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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 12/21/2009 10:51 PM

Baker Creek heirloom Seeds catalogOh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The seed catalogs are beginning to arrive in my mailbox. OH, YEAH!

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By host on 12/9/2009 10:35 PM

Agastache, Salvia and Gaura. Click to enlarge.This is an awesome time of the year for gardening in South Florida. Check out my Butterfly, Bee and Hummingbird garden. I ordered the plants online from High Country Gardens in September. These plants do not require a lot of water and are recommended for areas in full to partial sun, Zones 5b to 10. The flowers are beautiful, do not have a noticeable scent, but because they are members of the mint family, the lea Read More »

By host on 12/8/2009 9:38 PM

Purple Pitcher Saracenia purpurea, Red Pitcher Sarracenia rubra, Sundew Drosera, Tropical Pitcher Nepenthes, Venus Flytrap Dionaea Muscipula and Cobra Lily Darlingtonia californica in a terrarium. Click to enlarge.Good old Lowes – I went over to buy a light bulb and I came out with a light bulb and 5 carnivorous plants. I had wanted to buy some of these plants last year, hesitated and...

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By host on 12/6/2009 10:17 PM

Christmas Moose Mess.Yes! Got our Christmas twinkle lights, icicle lights, doe, buck, fawn, moose, candy canes and wreaths up today! I have some strict rules on when the decorations go up:
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By host on 11/22/2009 10:05 PM

I love to garden during autumn in Florida. Fewer bugs, lower temperatures and humidity make it much more comfortable to work in the Florida garden. The only thing that I do not like about fall and winter gardening in Florida is that darkness falls so much earlier with the time change and all that it is dark by the time I arrive home from work. I know some people garden by the moon, but I end-up resorting to gardening by flashlight and yard light. I wonder how a pair of night vision goggles would work. I did see a cool hat in Lowes for $19.99 that had 4 bright white LEDs built i Read More »

By host on 11/15/2009 9:05 PM

Plants cannot tell the difference between organic and chemical fertilizers so why use organics? While organic fertilizers release nutrients slowly and improve the body of soil, chemical fertilizers impact the health of the soil by releasing salts into it eventually making their way into the ground water.

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By host on 10/31/2009 3:57 PM

Fall Gardening Season has arrived in Florida. This is a great time of the year for gardening because of lower daytime and evening temperatures, generally lower humidity and mostly fewer bugs and insects to eat your herbs and vegetables.

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By host on 10/25/2009 5:36 PM

Roselle calyces -- click to enlarge imageHibiscus sabdariffa commonly known as roselle, rosella, Florida cranberry, Indian sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, and Flor de Jamaica is a beautiful, useful and tasty Read More »

By host on 10/25/2009 3:35 PM

3 pea-sized black seeds inside having a perfect cream-colored heartCardiospermum halicacabum -- common names: Balloon vine, Love in a puff, Heartseed, or Heartseed vine. This fast growing vine will reach up to 10 feet in one season. It has tendrils which grab and...

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By host on 10/4/2009 3:45 PM

Full disclosure: Dr. George Rogers of the Palm Beach Community College Department of Horticulture e-mailed to inquire if he could purchase advertising space on the website to bring attention to a new plant manual authored by the faculty, staff, and students of Palm Beach Community College. He was not sure he could afford to pay for the advertisement, but as owner of (and a proud PBCC alumnus), I made him an offer – if he provided an article introducing the manual and sent me a copy of the manual for review, I would post his article, provide a banner ad linking to where the manual may be purchased and would write and post my own review of the manual after receiving a copy of it. So a deal was struck, my review of < Read More »


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