Troubleshooting Garden Problems

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Learn gardening tips and advice on how to troubleshoot garden problems from a horticulture expert in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Craig Morell

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On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Craig Morrell I’m with Landscape Restorations in Miami, Florida. We’re here at Palm Hammock Orchid Estate in Miami, Florida talking about basic gardening. The title of this video section is how to troubleshoot garden problems, and once again we go through the old theme of knowing something about the type of plants that you’re going to put into a garden. Now there are lots of ways that you can integrate gardens, there are lots of ways you’re going to integrate plants within a garden. But you have to know something about the plants and here is a good example on the absolute opposites. Here are some water garden plants that can be grown as terrestrials, there’s no problem with growing these plants in water, in wet soil or even in the garden application with the exception of the water lily of course. On the other opposite end is this barrel cactus, there’s no way in the world that you can grow this plant with wet feet all the time. You can’t put these two gardens next to each other in the same bed of soil. The idea here though is to make sure you know something about the plants that you’re going to put into your garden. Cypress trees like wet feet, cactus like dry sandy soil, you can’t grow the two together no matter how hard you try, do a little separation, work on the irrigation, it’ll work out fine.