Why do you not carry Scott’s Winterizer?

Scott’s Winterizer fertilizers have an analysis of 24-3-12 and 22-3-14 which are inappropriate for our sub-tropical turf grasses in the fall. It is best to avoid using high rates of nitrogen in the fall here to avoid succulent late growth which may not have time...

Can you suggest some trees that will give fall color in our region?

  The best choices for fall color in our area include Bradford Pear, Dogwood, Ginkgo, Japanese Maple, Red Maple, Shumard Oak, Sweetgum, Sourwood, Tulip Poplar and Water Tupelo. Fall color is slow to develop here. We often have bright “fall color”...

What is the shrub with clusters of bright yellow blooms that we see flowering now?

We usually refer to this shrub as Cassia (Cassia bicapsularis ). Cassia is a good choice for full sun locations when planted where it will not be missed in the winter when the frost kills it to the ground. Cassia usually sprouts out again in the spring and will often...

What are some of the flowers, bulbs and vegetables that can be planted in October?

You can plant a wide array of cool season vegetables that will grow through the Winter such as Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Radishes, and Turnips. Flowers that can be planted now include Sweet Alyssum, Bachelors-Buttons, Calendulas, California...

What is the tall shrub that has large double flowers that change in color from white to pink and how do I grow it?

You are describing the shrub that is nicknamed Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis). Confederate Rose is native to southern China and has been popular  in our area for several generations. Give it a sunny location, use 5-4-7 Azalea/Camellia fertilizer in the...
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