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kathy crowley


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Tropical plants in Florida, Bamboo, Vines, Fruit trees, Antique Roses, rare plants from around the world.

Experience in the area

Nursery business for 19 years


Bamboo Society, Rare Tree Society, Rare Fruit Tree Society, Passiflora Society


Florida Gardening Sarasota Magazine Bradenton Herald Tribune Sarasota Herald Tribune


Self taught, family history of nursery business

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

More ways to treat a plant organically from disease instead of poisons.

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Recent Answers from kathy crowley

2017-01-12 lemon tree:

Hi Cheryl,  Sounds like you bought a house that had lemon trees on it.  You can not make it sweeter, but it is possible that it is rough lemon which was a root stock for lemon trees.  It is grafted onto

2016-12-29 Bamboo leaves drooping.:

Hi Samrat,  I grow bamboo in the US in Sarasota, FL, and I can tell you only what I know as I do not know about India. With that being said, bamboo loves water, the more you water it, the more it grows

2016-07-14 Citrus Trees:

Hi,  I had this problem with one of my citrus trees.  I loved the taste of the orange but the outside looked just like you picture.  One of the problems with citrus is if you put fertilizer on the ground

2016-06-26 brownish scurf on Queen Palm Trees spear:

Jay, Again, I do not handle palms at all, as stated I have my reasons.  I sell rare and unusual plants from around the world.  So I do not have to learn about palms, or do I care to.  Call an arborist

2016-06-25 brownish scurf on Queen Palm Trees spear:

Dear Jay,  So sorry you feel that way,  I answered the best I could with a product that gets rid of fungus, mold and bugs.  I am an organic nursery and that is what I use.  You can not please everyone


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