Tag Archive: Shrubs

Surefire Shrubs for Containers

Growing in containers can be one of the most versatile ways to add color, texture and mobility to the landscape.  However, gardeners generally reach for finicky annuals to fill their pots with pizzazz.  The problem with this strategy is that most annuals and perennials need to be watered constantly, fertilized regularly, and changed out with …

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New Resource on Integrated Pest Management for Shrubs

IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume II is the third book released by the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management Working Group (SNIPM) and includes chapters on hydrangea, loropetalum, holly, rhododendron (including azalea), Indian hawthorn, and weed management. Each chapter covers history, culture and management of the major species and cultivars in production, as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/new-resource-on-integrated-pest-management-for-shrubs/

Trees and Shrubs for All Year Interest

Trees and shrubs often serve a distinct purpose in landscapes, other than to provide color. They are planted to provide shade, screen a view or noise, or to soften the hardscapes of the home. With a little planning, we can have both beauty and function from trees and shrubs.  Add a few trees and shrubs that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/14/trees-and-shrubs-for-all-year-interest/

As Summer Approaches, Spider Mites Attack Ornamental Shrubs

  Spider mites and thier "webbing" on a Blush Noisette Rose. Photo Credits: Matthew J. Orwat Spring is rapidly turning into an early summer. As heat increases so will the incidence of spider mites on ornamental shrubs. The first indicating factor of damage is a yellow mottling on the leaves of the plant, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/10/as-summer-approaches-spider-mites-attack-ornamental-shrubs/