Where can I go to see older examples of the Camellias that you offer?

Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens 3540 Thomasville Road Phone: 850-487-4556 has a magnificent collection. Dorothy B. Oven Park and Meeting House 3205 Thomasville Road Phone: (850) 891-3915 has an incredible older Camellia collection...

What can I do to help protect tender plants from the cold?

Water them well before the freeze. Small plants can be covered with Frost Cloth or Pinestraw when freezing temperatures are forecast, larger shrubs and small trees can be covered-try to avoid letting plastic touch leaves to avoid cold injury- Frost Cloth or plastic on...

Can I plant my Norfolk Island Pine in the yard to use as a living Christmas tree?

Unfortunately Norfolk Island Pines are tender to cold and will eventually freeze here during a normal winter. Bring your tree in when freezing weather is forecast- they can be grown outside in protected areas in central Florida and throughout the southern part of our...

I have a book that lists Poinsettias as a poisonous plant, but a recent magazine article states that they are not poisonous. Who is right?

The following information is from The Poinsettia Manual, 3rd Edition, by Paul Ecke, Jr et al., published by Paul Ecke Poinsettia, Encinitas, CA: Unfortunately, since around 1919, an old wives’ tale has circulated concerning the alleged poisonous nature of...

I have a weed in my lawn each spring that is very low to the ground, deep green with finely divided leaves that resemble parsley. If you step on this weed bare-footed it has little prickles that will hurt your feet when it is stepped on. What is it and how do I control it?

The weed that you have described is known as Spurweed. The best way to control it is to spray Hi-Yield Atrazine on the lawn in late December or early January. One pint of Atrazine will cover 10,900 square feet of lawn.
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