The Inevitable Pests
It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE
Florida's Rainy Season
Florida’s rainy season arrived. County-wide we have seen lots of moisture in the past couple of weeks. Some areas receive over 2” of rainfall in an hour. Despite the invaluable impacts of moisture within our natural ... READ MORE
Independence Day is an amazing part of the summer. Many of us are traveling, spending time with friends, and celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether we celebrate with fireworks, community service activities, baseball ... READ MORE
Can You Dig It?
My brothers and I love watching the movie, “The Warriors”. This 1979 film follows a gang in New York City as they try to escape from the Bronx to their home turf in Coney Island. One line, which is yelled by a character ... READ MORE
Recently while singing Raffi’s, “Everything Grows” with my two boys, my oldest said, “no it doesn’t…fire hydrants don’t grow. Signs don’t, fences don’t, doors don’t…” Despite his snarky, yet funny observation, ... READ MORE
Samwise Gamgee said it best to Sméagol, “Po-ta-toes. The Gaffer’s delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly. But you won’t find any so you needn’t look. But be good Sméagol and fetch me some herbs, and I’ll ... READ MORE
Annuals: Plant carnations, digitalis, pansies, petunias, shasta daisies, and snapdragons this month.
Bulbs: Check for declining plant portions and pests. Examine bulbs in storage and remove adhering soil or damaged portions. Consider replacing ... READ MORE
Citrus: Weed as needed. Protect above and below grafted area if hard freeze occurs which is 28 degrees for 4 or more hours. Water root area before freeze occurs.
Fruit: Weed as needed. For mature Loquat trees, fertilize trees 2 to 3 times per ... READ MORE
Citrus: Depending on citrus fertilizer label, apply fertilizer every six weeks or as directed but this is the last month to fertilize until March. Check for citrus insects and disease. Weed as needed. Water generally once a week if we do not ... READ MORE
Citrus: Depending on citrus fertilizer label, apply fertilizer every six weeks or as directed. Check for citrus insects and disease. Weed as needed, keep mulch away from trunk and grass out beneath the canopy. Water once a week unless it rains.
Fruit: ... READ MORE