Insects

Caring for camellias

One of Northwest Florida’s most reliable and rewarding shrubs is the camellia. Providing dark green leaves throughout the year, gardeners are rewarded in late winter or early spring with a variety of beautifully colored and shaped flowers. Camellias tend to thrive in our acidic soil but they do require some routine maintenance. Pick up the …

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Oddities Appear As Leaves Fall

As leaves fall from our deciduous trees, you may notice some curious-looking growths. Typically hidden by foliage, here are some of the oddities you might be seeing. Lichens Lichens look menacing, but they are not harmful to the plants they grow on. Lichens are the crusty, leafy or hairy gray-green growth that you often see …

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Rusty looking citrus problems?

Citrus grown in the home landscape can be attacked by a number of insect  and mite pests.  Some are large enough to  be spotted early in their infestation.   Others are so small that you can’t see them without magnification. Consequently,  you don’t tend to notice their damage until it’s too late to do anything about  …

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