It’s almost the time of year when we get a few phone calls about “little twigs chewed off of my trees and bushes”. This most commonly happens to crepe myrtles, but the problem may occur on a variety… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
Do you plant with pollinators in mind, or are you an accidental pollinator? If you choose plants based on flowers, you may be choosing plants for pollinators without knowing it. Master Gardener Molly Griner took a quick walk through… Read More
“What’s Wrong With The Pine Trees?” If you drive around Hernando County you will notice quite a few dead pine trees. This is because we have had an outbreak of Ips pine engraver beetles (Ips sp.) this spring… Read More
When determining what vegetables to plant for an upcoming planting season, multiple factors need to be taken into consideration. First, is it the correct season/time to plant said vegetable? Planting outside of a vegetables preferred season is possible… Read More
By Brooke Moffis Many homeowners moving to Florida hope to grow a citrus tree and a palm to enjoy in their new subtropical yard. Citrus is associated with Florida because it has been grown by both residents and… Read More
By Ralph E. Mitchel l When you imagine the perfect small palm, you might think of one around ten feet tall, with deep-green, feather-like arching fronds about five feet long emerging from a bright green crownshaft on a… Read More
Q: You identified the plant I brought into your office as an invasive plant, the Chinese wisteria. But I love the purple flowers. I removed it but do you have a suggestion for a vine I could use to replace it?
A: American wisteria is the best alternative as it is a native vine. It is not nearly as aggressive as the Chinese variety nor is the flower quite as large but I believe it is just as beautiful…. Read More
A: There are a few things which should be done immediately if you have not already done them. It would be a good idea to add potassium (potash) to your lawn now. Fertilize your palms and cycads with… Read More
Q: I pruned my Muscadine grape vines and the sap from the stems is running and it won’t stop. Should I paint the stems with something?
A: The best time to prune muscadine grape vines in Florida is mid-January through mid-March. Touch-up pruning can be done throughout the year and of course removal of broken or dead limbs can be perfomed at any time…. Read More
Q: What is the name of the vine growing all over my trees? I am seeing this vine in wildlife areas and along the roadside. It is almost completely covering those trees too. Is it Kudzu? A: The… Read More