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Re: Fashion Note: now sago

If you want to quit spraying it, Bonnie, just cut the fronds off. It will probably put out a flush of new ones... and they will likely be scale-free. I think it's old enough to take that kind of shock in stride. That, incidentally, is how we have treated some of the very large ones at the nursery. If the infestation was really bad and the fronds began to turn brown, we cut them all off [bald stump], sprayed the trunk to kill any scale that might be hiding there, and fertilized the stump with osmocote. They all came back free of scale.

Man, this cold [don't laugh, northern persons] is really beginning to annoy me. About 60 degrees today with a north wind. An office chum, who is new to the area from another part of Florida, leased a beach house that is neither insulated nor heated. Every morning she looks like a smurf with red hair.

On Sunday, December 14, 2003, at 04:27 PM, William Morgan wrote:

Now I'm trying to find room somewhere near light (away from a vent, of
course) for my throatwort and a new little hibiscus. I think I caught my
Sago Palm's "bugs" too late as it is starting to brown. I'm still
spraying it on the off chance it will recover once the infestation is

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10

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