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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

Cure for rotting stokesia

Q: There is a snake that gets into my shed. How can it be dealt with?  A: Look for a point of entry and seal the hole. You can set out glue traps and the snake will become stuck in a trap. Snakes do control rodents. As long as it stays out [Read More]

May 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Snails eating annuals

Q.    I have annuals which are being eaten by snails. What can I use to control them that will not hurt my cat? A.    As long as your cat is a responsible drinker, I would suggest the beer trick. Take an empty food can [Read More]

April 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Try an Ambersweet satsuma

Q:  What type satsuma or cold hard orange would you recommend to me?  A:  Satsumas propagated in Florida may be called “Owari”, “Silverhill” or just satsuma. Cold hard oranges are Parson Brown, Ambersweet and Hamlin.  Q: [Read More]

April 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about Christmas palm

Q:  I was at a garden center the other day and saw a large potted palm for sale called a Christmas palm. I like the look of the plant but have not seen any around here. Is this a plant that will do well here? A: The Christmas palm is not very [Read More]

March 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Some mulch can attract termites

Q: I have some oak trimmings which have been shredded. I would like to use them as a mulch or soil amendment. My friend says it will attract termites. Is this true? A:   Termites can be active in any wood mulch like cypress, pine or tree [Read More]

March 23, 2020 // 0 Comments