July already?

Where did Spring go? My window box is flourishing. It gets am sun. Can’t go wrong with Non Stop Begonias and ¬†Springeri. ¬† Deadheading Begonias is pretty easy. The big rose shape flowers seem to fall off by themselves. However, the smaller bloom (along with the fallen off larger bloom) stays on the stem. The…

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What is this white powdery stuff on my plants? Powdery mildew!

What is powdery mildew? This spring and early summer we encountered unseasonably cold and wet weather conditions which created a perfect environment for fungal diseases. Powdery mildew is one of the most common fungi that can affect just about any plant. It is easily recognized by its powder-like appearance on the leaves and stems of…

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Carnivorous Plants

We have a couple of bug catching carnivorous plants located in our Atrium. Not only are they fasinating, but easy to grow especially in the summer months when the humidity is high and bugs are available. Venus fly traps come to us in small terraium like containors. They can be left to stay in the…

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