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Keeping the squirrels away

Q. Something eats the buds off of my roses. What is doing this?  A. Depending on where you live, the culprit could be deer or squirrels.  Q. The squirrels are eating my bulbs. How can I get rid of them?  A.  If the [Read More]

July 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tangerines aren’t as sweet

Q.  I bought a ficus tree and was told some leaves would fall as the plant adapts to its new location. Just about all of its leaves have fallen. The plant does not look well. What can I do?  A.  As a ficus tree acclimates it can [Read More]

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Unsticking pesky frogs

Q. There are little frogs all over my sliding glass door. All of this rain has caused them to perch there for days. How can I repel them?  A. Petroleum jelly or tangle foot smeared all over the glass will make the area less inviting to the [Read More]

June 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Controlling grasshoppers

Q.  There are black grasshoppers everywhere in my yard. Why are there so many? What can I do to control them? A.  These are the immature lubber grasshoppers. They hatch in late spring from eggs that were laid in the soil the previous fall. [Read More]

June 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Are lady bugs insect controls

Q.   I planted some seeds and would like to know how to keep chickens out of them.  A.  In this case, the best control is  physical barrier. Place a medium mesh wire or screen over the ground so the chickens cannot scratch [Read More]

June 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Controlling cattails

Q.  I have a pond with too many cattails . What is the best way to control them?  A.   If it is a private pond, you can treat the cattails with an aquatic herbicide. They can be manually pulled out and cut back regularly to [Read More]

June 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

Caring for gloxinia

Q.  I have a gloxinia what has just finished blooming. How do I take care of the plant from now on?  A. If you have ever grown an African violet, the care is quite similar. Give the gloxinia bright but indirect sunlight. You can feed it [Read More]

May 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

Questions on franganpi and ficus

Q.  While on vacation, I bought a cutting of a frangipani. I was told it would grow here. How do I root it?  A.  Fill a pot with sandy soil and stick the cutting into it. Put the pot in a bright area. It will take several weeks to [Read More]

May 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

Growing ficus, grapefruit trees

Q: I have a 10-foot variegated ficus tree in an atrium. Some of the leaves are falling off. Is this normal or should I be concerned?  A: If you see new growth emerging on your ficus tree, then there is no need for concern.  Q: I have a [Read More]

May 11, 2020 // 0 Comments