Q: What is the white blooming tree I see just outside the wooded areas here? I know it is not a dogwood as the flowers are too small. A: I believe you may be talking about the native… Read More
Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
A: Thanks for bringing in your sample to the office; you were the second person I saw with an issue on vinca today at our plant clinic. I suspect both of you have the same problem – phytophthora… Read More
Q: In past years I have just mowed these down pretty purple flowers. What are they and can they be transplanted into a group?
Q: In past years I have just mowed these down pretty purple flowers.This year I have a small group of them in my yard and they are rather attractive. What is it and can it be transplanted into… Read More
A:Very few gardeners can resist the temptations of the Rose. For many of us a rose brings to mind romantic memories of warm summer evenings and intoxicating smells. You see, even I wax poetic at the thought of… Read More
A: The common pineapple lily, Eucomis cosmosa, was originally from South America so it has a very tropical look to it. It grows about 2 feet tall with about the same spread. It is not picky about the… Read More
A: Pansy, Violax wittrockiana, can be planted in the spring or fall when night temperatures are 40ºF and day temperatures are 60ºF. So either season will work and pansies have been known to tolerate freezing temperatures so they… Read More
Q: I am thinking about planting beach morning glory on my dune areas behind my beach house. What can you tell me about this plant?
A: The common beach morning glory is generally not cold tolerant enough for our area as it typically grows in cold hardiness zones 10-11. Perhaps consider planting Fiddle-leaf morning glory, Ipomoea stolonifera, which is a better choice for… Read More
A As you were describing it to me, I became very interested as orange colored wildflowers are not as common as yellow or pink. It helped tremendously when you brought a sample into the office. I truly, had… Read More
Q: I purchased some swamp milkweed at one of your previous plant sales and I really want to get some more.
A: Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, is difficult to find it locally, but we will have a few specimens of the native swamp milkweed at our spring plant sale. Ours are particularly large and beautiful. The monarch butterfly larvae… Read More
Q: I believe I have the Mexican milkweed in my garden and would like to replace it. Which one should I choose?
Q: I believe I have the Mexican milkweed in my garden and would like to replace it. Online I see Asclepias tuberosa and Asclepias lanceolata as well as the incarnata. Which one should I choose? A: Almost all of… Read More