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Are questions about installing artificial plants on-topic?

This question was just asked on the main site: Minimal install of artificial grass for small enclosed pet area As the title says, they're asking about installing a small area (from the photo, it ...
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Is US spelling prefered here?

Recently two questions about chil(l)i got edited to the word with single letter L. Is the US spelling preferred here and should be edited? Thanks
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Are “Where to buy X in city Y” questions on topic?

This is in reference to this question. IMO it is ok to ask "what sort of X should I use to do Y to my plant Z", with the answers most likely containing suggestions to different products. But questions ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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How to know whether my questions are on topic or not?

My question https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/3262/are-there-any-proven-health-benefits-of-eating-organically-grown-food was closed. I'm not too bothered, but would like to have a better ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

We're nearly 8 months into our beta phase, and we probably should aim for graduation this year. One of the steps involved is laying out our acceptable questions in the main FAQ clearly. As this ...
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why do you need 10 rep to post an image?

I see new users unable to post a picture for identification because they only have one reputation like this and this This makes the question difficult to answer and frustrates the user. I realize ...
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General Sprinkler questions welcome here?

This question came up today. I mentioned the author might be better served on the DIY site as its more of a plumbing question than anything else. Should we welcome general sprinkler system questions ...
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Can we ask new users where they live?

When a new user asks a question they could be writing from anywhere in the world. It would sure help to provide a good answer if they supplied the area of the world or climatic zone where they lived. ...
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Close similar questions or answer with links to existing answers

As spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere we are starting to see questions from first time users that have, in many respects, been asked and answered before. The choices are to answer the question ...
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A Gardening.SE showcase

For the sake of inspiration and admiration (and eventually new plantation), might it be an idea to set up a showcase of gardening? There is absolutely no doubt that some (if not most) members of this ...
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Should the [seed-starting] and [germination] tags be synonyms?

I noticed today that we have tags for both seed-starting and germination (with the latter having a synonym, germinating). Both tags have wikis, but the one for germination has a lot more detail. The ...
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Aren't we supposed to be avoiding easy questions in private beta? [closed]

Isn't this the kind of question we are advised not to have in the site at this stage: What is an easy vegetable to grow in a hot, dry summer / cool, wet winter climate? I want to try growing ...
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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?

I noticed today that we have a garden tag. It is currently applied to 17 questions, and is the only tag on 5 of them. Now, the gardening tag is blacklisted because it's an intrinsic tag, one that is ...
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Should the tag “bulbs” relate to things like Springtime flowers or root vegetables?

Currently the tag bulbs is mostly associated with "Onions", a bulb vegetable that is strictly speaking a subset of "Root Vegetables". Personally when I think of bulbs in a gardening context, the ...
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Fall/winter gardening tag?

Would it be useful to have a fall/winter gardening tag? We've got a handful of questions that this would fit. If so, what should it be called? fall-gardening and winter-gardening would overlap, and ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There are changes in the close reasons that have just gone live: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by: “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” "...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Angling joke sounding questions for experts

So we know that cultivating a fertilised garden bed for experts is one rule of green thumb on whether or not a burgeoning Stack Exchange site will likely emerge from the husk of the beta period. But ...
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Do we need to specify what identification is being requested using tags?

In my previous question about the tag: plants it seems like the tag is for identification requests. So a question asking for a plant identification would be tagged with plantsidentification. ...
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Why “correct” lupin to lupine?

This bunch of revisions: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/posts/168/revisions shows that the original poster had consistently used the spelling lupin. Lupin appears to be one of the standard ...
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How to Upload pics on an existing post

How do I upload pics on My current post? What size do the pics have to be? I had asked a question about my willow tree, and responses are asking for a photo. I have searched everywhere and don't see ...
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What does the community think about a Facebook page?

I have (finally) gotten on Facebook, and have a thought. I wouldn't mind hosting a 'Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange' Facebook page, to feature highlight questions and answers from the site. ...
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How can I 'try' to get the publicist badge?

Is there a way I can 'try' to get the publicist badge? The wiki (whatever it's called) says: Shared a link to a question that was visited by 1000 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Is it useful to retag questions for identified species? [duplicate]

I see that the Identification tag is very popular on GL. My opinion is that retagging with the identified species could help users to avoid posting duplicate questions. For example, if someone wants ...
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Questions with short titles

These questions have less than 18 characters in their titles, perhaps some of them need more descriptive title: Ash tree gender Lawn renovation Leaves seem burnt Sowing Tiny Seeds Sizing a ...
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Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?

Stack Overflow is successful because of a combination of the SE technology and the meta-rules defining how to use that technology successfully given the topic at hand. The stack about Gardening ...

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