In this Issue:
  • Sweet Potatoes for the Summer
  • Saving Seed
  • Divide Perennials in the Fall
  • You Can Propagate Memories
  • Coneflowers!
  • Florida Native Plants: Beautyberry
  • New Resource for IPM of Rose, Camellia and Other Major Shrubs
  • Propagation

    Sweet Potatoes for the Summer

    This late winter has been alternating between warm and cool extremes. One thing is for certain and that’s that it’s time to start planning your sweet potato crop. Sweet potatoes are generally planted March through June in the Florida Panhandle. The most common method of planting is with sweet potato slips. Sweet potato slips are …

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    Saving Seed

    You’ve grown some wonderful vegetables, annuals or perennials and you would like to save some of the seed from those plants to have for planting in the future. This is a great way to get more of the plants you know and love while saving on the expense of new plants. One exception are plants …

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    Divide Perennials in the Fall

    After a few years, many perennial plants have grown so large that they need to be divided in order to be revived. Overcrowding causes them to bear fewer flowers and, sometimes, to die in the center. Fall is a good time to divide perennials that bloom in spring and summer and are now done blooming …

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    You Can Propagate Memories

    There are a number of plants in my landscape that bring back fond memories – plants that I propagated. There’s a mulberry tree in my backyard that I rooted years ago. I took the cuttings from an old mulberry tree in my hometown. As a boy, I climbed the tree, got in trouble once for …

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    Coneflowers!

    An easy to care for perennial to add to your flower garden is the coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. The daisy-like flowers stand tall above the foliage on sturdy 2 to 4 foot stems. Blooms appear about the last part of April or the first of May in the Florida panhandle and last throughout the warm season …

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    Florida Native Plants: Beautyberry

    This autumn you may notice shrubs with long, arching branches sporting clusters of shiny purple berries. That beautiful sight is the Beautyberry, or Callicarpa americana. This native is found throughout Florida and the southern United States, west into Texas and north to Tennessee and Virginia. In the spring, lavender flowers adorn the branches and are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/10/21/florida-native-plants-beautyberry/

    New Resource for IPM of Rose, Camellia and Other Major Shrubs

    A new IPM guide is making it easier to grow five common southeastern shrubs. Growing five southeastern shrubs is now easier thanks to a free, new IPM resource from the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group. IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production is a compilation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information for five major …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/08/19/new-resource-for-ipm-of-rose-camellia-and-other-major-shrubs/