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Cyclamen – one time bloomer

Q:   The flowering cyclamen I bought is finishing up its blooming. Can I continue to grow the plant out and get more flowers? A:.    It is unlikely that the plant will bloom again. The climate in Florida is less than ideal [Read More]

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Propagating a bat flower

Q:   I have a plant called a bat flower that has a black bloom. How would I propagate this plant?  A:    This is a bulbous plant so in time it should sen Q:    How do I water my bromeliad? Do I wet the [Read More]

July 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tips on African Violets

Q:   I have an aerosol can of insect spray. Can I use this on my houseplants? A:    Normally the labeling on such products warns against use on plants. The propellant in the spray can damage plants. The insecticide would not [Read More]

July 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

Definition of a tangelo

Q:   I live on Anastasia Island and have a grapefruit tree with fruit. Will deer eat the fruit off the tree? A:    Occasionally deer will eat some of the foliage off of citrus trees but I have not heard of them eating [Read More]

July 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Info on acuba and much more

Q:  I saw a picture of a plant called acuba in a landscape book. I like the look of the plant. Will it grow here? A:    Acuba can be grown in North Florida. It will grow best in partial shade or an area with morning shade. They have an upright [Read More]

June 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

Something about althea

Q:   My althea has seed pods on it and they are covered with a red and black bug. Should I spray them or are they harmless?  A:    These are called cotton stainers or red cross bugs. They feed on the seeds of the althea. If you cut  off the [Read More]

June 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Answers about fruit trees

Q:    I live on Anastasia Island and have a grapefruit tree with fruit. Will deer eat the fruit off the tree? A:    Occasionally, deer will eat some of the foliage off of citrus trees but I have not heard of them eating grapefruit. Q:    [Read More]

June 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Helpful tips on fruit trees

Q:   I just removed the first clump of bananas from my tree. When will it make another? A:    A banana plant only bears once. The stalk should now be cut down which will speed the growth of new suckers, speeding future production. Q:    My [Read More]

May 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tales of pineapples and pecans

Email your gardening questions to Keith at keithfuller602@att.net. Q:  How do I start a pineapple plant? A:   Get a cut off pineapple top from one you purchased or from the produce department at your grocer. Let the base of the pineapple top dry [Read More]

April 10, 2019 // 0 Comments