There's an eyesore of a barren area, about 2m,5 x 2,5m (8ft x 8ft), in my backyard. I want to do something about it. Challenge #1: part of the area is permanently shaded. Challenge #2: I have two free-range chickens eager to eat everything tender and green. [more inside]
This plant has been showing up every year for 12 years now. I don't know what it is. Can you help me? [more inside]
Our front garden beds are covered in this vine-like green monster- what is it? Trying to determine if it's an actual weed or something that was planted on purpose. Either way, I want to get rid of it, so tips on that would also be helpful.
Short version: I have a crate that is 50 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 35 inches deep. What plants have roots that can take advantage of the depth, but don't need much space to spread laterally? Long version: [more inside]
I moved into a great new place yesterday, with a garden. I have hit the Holy Grail of Paris-area apartments. However. Garden has plants from previous tenant. I have cats. Cats will nom the plants. I'm unfamiliar with a few of the plants, and am particularly worried about curious noms of this one. MeFi, can my cats eat these? Or should I remove them? [more inside]
Is this Giant Hogweed or something else? [more inside]
The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage. The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again? Here are some pictures of the plant.
I received several plants from a friend of mine to start my indoor garden. Neither of us knows what type of plant this is, despite hours of trawling gardening websites. Photo. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a monthly subscription club that ships live plants suitable to be replanted outside or, at a minimum, kept alive on a porch or window. Cut flowers won't work here, I want to give a gardener a steady stream of projects and surprises for 2014. Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast if it helps. Thanks you so much in advance! This is a bear of a bunch of search terms.
I inherited an existing plot in a community garden a few weeks ago, and there was a medium sized plant that seemed pretty established, so I left it alone. It is now an extremely large plant. The vines have fine spiky hairs, and the leaves are about 5 inches long, with 3 or 5 lobes and serrated edges. Does anyone recognize it?
What is eating my acer palmatum? [more inside]
My flower bed gets full sun in Summer, full shade in Winter, and plenty of dog pee. What can I plant? [more inside]
Random plant in the garden: Weed or ...? [more inside]
Talk to me about building a perennial garden from the ground up. I'm a fairly new gardener, and have recently bought a number of plants online. This worked well, because we have a small but complicated garden layout (in terms of sun/shade/water) and I can figure out specifics without getting overwhelmed. I also enjoy being present in a nursery to see the plants in person, but the good places are a fairly long drive away and weekend crowds can drive me insane. Given a list of desired plants, how do you go about buying them? What is the most cost effective way of doing this? [more inside]
Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
there is a mystery plant in our vegetable garden- please help us identify it! [more inside]
Why is this privet hedge dying? [more inside]
We've recently moved into a new place with an empty lot. The previous tenants used parts of the lot to garden, but it's now overgrown with a mix of food plants and weeds. Over the past month, we've had this plant popping up. It looks sort of spinachy, but we don't want to start mixing it into salads unless it's actually edible. Can anyone identify it? Closer look here.
Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?
Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
Plant ID filter: Can you help me ID these two plants located in central Texas? [more inside]
[GardenFilter] What is this alien-looking thing growing in my garden? [more inside]
MushroomFilter: Where to find Lepiota lutea, aka. yellow parasol mushrooms in the Vancouver B.C. area ? [more inside]
Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
I'm being offered $100 to remove "Ornamental Grasses", any experience with the removal of plants would be greatly appreciated. I need the money, badly, I just have never done this kind of work before. [more inside]
IdentifyPlantFilter: A new plant has sprung up in my Mother's rock garden this year. She loves it, but had no idea what it is! Can you help us identify it? [more inside]
Help me identify this weird plant growing in our garden. [more inside]
It's time for another round of Name That Plant. I got a flat of plants for free and i'm not sure what they are. Can you help identify? pic here [more inside]
Just shoveled out a new garden 2 weeks ago. Put some tomatoes and peppers seedlings in, and already have some baby pepper and tomato plant is flowering well. Looking for strange or exotic veggies or herbs I can put into the remaining space. This east facing plot probably gets 4-6 hours of direct sun (more once we get further into summer). I live coastal in San Diego, so it would be zone 10. It also never get's hotter than 90F, and never below 32F. Very dry, so low water plants are a plus, but I dont mind watering a small area often. I have no preference starting from seed or seedling, so either one works.
Where can I buy established blueberry plants that are ready for transplant in northern Massachusetts? [more inside]
Looking for a shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion that I can grow in North Carolina's triangle region. [more inside]
Is it possible to transplant a 2-year-old, 10-foot-tall eucalyptus? [more inside]
So my tomato plants look a bit sick (yellow -> brown leaves on the bottom). If it has fusarium wilt, must I destroy it? [more inside]
Shade-tolerant plants! I have a small raised bed outside my door which is in deep shade, under a large white pine tree. I'm in coastal New Hampshire, Zone 5, somewhat moderated by the ocean effect. The soil is on the acidic side but is easily augmented. It's quite moist. I don't need veggies because I grow them in a community garden, but herbs would be nice, or just ornamental things. Any ideas as to what might grow?
Help me identify this plant. [more inside]
Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
My wife asked me to choose between 6 kinds of small trees to plant in the 4 foot x 15 foot strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk in my (Missouri) front yard. I know nothing of the pros and cons of any of these choices. Is there an obvious best one? [more inside]
Do you have any suggestions for a concrete yard garden ? [more inside]
Why are my juniper bushes sick? [more inside]
Is it too late to plant tulips? I am in Salt Lake City, Utah and it's already starting to feel like spring. I have a big bag of tulip bulbs that I meant to plant last fall. Little green buds are starting to show. Should I give it a shot now? If they don't come up this spring, is there a chance they will come up next spring? I'm not sure what type of bulb they are.