Monthly Archives: November 2011

Knowing Your Plants

Plants make up the basic framework of our landscape, and in order to have a successful landscape, it is essential that we use the right plant in the right place.  Your landscape can be both beautiful and practically carefree if … Continue reading

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Sod Laying

This past week I received three inquiries asking if it’s still OK to lay sod.  My response was yes.  As long as sod is being harvested, it can be put down.  I’d also like to remind those who are considering … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Protection in Central Florida

Last week I posted about winter protection for your container/indoor plants.  Now I am posting thoughts and suggestions regarding protecting your outdoor plants from the cold. Here in Central Florida, we average usually less than 200 hours (less than 9 … Continue reading

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Laurel Wilt Disease

This blog is to alert you to be on the lookout for the dreaded Laurel Wilt Disease that’s been attacking our native Red Bay trees.  Also susceptible to this pest is the Swamp Bay, Sassafras, and Camphor; and may also … Continue reading

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Prepare for Winter

As you know, cooler weather will soon be upon us. Many of you may have plants outdoors in containers that you would like to bring in.  Before you do so, let me suggest you do the following: Carefully inspect each … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Nov 2011

On Saturday, Nov 5, 2011, there will be a bromeliad show and sale at the Plaza Resort and Spa, located at 600 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL.  Admission to the plant sale is free.  For additional information, go to: … Continue reading

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