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black magic ti plant

BLACK MAGIC TI PLANT ADDS DRAMA TO GARDENS.

Q: On my last visit to Sarasota, I remember seeing a beautiful, upright plant with leaves the color of eggplant (they were almost black). We’re moving here and I’d like to plant a few. A friend said it was a tie-something but I can’t find it anywhere on the Internet.…

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palm with twine

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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plant with frost on leaves

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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ylang ylang blossoms

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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