn into two sections. Now I need to fill the gap with soil. It is November already and sod is not available anymore. Should I do something now or ...
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What is the tall plant in these photos?

I've just moved house and in our back garden is a fairly large palm tree (pictures), the problem is that I'm not sure what it is and therefore don't know how to look after it and make sure it makes it ...
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Why would a broccoli plant have grey patches on only a single leaf?

I'm making a temporary garden for a client at home to move to the landscaping location. He requested his garden contain broccoli which is the plant I'm worried about currently. It seems to have grey ...
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What flowering plants could I keep outdoors in pots in winter in Holland?

I want to put flowers or plants in a flower pot in front of the house. I live in Holland and it is raining a lot there and there are not a lot of sunny days, and winters are not very cold (0 °C is ...
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Is my crepe myrtle dying because of winter season?

I grew my Crepe Myrtle early spring and then knowing that winter was coming, I slowly put it inside to get it used to the indoor dark light and dry atmosphere. It's been two weeks now that I let it ...
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Solar powered electric help for winter roof garden?

Winter is coming. It's getting cooler here in the Bronx and I've been planting kohlrabi, peas and other winter veggies. But my garden is in pots and I fear the roots will freeze. But then I had and ...
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What vegetables could I grow in an indoor garden in winter?

I live in a city and love gardening, but have no spare room especially for gardening. I am planning to make a garden on my windowsill. I live in the Netherlands, so outdoor temperatures in winter are -...
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How tall can Boxwood Green Velvet really grow?

I really like the 'boxwood green velvet' for privacy hedge but I ideally need at least 5 ft of height. Most sources for example here says it grows 2 to 4 ft but at least one claims it grows 4 to 6 ft ...
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Solar driven LEDs to offset electricity for mass growing in a basement

I want to grow vegetables in my basement year round. I live in zone 3b, in a rural area and I'd like to start selling produce as well as providing food for my family as well. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Why does my gardenia have brown patches on it's leaves?

This plant has been growing normally for a while but I woke up this morning to discover brown patches and some shriveled leaves. I had previously sprayed it down with fungicide and then with insect-...
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How can I tell the difference between etiolation and a sunburn?

I'm attempting to grow plants from seed during the winter, by using a desk lamp and a timer to simulate 12 hour days. Since I know sprouts require a lot of light, I placed the desk lamp such that the ...
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How should I prepare a bed of chrysanthemums for winter?

I would like to prepare a bed of chrysanthemums for the winter. The plants have grown up to sizes of 1 to 1.5 meters, some of then have colapsed slightly because they evidently became to large. I've ...
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Can I grow Basil indoors this winter?

My room temperature is 20-21 °C (68°F) and I plan to put it in front of the window facing east, where the sun rises. But usually where I live there is little actual sunlight: it is usually ...
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What color should a greenhouse be?

I'm shopping for a greenhouse to protect my tropical fruit trees from winter frosts. While browsing, I noticed that greenhouses are predominantly green or clear. What are the advantages of each color? ...
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Municipality compost frozen

In my area, we get municipal composting. In the winter, we can leave a bin (around 5L) out, and once a week, they pick it up and compost it in their giant compost bins. The problem is now that our ...
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Chamomile lawn feed & winter care

I have a Chamomile lawn that in its 2nd year is beginning to look the business. Was wondering if there is a recommended 'feed' for it. Also wondering how much care i should take regarding winter and ...
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What should I do to care for a small olive tree in the winter (South Wales)?

What should I do to care for an olive tree when it gets cold (here in the UK)? The tree is about 3 feet tall and I have access to a greenhouse (unheated).
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Protecting winter potatoes from frost with a growhouse

In the first week of August (2013) I started my first attempt at growing potatoes, in grow bags. Actually got the miracle-gro root vegetable bags from garden centre and seed potatoes, so the mix ...
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Are household LED bulbs suitable as supplemental light for plants?

I live at a fairly northerly latitude where we have limited hours of daylight during the winter. Low-wattage (5-8W) white LED bulbs seem to be becoming more common as a household light source. Do ...
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How to prepare a small vege garden for Toronto's winter?

We have about 5 small garden beds, that we grow tomato, peppers, okra, egg plants etc. After the growing season (Apr - Sep; Toronto, Canada) we usually bury the left over stems and leave the beds ...
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How to automatically vent a cold frame during the Winter?

I am working on building a cold frame and have purchased a Univent automatic opener to vent the cold frame by lifting the lid/light. However the Univent opener is not supposed to subjected to ...
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Good winter vegetables in hardiness zone 8B?

It's late November now, and I'm contemplating what would be good vegetables to plant in the next couple weeks. I understand that most things planted now won't be harvestable until spring. I'm in ...
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Is there a fast-growing, inexpensive privacy plant that can be started in winter?

I live in a flatshare, in a room on the ground floor (first floor for North Americans). To prevent people from looking into our rooms all the time (there's a parking lot in front), we have outdoor ...
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What is considered a “cool climate” for cool climate plants? Can these plants better survive temporary frost?

Is a "cool climate" one that doesn't freeze? Is it one that doesn't freeze until such-and-such a month? Or is it one where the temperature almost always stays above freezing? Related to this, would "...
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Miniature Rose Wintering

I have a miniature rose plant growing in a large (about 2 foot cubed) container outside, where it has been doing very well. The bush is about 3 feet tall now, and I've had it since February (started ...
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What are good plants to use in a container-based winter garden?

I live in an apartment that has a small outdoor patio and I'm looking to create a little container garden this autumn/winter. I'm located in the US (hardiness zone is 7) and I'm looking for ideas (...