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Here, you can view the answers to our most commonly asked questions about plants. From questions about specific plant material, plant placement, plant longevity and animal deterrents - we have an "online" answer for you. Scroll down to see if your specific question is listed, or link directly to...

Questions about your favorite fruit trees:

See if your favorite bedding plants are an Annual or Perennial:

Garden Themes Suggestions:

Selecting Large Trees:

  1. What is a good large tree that will attract birds?
  2. What is a good large tree that will flower from late spring through the summer?
  3. What is a good large tree that will do well along a coastal area as well as inland areas?

...these questions and more about Large Trees can be answered here.

Selecting Small Trees:

  1. What is a good small tree that can tolerate salt air?
  2. What is a good small tree for screening and in lawn areas?
  3. What is a good small tree that will flower?
  4. What is a good small tree that doesn't have invasive roots?

...these questions and more about Small Trees can be answered here.

Low Water Usage:

  1. What is a good semi-evergreen plant that will do well in coastal areas along sandy soil?
  2. What is a good drought-tolerant tree that is deciduous and fast-growing?
  3. What is a good tropical, drought-tolerant tree?
  4. What is a good drought-tolerant plant with a long bloom season?

...these questions and more about Water Efficient Plants can be answered here.

Varieties of Vines:

  1. What is a good vine that will bloom year-round, yet hold no fragrance?
  2. What is a good vine that is clinging, but that has unnoticeable flowers?

...these questions and more about Vines can be answered here.

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In March

March is a very busy month in your garden but it also holds a lot of promise. The plantings you did in the fall are budding and blooming and there is a sense of satisfaction for a job well done. It also brings to your attention the things you need to get busy on so that the whole yard thrives through the coming months.

Now is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. You may want to wait another month or so before planting subtropicals like Bougainvillea, Cannas and Hibiscus. Prune spring flowering shrubs and vines after they’ve bloomed to maintain their shape. Most evergreens should be pruned now before new growth starts.

Color: Begin to replace winter annuals as they fade. Marigolds, Petunias, Nicotiana and Snapdragons are available to plant for summer color. Cut back and clean foliage on perennial color such as Impatiens and Begonias. Replace any color that was damaged during the winter months. Look for new introductions to add a little something new to your garden.

Fruits & Vegetables: Early tomatoes, squash, peas, onions and beans can be planted now. There’s still time to get in another round of cool weather crops. Consider planting a grouping of different varieties of lettuce. The variation in colors and textures creates interest and function. Fertilize fruit trees and make sure they get adequate water to help with fruit production. Use a low nitrogen fertilizer so growth is directed toward the fruit and roots. Plant strawberries. Plant or freshen up your herb garden with new varieties or replace plants that didn’t fare well over the winter.


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