Annuals and Perennials – things to keep in mind during the Florida summer

Annuals/Perennials – Apply liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, preferably early in the morning to avoid burning your plants.  For all other plants, use a controlled/slow release fertilizer every 2 months till early September.  Remember to water in afterwards.

Also, if you’re a newcomer to Florida, you may not realize that we have to replace annuals 3-4 times per year, unlike up north were you only have one growing season.  This is due to our warm climate.

Poinsettias – May and June is a good time to begin pruning back your poinsettias to avoid them being too tall/leggy for the holidays.  You’ll do this again in July.

Azaleas/Camellias – If you haven’t already cut back your azaleas or camellias, I suggest you hold off during the summer.  Most plants have already developed flower buds for next year.

About AskthePlantMaster

I have 50 years of horticultural experience, am currently a Master Gardener in Central Florida. In addition, I'm a Horticulture Instructor and retired Parks Manager and Arborist. I love plants and would love to help you with yours!
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