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Tropical Style May 20, 2022

Avocado Tree Frost Protection

A severe frost or freeze may kill an avocado tree, especially if temperatures fall and remain below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Frost damage is evidenced with curly and brown leaves, short discolored twigs and discolored fruit. Since healthy avocado trees are…..

Tropical Style May 14, 2022

How to Prune Arrowwood Viburnum

The deciduous arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) rises easily in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. Its clusters of white flowers appear in late spring. Its popular name comes from the simple fact that Native American populations…..

Tropical Style May 2, 2022

How to Prune a Gerbera

Florists prize the cut flowers of gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) for their brilliant splashes of bright color, long cut-stem life and also transportation ease. Home gardeners can enjoy the undemanding and easy-to-grow gerbera daisy’s flashy colours in outdoor landscapes from…..

Tropical Style April 28, 2022

Is the Sweet Potato Vine Drought Tolerant?

With trailing leaves varying in color from chartreuse to purple, the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) makes a striking addition to the backyard. Though a tropical plant, the vine grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones…..

Tropical Style April 24, 2022

How to Fertilize Flowering Tomato Plants

No harvest typifies summer over red, ripe garden tomatoes. Their normal coloring, rich scent and compact juiciness contrast remarkably with tomatoes sold in grocery shops in midwinter. Tomato plants require nitrogen and phosphorus, but never to excess. A healthy layer…..

Tropical Style December 1, 2020

Different Landscaping Grasses

Landscaping grasses offer texture, colour and motion to the lawn. They wave at the gentle breeze and many ornamental varieties produce sound when moving. These low-maintenance plants provide the gardener a vertical component to add to the landscape without the…..

Tropical Style November 18, 2020

How to Grow Herbs in Planters

You can think of herbs as culinary exclamation points or as the earliest magical in this era of earth. Chinese herbals date from as early as 5000 B.C., and medieval monks preserved herbal lore by writing it out and hiding…..

Tropical Style November 8, 2020

Nutrients for a Boston Fern

All plants require 16 distinct nutrients to survive. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata “Bostoniensis”) is no exception, but it needs them in much smaller quantities than most plants. This tropical fern grows year outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness…..

Tropical Style January 26, 2020

The way to construct a Landscape Border Around a House

Landscape boundaries around a house increases its curb appeal in addition to the value of this property. Small trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers all have a spot in the edge. Building the landscape edge yourself enables you the freedom…..

Tropical Style January 24, 2020

What Is a Banana Plant?

Banana plants include an assortment of plants belonging to the genus Musa. These tropical plants produce gorgeous blooms that mature into elongated fruits ranging in colour from yellow to red as well as pink. In several mild climates, bananas are…..