Landscape Matters Wednesday, February 19, 10 a.m. Demonstration Garden James S. Page Government Center 96135 Nassau Place Yulee, FL Nassau County Extension Director/Nassau County Horticulture Agent IV Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Landscape Matters class on pruning trees… Read More
A: You mentioned Red Tip Photinia but as you have noticed many nurseries have stopped stocking them because they can contract a serious disease called fire blight. However, we have several other plants that grow quite tall and… Read More
Q: I would like some dwarf, evergreen shrubs to plant in the front of my house. Do you have any ideas?
Q: I would like some dwarf, evergreen shrubs to plant in the front of my house. I do not have much space but I also do not want to be spending a great deal of time pruning them… Read More
A: You are doing nothing wrong it just butterfly bush (Buddleia spp) prefers a more inland climate, especially in our sandy soil. They do not like high humidity and watering them twice weekly should be avoided. They can… Read More
Q: My bougainvillea was planted in the shade and I have had no blooms. What can I do to make my plant bloom?
Q: My bougainvillea was planted in the shade and I have had no blooms. I have used several different kinds of fertilizers but still no blooms. What can I do to make my plant bloom? A: This is… Read More
Q: My neighbor tells me I have beautyberry in my yard but I think it is pokeweed. Can you tell me the difference between these two plants?
A: Once you know how to identify a beautyberry I am sure you will never forget it. American beautyberry, Callicarpa Americana, as its name indicates is native to North America. There are various other species from Asia and… Read More
Q: I have tiny black specks on the underside of my azalea leaves. What is causing this? Plus, leaves never look very good but they still bloom. I have them in full sun. Do you have any thoughts?… Read More
Q: What is wrong with my azaleas? Some of them have died and others have branches that are in process of dying. With all the rain we have been getting, I have noticed that our property stays wet… Read More
Q: The lot next door was heavily treed but has just been partially cleared to make way for a house. As a result my azaleas on that side now receive much more light and a good deal of… Read More
A: This is one of the most common questions I get every February. Gardenias, like azaleas, would need to be pruned after they have finished flowering, which will be sometime late spring or early summer. The best management… Read More