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By runner99 on Jul 10, 2020 8:26 PM, concerning plant: Petunia Potunia® Blueberry Muffin

I purchased a Potunia Blueberry Muffin petunia plant and replanted it in a hanging basket. The cream and light purple blooms were gorgeous for the first six weeks. The plant is still healthy, lots of blossoms, but for some reason, all the purple is gone! The blossoms are all cream colored. Anyone have any idea what would make that happen? It gets full sun about six hours in the heat of the day, then it is in the shade from about 4:00 pm on. It is watered everyday.

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By plantladylin on Jul 10, 2020 9:04 AM, concerning plant: Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

When grown as a container plant, Peace Lilies need a light, airy potting medium and a container that allows for proper drainage. If the water has nowhere to go, it becomes overly saturated, depleting the oxygen at root level and causing the rhizomes and roots to rot. This plant likes consistently damp to moist soil and will only survive wet soil if the soil adequately aerated.

One of my Peace Lilies has been sitting in the water of a fountain for almost 3 years and it is extremely happy. The pump runs 24/7 so the water is constantly in motion as it moves from the fountain, spilling into a small pond below.
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By Australis on Jul 10, 2020 7:22 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Grammatocymbidium Pakkret Garuda)

This is an intergeneric hybrid of Orchid (Cymbidium Lilliput) X Bell Orchid (Grammatophyllum scriptum). Cym. Lilliput itself is a primary hybrid, so this is 25% Cym. ensifolium, 25% Cym. lowianum and 50% Gramm. scriptum.

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By sallyg on Jul 10, 2020 5:59 AM, concerning plant: Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

This plant works as a "trap plant" for Popillia aka "Japanese" beetles. I let these grow in a few places. When the beetles appear, they can often be found on the tallest clusters of leaves, in the morning or evening especially. This year I've already picked many dozens of beetles. I knock the beetles into a bowl of water, then give them to my chickens. Chickens love to eat the beetles.

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By ILPARW on Jul 9, 2020 7:38 PM, concerning plant: American Germander (Teucrium canadense)

I just discovered this species as a colony in a park in a shady area not far from a pond and creek in southeast Pennsylvania. It has a large native range through all of the continental 48 states and southern Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It is a member of the Mint Family and the leaves are aromatic but are bitter to eat. Its leaves were used for making some bitter medicinal teas, but it was found out the it contains a lot of a chemical of neoclerodane diterpenoid that can cause liver damage. I think it is a pretty woodland wild flower and I was pleasantly surprised to find it. It forms colonies by spreading by rhizomes and self-sowing, so one must be careful to use it in a more natural garden. Its 2-lipped pink to pale pink flowers, typical of mints, are not fragrant, but make good cut flowers, and they attract pollinators as: long-tongued bees, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds. Prairie Moon Native Plant Nursery sells the tiny light brown rounded seed.

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By Baja_Costero on Jul 8, 2020 8:09 PM, concerning plant: Haworthia (Haworthiopsis reinwardtii)

Small Haworthia with stacked leaves that form narrow, tall rosettes. Leaves are marked with many raised white tubercles. Stems branch at the base (or higher up, if there is injury to the growth point) and form sprawling clumps in old age. This plant is very well behaved in small(ish) containers, given good drainage and strong light, but not necessarily a lot of direct sun. Ridiculously easy to start from cuttings. A single plant in an 8 inch pot can provide dozens of cuttings to start new plants over the course of several years without needing more space or any kind of soil replacement. My plants do not flower, unlike the other Haworthias here.

This species occurs in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa near Grahamstown. It is very similar to H. coarctata and occurs mostly to its east. The two species may be difficult to tell apart but reinwartdtii tends to have larger, whiter, flatter tubercles.

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By kniphofia on Jul 7, 2020 11:36 PM, concerning plant: Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck')

When I visit the Royal Horticultural Society's garden in Harrogate, Yorkshire I always make sure to see this plant. It is a beautiful columnar beech with glossy green leaves which turn a rich orange brown in Autumn. It doesn't have the yellow early growth of the cultivar Dawyck Gold. Not a fastigiate form, it originated in Scotland around 1850. It has branches low down on the trunk and is very suitable for a small space or as part of an avenue.

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By Lucius93 on Jul 6, 2020 3:51 AM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium leucanthum var. centifolium Black Dragon Group)

In my opinion the strongest scent in the world of lilies (of those I have experienced). I do not recommend keeping it indoors because the smell is too strong and can cause nausea and headaches.

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By Lucius93 on Jul 6, 2020 3:40 AM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium lancifolium)

The most resistant lily in the world and also the easiest to grow and propagate. It should be kept away from other lilies because the majority (if not all) of them are infected with viruses.

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By Lucius93 on Jul 6, 2020 3:32 AM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium African Lady)

Second generation nepalense hybrid. According to some sources, this is nepalense x OT and not nepalense x oriental (which is probably true). It has very strong stems which can easily support big flowers. Light scent. I am impressed that this lily and its color can withstand very high temperatures without fading quickly.

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