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Need ripe gourdes for luffa creation

Q:  I grew some luffa gourds this year. How do I make them into luffa sponges? A:    Harvest the fully ripe gourds and wipe them with a 1 to 10 bleach to water solution. Dry the gourds for a few days in a well-ventilated place. Then peel off the [Read More]

December 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ficus is dropping its leaves

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

October 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Frangipani plant is diseased

Q:   My little frangipani plant just toppled over. The stem is all soft and rotted. I have some other ones that I want to protect from this. What can I do? A:    This is a disease problem and most likely a form of wet rot. Remove the dead plant [Read More]

October 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tips on orchid care

Q:  I have an orchid that has black and white spots on the side. What might this be?  A:    Orchids that get a foliar disease often have black spots. This can be treated with a fungicide. White spots would be an insect such [Read More]

October 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Keith discusses palm trees

Q:    I have burned some palm fronds. Can I use the ashes in the landscape?  A:    Ashes can be used around some plantings. Simply throw them around the landscape and then water them in. Ashes are a valuable source [Read More]

October 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Thoughts on pine cones

Q:   Is there a way to make pine cones open up? I have collected some to make a wreath but they do not seem to be fully open.  A:     Place them on a cookie sheet and put them in a warm oven. The heat will cause [Read More]

September 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Candelabra cactus problem

Q:   My candelabra cactus has a fine white web at the tips. It is yellowing, too. What should I do to correct this? A:    Your cactus has a spider mite infestation. If left unchecked they will cause  the skin of  [Read More]

September 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Snakes alive!

Q:    Is there a difference between a rat snake and a corn snake?  A:   The two are the same snake. It just depends on what you learned to call it when first encountered.  Q: just saw a red, yellow and black snake [Read More]

August 13, 2019 // 0 Comments