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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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Cercospora Leaf Spot on Ligustrum

If any of you have Ligustrum (aka Privet), plants in your landscape, there’s a good chance they may have Cercospora Leaf Spot on their foliage. Symptoms to look for include irregular brown spots with yellow margins on the upper leaf … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Summer Gardening

In my last posting, I discussed primarily how to cope with hot, humid weather as part of my suggested summer gardening tasks. I’d like to conclude this topic by discussing a few other suggestions: 1. Flowering Plants – As flowers … 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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Oak Galls

Many of you have reported finding small gall-like structures on some of your oak leaves.  What to do…spraying with a pesticide won’t help as this problem occurred several months ago as new leaves developed.  At that time a small fly-like … Continue reading

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Sago Palm Scale (aka Aulacaspis Scale)

For those of you who may have sago palms planted in your landscape, have you checked them lately for this dreaded pest, which if left alone, will kill you plant?  These plants need to be inspected regularly, especially now that … Continue reading

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Growing Tomatoes in Florida

Tomatoes are a very important commercial crop in Florida, and a popular crop in our gardens.  They’re easy to grow, but it’s important that you get the correct varieties for our area.  Many that you find in local box stores … Continue reading

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Laurel Wilt Disease

This blog is to alert you to be on the lookout for the dreaded Laurel Wilt Disease that’s been attacking our native Red Bay trees.  Also susceptible to this pest is the Swamp Bay, Sassafras, and Camphor; and may also … Continue reading

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Pest Alert – Texas Phoenix Palm Decline, and Guava Fruit Fly

Lately I’ve been trying to keep you up-to-date on pest issues that may impact our area; well, now I have two more pests for you to consider:  Texas Phoenix Palm decline, and Guava Fruit Fly.  Though not exactly new to … Continue reading

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Troubles with Plant Pests – Part Two

This is a continuation of my first post about plant pests. Introduction – Did you know that there are over 1,000,00 insect species, 250,000 weeds, and 10,000 different plant diseases in the world, and because of Florida’s geographic location and … Continue reading

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