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Citrus Tree Grafting

For those of you with citrus trees or who are thinking about propagating citrus trees, I want to mention that citrus trees cannot be grafted or propagated in any way in Florida without a permit from FDACS, (Florida Department of … Continue reading

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2020 Talks

The following are talks I will be giving at DeBary Hall during 2020: 1/2/20 – Welcome to Florida – We do Landscaping Differently Here 2/6/20 – Wild Flowers and Native Plants 3/5/20 – Butterfly Gardening 4/2/20 – Why Landscapes Fail … Continue reading

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Sphaeropsis Knot Fungus on Holly Trees

If you have any holly trees in your landscape you are encouraged to check them for Sphaeropsis tumefaciens – a fungus that causes galls to form on twigs and branches and witches brooms.  If let alone, can cause tissue necrosis … Continue reading

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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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Preparing Your Trees for the Hurricane Season

Trees provide us with many things, and often we take them for granted.  We think that they will live forever.  We will over the years become attached to our trees, and whenever we loose them, we experience an emotional let … Continue reading

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Lawn Insects

Here in Central Florida we have a number of insect pests that attack our lawns, which include:  fire ants, grubs, mole crickets, chinch bugs, fall army worms, and tropical sod web worms.  If you see any areas where the lawn … Continue reading

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Crape Myrtle Update

In previous blog posts, I have mentioned crape myrtles.  Since then I have found additional information about them.  There are numerous new varieties now available.  This includes the Black Diamond series, which have almost black leaves and only grows to … Continue reading

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