TREES – OTHER FRUIT

Q. We have a grafted avocado planted in 1988. It sets small fruit that all drop off. We water and feed regularly, apply …

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VINES

I consider vines a mixed bag. Many vines grow so big they quickly overwhelm the flimsy trellises they may grow …

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POT AND PATIO PLANTS

Potted plants offer the advantage of portability if they are not too large. Research your plants needs and match them …

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SUCCULENTS

Succulents can be potted or grow in the ground. Most require a lot of sun and excellent drainage. In -ground …

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ROSES 

Roses are challenging in South Florida unless you use the old so-called Florida Cracker roses which are shrubby and have …

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ACCENT PLANTS

Q. I need a focal point for my garden. What are some dramatic plants that I might use?  A. Heliconias and bird of …

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FLORIDA WEATHER 

Florida’s weather is marked by a pronounced winter dry season and a summer wet season. The dry season usually begins …

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PESTS AND PESTICIDES

PESTS AND PESTICIDES The best advice is to stay away from insecticides unless you see a problem. Pesticides that drip into …

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SPECIAL PLACES & SUPPLIERS LIST

Arbico Environmentals, P.O. Box 4247, Tucson AZ., 85738-1247 (800-827-2847) Arbor Grow: in Fort Lauderdale – Organic Insecticides, (954-583-8634) The Bug Store 113 West Argonne …

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PERENNIALS

The plants you see at the entrances to condominiums in the winter months are usually annuals such as begonias and …

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