wax eagle
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How do Bonsai Trees fit in?
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I do not believe they would be off-topic, at least not anymore off topic than discussion of house plants, window boxes or other non-gardening horticulture questions. I think that pretty much any ...

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Indoor plants on-topic or off-topic?
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11 votes

They are on topic. We have already answered some of them and they are definitely welcome here.

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Is the 'gardening' tag going to be too broad?
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Tags should probably be more specific than gardening unless something is affecting your entire garden (over run with some kind of bug/disease). Even then you should probably say what type of garden ...

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Notify tag synonyms here
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Use this answer to suggest synonyms. You can display the tag using markdown as [tag:example] which will render as example. Also indicate which should be the master. To simplify notation, leave your ...

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Folks, we need to grow! Got fertilizers?
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A lot of state and county extension offices in the US have master gardener programs. I wonder if SE would be willing to put some of our users through the training so that we can actually become ...

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Are area specific questions OK?
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I like the idea of limiting US questions to USDA Hardiness Zones. Something like gardening is going to be somewhat specific to your particular climate zone and also soil conditions. Localized ...

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A Gardening.SE showcase
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While I have no doubt that many of our members have wonderfully beautiful gardens, the main site is for questions and answers about gardens and landscapes, not a place for beauty contests. Community ...

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Should there be individual tags for specific plants?
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Yes it does! The only catch I have is that tags with fewer than 2 questions will age away so we will have to readd rare plants. But yes, tags for plants is definitely a good idea.

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Any ideas why we have so few questions even with rising traffic?
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Questions are, in my opinion, the hardest thing to get more of. All I can say is that more questions and more traffic form a positive feedback loop. As more people come to the site they will naturally ...

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new function for mods: convert answer to question
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To be honest, I'm not sold on this being a particularly useful function. I think it's far better for us to leave a comment and encourage the asker to post their on question. To do otherwise really ...

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How do you feel about sharing Gardening.SE content on Pinterest?
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5 votes

Yes please.basically anything to get us both more traffic and more awesome questions!

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Referrals to local experts
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I think any situation where the answer is local climate or soil quality dependent its probably best to at least recommend local agriculture or extension office in these cases. It would be foolhardy ...

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When to upvote?
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If you found it interesting, it was definitely worth upvoting. How others vote is not something we can worry too much about. Unfortunately, we can't really tell people how to vote beyond presenting ...

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Does Community user delete unanswered questions here?
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4 votes

Yes. That is network wide behavior. The thought is that if no one has answered in that long of a time no one can or will. With the underlying assumption that if the question hasn't been edited or ...

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Can we get MathJax here?
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MathJax is a pretty substantial client side plugin and should only be activated on sites where a substantial number of questions and answers require it. It's pretty darn rare for us to need ...

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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic
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I think an important close reason to consider will be "lacks photo or sufficient information to answer" Now these don't specifically fall into off topic, but one of the most common issues we have ...

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Close similar questions or answer with links to existing answers
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If the question is a duplicate, then we can vote to close it. Just casting a single close vote will put it in the close votes queue where it can be addressed by other top rep users or moderators. If ...

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Are beekeeping/apiculture questions relevant?
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I have a hard time seeing these within our scope. Its not that bees are not important to gardening, its just that animal husbandry in general is not on topic here. There is an Animal Husbandry ...

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How to know whether my questions are on topic or not?
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4 votes

Organic gardening is definitely on topic. However there are a couple of caveats to that. Nutrition is off topic here, so questions about the nutritional benefits of anything will be off topic. ...

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Getting location data from users
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As you can see this is a long running issue for us on this site. The best we can really do is ask folks to provide the information when it's relevant and if it's missing and important, we need to ...

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Seedling identification without clarification too broad?
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Not quite. I was going to think about this. And then I realized that the answer is actually pretty easy to figure. When you see a question like this, and some time has gone by, comment on it and ask ...

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What are good answers?
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You're right, moderation is a bit lax here. And for good reason, for the most part, the users of this site behave, post reasonable questions, and police themselves. I'll pop in and close a few rogue ...

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Only 4.8 questions per day: something to be worried about?
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The best ways to get more questions are to get more traffic and to ask more questions. We currently get about 200 visitors/day. If we can drive traffic then we will get more questions for a while. ...

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Dropping "Landscaping" from the title?
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Landscaping is tricky. I feel like there are plenty of things that are landscaping that are on topic for a gardening site, and there are plenty of things that are off topic for a gardening site. ...

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Should SI units generally be added to US customary units?
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Unit conversion is sufficiently available that I don't think it's worth editing in. If you're answering it's definitely fine to present both, though it would probably be most useful to make sure you ...

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Is the natives tag useful
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In the case of a singleton that isn't particularly useful (this one isn't) you have two options: remove it with an edit let it age away naturally If the question has other issues, you can edit it an ...

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Can we have our own Formatting Sandbox, and make it easy to find?
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Yoda started one when he was a mod. Here's the link: Stack Exchange experimentation sandbox Feel free to use this as your own.

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Is this question too localized?
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Two things. Too localized as a close reason is no more. That doesn't mean the sentiment is gone, but it does mean there isn't an easy reason why close these. California as a state would be far from ...

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Why was this seemingly on-topic answer deleted?
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It was moved to a comment on winwaed's answer. It seemed to be a continuation of his thought, specifically his comment on the answer, rather than a complete answer in and of itself.

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why do you need 10 rep to post an image?
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I think this might be helpful if it can be policed adequately. Also low rep users are welcome to upload their images to another site and link them in their question. Also, we really should start ...

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