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How to get rid of sprouts coming from a chinaberry stump?

I had a 30ft (9m) chinaberry (Melia azedarach) removed that the previous owner left for me, four months ago. It had multiple split trunks at the bottom that made every arborist that looked at it ...
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Can I kill dandelions and bull thistle with darkness?

Dandelions and bull thistle own my backyard. It's their turf now. (I'm a game developer, not a gardener.) I've tried a couple of things to kill them. I think I've decided to go with some uprooting ...
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Will dead-headed dandelions flowers germinate in lawn?

When fighting dandelions in a lawn, I know it is common practice to dead-head the yellow flowers before they morph into the pappus stage with the feathery seeds, but will the seeds in the yellow ...
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Can I use salt for weed control in a play area?

I have a 20 x 20 play area in my backyard and it seems I have to spray with weed killer almost every other month. Can I dump some salt in the area to control the weeds?
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White patches with black dots on leaves of Areca Palm

I have a small Areca Palm and today I noticed these small white patches appearing on the leaves, the patch is on the top and bottom side of the leaf, it almost looks like it's dried out? Whatever it ...
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Planting mint rhizomes

I would like to transplant Mint to a large area as ground cover by planting 2-4 inch cuttings of rhizome. Will they grow? Each cutting would have 2-4 fibrous roots. Thanks, BG
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Why are my anthurium leaves rapidly turning yellow?

My white anthurium had been sitting in the entrance way with frosted glass (and therefore receiving diffused light) from last June to this January (Northern hemisphere). It was doing perfectly fine ...
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Dendrobium with black spots on the leaves

There are these black spots on almost every leaf of our Dendrobium (?). It has flowered once but has kind of gone into a resting phase ever since, I guess that is normal (please correct me if it's not)...
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Pale green areas in new leaves of Draceana fragrans, disease?

Does anyone know whats wrong with my draceana? All the new leaves have those "pale green" areas, they have it already in the beginning. I´m familiar with the common pests and they are not the cause. ...
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Are these aloe vera seeds viable?

I have a single aloe vera plant outdoors. It started growing what appears to be flowers. The pods near the bottom become slightly drier and eventually fall to the ground. The pods never open up like ...
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Which nut is this?

I found this nut in the woods in Massachusetts. I had thought that it were a chestnut, but that does not seem to be the case. Thanks!
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Identifying plant species (cactus)

I would be grateful if someone could help me with identifying this cacti I bought. I did some research and concluded it could be Pilosocereus chrysostele. But I am not really sure as there are some ...
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The cause of the pine needle fading

We have one vascular plant (Araucaria heterophylla) in my sister room and have this condition : And this gif type: My room plants are this kind: And : So my room is better for this vascular plant ...
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Maintain potted lily?

Last night I bought a small lily plant. How much sun is it supposed to receive? I’ve read that I can place it in my rooftop for direct sunlight, but I don’t know. How often should I water it? ...
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Overwintering Lavender Meerlo

I have a lavender meerlo Picture source I live in Austria, I think zone 7A (-17.8°C - -15°C). My apartment is on the 4th floor, facing north. I'm reluctant to leave the plant on the balcony during ...
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Help Identifying plant?

It started growing in one of the pots, but I have no idea what it is. It doesn’t look like a weed even though it’s growing at full sun and 90+ degree weather.
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How to kill off bramble roots?

I decided to start a vegetable garden so I started clearing my backyard after several years of bramble colonising it. I realize some roots go beyond 40cm deep. Instead of digging further to reach the ...
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When to bring potted calamondin tree indoor?

I have a potted calamondin tree (calamansi). I had to bring it to the balcony in summer because it does not fit on a window sill and it was too hot to keep the curtains open all day. Now I noticed ...
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Lilac Tree Branches Suddenly Dying

I have a Japanese Lilac Tree that was fine 2 weeks ago now there is 2 dead branches and 1 that is starting to die. They are not isolated and are random, with the first near the base of the canopy one ...
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Kentia Palm brown leaves

enter image description hereI’ve read a few previous Kentia Palm questions but unfortunately I’m still confused as to what is happening with my plant. I bought it about 3months ago from Harris Farm (...
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What flowers did Ponce De Leon find in La Florida?

When Ponce De Leon arrived somewhere near St. Augustine, looking for gold and the fabled Fountain of Youth, he famously named it La Florida, and an early theory to why he did so was because in 1513 (...
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Why is my newly planted hydrangea dying?

I just planted this hydrangea 2 weeks ago that was donated as a gift to the front line workers from landscapers. It was indoors for a day and I took it home and planted it. I never planted one before. ...
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What is this fruit tree that looks like lime and orange?

Can't remember what these are. They are no limes. They have a sweet sour taste. You can peel them and eat them, they are so good. Around December they turn yellowish orange color. Not oranges. Any ...
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How to help an avocado plant recover from plant transplant shock?

I have an avocado plant which has sat and grown happily (well probably not) on a windowsill in my flat for ~ 2 years. I paid it no attention except to water it occasionally when I noticed it needed ...
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ID Gold Country bush

What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?
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Advice on tangled clematis vine

I'd like some advice on a clematis vine plant that was left to grow without a trellis. Without anything to climb on, it has turned into a giant heap in just a couple of short weeks. As you can see ...
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Is this a rhododendron or an azalea and whats it called?

I have this plant from my mothers garden after she passed, but not sure what it is or called it's either an azalea or rhododendron, but not sure which one many thanks :) Steve
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what is this plant in my Los Angeles backyard?

What is this plant? context: Los Angeles backyard
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Can you graft onto the stump of an established apple tree?

I have some well-established Bramley apple trees - 5 of them which is 2 more than I need, so my plan was to remove 2 ad plant other varieties. But is it possible to graft a new tree onto the existing ...
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Can portulacas be overwintered indoors?

My portulaca is growing a clump of short stems at the base of the plant like a sedum. The sedums use this to grow the next years growth. Could I dig my portulaca up and overwinter it indoors? Update: ...
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Can I still use the mint leaves after the plant has flowered?

I have been gone a few weeks. Now my mint has all flowered. Can I still use the leaves? I want to make a batch of mint jelly.
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Well-watered Fittonia is sad (droopy)

I've had a Fittonia (Nerve plant) for more than a year now, and it's been doing really great. I've repotted it once and until a month ago it was doing so well that I was considering dividing it. ...
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How should I deal with my willow tree that has been butchered by the council?

This willow tree was pruned, and cut back to stump. I believe that whoever was cutting the tree didn't know what he was doing. Today we returned home and were hugely shocked. The willow tree was ...
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Re-sodding to solve weed problem without use of herbicides

Our lawn is overridden with weeds (mostly dandelions and clover). Part of the problem is we have not done much to maintain it over the years and also we don't use any herbicides. I wanted to tear up ...
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What causes a slimy feel on Goji berry stems below a label?

I was inspecting my freshly planted Goji Berry plants, and was wondering what would cause a slimy feel? It's between the plastic milk carton label, and the wood chips sitting at the base of the plant.
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How much water to use for very large indoor pot?

A while ago I rescued a couple of large cast iron plants (Aspidistra) from a dumpster. The largest pot is 38cm in internal diameter, about 30cm deep. Even that pot is probably a bit small for the ...
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New growth Dracaena Marginata leaves dropping

A little over month ago I posted about brown spots on my Dracaena Marginata (Dying leaves on "Dracaena marginata"). I reduced watering slightly, and now I'm running into another issue. On ...
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Tomato plants with light spots on the leaves

I’m new to growing tomatoes and noticed these spots. I’m not sure if it’s due to watering issues, a fungus, or something else. I am currently growing them inside and place them in the window when the ...
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Is this a good plan to turn my lawn into a garden?

I have a lawn, your standard regular lawn. I eventually want to turn it into a series of plant areas with some kind of mulch or gravel in between, like you see sometimes. I want to start by planting a ...
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english ivy leaves browning suddenly

All of a sudden the leaves started turning brown and shriveling up and it started spreading to other plants. Anyone know the cause of this? The plants get regular water (soil is usually moist) and no ...
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Peach tree bark splitting and Brown rot prevention

My peach tree(s) which are about 5 years old, started developed "whitish" growth on the stem over the last two years. Great to hear some opinion on How to prevent and avoid issue spreading and ...
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Java Palm Brown leaf

I have had a Java Palm for around 1 year. Indoor. Recently, about 1 month ago, I am observing an abnormal amount of leaves turning brown, gradually. I normally water the plant couple times a week, 1 ...
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Will a periwinkle plant regrow leaves on bare branches?

I got a periwinkle plant from a relative. She's a bit absent-minded and barely watered it. When I got it, the branches were all bare (leaves fallen off) and no flowers. I have had it a few months now....
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Can I save this Northfork Pine?

I recently re-potted this guy to a pot thang would drain at the bottom and have moved him over the course of a few months to a spot that has more light. The color has continued to get darker and the ...
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Why aren't my hydroponic plants growing well?

I started growing tomato and pepper plants in my indoor hydroponic system. The first two weeks after the transplantation all the plants were healthy, but after the second week, there hasn't been any ...
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can all epiphytes be mounted to wood?

I just mounted some staghorn ferns and have been reading that hoyas can also be mounted. I recently picked up a lipstick plant, and while I can't find any information on whether this genus (or ...
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Approach to dealing with sloping bed

The ground in front of my house slopes down fairly aggressively from right to left. This leaves an awkward sloping garden bed between my driveway, house, front steps, and sidewalk. See photo below. ...
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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Browning cactus. Cut and repot or wait?

Not sure what type of cactus this is, but it was a grocery store purchase from 2 years ago and has been doing okay until the past 6 months. It sits in a western facing window with about 7 hours of ...
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Is it normal to mushrooms caps to dry over a day?

Yesterday I was watering one small succulent plant I take care I noticed three Mushroom caps growing next to it. I took a photo and let them be. Today I woke up excitedly to check on them and found ...

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