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New year’s gardening resolutions for 2020


December 31, 2019

By Ralph E. Mitchell Time for some personal horticultural growth and goal setting in the gardening department! The New Year is a great time to make some horticultural resolutions that will benefit any landscape. Let's look at some tips, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Gardening, Lethal Bronzing Disease, Palm Phytoplasmas, Resolutions, Soil Testing Services

Screw-pine – not a pine, but definitely whorled!


September 11, 2019

By Ralph E. Mitchell Ornamental plants get quite a few interesting names attached to them based on their appearance. One such plant is the screw pine. It is not a true pine, but it does have whorled foliage which could be interpreted as ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Exotic, Moderately Drought Tolerant, Pandanus Utilis, Screw-pine, Zone 10

Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material


August 20, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Environmentally-friendly, Insecticidal Soap, Integrated Pest Management, Mealybugs, Pest Insects, Pesticide, Spider Mite, Whiteflies

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato


June 25, 2019

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 gardens and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Everglades Tomato, Solanum Pimpinellifolium, Summer Vegetables, Wild Tomato

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