Located in Redlands Florida just southwest of Miami, Sunny Boys Nursery has served the landscaping industry with quality products and excellent service. Specializing in ornamentals and selected palm trees we are available for consultación to help you with your plant needs. Call us to inquire about our current stock and how we can better serve you.
Summer and early fall in Florida and other warm weather climates are the times to work on your landscape plantings to ensure they’re in tip-top shape when the temperatures finally do drop. Here are some things you can do now -- when water and fertilizers are being quickly drawn up into plants – to encourage healthy growth for colorful winter plants.
Plant care starts with cutting back early
Hard cut backs should have been done by September to woody ornamentals such as hibiscus, ixora, bougainvillea and oleander. Although the plants look bare, this cut will produce multiple branches. Dwarf hibiscus should also be cut back, and for the best results, trim 1 or 2 additional times – but more lightly – for a full and thick planting. Growth retardants should also be applied in summer. Bud formations take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after treatment. Good timing will result in gorgeous flowers in the fall.
Yellow leaves and nutrient deficiencies
Excessive yellow, or chlorotic, leaves that drop from hibiscus usually mean you have a spider mite infestation. The backs of the leaves will have a grayish appearance with minute red spots. When the “spot” moves, it indicates small insects, which will cause extensive damage if not controlled.
Redland is an unincorporated agricultural community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It is about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Miami, Florida. Many farms, original clapboard homes of early settlers, u-pick'em fields and coral rock walls dot the landscape. It is named for the red clay that dominates the area, on top of a massive layer of oolite rock. The entire area is nourished with pure water from the Biscayne Aquifer.
This agricultural community celebrates it's heritage with various festivals including an orchid festival at fruit and spice park, fernstock music festival, art fairs, fruit festivals and wine events. For more information about this unique and vibrant place check out http://www.redlandriot.com/