Attend a special program at Durbin Creek Nursery, 4286 Race Track Road, St Johns, FL 32259. Tel: 904-429-7297 Web: www.durbincreeknursery.com from 9 to 10 a.m. July 21, rain or shine.
Instructor Dottie Hudson has been a SJC Master Gardener since 2007, a St Augustine Garden Club member and a nationally accredited floral design judge specializing in succulents and bromeliads.
Horticulturist Keith Fuller and former SJC Master Gardener Sue Kalter will be on site to answer gardening questions.
The class is free and open to the public. Light refreshments, beverages and door prizes.
From St Augustine, take US-1 North and take a left onto Race Track Road. Go approximately 4.6 miles; the nursery is on the left. If you pass D R Horton, you have gone too far. From Route CR-13, turn onto Race Track Road, and go approximately 5 miles. The nursery is on the right shortly after D R Horton.
Q& A WITH KEITH
Q: My penta plant is yellowing. It is in a sunny area and gets watered regularly. The older leaves are the ones most affected. What could the problem be?
A: The plant may have an iron deficiency. Look at the leaves again. If the veins are green but the rest of the leaf is not, it is due to a lack of iron.
Q: I like having cut flowers in my home. What are some perennials I can plant that will provide me with long flower stems for cutting?
A: A few perennials that will provide cut flowers are: Black-eyed Susan, penta, agapanthus, Shasta daisy and yarrow.
Q: I planted mums in the fall and they performed well, blooming both in the fall and again this spring. Now the plants seem to be declining. Shouldn’t they be putting out new growth now?
A: Mums go dormant here in the summer. It is normal for them to decline as the temperatures rise. In September, as the days shorten, the plants will re-emerge and flower again.