Pentas, lantana, periwinkles, marigolds, and more for beautiful summer color!
Don’t forget about your plants if you are planning a vacation this summer. Install a timer on your drip system. Here is a tip from the Texas Gardener: If your plants are in containers, set the containers in a shallow kiddie pool with a few inches of water. Place mosquito dunks in the water to prevent mosquitos. Another suggestion is to use a plant nanny in your pots and in the ground.
Recently, several of our customers have brought in lantana infested with lace bugs. The following article is an excellent source of information concerning this problem. Lace Bugs on Lantana
Recommended treatment is spinosad, horticultual oils or garlic pepper tea.
Ladybugs are general predators that feed on a variety of slow-moving insects including aphids, moth eggs, mites, scales, thrips, leafhoppers, mealybugs and other slow-moving insects. Ladybugs are a must-have for organic gardening or organic farming.