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Lecanto, FL
Goldenrod not blooming in Lecanto FL
My goldenrod(fireworks) grows only like a groundcover(3" tall) and does not flower. It is in full sun in my garden in Lecanto, Florida(zone 9A). What could be wrong? Thank you.
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Hernando, FL
Plant identification of chenille-like plant in Florida
I live in Central Florida. I have a small, 8-10 inch plant that grows wild in the yard and has a 1 to 1-1/2 inch, bright red, feathery flower on it. I can't seem to find it on the internet and I'm ...
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Inverness, FL
Care for non-native plumeria in Inverness FL
I have several plumeria plants that I planted in the ground this spring. I will soon need to dig them up and store them in the garage for the winter, as I left some last year that died with the frost...
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Inverness, FL
Safely killing Paedeeria cruddasiana Prain (sewer vine)
Is there anyway to safely kill Paederia cruddasiana Prain (sewer vine)? Thank you!
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Inverness, FL
Wildflower gardening for Citrus Co., Florida
I live in Citrus County Florida, on the north central, west side of the state. I hope to start a wildflower meadow in my natural back yard. Can you recommend good wildflowers to grow, and where to g...
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Citrus Springs, FL
Does the Dyschoriste oblongifolia attract snakes ?
Does the Dyschoriste oblongifolia (oblongleaf snakeherb)attract snakes?
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Dunellon, FL
Origin of name of hybrid Ilex x attenuata
Could you please tell me where Eagleson, or also called Eagleston Holly got its name ?
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Dunnellon, FL
Air layering with Spanish moss from Dunnellon FL
Is it possible to air layer plant cuttings using Spanish Moss instead of Sphagum Moss? I have a yard full! Thanks
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Dunnellon, FL
Peppervine fruit in wild grapes for jelly from Dunnellon FL
We picked some wild grapes for making jelly. We have about 8 cups of juice. We think about 4 or 5 berries from the Peppervine might have gotten in with the wild grapes. Is this enough to make the ...
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Dunnellon, FL
Jelly from wild grapes with a few peppervine berries from Dunnellon FL
Thank you for your quick response to my question. Due to your answer, I am going to make jelly from this juice.
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dunnellon, FL
Desert willows in Florida
I'm in Dunnellon, FL and I'm growing several chilopsis linearis from seeds, but they are coming in long, tall with very few leaves. and continuously fall over from their lanky growing ways. Any idea...
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Brooksville, FL
Grass information for Brooksville FL
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Spring Hill, FL
Butterfly egg kit from Spring Hill FL
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Spring Hill, FL
Muhly grass slow to green up from Spring Hill FL
Have lots of muhly grass planted 3 yrs ago. This yr about 1/3 are VERY slow. Still look like hay stacks. No pattern in the bed. You mentioned pesticides being too close?
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Summerfield, FL
Texas wild olive for Summerfield FL
I want to buy a Texas Wild Olive for my home in Summerfield, Fl. My landscaper brought me a regular olive tree saying he had never heard of a Texas Olive Tree in our area. I have looked on line withou...
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Webster, FL
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Could you please identify a plant with a scalloped elephant ear type leaf, wooden base with oval areas where old large wooden roots from above the ground have fallen off.
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Webster, FL
Failure to bloom of Magnolia in Webster FL
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Ocala, FL
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Why do the blossoms blow off navel orange tree?
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Ocala, FL
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Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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Ocala, FL
Plant identifcation
I have 3-4' high plants, spaced out thick red-greem stalks, w/slender long dark green leaves, several round "single" light lavender colored flowers 1&1/2" in circumference continuously bloom. Butt...
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Ocala, FL
Height of non-native gardenias
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