Gardening

It’s popular to grow your own veggies           …….
By September 20, 2016 Read More →

It’s popular to grow your own veggies …….

It’s becoming more popular to grow your own, whether a large or small garden plot, or just some favorite veggies in patio or balcony pots. In our area, raised beds are also becoming popular with homeowners. Peppers, ornamental cabbages, other edibles can also be tucked into flower beds and landscaping on your property. Recent fall […]

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Experts Say Fall Is the Time to Plant Perennials        ………
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

Experts Say Fall Is the Time to Plant Perennials ………

(NAPSI)—Perennial plants are a gardener’s dream: They add color to borders and beds, and are relatively easy to maintain. Perennials can also be used to add fragrance and texture to gardens, as well as attract beneficial wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Planting perennials in the fall is like making a long-term investment—one that pays […]

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Growing Strawberries               ……………..
By August 13, 2016 Read More →

Growing Strawberries ……………..

Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter?  Posted by BLOGS.IFAS Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring. Growing Conditions Strawberries need temperatures between 50°F–80°F and less than 14 hours of daylight to flower and produce fruit. In […]

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Special Tropical Flowers       ……..
By August 3, 2016 Read More →

Special Tropical Flowers ……..

Beautiful flowers, some perhaps not seen before: Beehive ginger   (Zingiber spectabile) is a member of the ginger family. Native to Southeast Asia , it’s mainly grown as an ornamental plant, but also used as a medicinal herb. Research shows that the plant has antimicrobial properties and a high concentration of enzymes that can prevent colon […]

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Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests     ……..
By July 22, 2016 Read More →

Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests ……..

(NAPSI)—Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to devour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes. They are a real threat, costing our nation approximately $120 billion each year. These pests can spread quickly as they come from other countries and […]

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By July 16, 2016 Read More →

Planting in July …….

 Posted by jmidelis July brings some of the hottest temperatures throughout Florida, so residents should choose heat-tolerant plants when gardening. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions.   North Florida   Annuals: Gardeners in north Florida should plant heat-tolerant annuals, such as ornamental pepper, tropical milkweed, […]

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Drought Or Not, Every Drop Counts         ……..
By July 9, 2016 Read More →

Drought Or Not, Every Drop Counts ……..

(NAPSI)—As summer and warm-weather activities heat up, it may be tempting to leave the water running to keep yourself and your lawn cool. However, as seen on the West Coast, droughts rob communities of the rain or snow that replenishes their much-needed water supplies, so saving water for the future becomes more important than ever. […]

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