My flowerbeds are overrun with weeds, no matter how much I pull. Should I start completely over, and if so, what's the best way to do that? [more inside]
Spotted this flower, not sure if it was planted or if it sprouted up as a weed. Can you ID? Flower is growing in Seattle, Washington. [more inside]
I'm curious to know what this plant is - it's growing in an alley in Washington, D.C.
I have a bunch of flowers in my yard. Pic 1. Pic 2. What are they? I am particularly interested in the blue one, but there are an awful lot of flowers.
Could any of the great gardeners on Metafilter offer advice about what to plant along a fence to create some privacy screening? [more inside]
Please help identify this tree. The photo was taken in Vancouver yesterday.
Can you identify this plant? [more inside]
I can't identify trees, bushes, shrubs, or flowers. How can I learn to do so on sight? [more inside]
I'm trying to get my five year old step son interested in gardening. We made a special flower bed for him and I to grow plants in together and he is really excited to grow "rainbow blossoms" in it. Help me make this as rewarding for him as possible! [more inside]
I need a fairly cheap, hard to kill, awfully pretty plant that comes in a 6-pack or more of bedding plants. And would be happy in a small pot. [more inside]
Looking for ideas for a nature inspired engagement ring. [more inside]
Please recommend strongly-scented cut flowers or potted plants for someone in a nursing home. [more inside]
I saw some potted flowers on someone's front gate and I would like to know what they are. They were bright pink, shaped like impatiens, but the leaves were a uniform and solid dark maroon/purple. They were sort of the same color as maple leaves before they turn in the fall. Unfortunately, I could not get a picture of the plant, and I have been looking at images of impatiens and other flowers all night with no luck. Green thumbs of AskMe, do you have any ideas?
Why is my bee balm falling over? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with ordering bulk flowers online? I'm looking for a reliable company to buy a bunch of flowers from for an event in mid September. [more inside]
Can you help me identify these plants? I'm trying to identify 1) the purple flowers, 2) the little white flowers at the bottom, and 3) the big green leaves. [more inside]
What flower / plant is this? The photo lightens the flowers; in real life they are dark, kind of electric cobalt.
Please help me identify the plants - flowers, weeds, veggies, herbs - in the garden of the house we just bought. There are several plants that I don't recognize, so I'd really appreciate any clues you might have! [more inside]
What's the best way to send someone an aloe plant in the mail? [more inside]
Plant Identification Filter: Can you name this plant? The photo was taken on San Juan Island, WA, but I don't think this was unique to the area. [more inside]
IndoorGardenFilter -- What are some sweet-smelling plants or flowers I could fill my apartment with? [more inside]
Recommend some house plants! [more inside]
Please help me be culturally appropriate: should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane? [more inside]
A flower question in three parts: 1) what are these flowers: a1; a2; b1; b2? (I included versions w/my hand to show scale, since I have a lot of trouble figuring that with most internet pix) 2) what are other potted flowering plants that will do as well as these in my climate/situation? 3) Help me help myself? Suggestions for plant/flower identification sites. [more inside]
Resources for information about field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis, perennial morning glory) other than how to kill it? [more inside]
We've had high winds the last few days, and these tiny purple flowers have been drifting into my yard from parts unknown. I am obsessed with finding out what they are! [more inside]
What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
I am looking for gardening experiments [more inside]
Looking for a good nursery in the Austin, TX area. [more inside]
What are the ownership boundaries of plants in a rented/shared household? [more inside]
I'd like to get a small-to-medium-sized potted plant to liven up my dreary work cubicle. It won't receive any sunlight at all and will be exposed to 24 hours a day of pinkish fluorescent lighting and the glare of several computers and TV screens. The best it can hope for is fresh water and fertilizer/nutrient supplements as needed. Other than those boring and ubiquitous bamboo sticks, what else is there? Bonus points if it flowers or smells nice.
I find myself responsible for a semi-large, quite varied chunk of landscaping. Shrubs, flowers, trees, you name it. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Where can I find help? [more inside]
MeFi botanists: These are buebells, right, blooming now until June? (Yes, that IS my cat Widget on the scanner trying to eat them.) But what are these, fallen from a tree or plant on the NE Ohio shore of Lake Erie? (Pic is aprox 200% actual size.) Does anyone else have any plants you need to identify? Are there any good books or online flora resources you recommend that allow a person to maybe search by, say, "flowers-blue" and then narrow the search, perusing images? Thanks.