Category Archives: Ornamental Plants

Eddie’s Corner: What’s Eating My Leaves?

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, May 15, 2015

Sawfly larvae leaf damage 2As plants leaf out and start growing they provide a good meal for many insects. One critter that is causing problems to roses and some other plants is the larval stage of the sawfly. This larvae or caterpillar is hard to see, but the damage left behind is easy to spot.
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Eddie’s Corner: Properly Care For Holiday and Gift Plants

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, December, 1, 2014

PoinsettaFrom poinsettias to cyclamen and showy amaryllis to Christmas cacti, plants are popular holiday and hostess gifts. Receiving a live plant as a gift is a treat. Caring for them can draw mixed emotions, but fear not. By learning just a little about what a plant needs, you can keep your gifts flourishing through the season and sometimes for years after. Let’s take a look at several varieties.   Continue reading