Q I have a bougainvillea with stems 12 to 15 feet tall. When do I prune them?
- Bougainvillea tend to go into bloom in the fall. They should be pruned in spring to remove winter damage and anytime in the summer when growth is too aggressive.
Q What are some plants that I can have to attract butterflies?
A Penta, butterfly bush, butterfly milkweed, salvias, lantana, azalea, cassia and many herbs when flowering are ideal.
Q What are some varieties of flowering ground covers I can plant in a sunny area?
A Some flowering ground covers include: dwarf lantana, daylily, agapanthus, wedelia, verbena, false heather and gardenia radicans
Q I have an angel’s trumpet. I was told the plant is poisonous. How harmful is it?
A Children are the most frequently affected by this plant. They pick the flowers and put them to their lips like a trumpet. This is how poisoning occurs. The plant has a hallucinogenic and every few years you will hear that some teenagers have experimented and gotten poisoned. Unless young people are around, the plant is of little concern.