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Tips on staghorn fern and more

Q:    I have a staghorn fern that is under a tree canopy. The trees were trimmed and now it gets afternoon sun. Will it tolerate this situation? A:    Staghorns grow best in filtered light. Afternoon sun tends to be intense light. If the light [Read More]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pyracantha, compost piles and more

Q:    Please suggest some plants that will attract birds. A:    Plants with berries like holly, pyracantha, beauty berry, asparagus fern and sumac can provide food for birds. Many birds are fruit eaters and so figs, citrus, plums and loquat [Read More]

February 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Info on Christmas cactus, aloe

Q:    My Christmas cactus is wilting. What caused this to happen? A:   After blooming the plant will go semi-dormant and sometimes limpness is connected to this. Over-watering and over-feeding can cause the Christmas cactus to wilt. Inspect the [Read More]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

On African Violets and other blooms

Q:   How do I start African violets? I have good luck with them and would like more. A:   Leaf cuttings are the normal method of propagation. Cut the leaf from the plant at its point of attachment. Stick the petiole or leaf stem into a sandy [Read More]

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Questions on allamanda, calla lilies

Q:   I have an allamanda and would like  to know if I can transplant it now. A:    Since this is a cold sensitive plant, if you move it now, you will need to protect it if a freeze occurs. Otherwise, wait until spring to move it. Q:    I [Read More]

December 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Info on schefflera and others

Q:    Can a schefflera plant be propagated? A:   Schefflera can be air layered or rooted from cuttings. A cutting will be four to six inches from the tip and placed in a container of coarse soil. Q:    How do I plant amaryllis seed? [Read More]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Propagating ice plants

Q:    We recently moved into a new house. There is a plant that has just come up in a bed and it has a pretty golden flower that looks like a lily of some sort. There were no leaves there earlier in the year. This plant just came from nowhere [Read More]

December 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

White versus yellow African Iris

Q:    Which is hardier the white or the yellow African iris? A:    The yellow African iris seems to tolerate more cold than the white. Q:   I just bought some bearded iris. I have not seen these offered here before. How should I plant and [Read More]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ixora is a tropical plant

Q:    I was given a pretty ixora plant as a gift. Should I leave it in the pot or put it out? What type of light does it need? A:    Ixora is a tropical plant and is not cold hardy. They like a hot sunny situation. You will have best luck if [Read More]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments