Category Archives: Plant Knowledge

Annuals for Spring Planting

Now that warmer weather has arrived, it will soon be time to purchase new annuals for adding color to your landscape.  Before buying any new plants, make certain that they are the proper varieties for spring planting.  Click here to … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes We Make When Pruning Our Plants and How to Correct Them

When I first began writing this blog, my intent was to inform homeowners that now (January) is not the time to be pruning their plants.  Because we recently experienced a few days of cold weather, some cold sensitive plants were … Continue reading

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Mimosa – A Tree to Avoid

Perhaps you have noticed a tree with fragrant pink/white pom-pom like blossoms with fern like foliage growing in your area.  You may have even thought about adding one to your landscape – Don’t!  Read on….. Mimosa trees thrive in full … Continue reading

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Planting Flowers Under Trees

In my June 2016 newsletter I responded to a question about adding plants beneath citrus trees.  My response was don’t; for the sake of potential problems, including death of the citrus tree. Since then I’ve been asked what about adding … Continue reading

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Invasive Vines

Having lived in Florida the past 36 years, I’ve noticed a continuing growing presence of various vining plants including wild grape, air potato, poison ivy and poison oak, plus several ornamental vines including honeysuckle and various species of jasmine; overpowering … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

During my recent travels in Central Florida, I’ve noticed an over abundance of mistletoe growing in our trees, yet little if anything has or is being done to eradicate this pest.  Why?  If left unchecked, it can kill trees. Ancient … Continue reading

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Plant Familiarization

Spring will soon be here, and you know what that means – getting back to work on our landscapes and perhaps even adding or replacing some of our plants.  In order to have an attractive and successful landscape, it is … Continue reading

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