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gotten huge and every year drop their dark blue berries during February and then later on drop their tiny white snow-like flowers all over the patio and into the pond fouling my filtration, staining my patio, etc. Of course the birds love the berries but as they eat, they "recycle" so the blobs of...
So I tasked my mom with landscaping the yard. There's several areas of the yard that have horrible soil, mixtures of rocks and clay. So I found a soil that's not too horribly priced. But I'm no soil expert lol. Its called sandy loam topsoil. Will this work to mend my horrible soil or is it just as...
I really want to try some of this this year, but frankly the number of seed pods I'm seeing on the vines is freaking me out a bit. I approach all vining plants with extreme caution after a few bad experiences. Has anyone grown this? Did it eat your garden the next year with volunteers?
Have any of you grafted tomatoes? I want to give it a shot this year, and I thought some more info would be good.:)
thinking about planting a kwanzan cherry tree next to my koi pond, any foreseeable complications with cherry blossoms falling or anything? i hear they grow fast but dont know much else about them if anyone has any help i would appreciate it.
im hoping it looks something like this when its...
Looking for recommendations for a grain(human consumption) amaranth variety with red leaves and high ornamental value along with seed production.
I'm considering rodal red leaf but am asking around to see if there is something else out there that might be even better.
Has anyone collected Hosta seed or grown hosta from seed?
I have two seed pods that are ripening and I'm not sure when to harvest them or even if it's worth the effort. . . .
I have a small tree from Gulf Shores, AL. I found a small start under a small tree (maybe 15' tall) in a vacant lot next to my daughter's home. It has tubular blooms in early spring before it leafs out. It also has thorns. My little sprout is about 3' tall now. Would love to find out what it is.
Got this fern(?) in a trade, trader didn't know what it is. It has fairly fine leaves and spreads across water surface.
Quick Background. Welp. I just started the goldfish pond hobby, with my little 435 gallon watergarden, back in Fall of 2011. I got bit by the hobby bug really bad since then. I farm for a living in the Texas Panhandle, Dalhart. Over the Winter and rest of 2012 till now, I have been researching like...
gets absolutely no direct sunlight. I had a gold dust acuba there for years, but it got too big and leggy for the spot. Azaleas don't work there - I just threw away the one that I had planted there a couple of months ago because it died. Is there a plant that will work there and will not get...
Here's a wierd one.
We have a river birch on the south side of our pond, very dense, and under it is pachysandra. It's quite shady in there.
There are always a lot of houseflies in the tree and on the plants. Nothing is dead in the area. Same thing last year.
Now I notice, as I did last...
I got the seed for this plant from a friend and she didn't know the name, but it's supposed to be "an indian medicine plant that grows in MS". It's a fast growing vine with knobby fruit which turns orangey color when ripe, is full of red seed. When ripe you're supposed to chop the fruit and put...
hadn't noticed it until recently.
Here's a closer shot of the leaves:
I really don't want another tree between the 2 giant magnolias in my yard - I have enough leaves to deal with! This new tree is right beside a sweet shrub - hope it won't hurt the root system of that shrub when I take...
Not a great pic but I would love to know the name of this weed. I think it has pretty leaves & cute little blooms.:yes:
We bought 2 ornimental cherry trees last year. They have been looking pretty good until about 3 days ago I noticed some of the leaves have turned brown as if they have been sprayed with something, but I doubt that's a possibility.
Any idea what the problem is?
Even the top of the tree is...
Does anyone know where I may be able to find someone who has and can ship a small acer palmatum (beni kosode)? Google seems to have let me down unless I have it shipped from the UK.
I found a whole bunch of the, Ive seen them before, and have always liked them.
Do any of you know what they are?
I think it was on Koiphen that there was a thread on making concrete leaves, for step stones.
Do any of you know how to find this thread, I tried the search, but no luck.:no:
I might just be crazy, and it never existed!:crazy:
We have a 49 year old Ash that has been infested with carpenter ants. Tree companys are recommending the tree be taken down. My plan was to put a tea tree in place of the Ash tree. Have found out though that its not hearty below 20 degrees.
So, does anyone have any recommendations for a fast...
I just bought some water hyacinth planning to top my settlement chamber with it. When I brought it home, my daughter was thrilled to see there were dozens of "tadpoles" swimming in the bag. Without really thinking I put a couple bunches in the filter and then my wife said, why do you need to QT...
Do you know the name of this plant?
I got my KO roses planted at the cabin and 1 Columbine. What can I plant in between them to bloom most of the summer and will come back next year?
When we moved here a few years ago, there was an old log tenant house on the property. I guess at one time someone planted a Wisteria vine. I'm not sure how long it had been vacant but from the size of the trees around it, at least 50 to 75 years. The flowers are pretty but the vines cover about...
I need advise. I have a 300Gal tub that I want to plant. Skimmer to 4000GPH pump to filter falls to 300 Gal tub to about 80gal tub to pond. Would like to plant the tubs not the pond. Gets a lot of sun & less then 4000GPH maybe 3000GPH. Would like plants to look nice but most important is...
Could someone tell me if this new growth is a flower spike or just a new bulb.
Also, this plant has several bulbs which have lost all of their leaves and turned black (right hand side of above picture). When should these bulbs...
Went to Kafue river today to collect plants for the pond.
Collected lots of different plants, some I have never seen before.
Some pictures, perhaps some one can tell me what they are.
Got several types of water lilies, some very strange valisneria, elodea some red all over plant looking like a...
I found these home made tabs on an aquarium forum for 0.25 each. Do they sound like they would work for water garden plants?:scratch:
Any help would be great!:winks:
We have an Italian plum tree that finally produced 5 small plums. We'd rather not waste what few plums there are by taste testing for ripeness. Does anyone know how to tell when a plum is ripe?
I bought some of this lilies in Thailand Singapore and SA.
I had them in the pond and was told to remove them, since they are not good for Koi??????:fmouth::scratch:. I put them in vats and they have flowered now.
I have counted some time 26 blooms on one lily at ones, and they flowered for a...
Would like to know if other members can grow this plant, and it remain
varigated. I'm on my 4th one, got new tuber, it has leaf, and is varigated
at the moment. I have it in deep shade right now. Other 3 reverted back
to plain green, which I don't want. Questions I have are where did you...
Tell me what's worked for you.
I'll tell you what we've tried.
1. Traps. Works well on juveniles and young naive gophers. We've gotten 14 so far this spring, but they are all the young ones. Does NOT work on any that have almost gotten trapped or are older than 1 year. (dang breeders!)
(which I don't really mind) along with my clematis. It has tiny yellow flowers on it and small green egg-shaped pods. Can someone tell me what it is?
Hi all just a quick question, I want to split my lilli's due to they are coming out of the pot, growing out of it and it keeps dumpping so how do i do this please.thanks wilma
My cactus is so tall that it has become top heavy & leaning. It has grown more on one side. I should have turned it around more often. I know they have shallow root systems. I know it needs to be supported or braced in some way to keep it from falling over. I have some large rocks stacked up...
Can't remember if we had discussed this but knowing we have some avocado growers here let me ask...
Can I grow a avocado tree from a store bought seed? Is it true to parent?
I love guacamole and make it lots, I feel guilty throwing the seeds away
Was wondering if anyone might know when in June the rhodendrons are in full bloom? A friend of mine wants to make a trip there to Roan Mtn (apparently where they have the most rhodendrons, or at least where its a major attraction) in June but does not know when to book her flight to be sure she...
Is it possible for fertilizer in the soil of an aquatic pot plant to cause a nitrite spike?
Anyone have specific experience with this?
What ratio do you use to delute your epson salts when putting on your plants? I am used to doing 2 tbs. per gallon but I am going to use this on Kimberly ferns and it has been a while since I put it on them. These are large ferns and I do not want to burn them.
I have a question about hibicus trees. I bought one for the first time this summer and know I have to bring it in real soon. On the Internet I read you must cut all branches back to about 4-5" of the stems and just keep the plant moist during the winter months. Is this true? Do they require...
Have a huge loofa sponge vine; it having done better this year than one
has ever done for me. I have at least a dozen huge loofa sponges; some
almost 3' long. My question is when do I pull them off the vine to remove
seeds and also to get the loofa sponge. And what do I do to prepare the loofa...
I have a 110 gallon plastic tub that has a filter in the center of it. 2 ceiling light grids with the filter pad in the center sandwiched standing upright to the top. the water stays about 2 inches down from the top. What i want is some kind of grid i could put plants on and have the roots go thru...
It has grown about four foot tall in the last six years. It was given to me by my DD. It was in a pot with no tags. The guy told her what it was and she told me. If it is what they said it is, it should be in zone 8, like where my DD lives. I am in zone 7b.:scratch:
If it gets coolder than usual...
I have a lily that has not bloomed in two years. I'm not sure anymore which one it is, the koi sucked out the marker. I know I repotted it from one of my others. Any idea why it's not blooming. I have 7 others and they are all doing well.
I added some Barley pellets to help with the string algae, but I'm wondering if it will retard the plant growth? I assume it will, but how much.
I just added the Barley, so it is not a factor YET.
I have Cana, Monkey Flower, Taro, Water lilies and creeping somethingorother. The creeping...
We planted 3 red maples about a month ago. One of them is particularly unhappy. They have all put out new leaves since planted. The leaves, new and old, droop and curl inward. The leaves are green and there is no browning or yellowing.
The leaves at the bottom have been pruned...
i have a pretty good variety of echinacea around my waterfall.i just picked up a box of some different varieties.i guess they're bulbs.
will they grow if i plant them,or do they need to be chilled first?
for the Japanese Lily beetle ?..........:surrender:
local craig lister has them advertised at $15 & $25 per pot , I've never seen or heard of them before, is this a good buy, and is this a nice plant to have? Thanks jacki
My neighbor has this beauty of a tree in her yard and it gets little tiny white flowers on it that have a fragrance. No flowers to show you yet tho. Thanks for your help. Here are some pics:
I unfortunately lost the tag for this maple and wondered if anyone knows what it is? The larger leaves are I think are a throwback b/c none of the other leaves are developing like that. I pinched that branch off!!
Hello there I went to a Vietnamese Tet festival in February and saw this really cool plant. It was about three feet high, trying to find it for my mom for mother's day. Any help would be appreciated!
anyone have or heard of them and know of a source for them. We spent the day at Longwood Gardens and were fascinated with the aerial root curtain this plant /vine displays. Now I want to put it in the the new pond conservatory.
Any one know where I can buy a Florida Avocado tree?
I don't know the scientific name, its the one that produces the gigantic fruit.
Also known as Low Fat Avocado's.
I've googled, and cant get anywhere :no:
Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know the name of a passion flower that smells like grape koolaid? had one years ago, and since our big red one that went on the pond cover seems to have met its end due to the 2010 freeze, thought maybe to replace it with something yummy smelling. If not any of your faves that smell...
i have a growing maple tree next to my pond. it has grown over the years and now blocks most of the sun, and all water lillies have not survived.
does anyone know of any water lilly that will tolerate shade?
Im in the catskill mts. in nys.There is a pond up the road from mine that is covered with yellow lillies in the summertime. I found a couple washed on sure..black thick stalk withthick stems and a round tip on the end. I also saw fresh growth in the bottom but did not have my waders..I will go...
Do lotus need to be broken apart and the individual tubers potted up every year, or is it okay to just let them go once they start putting up new pads in the spring?
My sister and I are considering buying an extremely large (10 gallon) yellow peony this year and splitting it. A woman at the nursery where we're going to buy it from said not to split it until fall. What's the reason for this? Does anyone know? Would it die if we did split it now?
I'm looking to get a few tobacco plants, or seeds enough to start a few plants. My wife wants it for some native American spiritual stuff and she has been told it's illegal to sell plants/seeds here in California. I'm not sure why that would be, we are not trying to compete with the big tobacco...
anyone that lives in Florida growing blueberries ?
We got some banana tree this year for the first time.. What do we need to do with them for the winter months??
as a chrysanthemum chat line? I was kinda surprised when i posted our show photos i didn't seem to get anyone here who shared the same enthusiasm.
Any fans out there?
I just read from Webb's Water Gardens (http://www.webbsonline.com/wintertips.html#Tropical%20Floating%20Plants) on wintering water hyacinth:
"All floating tropical plants including water hyacinth and water lettuce should be discarded unless you bring them indoors and keep the water temperature...
I have all my plants in plastic pots, I'm having a little trouble with some moving a bit and tipping over. I have a couple clay pots not being used, would they be ok in the pond?
I have an assortment of bog plants that will need to be taken care of over winter here in Minnesota. Canna, Iris, celery, Thalia, Umbrella palm, ect. Can these plants be put into a dormancy so they don't have to be growing all winter?:confused: I dont have enough room or windows in my old house to...
I am laying down some roofing membrane as weed block around my pond and will be making some" ditches" in it to plant some bog type plants. what i need to find are some low growing plants preferably reds and blues to put in them..any suggsetions?
I have a question. I have several lotus and they are all doing great. Several of the seed pods have dried and the seeds look ready to plant. Can I germinate them now or do they need over winter? Will the young plants make it through a NY winter or will I have more success starting them in the...
Ok now thats its getting close to fall i need to know how to store my pond plants so i dont lose them this year dont want to rebuy again
I am new to water plants and have a general question. I live in an Perris, an inland part of Southern California. This area stays fairly warm most of the year. Anyways my question is with my hardy lilies and water hyacinth. Do I need to pull them out of my pond at some point in the year or do they...
I planted a full vegetable garden this year, the first in about 4 years.
Everything is doing well but I don't know what to do for my tomatoes.
I have several Sweet 100 cherry tomato plants that are just now producing ripe tomatoes. They are sooooooooo tart and sour that they will give any lemon a...
I am thinking about using some old seine net as plant protectors for my lilies,attaching it to the pot with wire ties and using foam pipe insulation around the top to keep the net at surface level. My question is will the pads spread out (which is what i would like them to do)over the floating...
I have ledges in my pond that are 17 inches deep if i use a 7.5 quart pot that is 7 inches deep will this be adequate for lilies,that would leave me 9-10 inches of water over the lilies. I have some rosey morn,perry's baby red and a chrysantha. thanks
It's growing in my neighbor's yard. Her sister planted it for her but didn't tell her the name.
Ivy has began to grow around my Koi Pond landscape. How can I get rid of this from taking over the whole landscape????:eek1:
I have Tiger Lilies (a.k.a. ditch lilies) that are taking over everything. I dig and dig to get rid of them and I can't! They pop up everywhere. Any ideas?:no:
My Japanese maple is starting to show signs of distress. You can see in the pictures where the leaves are hurting. I really don't know what I'm doing. This tree is in full sun all day. Could that be the trouble, to much water, or maybe not enough.
I have some tropical water lilies (3), each is in half a 55 gallon barrel. The water is starting to turn green. They seem fine, growing new pads, should i just leave them alone or should i change their water?
can anyone identify this lily? it is a dwarf
Please can some one tell me a show me which pot should i use to put my loto. I have had it for 3 years and has never bloom. The leaves grow tall but no sign of flower. I live in zone 11 so i think it can be the pot because it is pretty shallow
I am looking to buy a new rototiller.... so tell me what brand you have and what you like about it and what you don't. To help me decide what to buy.
I am going to try and fertilize my pastures with compost tea this year instead of chemical fertilizers. I have 1 55 G barrel that I want to use, I of course have the air pump and will make a perferated PVC pipe to supply the air to the brew. I understand i need to add about 6 cups of molasses to...
Anyone using the osmocote plus on their house plants?
huge white blooms with red centers. It has lots of buds on it and has started blooming a little, however something that I have yet to identify is eating the leaves - many of them looks like lace now, they have so many holes. Could it be Japanese beetles or something else? What can I use on the...
Are there any shade tolerant hardy waterlilies? I have a Clyde Ikins that doesn't seem to mind the shade. My Pink Ribbon is in the same area and the bloom doesn't fully open. Maybe this is a fluke or it prefers more sun than some in the morning and a little in the afternoon. Thanks in advance for...
I got a pickerel rush and it had some white very little things. Im so dumb i put it with some of my baby water lilies and now everyone has white things.:Argh: What in the earth can i use on them? They are not in my pond, but in a little pool i have, so there are no fish to harm. But later they...
Hi ok i have a question,, i put my plants in the pond but all the soil that i had in the baskets is now on the bottom of the pond i used the stuff you use in the water so now what do i do, i took them out and redone it but you think this will happen again? so do i put top soil over it or...
know the name of it. Can anyone identify it? Looks like it was in a hanging basket or a ground cover of some sort. Thanks!
hi i am trying to find out where to buy moss? i am trying to make some grow i was told to use flat beer,,moss,, and sugar then mix it up and put it where you want it to grow can you help please
I have quite a few of these. Some have stems shooting from the base or near the tree. Can these be propagated by division? What is the best proceedure?
I bought some plants from Lowes yesterday and put them in seperate containers before I put them in the pond. I'm concerned about any bugs they may have so what do I do before I put them into the pond. I have some old PP that I got from a friend some years ago but don't know if its any good or how...
Her is a picture of the Joyful Eyes Lotus I got from matherfish.It is doing great except the ariel leaves are a yellow green and all the veining is a deep green. Is this normal for this variety or do I need to give it extra fertilizer,or does it need something else ? All the other lotus are...
I just started up my new 1500 gallon water garden. This is for fish, mostly.
I just bought water Hyacinth for it. I want to put salt in my pond, up to .3% concentration. Is this going to kill my WH and any lilies I add? If so how much salt may I use?
I started a lotus seed .After it had put out 3 leaves. I put it in cut down milk jug with a layer of yard dirt and a layer of sand. it started to make roots ,and a couple more leaves,now there is a shoot all the way across the jug. Is this container too small or will it be fine while the plant is...
Because of our crasy weather I kept my iris under multch to long this spring and now the ones I got from schreiners have rot at the main green leaves. I cann,t seem to locate the care book they sent with the rhizomes. I already dug out the rotten areas .Should I do something else with the effected...
when is the best time for trimming Boxwood and how much can be removed for shaping
I can make up my mind what to get for that planter on the edge of the waterfall it will soak in water from the fall and sun for the most part of the day say from 8 am till 4pm
Anyone ever grow these? Here's the link
Any comments? Anyone here sell them? For me, its all about the smell, so when I saw these, I was wondering about them.
Does anyone have any ideas on what may be happening to my Vanda. I believe it has a virus. The leaves have been slowly falling off one by one & there are patches of black on the leaves (they do not rub off so not mold). The stem looks like it is rotting as well. Roots do not look heathly either...
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