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Replanting lilies and hydrangea

Q:    I have three Easter lilies that are potted. They are all stem and leaves as the flowers have faded. What can I do with them? A:    You can plant them outdoors or leave them potted. In either case, the plant will die back in the fall, [Read More]

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Propagating kalanchoe plant

Q:   Can I take a cutting from my kalanchoe to get more plants? The plant is short so I do not know if this is how to propagate it. A:    I would propagate it from leaf cuttings. Go low on the plant and harvest some mature leaves. These can be [Read More]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bees are on her basil

Q:    My basil plants always have bumble bees on them. I am afraid of getting stung so I hardly ever get any use from the plants. Is there a way to get rid of the bees? A:    The easiest thing to do is to go out in the evening when the bees [Read More]

May 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rosemary makes good ground cover

Q:    I live at the beach and would like to know if there is a type of herb that I could use as a ground cover. I would prefer something that might be fragrant. Do you have any suggestions?  A:    If the area is sunny, plant rosemary. It is [Read More]

May 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Problems with agapanthus

Q:   I have a crape myrtle and the tips of the leaves are turning brown. I have been told it is due to watering. Could this be causing it? A:  When the tips of leaves brown, it is due to a form of stress. It can be caused by over or under [Read More]

May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bugs on Althea seed pods

Q:    My althea has seed pods on it and these are covered with a red and black bug. Should I spray these 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]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

About anise shrubs

Q:    I have an anise shrub that gets white flowers. I saw a different plant with a burgundy colored flower. The plants look identical. Can you change the flower color like a hydrangea? A:   Both plants are an anise but they are different. [Read More]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Amaryllis bulbs needs some space

Q:    I planted some amaryllis bulbs that a friend gave me but they never bloom. They have been in the ground for about three years but all they grow are leaves. What am I doing wrong? A:    The bulbs are old enough to bloom. Many people plant [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments