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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

2017-03-23 Avocado tree dying:

Hi,  The tree is dying from all the rain, they can not sit in water.  The black leaf ends tell you that it is rotting also the bark pealing.  I see some new growth coming and it could mean the tree is

2017-02-24 Papaya Tree:

Hi again,  Thanks for the photos made it.  This is what I have come up with and I hope it helps.  I am in Florida and have not seen this problem here. But checking around I came up with this information

2017-02-24 Papaya Tree:

Hi Rich, no picture attached.  If it has white gummy looking stuff coming out of the fruit it is worms that bored into the fruit.  kathy

2017-01-21 coco plums:

Hi Debbie,  I would recommend Atomic Grow, which is organic and will make the hedges healthy by raising the brix in the plant which is the sugar level.  Atomic Grow is made from food.  It is a concentrate

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


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