Monthly Archives: July 2012

Caterpillars on Azaleas

Attention all of you azalea fans.  I just discovered several ½” caterpillars (yellow/green with a black stripe down the back) feeding on the underside of leaves on some of my azalea plants.  Don’t be fooled by their small size, these … Continue reading

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Upcoming Educational Activities

FNGLA Landscape Show (aka FNATS) will be coming up the last weekend in Sept at the Orange County Convention Center.  If you’ve never attended this before, please come this year.  You’ll learn a great deal, receive all kinds of samples, … Continue reading

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Summertime Pests

These continue to be a problem.  Lately I’ve been getting reports about powdery mildew on plant leaves, (treat with a good fungicide); the presence of large grasshoppers, (best control is crushing between 2 bricks!); and thrips on roses, (control will … Continue reading

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Hot Weather

Whether we like it or not, hot weather is upon us.  Not only is it hard on our plants, but ourselves as well.  To reduce your chances for fatigue, heat exhaustion, etc., drink lots of fluids.   And if possible, work … Continue reading

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Spider Mites

If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ve noticed that I’ve been reporting about an increase in pest problems this year due to our mild winter.  Because of current hot, dry weather, spider mites are showing up practically everywhere.  They attack … Continue reading

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