Tag Archive: gardening

Spiny Orb Weaver Spider

The year’s mild winter and frequent rain showers have created lush lawns and gardens with an abundance of insects. As a result, we are seeing many predator arthropods taking advantage of the available feast.  One of the morning interesting creatures in the garden is the spiny orb weaver spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) that has an interesting …

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Consider Landscape Fabric Carefully

Homeowners and horticulture professionals spend time to develop an attractive ornamental bed only to have weeds take over months or a few years later. One common method in the attempt to prevent weeds is to apply a landscape fabric around plants in beds and place a layer of mulch on top to dress it up.  …

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Encore® azaleas

Normally azaleas are just a forgotten green shrub in summer but the Encore® azaleas offer color even during the hottest times of the growing season. These selections may tolerate more sun but prefer to have some shade when temperatures are hot. Provide with supplemental water if rain is lacking but make sure that soil is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/2016/07/22/encore-azaleas/