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Lilac don’t care for Florida

Q: Can lilac be grown here?  A:  Florida is too far south for lilac to grow and flower well.  Q:  What are some smaller types of magnolia trees?  A:  For the dark leaves and rusty underside look of the Southern magnolia, try [Read More]

October 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dangers of ligustrum

Q: I just bought a ligustrum. A friend told me ligustrum is dangerous to asthmatics and people with general respiratory problems. Is this true?  A. Ligustrum is known to trigger allergic problems for some people. The reaction to the pollen [Read More]

October 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about low juniper

Q: I want to plant a low juniper plant along the front of my house. Could you suggest a type that stays less than two feet high and is not blue-green in color?  A:  To stay that low, you would want those junipers that are ground covers. [Read More]

October 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

Do not stress the tomato!

Q: I have a tomato in a small container. It has fruit on it. I want to move it to a larger pot. If I do this, will it upset production?  A: As long as you do not stress the plant production will continue. Keep the plant well-watered after [Read More]

September 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

When is watermelon ripe?

 Q:  How can I tell when a watermelon is ready to be picked?  A:  Look where the stem attaches to the top of the melon. Look for the tendril on the vine closest to the watermelon. When this tendril is not green and is declining [Read More]

September 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Seeds from pot to garden

Q: I want to start my vegetables from seed indoors. Are there any vegetables that do not transplant well from pots to the garden?  A: Basically, vegetables with large seeds do best when planted where they are to grow. Examples are beans, [Read More]

September 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Pruning your gardenias

Q: I do not want to interfere with the flowering of my gardenia. When do I prune it?  A: It flowers on new spring growth so prune it after it flowers in spring or in late winter before growth begins.  Q: What is a variety of gardenia [Read More]

August 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brown spots on holly fern

Q: My bed of holly fern seems to have a problem. The leaves are green and healthy. The back side of the leaves have a lot of brown spots. They look like a fuzzy scale. Should I treat for it?  A: Your holly fern is having sex so leave it alone. [Read More]

August 25, 2020 // 0 Comments