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Please blacklist the [plant] tag

This is done! Also blacklisted plants to prevent that from being the go-to replacement option. Thanks Shog!
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Please blacklist the [garden] tag as intrinsic

Done. I marked it as an "intrinsic" tag - that is, a tag that is considered to apply to every question asked here. As such, it cannot be used here but won't block migrations from other sites.
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What to do with the [diesease] tag?

I think it should be deleted and the 3 questions edited with the correct tag.
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How should an editor handle adding a tag after an identification has been made?

In my opinion, new users (so easy to search) are more important than history, so I would include tags, so we can check easier related questions. Already now with edits, some answer and comments seems ...
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Would a tag for "How to" be useful to attract new users?

Each tag needs to cover a specific topic, just like they do now. Tags including 'how-to' would just confuse things and only minimally boost our prominence. And I do see our material quite often in ...
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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?

Ficus is the genus name. The questions tagged Figs are aimed at Ficus carica, the edible species of fig. We would loose context by merging the two although I am not in favour of species tags as if ...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

Trimming and pruning are different actions. Put crudely, you trim with one of these You prune with one of these Trimming is the action of keeping a plant in a desired shape and removing excess, ...
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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags

I looked up the definitions and cloning appears to be a subset of propagation. Cloning : producing individuals with identical or virtually identical DNA, either naturally or artificially. Propagation :...
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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?

You asked about the use of turf and sod. I reviewed the use of turf defined as grass and the surface layer of earth held together by its roots Some of the questions and answers worked well if you ...
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

I review all edits every morning, bring 'em on!
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

As you say, these asterisks and similar markdown codes are not handled in tag wiki excerpts. This is fine, there is no reason for them to be. Their existence in a tag wiki excerpt clouds rather than ...
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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?

The word botanics seems to be used in different contexts. as a synonym for Botany, the study of plants. The Free Dictionary The singular word, botanic, is considered an adjective of botany by ...
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tag merge or redirect

I agree that it's not a good tag, and given my druthers I'd just remove it altogether. Twenty-four hours after the last usage of a tag is removed from a questions, it will no longer be suggested when ...
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Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?

I concur with bstpierre that location doesn't normally give enough information in and of itself; however, I personally think adding the location provides additional helpful information, and is ...
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Create new tag for genus or for species or both?

The existing tags are all over the place and are not consistent for genus, species or name. We have apples but not malus, avocado but not persea, bell-pepper and bell-peppers, acer and maple. Given ...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

My impression is that trimming is done on softer, newer growth, and pruning is done on stiffer, older growth, with bark, or branches, and stuff. You'll note that you don't prune your lawn. Trim is ...
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Discussion about merging [led] tag into [grow-lamp] tag

I disagree as LED lights are "new" for use as plant lights and much of the advice does not carry over to the more traditional light sources such as HPS and fluorescent. My take is the people ...
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What extra does [equipment] tag introduce compared to [tools] tag?

This is an excellent question. I think tools is used for hand tools or tools you can pick up. Equipment would be for, as you say, larger equipment such as compactors, tractors, gas tillers.
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Are the [containers] and [pots] tags synonyms?

Pots is already a synonym of containers so it only looks like it is a separate tag. I don't think there is any way to show all the synonyms that exist in tags so it is hard to tell
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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?

From Wikipedia Sod also known as turf is grass. When harvested into rolls it is held together by its roots and a thin layer of soil. In Australian and British English, sod is more commonly known as ...
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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification

Weighing in a bit late here, but does any one use Symphyotricum instead of Aster? Hylotelephium instead of Sedum? Lamprocapnos spectabilis instead of Dicentra spectabilis? No. Just because some ...
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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification

I did not know the biologists had been at work and the article you referred to was published in 2014. There are a number of common references to the renaming so I guess it's not unknown. I think your ...
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