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2019 Talks

The following are talks I will be giving at DeBary Hall during 2019: 1/3/19 – Welcome to Florida – We do Landscaping Differently Here 2/7/19 – Wild Flowers and Native Plants 3/7/19 – Hands on Pruning 4/4/19 – Butterfly Gardening … 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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Sago Palm Pups

Summer is almost here, and if you have a sago palm, as many of us do, you’ve probably noticed new growth known as”pups” developing around their base.  If you would like more plants, now is the time to remove these … Continue reading

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