Category: Home Landscapes

Fertilizer Ordinance – Restricted Season is in effect

By Ralph E. Mitchell The Charlotte County Fertilizer Ordinance (as well as the Ordinance issued by the City of Punta Gorda) was developed to allow for maintaining healthy landscapes while still keeping our water bodies clean.  As we… Read More

Rediscovering an old favorite – The Coral Honeysuckle

By Ralph E. Mitchell We just finished our 2018 Master Gardener Training activity called the “Parade of Plants”.  Master Gardener Trainees pick a plant and then develop a short ten-minute presentation on this plant.  All of the presentations… Read More

The insidious two-spotted spider mite

By Ralph E. Mitchell Tiny, but terrible, the two-spotted spider mite is the bane of many ornamental and edible plants.  Only one-fiftieth of an inch in length, when working in groups, this plant pest mite sucks the sap… Read More