While the type of soil is important, location takes precedence when starting a vineyard for wine production.
Check winter houseplants for brown leaf tips, wilting, dropping of lower leaves and little or no new growth - all signs that your plant may be in trouble.
Be sure to ID insects first before choosing a method for control
Winter is a good time to check for insects on your houseplants
A few tips will assure plants live into the new year
Placing plants in the correct sunlight exposure can make all the difference
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.