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]
Plant breeders' rights question - propagation and sale or plants, when in ignorance of the fact that the plant you're propagating and selling is a registered variety. [more inside]
Totally dumb Wall-E question. (SPOILERS) [more inside]
I'm growing a butternut squash plant for the first time. The plant has gotten rather huge and I need to knock it back a bit or give it somewhere else to grow, but I'm not sure how. The most I've raised before is tomatoes or peppers. [more inside]
I am going on holiday for 14 days, leaving behind several plants on the window seals in a small flat. There is no neighbor / friend to look after them in our absence. How can I make sure that the plants will not die? I have 2 tomato plants in pots, climbing tomatoes in a hanging basket and few pots with chillies. [more inside]
Growing a few green chile plants in the hot desert. Any tips or tricks? [more inside]
Help me identify this live-forever lookalike (sort of) [more inside]
I would like to plant some native plants/shrubs to adorn the front of our Chicago Bungalow. Problem is I don't know which plants are native to the area and i dont knwo where to get them. [more inside]
What kind of flowering indoor plants will keep flowering? [more inside]
What are some great botanical gardens in the US? [more inside]
What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
Basil, parsley, mint, sage, rosemary: which combinations will work best when potted together in a balcony herb garden? [more inside]
Old sneakers as planters. Has anyone done this? I'd like some advice on what kinds of plants work best. Other than one article stating to use hearty plants, the tubes have not provuded much. I'm going to talk to the the person at the garden shop as well but figured I'd try here first. Oh, and I live in Centralish Florida, if that helps narrow the choices. Thank you!
I'd like to grow bamboo in a container indoors (I have a sunny south-facing window that it can live in front of). Any advice about the best varieties, how to get it to grow tall, and where to get a plant (I'm in NYC) would be much appreciated. (NB: I am NOT looking for info on "lucky bamboo" plants, I want the real thing)
How do I get started with germinating cactus seeds? [more inside]
What kind of plant is this? [more inside]
How can I revive my favorite mystery plant? [more inside]