"...Like the human body has the ability to fight off infection, plants have similar built-in protective mechanisms to help fight off disease."
Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2010
Plastic pink flamingos, the kings of kitsch lawn art, are going to be popping up on lawns across the Orlando area. No, it’s not as some have speculated, a conspiracy to challenge the boundaries of high art in the City Beautiful, but part of the "My Citrus Tree” campaign created by KeyPlex Direct and Record Buck Farms.
After much demand KeyPlex Direct is introducing KeyPlex Citrus HG, which is a consumer version of KeyPlex’s highly regarded micronutrient formulation that’s been used by commercial citrus growers throughout the state of Florida. This cutting-edge, environmentally friendly product is intended for homeowners to help boost their dooryard citrus trees’ strength and vigor so they may produce healthier fruit that tastes great, and restore a sense of luster to their landscape.
The pink flamingos will mark homes where KeyPlex Direct and Record Buck have provided home owners with a free supply of Citrus HG for their citrus trees. “Plants and trees are no different than people or animals when it comes to the importance of good nutrition,” says Gerald O’Connor, president of KeyPlex, Inc. “Like the human body has the ability to fight off infection, plants have similar built-in protective mechanisms to help fight off disease.” Made from naturally occurring compounds, KeyPlex products stimulate plants to increase the production of their own defensive compounds.
On Saturday, May 1st representatives from KeyPlex Direct and Record Buck Farms will be at Apenberry’s, a full-service garden center on Edgewater Drive in College Park (Orlando, FL), from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to educate home growers and gardeners about the importance of plant nutrition, with an emphasis on battling citrus tree diseases like citrus greening. Free samples will be given away at the event. “Citrus trees are such an integral part of the Florida landscape,” says Rich Johnston, of KeyPlex Direct, Inc. “As a way of giving back to the areas that surround the citrus industry, we at KeyPlex Direct and Record Buck wanted to share one of our secrets with dooryard citrus owners.”
With the recent freeze conditions across the state of Florida, many home gardeners and growers like commercial growers are faced with damaged plants and citrus trees dotting their landscapes. Results are still coming in, but those commercial citrus growers who use KeyPlex products have indicated that their trees appear to be less damaged by the recent freeze conditions, compared to the trees of growers who do not use KeyPlex nutritional products.
“We use KeyPlex products and highly recommend that home gardeners continue using them on our trees to get the best results possible”, says Danny Finch, owner of Record Buck Farms. Record Buck, located in Howey in the Hills, is one of the most well respected producers of container grown citrus trees in Florida. They are tree suppliers to the large chain garden centers of Lowes, Wal-Mart, KMart and Home Depot and to independent garden centers across Florida.
For more information please contact Rich Johnston of KeyPlex Direct, Inc. at (407) 459-7682 or rtj2(at)keyplex(dot)com; and visit http://www.MyCitrusTree.com to follow our pink flamingo campaign!