What's Plaguing your Ice Plant?
Downy mildew is becoming a problem in San Diego county on common Red Apple ice plants. The disease appears as a "mat of grew, blue, or brown fungal growth on the lower or both sides of leaves and other plant parts." Infection rapidly spreads under cool and wet conditions and windblown rain and/or sprinkler splashing helps aid the disease spread. The damage done is resulting in total loss of plantings. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20558 What can be d
Have you ever looked at a landscape and thought, "It's butchered" or "It's ruined from over trimming!" This time of year, extra pruning may be done in order to promote more plant growth before spring time comes. Pruning by definition is "the removal or reduction of certain plant parts that are not required, that are no longer effective, or that are of no use to the plant." Pruning is done to supply additional energy for the development of flowers, fruits, and limbs that re