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ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF YOUR PALMS WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

Q: I’m no tree expert, but I just had two palms installed, and the twine around the fronds was removed right away. Shouldn’t it be left on until the palms are established? A:  You may be confusing twine-wrapping for wood braces that are positioned against the trunks to stabilize palms. Wood braces…

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PLASTIC SHEETS FOR PLANTS GET A COLD RECEPTION

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…

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ADD CHANEL NO. 5 TO YOUR LANDSCAPE WITH A YLANG YLANG TREE.

Q:  I read somewhere about a tree that has pretty yellow flowers and smells like Chanel No. 5. Do you what it is? My wife would love to have one if it’s not too hard to care for. A:  Sounds like you’re talking about ylang ylang, or Cananga odorata. Ylang ylang (pronounced…

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WHEN IT COMES TO LIGHTING, ARTISTREE SHINES.

Q:  I’m building a new home in Southwest Florida and want to emphasize the architectural elements and landscaping with some cool lighting like I see in the magazines.  What does ArtisTree suggest? A:  What a smart question, especially in light of (pun intended) the recent changes in bulb Energy efficiency is important when…

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