Tag Archives: Plant Knowledge

Plant Familiarization

Spring will soon be here, and you know what that means – getting back to work on our landscapes and perhaps even adding or replacing some of our plants.  In order to have an attractive and successful landscape, it is … 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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Sustainability of our Landscape

If you were to look in the dictionary for a definition of sustainability, you would soon discover that it is a very broad topic with numerous definitions, dependent on what you want to sustain.  As it relates to our landscape, … Continue reading

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Extend Blooming of Crape Myrtles

I recently received a call from a friend asking if it was possible to extend blooming of crape Myrtle trees.  I replied with a yes.  All you need to do is simply remove spent flowers as soon as they finishing … Continue reading

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Have you been noticing mushrooms showing up in your lawn or landscape beds?  If so, don’t worry.  Fungal spores have sprouted in areas where your soil (and/or mulch) contains high levels of organic matter.  Typically these are areas where a … Continue reading

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Plant Propagation during the Florida summer

Plant Propagation – Summer is a good time to increase your plants via layering, using leaf cuttings, plus green wood and soft wood cuttings.  Suggest you visit you local library and check out “Plant Propagator’s Bible” by Miranda Smith.  This … Continue reading

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Annuals and Perennials – things to keep in mind during the Florida summer

Annuals/Perennials – Apply liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, preferably early in the morning to avoid burning your plants.  For all other plants, use a controlled/slow release fertilizer every 2 months till early September.  Remember to water in afterwards. Also, if … Continue reading

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Crape Myrtle Care During the Florida Summer

Crape Myrtles – They begin to bloom in summer, especially Natches, which has white flowers.  Soon you’ll be seeing light lavender blooms on Muscogee Crape Myrtles and coral blooms on Tuscarora Crape Myrtles.  As the blooms begin to fade, you … 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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