Category Archives: Plant & Flower Problems

Preventing Plant Troubles


All gardens, no matter how well maintained are subject to troubles from insects and diseases that can, and will attack your plants as soon as your back is turned! The best way to handle plant troubles is PREVENTION. Choose your … Continue reading

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Plant Diseases: Rust


Rust is one of the most common fungal plant diseases. The rust fungi will cause unsightly, small, yellow spots on the surface of the leaves and a brown, orange or black powdery residue underneath. The disease is not deadly, but … Continue reading

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Plant Diseases: Powdery Mildew


Powdery Mildew is a common and easily recognized plant disease caused by a fungus. Fruits, vegetable, flowers and even grasses can be affected. Lilacs, bee balm, phlox, zinnias, and roses are some flowers that can be affected by powdery mildew. … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Aphids Naturally


Now that the weather is warmer and drier, you’ll probably find aphids in your garden beds. Aphids are easy to spot, with their soft-bodies that are about the size of a grain. They come in light green, black and red. … Continue reading

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Plant Diseases: Black Spot on Roses


Black Spot is a common rose disease caused by the fungus,  Diplocarpon rosae. Black spot begins as small brown or black spots on leaves, which eventually causes the leaves to yellow and fall off. The disease does not kill the … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Photinia Leaf Spot


Photinia is a one of the most popular ornamental hedges in North America. In fact, photinia is on the list of our “Most Searched Terms” for this blog! As attractive as they might be, photinias are prone to a fungus … Continue reading

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How to Extend the Vase Life of Your Valentine’s Roses


It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Many of you probably received a beautiful, bouquet of red roses yesterday. After all, the red rose is the ultimate symbol of love and romance. As captivating as these flowers are, they don’t last … Continue reading

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Common Problems in Cut Roses & Solutions


Here are some common problems in Cut Roses that can drastically reduce vase life. Included are some things you can try to ward off the issue. BENT NECK: Causes: The most common cause is a lack of water and flower-food … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: USDA Inspector Shares How Plants Went From Obama To Prince


Katie Hendrick, Society Of American Florists (SAF) , June 1, 2011 During his visit to the British royal family on May 24, President Obama brought a special gift: plants and seeds from the White House greenhouse and Monticello, presented in … Continue reading

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El Nino wreaks havoc on Flower Farms


The pictures in this post are the greenhouses, pump house and packing house of one of the flower farms of Columbia. This particular farm has been in production for 24 years and has been protected by a dyke for 22 … Continue reading

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