Sprayed Camellias for Tea Scale

4/25/2021 – The old leaves on all the camellias have some to a lot of Tea Scale. Sprayed the top and bottom of the old and new leaves to drip with Spinosad. References for this action were: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/camellia-diseases-insect-pests/ https://www.americancamellias.com/care-culture-resources/insects-and-diseases/tea-scale

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Transplanted Azaleas to Pond Yard

4/22/2021 – The largest of the small azaleas from the large concrete foundation for Mom’s clothesline was planted in the space where the Hamilin Orange froze this past winter. The other four, that came apart cleanly, were planted where the oleanders did not make it through the cold winter and in the SW corner of […]

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Trimmed the Azaleas & Camellia

4/22/2021 – Yesterday we pruned the row of azaleas between the backyard and the barnyard. Today, pruned the camellia and azalea outside the dressing and bedroom room window and the one south of the blueberries. The limbs, piled high, filled the truck and were hauled to the burn pile. We trimmed them a bit lower […]

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Sprayed Weeds in the Yard

4/20/2021 – Last year’s spraying the lawn with Weed Free Zone worked well but we have a lot of Florida Betony, Spider Wort, and more back this year. We did not spray before the greening of the grass so will do so now that it is more mature. The plans below begin with calibrating the […]

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Fed the Only Surviving Hibiscus

4/17/2021 – Year before last we had four Hibiscus along the meter/switch-box wall and that winter three of them were killed by the cold temperatures. One survived, came back, and did ok last year. This winter again almost killed it but it has leaves coming up out of the mulch. Researching what to feed a […]

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