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I need to identify a plant to figure out if it is bird safe.

I need to identify a plant to figure out if it is bird safe. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Feb 7, 2011 - 11 answers

sun beautiful sun

We have motion-activated lights in our new office, and office plants that need light over the weekend. I'm looking for some kind of plug-in kinetic sculpture that we can have on a plant timer, that'll run (hopefully without being too annoying) during the day to keep the lights on.
posted by you're a kitty! on Jan 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you identify these houseplants?

Can you help me identify these houseplants? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

How to get more blooms from houseplants?

How to get potted calla lilies and potted lavender to bloom? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Jan 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Pop Science/History like Botany of Desire?

What are some good books about the history or evolution of different plants or animals? Overblown metaphor aside, I really liked Michael Pollan's 'The Botany of Desire' and would be interested in learning the history of other domesticated plants like roses or oranges. Or books on evolution that get into things like insects or whales.
posted by Caravantea on Jan 9, 2011 - 24 answers

What kind of tomatoes should I grow?

Gardeners! Help me narrow down what three varieties of tomato to grow on my tiny urban deck. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jan 6, 2011 - 35 answers

How do I care for my new "living Christmas tree"?

[Plant Filter] How do I care for my new dwarf conifer, a Lawson Cypress also known as "Treasure Island"? I purchased him from my local nursery two days ago, where they were selling small "living Christmas trees" as novelties. It is a very lovely little tree, and I would actually like to keep it potted inside if possible, but I'm not sure if it will be too warm for this species. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What kind of greenhouse for zone 5?

Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Plants for a bright but cold basement

Looking for information about houseplants that will do well in an oddly well-lit, but cold and drafty basement in the Seattle area. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Nov 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Vegetable friend for my underground lair

What's a good plant for a small basement home office with a small basement-style window? [more inside]
posted by swift on Nov 11, 2010 - 14 answers

please help me identify and care for my new plants

Can you identify my office plants from the photos, and give me tips for caring for them? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Broken philodendron leaves - can they be saved?

Bought a philodendron and somehow managed to bend two of the leaves to the point of breaking them on the subway journey home. How should I handle this? Should I trim off the dead, drooping part, and if so, will it eventually fill back in to the standard leaf shape? Or is there some way to glue it so it will eventually fuse back together? [more inside]
posted by coupdefoudre on Oct 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Fall Garden Help!

What should I plant? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Oct 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Historic plant reproductive variation diagrams or art

"That plants employ many different strategies to engage in sexual reproduction was used, from just a structural perspective, by Carolus Linnaeus (1735 and 1753) to propose a system of classification of flowering plants." - I would very much like to find period diagrams/drawings that depict this (as many of the varying sex types/methods possible) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Sort of like a jade tree, but not

Houseplant ID: can anyone identify the plant on the right in this photo?
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me identify a strange plant

Need help identifying a mystery plant. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter on Sep 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Is there such a thing as "swamp wax," and could this be it?

Digging a hole last weekend, we found this. Help us figure out what it might be. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Sep 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Young grasshopper seeks grass-wisdom.

How to quickly mitigate a somewhat busted lawn and garden -- and maybe get a small vegetable harvest out of it? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It's my best friend. Always happy. No questions.

I'm looking for examples in movies and television where a character cares for a particular house plant as a symbolic plot element or to show another side to the character. [more inside]
posted by Zen unicorn rainbow zen journal on Aug 20, 2010 - 22 answers

Nature reference book tips!

Please recommend a reference book for trees and plants (flowers, etc) in the high Rocky Mountain region (specifically Utah). I would like to purchase this book online if possible. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Aug 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Plant identification: eat it, nurture it, or kill it with fire?

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]
posted by misskaz on Aug 7, 2010 - 18 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

Growing Plants In Heat & Wind

What can I plant on a hot, windy roof garden? My New York City apartment boasts a private roof deck. The problem: It gets constant sun all day long, and is the tallest building around, so it can get quite windy. Nearly everything I've planted has shriveled and died. What will work? [more inside]
posted by eduke on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

What's the best way to send someone a live aloe plant in the mail?

What's the best way to send someone an aloe plant in the mail? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jul 5, 2010 - 7 answers

What kind of plant is this?

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]
posted by Burhanistan on Jul 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Planting Database

Plant/Computers Filter: What's the best way to create an easily searchable digital database/library? Any program recommendations? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jul 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Masking smell of cat litter/ portuguese cooking coming from downstairs.

IndoorGardenFilter -- What are some sweet-smelling plants or flowers I could fill my apartment with? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Jul 1, 2010 - 9 answers

What low maintenance plants to plant on steep sunny hillside to enhance home’s curb appeal?

What low maintenance plants to plant on steep sunny hillside to enhance home’s curb appeal? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 29, 2010 - 9 answers

I. Need. To. Keep. This... Thing. Alive. Period.

I am the temporary care-keeper of a Medinilla Magnifica (here's a decent description). And it's trying to die on me - even though it has bright (but not direct sunlight), enought watering (but not to moist) and a quite humid placement. Please assist me to resuscitate it again. [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Jun 24, 2010 - 2 answers

How should I handle my backyard?

New to homeownership. How should I handle my backyard? [more inside]
posted by studentbaker on Jun 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Green apps

App Filter: I'm looking for a plant identification/database app for the ipod touch. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on May 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Ooh, you smell nice!

I recently went to Nags Head, NC and encountered a super fragrant bush. It had super green leaves and little yellow flowers that didn't look like flowers, but more like little berries. What was that plant?
posted by MayNicholas on May 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Good online source for aquarium fish, plants, and supplies?

What is the best online store in the US to buy aquarium fish, plants, and supplies from? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

A grape idea?

Can I eat the grapes (?) that are growing on my building? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Help my mom select low-hassle, shady plants?

What are the best shade-tolerant, ultra-low-maintenance plants for my mom's terraced flowerbed? [more inside]
posted by oblique red on May 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Indoor Plant Palooza!

Recommend some house plants! [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on May 10, 2010 - 22 answers

Gardening in advance

What can I do now if I won't have access to a real garden until August? [more inside]
posted by kro on Apr 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Ingardenous Basterds.

Please help me diagnose this annoying plant killing problem in my garden! [more inside]
posted by dozo on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

What are these plants in my yard, and what do I do about them?

What are these weeds/trees/green things that are all over my yard, and can I do anything about them? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Mar 22, 2010 - 19 answers

What is wrong with my pepper plant?

What is killing my habanero pepper plant, and how do I save it? [more inside]
posted by Adridne on Mar 21, 2010 - 9 answers

What can I grow indoors in 4-inch clay pots?

What can I grow indoors in 4-inch clay pots? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Do I need to add supplemental lighting to my new indoor greenhouse?

I've got a 4-shelf indoor greenhouse. Questions about lighting inside. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Mar 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Well, the reason might be "liver failure" or "death," I'll accept that

Is there any reason not to order and grow my own heath pea plant, for my own use? Have you ever used it? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

dreaming of spring

Looking for a Massachusetts (or NH) garden supply for plants [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Feb 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me identify this plant

Can you help me identify these plants that I rescued? I want to learn what will make them happier. (pics inside). Feel free to name them as well! [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Feb 26, 2010 - 19 answers

Identify my cactus things!

I was given a couple little plants. They're succulents or cacti. Can you tell me what they are? I took a picture. [more inside]
posted by floam on Feb 9, 2010 - 8 answers

What plants should I buy for indoors?

What plants should I buy for indoors in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Jan 29, 2010 - 27 answers

Should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane?

Please help me be culturally appropriate: should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Searching for searching for bugs

EntomologyFilter - Help a librarian out of his depth find a better plan of attack on some specific insect-related searching. I need to know if terminology exists for what I need to find. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jan 7, 2010 - 5 answers

I keep killing the recao!

I keep killing the recao! Help me grow better! [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 answers

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