50 Years experience in plant care

125Hello, I’m Howard Jeffries, a Master Gardener in Central Florida with more than 50 years of plant experience.  I’m a horticulture instructor and retired Parks manager and arborist.  I love plants and would like to help you with yours!

If you have a question or comment, please respond below.   You can also email me at hajeff2170@yahoo.com.

I look forward to your questions and comments!

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17 Responses to 50 Years experience in plant care

  1. Caroline Wood says:

    This is the 3rd Gardena I have tried to grow. My first 2 were smaller but each one’s leaves turned yellow then died. This one is also in a large pot with drain hole and other than the leaves turning yellow it looks healthy. I hate to lose another one. Any suggestions

  2. Caroline, Thank you for your response. Dropping of leaves could be due to over or under watering. Most likely under watering. Your plant also needs afternoon shade if possible. Hope this helps. Howard

  3. Elaine Matz says:

    I have a hibiscus with reddish blooms . The first year we moved here the plant was very tall . I pruned it way down and it came out very bushy with many blooms . In the past 2 yrs it is not as bushy and only has about 2 blooms at a time . Should I prune it now ? Should I be fertilizing it and if so with what and how often ?

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