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Death and Injury in the Garden – Safety First

Death and Injury in the Garden – Safety First

Unfortunately the last thing many of us thing about as we head out to work in our gardens is that we may suffer a serious injury or even death. The day is sunny and not too warm. The ground is still moist from last night’s rain. The birds are singing, and your flowers...
Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

It hasn’t rained in weeks. It is hot and your soil is getting really dry. So you turn on your sprinklers for a half hour. Do you have any idea how far down it has wet your soil? Do you how many inches of rain it was equivalent to? Did it get down into the root zone?...
Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

  TIPS FOR NEW GROWERS – TOP TEN WAYS TO KILL A PALM Top Ten Comments Overheard from a Novice Grower. 10) Everyone, including the Great Dane, will be careful not to step on this newly planted dainty little thing with the beautiful red petioles. 9) That one...
Feed Me – Please!

Feed Me – Please!

  Just a little water and fertilizer – is that too much to ask for? Don’t most people know that plants need a little of both from time to time. Not everyday – like your pets or your kids – just water about once a week, and fertilizer a...
How to Plant a Palm

How to Plant a Palm

  Upon hearing the story of one of my wife’s co-workers who recently lost several newly planted, very big and expensive King Palms (A. cunninghamiana) after they rotted in clay soil with bad drainage, I decided to share my experience on how to plant a palm...
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