On November 15, UF/IFAS Nassau Master Gardener Carol Ann Atwood and avid holiday decorator Sylvie Baxter will conduct a Landscape Matters class on how to make your mailbox “holiday ready” using cuttings from your own yard, e.g., magnolia,… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
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… 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
Q: My Star Jasmine has leaves that are black at the tip to almost the center of the plant. I water then weekly, what could be wrong? A: I was glad you brought some samples of the plants… Read More
A: The most limiting factor is the combination of evergreen and wet, however we do offer some good choices for this Northeast Florida . Some possible evergreen shrub choices include clumping bamboo: Hedge Bamboo – Bambusa multiplex or… Read More
Q: We have rubber trees on either side of our front walk. Unfortunately, they are located right where our new foundation will be poured. Can we transplant them into containers temporarily until we can replant them back in… Read More
A: That is a tough question. Most people go by the size of the plant in order to determine into which category it will best fit. However, we know the environment can play a key role in deciding… Read More
Q: Which of my beloved perennials I can transplant successfully from NY to FL – irises, acuba, daylilies, peonies, and astilbe?
Q: I am moving soon from New York and would like to know which of my beloved perennials I can transplant successfully in my new yard – irises, acuba, daylilies, peonies, and astilbe? A: This is a difficult… Read More