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Can i heal this dying cactus?

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.
posted by jonclegg on Jun 1, 2014 - 10 answers

Can you identify this 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]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jan 30, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find a Plant of the Month Club for a gardener's gift!

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.
posted by troublewithwolves on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

What kind of plant is this?

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?
posted by helicomatic on Jun 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Is this anthracnose on my Japanese maple?

What is eating my acer palmatum? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Apr 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Seeking suitable plants for an awkward flower bed, zone 8a.

My flower bed gets full sun in Summer, full shade in Winter, and plenty of dog pee. What can I plant? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Feb 23, 2013 - 8 answers

No, not THAT kind of weed.

Random plant in the garden: Weed or ...? [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jun 19, 2012 - 13 answers

How to build a perennial garden from the ground up?

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]
posted by barnone on May 22, 2012 - 18 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

help identify this mystery plant!

there is a mystery plant in our vegetable garden- please help us identify it! [more inside]
posted by ali.perelman on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

PlantID filter

PlantID filter: what's this growing in my onions? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Jun 12, 2011 - 7 answers

PrivetFilter

Why is this privet hedge dying? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Does anyone recognize this flowering plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

To Eat It or Not To Eat It?

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.
posted by tau_ceti on Apr 29, 2011 - 15 answers

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]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Cat-friendly Low-light Houseplant Recommendations

Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Plant ID help please

Plant ID filter: Can you help me ID these two plants located in central Texas? [more inside]
posted by GlowWyrm on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Compost or cleanse it with fire?

Oh god what is this? [more inside]
posted by saturnine on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I invite Mulder & Scully to my garden?

[GardenFilter] What is this alien-looking thing growing in my garden? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Apr 24, 2010 - 9 answers

paraSolve my problem ?

MushroomFilter: Where to find Lepiota lutea, aka. yellow parasol mushrooms in the Vancouver B.C. area ? [more inside]
posted by pickingoutathermos on Apr 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me figure out how to plant my windowbox!

Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

How much should I charge for my fruit tree planting service?

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]
posted by Sentus on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Name this plant/suggest similar ones

What kind of tree/plant is this? [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

How to remove ornamental grasses?

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]
posted by guptaxpn on Sep 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help us identify this plant!

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]
posted by pghjezebel on Aug 10, 2009 - 6 answers

What the heck is this plant?

Help me identify this weird plant growing in our garden. [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 2, 2009 - 8 answers

What plant is this?

What plant is this? [more inside]
posted by Sourisnoire on Jun 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Name That Plant

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]
posted by escher on Jun 8, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this plant?

What is this plant? [2,3] [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on May 2, 2009 - 9 answers

What are a few strange or exotic vegetables/herbs/fruit that I can plant in my new garden?

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.
posted by ShootTheMoon on May 1, 2009 - 20 answers

Looking to buy healthly blueberry plants in Massachusetts!

Where can I buy established blueberry plants that are ready for transplant in northern Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Apr 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion?

Looking for a shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion that I can grow in North Carolina's triangle region. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Nov 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Can I transplant a 10-foot-tall eucalyptus?

Is it possible to transplant a 2-year-old, 10-foot-tall eucalyptus? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Fusarium wilt: destroy immediately?

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]
posted by bread-eater on Jul 29, 2007 - 3 answers

So, what kind of plant am I?

What kind of plant is this (hi-res here), and how does it like to be taken care of?
posted by toxic on Jul 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Shade Tolerant Plants

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?
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2007 - 23 answers

Leopard Plant?

Help me identify this plant. [more inside]
posted by splatta on Jun 24, 2006 - 8 answers

How can I learn to plant a healthy garden?

Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Which tree is for me?

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]
posted by davebug on May 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Do you have any suggestions for a concrete yard garden ?

Do you have any suggestions for a concrete yard garden ? [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Apr 21, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me help my junipers

Why are my juniper bushes sick? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Aug 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Tulips in spring

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.
posted by jacobsee on Mar 2, 2005 - 20 answers

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