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]
What plants should I buy for indoors in my apartment? [more inside]
Please help me be culturally appropriate: should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane? [more inside]
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]
I keep killing the recao! Help me grow better! [more inside]
Wanted: recommendations for tall, indoor, cat-safe plants/trees. Superior, NASA-approved air-filtering and oxygen-producing properties are a plus. [more inside]
Is hibiscus really toxic to cats (not dogs)? I need to bring in our two big tree-like hibiscus tonight -- it's going to freeze soon -- but we have nowhere really good to store them, and we have kittens here. [more inside]
Are miniature cacti just younger plants or do they have their own name or classification? Awhile ago I saw some tiny (~1 in. apiece) cacti for sale in a big box garden/home supply store, but am not having luck finding them online (getting a lot of hits for dollhouse miniatures, etc). I would like to buy some but know neither the right terminology to use, nor where I'd buy them. I've already browsed several online cacti stores w/o success. Thanks for your help tracking this down!
I have some questions about cacti. First, can you help me identify the awesome cactus my boss' husband gave me? It looks exactly like this one (though that's someone else's photo). [more inside]
My cat is slowly killing my indoor banana tree by scratching the hell out of it. Now what? [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation for an indoor climbing vine. [more inside]
We got this pot plant in our office as a gift but we have no idea what its name is or how frequently we should water it or where to keep it (direct sunlight? shade?). Please help.
Seattle gardening and native plants: How hard should I be trying to stay native? If not native, what's good for this climate? [more inside]
How should I prepare my avocado plants for moving across country? [more inside]
I was given grow lights - what should I grow? [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]
Can I safely place a pot of Tradescantia pallida outdoors without it overrunning the garden? [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]
What is this ornately-leafed vine we found in our yard? It was growing on the east side of our south-facing house, mostly shaded, slinking across the sidewalk rather than climbing the house. We are in central Indiana.
My Bougainvillea Bonsai dropped all its leaves after I bought it due to the climate change (I think). Since then it has regrown lots of new leaves and shoots, but most of the original branches are leafless. Are they dead? Should I trim them? Help this Bonsai noob! [more inside]
Newbie gardening question: I'm very new to gardening and have some questions about drainage. I live in an apartment, so can only grow things in containers. For plants on the balcony, I'm using terra cotta pots with a hole in the bottom and setting them on the matching saucers. But what about indoor plants? Do all pots need drainage holes? [more inside]
My parents recently noticed a few strange plants sprouting up in the middle of their lawn. This one has grown from nothing to around a foot high in three weeks. Can anyone ID it? They're in the Boston area, if knowing the region helps.
Looking for crafty suggestions for a big glass bottle [more inside]
Resources for information about field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis, perennial morning glory) other than how to kill it? [more inside]
Will a paper bag protect my potted plants (herbs and flowers) from frost? [more inside]
What gift should I bring when I go to visit my boyfriend's parents' house? [more inside]
I'm looking for creative, inexpensive ideas to keep vegetables safe from thieves and pranksters. [more inside]
Why are my thai peppers (birds eye chilli) not fully growing out? [more inside]
My new Bougainvillea Bonsai has dropped or shriveled almost all its leaves and bracts. Help! [more inside]
Can you suggest plants for a friend's grave in Montreal Quebec? Zone 5a, full sun, low maintainence. My google-fu suggests sedum, although I havn't found a local garden center who stock it. Help? Merci.
How do I move my plants? Can you recommend a good plant mover? [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]
GreenThumbFilter: I'd like to start a garden in my backyard to grow some veggies and herbs and stuff -- like the Obamas' garden, but obviously at a lot smaller scale. How do I do this? [more inside]
What kind of cactus is this, and how do I care for it?
What plants can withstand urban squirrel, raccoon, and bird assaults (and might repel flies while they're at it?) [more inside]
Is there any way to save this plant?? [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]
How do I pollinate my plant? [more inside]
What is this plant? Its leaves smelled great. Located in the SF bay area, hiking near Livermore.
How do I best grow plants under artificial sunlight? What will I need? [more inside]
Amazon healing plants. Who is the expert? [more inside]