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What do folks understand by the tag “backyard-garden”?

What do you understand by the tag backyard-garden? It means nothing to me and I can't see what the 3/4 questions under that tag have in common. But maybe it's a term in general use somewhere in the ...
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For identification, please only post one plant per question, and be specific when asking!

We always ask that when you post an identification question, you only ask about one particular plant type in that post. Be specific! This allows answers to be much less vague - especially if it's a ...
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Link Species Names to Wiki

Would it be possible to configure this StackExchange so that when someone uses the name of a species, a Wikipedia or Gardening Stack Exchange wiki article is linked? It would enhance the usability of ...
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How to post images here

I have plants I'd like to identify. How do I post pictures here?
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Are Questions About Making and Hanging garden gates in scope?

I would like to post questions about building and hanging a garden gate. I think this site is the best fit but I cannot see any similar questions. The Home Improvement site is the alternative but a ...
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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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Are red mites and spider mites, the same thing?

if so, we need a tag synonym: Best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites? I tagged this spider-mites as per the question, but it was retagged red-mites.
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Making plant/tree care tags general

There was one question earlier today on thinning fruit trees, and was tagged fruit-thinning. Since the primary purpose of tags is for archival purposes and easy access to information, I suggest making ...
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Can we have a tag synonym without the other tag being used at all?

Courgettes aren't really all that well known to Americans, I just happen to remember reading about 'em on english.SE. It would be silly to retag with zucchini or summer squash, but can we add a tag ...
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Should we avoid internetisms like TL;DR?

I saw an answer to an old question today which included a jokey TL;DR at the top. This StackExchange isn't superuser or webapps. Arguably we are reaching out to an audience which doesn't necessarily ...
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Is the tag [Plant-Care] too meta?

Currently there's a tag plant-care with 105 questions using it. It doesn't look like it's been used anytime recently, and the tag wiki describes itself as: General tag for questions on plant care Use ...
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Should we change the order of things in the Asking section of the Help Center?

In our quest to improve the quality of questions, especially from newcomers, I wonder if we should change the order of categories in the Asking section of the Help Center. I especially think moving up ...
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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 tags of nouns be plural or singular?

Should tags of nouns be plural or singular? Real example: pumpkin vs. pumpkins If the answer is: "Doesn't Matter", then do we connect the singular and plural versions as synonyms?
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40-minute time limit

I would encourage you to drop the 40-minute limit on postings. Allowing people to only post once per 40 minutes means that for many users they will only be making one answer (or question). I am not ...
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Suggestions needed … name our chat room?

Cooking has The Frying Pan. Philosophy has Schrodinger's Discussion So it seems the other stacks have super duper names for their chat rooms, while currently our chat is branded Gardening & ...
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How come nobody from Japan?

What I like here is that people are from all over the world. India, Switzerland, Netherland, France, US, you name it... But where are people from Japan? We all know how important gardening is for ...
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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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Are tree/log processing questions suitable for this site?

I posted this question over at The Great Outdoors SE and it has received mixed opinions on its suitability for the site. I have many trees on my land that need to be cut down. I would like to know ...
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Do questions about the benefits of a plant or herbs fit in this SE?

Just as the title says, do any questions regarding the benefits of certain plants or herbs fit in this SE? It seems that this is all about gardening. Should I propose one?
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Do questions about aquarium plants fit in?

I've asked two questions about plants in my aquarium so far, and found that I got very good answers too. On the question "Should I let Echinodorus Tenellus flower?" there was some debate as to whether ...
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Is “natural” a useful tag?

Recently created on this question: What are some alternatives to under gravel filters for a 3000 gallon pond?
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self promoting links again

I notice a user frequently links to their own site for articles they have written. They also sell gardening materials and make money from advertisements on the site. Although there is nothing wrong ...
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Gardening Anniversary Contest [closed]

Hello Gardening & Langscaping users! Following my last post asking for contest ideas, here's what we've come up with: The contest will start on 1st of August UTC (tomorrow) and last for 4 weeks, ...
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To what extent are garden/yard animal questions on-topic?

A recent question gives an the opportunity to define our scope just a bit more. How much should questions surrounding birds (and the feeding, housing etc of such) and other (potentially) beneficial ...
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Request to modify 'modified' to show more information at a glance

Where activity is shown, as in the 'active' tab (or there only) please distinguish the addition of a new post as an A from edits to posts. Perhaps apply answer rather than modified in a case such as ...
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Getting location data from users

I posted my first question yesterday, and the person that answered my question added my location as a comment to my question. I found that just a tad bit strange considering this is the interwebs and ...
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Should there be individual tags for specific plants?

Should there be individual tags for specific plants? For example, I asked a question specifically about my Gardenia tree/bush/plant. I'd love to see other questions and answers about Gardenias. Does ...
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URLs (links) placed in a HTML list

Do the below formatted/styled URLs (links) placed in a HTML list not work due to mixing two different markup formats when composing a post? [Composting Council of Canada][1] [Create Your Own Compost ...
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Terminology index

Is it possible and would it be useful to have a terminology index of common terms used on this site? Something like Bicycles SE has but for gardening and landscaping? IMO, some index would be of great ...
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Should the bulb tag be eliminated, or at least be made a synonym of bulbs?

The bulb tag had only one question. I edited it out and replaced it with bulbs. At this point, should we eliminate bulb, or at least make it a synonym?
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Does Community user delete unanswered questions here?

I was looking at Meta Stack Exchange at this question and wondered if this is in effect here as well. Questions with no answers or downvoted will be deleted after a month or year depending...
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Please clarify the 'What topics can I ask about here?' section of the help center

I would like to have this: identification, diagnosis or management of plant diseases, pests, or weeds, changed to reflect on our scope of identifying. It only includes diseases, pests, and ...
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new function for mods: convert answer to question

I see new users adding an answer that is really a question to an established thread. Moderators follow the established procedure and add a note saying they should ask it again as a question and ...
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Thoughts on self promoting links

I notice a recent post by a first time user where they give a one sentence answer and a link to their commercial site where an extensive and good answer to the question is given. On other SE sites it ...
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Review page mangled (When question has embedded photo?)

Unfortunately I can't make this happen again because the post is gone from the review page since I've already reviewed it. And I didn't fetch a screen grab because I was trying to see if it would ...
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No hard landscaping questions?

I don't see any questions about working with interlock or natural stone. Walkways, retaining walls: these all seem to be a natural fit for "Gardening and Landscaping". Are these outside the scope of ...
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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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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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How long does a closed question remain in the “delete” queue?

With my current reputation I am able to cast 6 delete votes per day and I wonder how many days these posts remain on queue in the "delete" tab from the Tools menu (2k rep only), waiting for them to ...
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Should [potted-plants] be a synonym of [container-gardening]?

I asked a question today involving potted plants. With it I made the tag potted-plants. I was kind of confused how that tag hadn't been created before, but I later remembered that we had the tag for ...
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Merge tag Pest with Pests

I found that there are two tags for pests. Both pest and pests. I think it would be best if we could make pest a synonym of pests.
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Seedling identification without clarification too broad?

I was looking at this identification question. The identification request includes a picture of a nondescript seedling growing at the edge of a pot. It has been inactive for more than a year, with no ...
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Where do I look for basic information on logged-in user abilities?

In looking at badges, I notice many terms for which I am unable to find a definition on the site. I'm sure it must exist somewhere, but even using the search box hasn't seemed to help. I did also try ...
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Should “What is an easy vegetable to grow” be made Comm-Wiki? [closed]

A question came up about asking 'easy questions'; it referred to the Easy-Veg question as an example of this. It seems to me this question was a poor example for their question (which was likely ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 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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Does the [chili] tag contain any scope that the [peppers] tag doesn't?

All chilis are peppers, but not all peppers are chilis. :) I don't see why the chili tag is necessary, because as I see it, the entire scope of that tag is covered by the peppers tag. I was going to ...
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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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“Containers” tag vs “Potting” tag

I think the Container tag is ambiguous with the Potting tag. Also (IMO) the container tag more accurately describes plants growing anywhere but inside the ground (eg 'contained' environments) better ...
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Do people who provide questions get notifications that we need more information?

There are so many good questions that we eventually have to close as there is no more response from the original asker. Do they get notifications when we comment on their questions? At the very least ...

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