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Is weeping willow dying? [migrated]

OK, here goes again, was unable to post a photo and so the last question was deleted: I have a Kilmarnock miniature weeping willow planted 2 years ago. This year it has new leaves on top but ...
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Where have my posts gone?

I couldn't Upload photos and I got some replies on how to do it, but now I can't find my posts at all! Under my profile, it says I have no questions, and if I search for my user name , there is ...
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Why can’t I upload a photo to a previous question?

When I click the photo icon to add a photo as you described the green button to post it is greyed out. Please tell me as well where to ask your help without writing a new post like this?
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Is the repetition of questions and answers a good thing?

This article is about stack overflow but the question is relevant here. We don't close many questions here as duplicates and that inevitably means that users are supplying duplicate answers. For ...
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Do we really want questions asking for off-site resources?

We get a fair number of questions asking for off-site resources. Some recent examples: Competitions and lectures for garden designers A website for keeping track of my houseplants What good websites ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why did this (ignorant) question receive such a poor response?

Today, a new user asked a question about grafting pineapple and watermelon. That question currently has a score of -3, an accusation of being AI generated, and a bit of snark. A poorly received ...
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FYI: proposed site for "agriculture"

Those interested in gardening on a larger scale might want to look at the recently proposed site: Agriculture - Area 51 - Stack Exchange.
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Custom Gardening & Landscaping design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations Gardening & Landscaping SE community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve ...
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Your new site design is live!

As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with ...
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Identify these trees in the USA?

I have a question about my Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange post: Identify these trees in the USA? How ought Identify these trees in the USA? to be "more focused"? Do I need to ...
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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

When I ask for plant identifications, I often get a comment that I should add where the plant can be found. I don’t want to tell everyone on the Internet where I live. Can’t I just give the ...
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Should we retag identification questions once they're answered?

We have a lot of identification questions now, and I wonder: would it would be useful to retag these with the identified plant/pest/disease when this has been determined? For example, this question ...
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Are mushroom identification questions in scope?

Are mushroom identification questions in scope? Let's assume the question may or may not be in the context of a person's garden or soft landscaping project. I notice too there is a dead mycology ...
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How to ask plant identification questions

This site will have a lot of plant identification questions. Please post your entries for common terms and phrases used to identify and describe plants below. Then, edit this post to provide links ...
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Should there be a requirement to demonstrate previous research on questions (in particular for `identification` questions)?

Looking for [identification] is:q currently finds 3,115 questions. But [identification] is:q plantnet eliminates all but 5. Many other .SE sites require a demonstration of previous research for each ...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

I have came across two existing tags: trimming (47 questions total) and pruning (480 questions total). I am not sure if these two should be synonyms or they stand on their own. One of the trimming ...
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Gardening & Landscaping site design and logo — Draft

Nice to meet you all! I'm V2Blast, one of the other Community Managers here at Stack Exchange; I'm also working with the design team on the site themes project alongside Catija. I first want to thank ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What is the Gardening and Landscaping position on posts generated by ChatGPT?

Across the Internet OpenAI’s ChatGPT has gained a lot of attention both within and outside the tech community. There have been negative impacts on some SE sites, especially Stack Overflow. How are we ...
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Should I add updates throughout time to an unanswered question?

Let's say I post a question after doing some research, taking pictures, etc, and it has no answer. My problem was in a state, f.g, state A. As time passes, the plant or whatever in question, might be ...
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Design ideas for gardening.stackexchange.com

Gardening may be some way off graduating from beta but it won't hurt to start thinking about design ideas. While we're still in beta our background theme is the generic "sketchy" design consisting ...
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Why doesn't Gardening & Landscaping have a banner image?

Some other SE groups I'm part of, eg. Bicycles has a colorful themed background behind it. Presumably they can only be a good thing, making the site look more professional and retaining users. How ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we actively encourage users who post an answer to verify their answer with links to web sites or photos?

User benn's answer to this question What-plant-is-this-does-anyone-know-name was fine and appears to be correct, but he provided no corroboration for his answer. In the comments, he states that he's ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Gardening & Landscaping has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the newly elected moderators are... the same ones you've had as your pro-tem mods!: Please ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange is scheduled for an ...
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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification

Currently there are 22 questions tagged with sansevieria and as I have stumbled upon some dracaena (71 questions tagged) tagged questions I started to wonder if we want to address the reclassification ...
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How can I build rep when mods insta-delete my posts?

Ive been a lurker on the site for years, create an account and my comments are deleted in less than a day of me not being able to respond? OOOKAY
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Are questions about eliminating parasites on topic?

I'm a mod on Pets.SE and we've got a new question Eliminate Ancylostoma caninum from garden. Gardening and pest control are off-topic on Pets, so I'm wondering if this question would be accepted here. ...
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Are the [containers] and [pots] tags synonyms?

The tag containers is well established and documented. There is also a tag pots, which doesn't seem to differ at all.
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How should we celebrate Gardening & Landscaping's 10 year anniversary?

Gardening & Landscaping will be turning 10 years old in a couple of months, along with some other sites in the network, and Stack Exchange is hoping to celebrate this milestone with: a blog post ...
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Question locking and migration?

Grrr, I had a nice garden related answer ready to go on the ginger question, but it was migrated to a different forum 3 seconds before I hit post. Evidently the system when it saves drafts does not ...
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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?

I do not really know outdoor gardening or landscaping but I feel a little redundancy between sod and lawn tags. Also there is a tag for turf with the following excerpt: Grass and the soil held by the ...
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What extra does [equipment] tag introduce compared to [tools] tag?

There is the tools tag with 103 questions and the equipment tag with 3. This question "Are green plastic bottles suitable for making a cold frame/greenhouse?" could be tagged with tools ...
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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?

Is there any significant difference between the terms of botany and botanics? There are two tags for these two terms with a couple of questions tagged with each. The questions "What kind of ...
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How to post large amount (over 3) of pictures in a question?

I often see questions where there are a lot of illustrations posted which is a good thing. On the other hand it often makes the questions:- Fragmented, text between large sized images get lost. ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags

The cloning and propagation tags seem to be very similar to me. Unfortunately there is no tag wiki excerpt or tag wiki for cloning so it is not clear what is its purpose. There are only 4 questions ...
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Discussion about merging [led] tag into [grow-lamp] tag

I think the tag led is to specific on its own and could be merged into grow-lamp which is a general naming that could involve LED, HPS and other grow lamp/grow light related questions. Currently there ...
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

I am posting this question because I have received some mixed reactions to such edits. Partly because the tag wiki excerpt review UI only shows markdown diff but not rendered outputs, where the fact ...
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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?

I think merging figs and ficus tags could be considered. Although I do not know which one should be kept. Where I live Ficus is the most commonly used name when it comes to various species. We even ...
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Create new tag for genus or for species or both?

I had a question here about Monstera identification and I was surprised that there was no Monstera tag. Regarding the question there was no doubt that the plant is part of the Monstera genus, only the ...
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Is posting a LOT of identification questions appropriate?

I've just moved into a new house with a garden. Woohoo! It's about 7m x 15m with a lot of borders, all of which are heavily overgrown. I've started to go through the borders weeding them, but I ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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is there a shadow ban feature on stack for moderators to utilize?

is it possible to hide comments from uses with out them finding out? like can any moderator shadow ban a user without their knowledge? just because that user is gaining points with decent answers? or ...
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I'm being bullied/targeted by 2 moderators what can I do about it?

there was a fake account made be a moderator and when my answers were upvoted instead of that account my account started to be targeted by a moderator now that account has disappeared and a million ...

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