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    Bamboo is a possibility. Depends on where you...

    Bamboo is a possibility. Depends on where you live, and what conditions you have for growing, but there are almost certainly bamboos that would fit the bill for you. You'll want a clumping type....
  2. Thread: Frozen Ficas

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    It might. Might not, depending on how bad it...

    It might. Might not, depending on how bad it really was.

    What you need to do is really look at the bark on the remaining trunk or branches. If it's starting to slip off the wood, you'll feel it...
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    Pardon me for not having any direct knowledge,...

    Pardon me for not having any direct knowledge, but have you tried Monticello for their records of what Thomas Jefferson and his people planted, imported, and bred?

    I'd also recommend the big old...
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    There's not enough detail to hazard a guess. ...

    There's not enough detail to hazard a guess.

    What magazine was it in? Perhaps that would help. A location might help, too.

    The lack of clarity makes it hard, but if you think it's a grass, it...
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    I think Silver Surfer nailed the genus. If...

    I think Silver Surfer nailed the genus.

    If this is a tall plant in your neighbor's yard, you might have seen red-orange terminal clusters of flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies over...
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    Just as with Newt, I've not seen Dracaena being...

    Just as with Newt, I've not seen Dracaena being sold this way. In the USA, they are pretty much already sprouted.

    I've cut some Dracaena spp. and rooted the bare canes, which then sprouted. Some...
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    If you are asking if you can root it from a cut...

    If you are asking if you can root it from a cut flower, the answer is no. Any plant you want to root from a cutting should not be blooming on that cutting. Blooming takes all the energy away leaving...
  8. Thread: Manure

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    Depends on the manure and how it was treated....

    Depends on the manure and how it was treated. Horse manure is excellent, but it does contain a lot of undigested seed and grain. If you aren't willing to deal with all of that sprouting, you would...
  9. You also might try gaillardia or blanket flower....

    You also might try gaillardia or blanket flower. They blossom all summer on the Atlantic coast of Florida, and by summer, I mean at least six months of the year. They can even grow on dunes. They...
  10. Where are you? Which plants to recommend will...

    Where are you? Which plants to recommend will depend on your Zone, or region, or soil type.

    I like periwinkles: either type, but I was thinking of the Catharanthus roseus or Madagascar...
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    The first is canna. Big, banana like leaves,...

    The first is canna. Big, banana like leaves, although much shorter? The seed capsule is a little prickly, will have large black round seeds in a capsule that will split in four sections. It will grow...
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    It's Richardia scabra, or rough Mexican clover....

    It's Richardia scabra, or rough Mexican clover. Very weedy, but pretty enough.
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    Nope, no way to prevent the keys from forming....

    Nope, no way to prevent the keys from forming. Oh, I suppose if you prevented the tree from blossoming it wouldn't form the ash keys. No way short of clipping off all the blossoms.
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    I don't grow this, but my Walmart has them in...

    I don't grow this, but my Walmart has them in pots with the veggies right now. They say it's like cilantro but more intense.
  15. On the good news side, it's in the same family as...

    On the good news side, it's in the same family as eggplant, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes.

    Bad news side, it's a jimsonweed or thornapple, a Datura spp. Poisonous: don't sniff the flowers....
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    Zingiber zerumbet Sometimes known as shampoo...

    Zingiber zerumbet

    Sometimes known as shampoo ginger, or pine cone ginger. Try grasping the red cone and pulling up gently. Smell the syrup on your hands. It won't be sticky, but will smell really...
  17. Thread: saftey plants

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    Barbery or berberis does in fact grow in South...

    Barbery or berberis does in fact grow in South Jersey. Very well. I grew up there and had a few of them in the yard. Sandy, acid soil of the Pine Barrens.

    There are a lot of choices for hostile...
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    Prunus serotina, I think. Wild black cherry. Did...

    Prunus serotina, I think. Wild black cherry. Did you see it blossom? Check out google images of the bark and the leaves for comparison. Also the fruit will have a single stone in each.
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    I've never had luck growing malvas from seed I've...

    I've never had luck growing malvas from seed I've collected. I've had good luck rooting cuttings, well relatively good luck. Firm new growth about 6-10 inches long, remove lower leaves, cut upper...
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    Generally strongly aromatic plants. Lavender,...

    Generally strongly aromatic plants. Lavender, marigolds, geranium. In some areas, not even those are safe.
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    I don't know. I haven't grown these, but have hand pollinated lots of other plants. Look to see if there are differences in male and female flowers. On papayas, it's very clear, on zucchini, you have...
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    Nope, you can't leave it there because it will...

    Nope, you can't leave it there because it will rot.

    There are pumpkin monster growers out there that will have the voice of experience, way more than I have. My understanding is that once the...
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    I think it may depend on your variety and your...

    I think it may depend on your variety and your location.

    However, this may help. Where I am, it's not uncommon for figs to be coppiced off low to the ground, just a few inches above the root...
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    You are already eating flowers but don't know it....

    You are already eating flowers but don't know it. Some herbs are parts of flowers: saffron being the most notable, but you generally have tiny flowers in your oregano and marjoram, maybe in the...
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    I was wondering where she was. I only visit every...

    I was wondering where she was. I only visit every couple of weeks it seems, but I miss her. She's in my thoughts.
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