Category Archives: Winter Florida Gardening

Cold Damage and What to do About It

Recently we experienced the coldest weather in our area so far this season.  Some areas were 32 degrees or less, while others were slightly warmer.  How did your plants do?  If you haven’t checked them, I suggest you do to … Continue reading

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Powdery Mildew

Much like Downey Mildew, Powdery Mildew can become a problem during periods of warm days and cool evenings, such as we are currently experiencing.  This fungal disease is found quite often on the upper leaf surfaces of many of our … Continue reading

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Downy Mildew on Impatiens

Many of you have reported a sudden decline in your garden variety of impatiens plantings.  This is due to the presence of downy mildew attacking your plants.  Spores of this fungal disease are practically present everywhere – on the plants … Continue reading

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Free Gardening Classes at Debary Hall

Sometime ago, I reported about new gardening classes that I would be teaching at Debary Hall, Debary, FL.  Well, I’ve started them and encourage you to attend.  This Thursday, starting at 1 p.m., I’ll be discussing azalea and camellia culture … Continue reading

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Winter Lawns

Lately I’ve received several requests from homeowners for information on overseeding their lawns with winter rye grass seed.  My reply to these individuals was why?  Because we have warm season turf varieties, as the weather turns cooler, our lawns (except … Continue reading

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Fertilizing and Pruning

As I write this blog (the 13th of November), I encourage you to postpone any additional fertilizer applications to your landscape.  Most plants, including your lawn don’t need it and you’ve wasted fertilizer, plus if you just pruned back any … Continue reading

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Fall – Winter Garden Activities

If you have a vegetable garden, time to plant cool season crops such as beets, broccoli, cabbage, onions, greens, etc.  Plus strawberries. If not already done, it’s also time to plant cool season flowers such as alyssum, begonias, celosia, petunias, … Continue reading

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