Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti can be confusing.

These flat-leaved plants with pretty and normally red flowers are everywhere during the holiday season. Most folks see one and call it a Christmas cactus. Actually, many are Thanksgiving cacti. The true Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) usually blooms earlier and … Continue reading

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Christmas fern is a native plant with landscape potential

Now that we’ve had several hard frosts, many of the herbaceous wild plants have withered. There is one native woodland fern that is still bright and green. It’s called Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) and it’s a native with untapped potential. … Continue reading

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Agrimony is more than just a sticky nuisance

Anyone who has ever taken a walk in a brushy pasture in fall has probably encountered agrimony (Agrimonia sp.). Often, people run into it before they see it. Before you realize, you’re covered with little spiny balls that stick to … Continue reading

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Citrus greening disease threatens the entire citrus industry

I always look forward to this time of year when citrus supplies are plentiful. My favorite one has always been the tangelo, but that is changing. It’s not because I like them less, it’s because they are nowhere to be … Continue reading

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