Tag Archives: Winter Florida Gardening

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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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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Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden

Now is the time to get busy making plans if you’re going to have a garden this fall.  Next month you’ll begin planting it.  It’s also time to plant seed for tomatoes, cabbages, etc.  If you’re growing your own transplants, … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Protection in Central Florida

Last week I posted about winter protection for your container/indoor plants.  Now I am posting thoughts and suggestions regarding protecting your outdoor plants from the cold. Here in Central Florida, we average usually less than 200 hours (less than 9 … Continue reading

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