PLASTIC SHEETS FOR PLANTS GET A COLD RECEPTION

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Q: The last time we had a frost, I covered my plants with plastic and they froze anyway. Should I have used something else? A: Yes. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is covering their plants with plastic during a freeze. Plastic conducts cold, so unfortunately, your plants were damaged even more than not having been covered at all. Instead, purchase frost cloth at any major hardware store, or use old sheets to cover your plants. Both of these materials are lightweight and able to Continue Reading

A PUNCHY PALM WITH A PUNKY TRUNK: YOU’LL BE TOTALLY PLEASED WITH AN ARIKURY.

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Q:  I have a small courtyard area and want a nice accent palm that looks different and exotic. It can’t be too big. What do you suggest? I live in Southwest Florida.  A:  ArtisTree has the perfect choice for you: an Arikury palm with a trunk pattern like no other. The leaf bases or “boots” are purposely left a bit long to form a spiral pattern -- a sort of punk, spiky look that’s sure to turn heads. Growing to a maximum of about 10 feet, it’s the perfect accent for small or tight spaces Continue Reading