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]
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 live on a corner. I need to plant something to border the corner that says, "please respect that this is my yard, not public property." I would like it to be reasonably attractive and low maintenance. [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]
So our big office jade plant - given to ME by a green-thumbed former co-worker and the wonder of the floor - fell over in the night and broke into a million pieces. What do I do? [more inside]
I have a small Sago Palm in the living room that seems perfectly happy sending out new growth and then letting them die. (Photos) I thought the new fronds would mature into new leaves but they uncurl and then just yellow and die. I was told not to cut the yellowing fronds off as the plant self-cannibalizes, but they're not very attractive - how do I either stop the fronds from dying or discourage new growth?
I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a good apartment plant? Minimal light and minimal fuss preferred. [more inside]
So I have this little plant that I got a few years ago and I sort of... forgot about him a lot. I know I know - I'm a bad plant mom! He's been up on a window sill tucked behind a curtain so I only remembered to water him very occasionally. Is he dead? Or can he be saved? Does anyone know what type of cacti or succulent (shows what I know, right?) this is, and how much I should be watering him? Also since it's been a while - would replanting help?
I have had this plant for 12 years, I am attached to it. I don't know what kind of a plant it is, but it is in rough shape. [more inside]
In my office, there's this crazy plant that become quite overgrown. There's a stem that I think should be sitting upright, but the leaves are so overgrown that it has become top-heavy and everything simply spills over the side. I tried staking the plant upright, but it fell over after a few days. Here's a photo of the plant. [more inside]
I would like to keep a plant (alive) in my car, possibly in a cup holder. Is there a plant that could handle my car's interior environment, isn't too fussy about watering, and is not covered in needles? [more inside]
Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [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]
I am looking for a recommendation of a unique house plant/tree, and where to buy it. [more inside]
Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: What on earth is this plant that apparently volunteered itself to be grown in a pot? [more inside]
Help! My potted curry leaf tree has suddenly had its leaves start shriveling and turning brown. What's wrong with it, and how can I save my plant? [more inside]
Can I plant vegetables by just cutting them up and putting them in the ground? Specifically tomatoes and cucumbers. [more inside]
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]
Will it be safe to eat vegetables that have been grown in soil containing decorative plant fertilizer capsule / pellets? [more inside]
Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
Where can I find an inexpensive, simple indoor plant stand/flower pot holder? [more inside]
Yet another plant identification question! [more inside]
Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
PlantFilter: My plant is dying. Or diseased. What kind of plant is it and how can I save it? [more inside]
I've read that it's a bad idea to plant small plants into larger pots (the idea being that they will grow into the large pot). Instead, you're supposed to keep the plant in the smallest appropriate container and move up as it grows. Why? What will happen if I just start a plant in a container that's bigger than it needs?
Please identify this houseplant. This tall and skinny houseplant intrigues me, and I would like to get my own. Who can tell me what it is, and possibly where I would go to get one? (i am a plant newb)
Oh hive mind: wield your mighty collective horticulture-fu to help me bring the seashore to my apartment! Help me figure out how to grow Rosa Rugosa inside and make my sweetheart happy! [more inside]
I'd like to hang a small screw-in type grow light (not a giant florescent tube) above my plants to help them out. Possible? [more inside]
My girlfriend rescued a sorry-looking Chrysanthemum from a bargain bin at a garden centre and is determined to keep it alive and well. She says she hasn't found clear answers via searching so far, so I've got a few queries on her behalf... [more inside]
Few questions on winterizing young trees and bushes. [more inside]
How do I nurse a very sick tomato plant back to health? I gave it far too much tomato feed by mistake, and a day later the leaves are horribly droopy/wilted (but still green), though my tomatoes are still looking like they're ripening. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how best to recover it? It's an indoor variety, grown in a foil pouch if that helps.
I'm wanting to start a little cactus community in one, big pot, but I'm having a hard time finding a pot that's as large as I'd like for a decent price. I'm starting to give up on finding one cheap enough and am now trying to think of another object I could use as a flowerpot substitute. Any ideas? [more inside]
Do you have a happy Ficus tree? Can you help me water mine? [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]
What should I plant in the world's tiniest garden? [more inside]
This past summer I read about the amazing resilience of the Jerusalem Date Palm, a plant with legendary medical powers that was thought extinct. I have been searching for news and updates about this little guy since then, but I haven't had much luck. Are there any updates on the progress of this miraculous seed?