Category: Home Landscapes

Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material

By Ralph E. Mitchell Insecticidal soap is perhaps the most-used pesticide in my landscape.  Its use as a topical spot treatment for many soft-bodied pest insects and spider mites is unequalled.  Insecticidal soap is still an insecticide and… Read More

Grow this native, salt-tolerant palm near the coast

By Ralph E. Mitchell Native plants that are ornamental, highly drought-tolerant and even salt-tolerant in the palm category are something all coastal landscapers are looking for.  Enter the Florida thatch palm – a beautiful, slow-growing classy palm that… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More