Category Archives: Azaleas

Summer Issues – Weather and Pests

Have you been fortunate enough to get some much needed rain this week? We did today, but not very much – our first rain in more than 3 weeks. Hopefully you’ve fared better than I. Prior to today’s brief shower, … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Proper Azalea Planting Techniques

Recently I visited a home where azalea plants, which had only been planted less than 6 months ago, were dead or dying.  Normally we would suspect insufficient watering, but this was not the case.  I dug up several plants and … Continue reading

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