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Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely off rain. What is this flower? This one is like a ground-cover: This closeup shows it has cross-pollinated with a similar, but yellow, flower >100' away:

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Can anyone identify this orchid? I found it growing in a mango tree. I am on the Tropical island of Trinidad in the West Indies, so Tropical rain-forest similar to the Amazon. My mother may have bought it and the birds distributed it, so I do not know if it is a native to this part of the world. Any help will be appreciated. Palm like leaves and psudobulbs:

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It has been in the ground in SoCal for about 4 years, and it is probably about 8 ft. tall. The leaves turn yellow and fall off, and I have not seen one flower yet.

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I'm trying to grow sunflowers from seed and have been unsuccessful due to chipmunks and/or squirrels eating all of the seeds. So far I've tried the following: Spread a lot of seeds and maintain an active bird feeder with lots of sunflower seeds to distract from the seeds I want to grow. Nope, The chipmunk found all but about 4 of the seeds I spread Plant the seeds about 1 to 2 inches below the surface Nope, The chipmunk dug up: Every. Single. Seed. I. Planted. Seriously, I used a butter knife and plated two staggered rows one knife length apart (about 6 inches).

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If a tenant wanted wall to wall carpeting and the existing floor is tile, is it possible to simply lay the padding and carpet over the tile, and expect the ability to revert back to the tile by simply removing the carpeting?

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I am trying to flush-mount a structured wiring cabinet in a non-load-bearing closet wall (nothing above it but a truss attic). The wall is a staggered stud wall, with each row of studs 16" o.c. and the rows offset 8" o.c. from one another. The plates are 2x6. I don't know if the fact that it is a staggered stud wall impacts the answer or not, but including that info for completeness. The cabinet will fit nicely between the 16" o.c. studs, but the staggered studs in the middle of each stud bay do not give me the depth needed for it to sit flush with the drywall. I need to notch the rear stud by 1 3/8".

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I am changing outlets in my house and the old outlet did not have a grounding screw. Is it necessary to ground? How unsafe is it? The box is plastic so I can't ground it to the box.

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The driveway at our new house crosses over a creek, which requires 3 concrete culverts, about 16' long and 30" in diameter. The culverts are each made of two pipes with a joint in the middle. Without going into details, a lot of care was taken in construction, including gravel under the culverts and more. However, the pipes settled, so the joints have lowered a bit. I talked with the county engineers and the designer and everyone felt the best solution was to grout the cracks this created in the pipes. I still have a small amount of water leaking from the pipes.

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The place I live doesn't have sliding windows so I thought maybe I could vent the hot air from the portable AC through the chimney? The chimney belongs to the fireplace that I don't use. (I've not bought the AC yet.)

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Could you interchange 10k BTU air conditioner with 2 5k BTU air conditioner and get the same result? Or is there a reason why buying one 10k BTU air conditioner is better than having 2 5k BTU air conditioners.

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