What is the tall growing shrub with very sweet smelling flowers that is blooming now?

You are describing the Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans). This upright growing, evergreen shrub starts blooming in the fall and continues into the spring. Although the individual blooms are very small their fragrance is very intense. We count the Tea Olive as one of our...

How can I have a green lawn through the winter?

 By spreading Gulf Annual Ryegrass now you can enjoy a green lawn through the winter. We recommend spreading it at the rate of 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet. Annual Ryegrass will quickly sprout if enough moisture is available making it very useful at preventing...

What can I do to stop having so many lawn weeds each spring?

Many of the large weeds that are troublesome in the spring are cool season annuals. They sprout in the fall, grow through the winter and bloom in the spring before dying from the summer heat. By applying a pre-emergent herbicide in the fall you can help prevent them...

What bulb varieties do best in North Florida?

For the Spring Paper-white Narcissus are very well adapted to our area as well as some Daffodils such as ‘Fortune’ ‘Ice Follies’ and ‘Carlton’. Snowdrops (Leucojum) are another spring blooming bulb that will naturalize here. Summer...

Can we grow tulips in northern Florida?

Tulips are best treated as annuals in our region. Bulbs purchased in the fall should be placed in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks before planting to provide the pre-chilling that they require. Remove and discard the bulbs after they finish flowering in the spring....
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