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White material on pygmy palm These white, elongated, slightly-raised objects are called “scurf.” As the leaves age, this scurf eventually falls off. Black...

Mulch is any material applied for protection or improvement of the soil surface, to retain moisture, add nutrients to the soil, enhance plant growth and add...

Sooty mold is a fungus that appears as a black coating on the surface of leaves, fruits, twigs and branches of many deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees....

Gardenias are evergreen shrubs that grow in height from 2 - 15 feet, depending on the cultivar. Leaves are oval shaped, and flowers vary in color -- from pale...

Lovebugs are small black flies with red thoraxes. Two flights occur each year. The spring flight occurs during late April and May. A second flight occurs...

General Culture Well-established plants are extremely drought tolerant and have low fertility requirements, although they respond to fertilizer and water with...

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC ...

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly “If you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since butterflies cannot talk, your secret is safe...