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Tropical looking plants for pool area in California
November 14, 2008
I am looking for small tropical looking plants, groundcover, and 2-small trees for around my pool. They have to be non-toxic to dogs,cats, and people. They can't attract bees/wasps, or have a root ...
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Ferns that smell like cucumber
September 27, 2008
Are there ferns that smell like cucumber?
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Identity of fern-like plant in woodland garden
August 04, 2008
what is the fern-like, hairy fleshy-stemmed, 12"-18" ht plant in my woodland garden
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Decline of Japanese ferns in Austin
June 16, 2008
I've enjoyed beautiful Japanese ferns in my shaded garden for about ten years. They are looking spent and straggly, despite fish emulsion, compost,and lots of mulch and soaker hose watering in the s...
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Short or mowable plant for walkway
June 03, 2008
I'd like a short and/or mowable plant to use as a walkway in and around a vegetable garden in upstate NY. I was planning on clover, but I want to use a native plant if possible. The native clovers ...
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Scientific name for non-native staghorn fern
March 21, 2008
What is the scientific name for the staghorn fern?
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Native plants for memorial garden in Michigan
March 04, 2008
I want to start a memorial garden for my daughter. I live in northern Michigan and the area has very tall white pines we have pruned them up about 15' so the area does get partial sun. Which plants w...
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Understory plants for Tuolumne Co., CA
May 14, 2007
My driveway is lined with purple plum trees. I would like to grow something underneath them. What can I grow that will not harm the root system/health of the trees?
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Transplanting native, protected Ostrich fern in New York
September 05, 2006
Please give advice about how to transplant Matteuccia struthiopteris. What is the best time of year to do this?
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Native plants with little sun and northern exposure for New York
April 26, 2006
I live in a co-op and want to fix up the backyard. The backyard area has a west area to plant with a northern exposure and little sun and I am looking to plant something to cover the area. I would lik...
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