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]
Black fly aphids already got two of my house plants. I threw the plants out, but some flies still are buzzing around and my apartment stinks of Raid. I still have two orchids i love and don't want to part with. could they be housing the flies? What would be a good, organic way to get them off if they are? [more inside]
Need ideas for a good type of plant to use for a science project for my 9-year-old daughter. [more inside]
Is growing sprouts in my bedroom a good idea or will it result in hellacious odors and weeping and gnashing of teeth? [more inside]
Where can I buy/get/steal/harvest/whatever an actual Pandan plant in the Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena area? They're readily available in various supermarket freezers, but I'd like the real, live plant. [more inside]
What plants & mosses will grow will in a terrarium in an office with only florescent lighting (no windows)?
Plant-filter: which plants/mosses for an office terrarium if the office has no windows and only florescent lighting? (something like this?) [more inside]
What plants are suitable for putting on our deck in Seattle? There's no yard/soil, so they must live in containers. The deck is quite large so I was thinking about large decorative plants like small trees or some form of bamboo. Climate-wise, we have the typical PNW weather of moist winters that only fall below freezing a few days out of the year. Also, we are completely ignorant of gardening and would rather have something that can survive with a minimum of attention.
Make my small, dark, warm apartment into a non-toxic jungle! [more inside]
Can anyone identify this splendid mystery houseplant? It was received as a gift, but without any accompanying little plastic tag, and I'd just like to know what it is so I can figure how how best to take care of it. [more inside]
Anybody know what kind of houseplant this is? (I inherited it when I bought my house). Thx!
Can someone help me identify this fungus/bug that's attacking my office's plants? [more inside]
What should I plant on my balcony? [more inside]
I'm an American living in Canada. I'd like to buy a plant from a store in Canada that is legal in Canada but not in the US. Will I get in trouble? [more inside]
Any clue what might be plaguing my outdoor Japanese red maple bonsai? Immediately upon receiving it from an online retailer, it started developing brown patches on the leaves, which then curled up and died. I've tried putting it in less sun, more sun, more water, less water. It is in partial shade on a porch with daily watering now. It is still alive (green when I scrape it a bit) with few leaves intact, but I am worried that I'm about to kill a thoughtful birthday present.
Please identify these three plants. They live in our front garden, in the garden state of New Jersey.
Does anyone know where I can buy hydroculture materials for houseplants in northern Massachusetts. or southern New Hampshire?
What are these horrible spores growing in my houseplant? Spore pictures included! [more inside]
I'm going backpacking for a couple of weeks in the Beartooth mountains next summer. I'll be above the tree line most of the time. I'd like to have some local herbs and greens to make trail food more palatable. Is the flora described in Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies going to be the right stuff for this trip? Is there another pack-reference which will better describe this biome? [more inside]
I want to do something (maybe embroidery, maybe a tattoo, maybe plant a garden) with plants that symbolize my three children. My youngest is named Rosemary, so that's quite easy, but I am having a harder time coming up with plants that would symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel. I've googled and had no luck. I'm looking for something that contains the names, or something recognizably similar to them in the common or botanical name, or maybe a plant that is somehow associated with those names, or... anything you can think of. And the plants probably shouldn't look odd with a Rosemary plant next to it.
What kinds of food plants will grow inside by a window? [more inside]