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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 6/27/2010 7:35 PM

Shesh, you can tell that summer is here in South Florida. It has been kind of warm out. There has not been a lot of rain for the past few days, but it has been very humid. It has been so humid that sweating is a really ineffective way of cooling down since the sweat does not evaporate and basically just rolls off of your body in buckets.

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By host on 6/12/2010 10:00 PM

The blue of the  trash can helps to visually cool the hot colors of the flowers. Click to  enlarge.Are you a serious gardener? Most of us are not, but I follow a few of them on Twitter. @Interleafer, @BloominKrazy, @kissmyaster, for example, this is their regular job all day. These guys and gals do something garden related everyday, all day and tweet or blog about it. Me? I am an evening and weekend warrior. If I get home from work before dark at the end of the day I like to walk the yard and see what is new with my personal piece of nature.

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By host on 6/3/2010 10:10 PM

OK. You will probably think that I am out of my tree, but on Friday, May 28, 2010 – I saw flamingos (Phoeniconais ruber ruber) fly over my house. I had gotten home from work and was out in the garden spraying my Tomaccio Tomatoes for caterpillars (Bt and neem tree oil) – It was about 8 o-clock in the evening when I saw the first bird fly over heading east towards West Palm Beach. A minute or two later 2 more flew over heading towards Palm Beach International Read More »

By host on 6/3/2010 9:02 PM

We are grateful for the invitation to write an article for the FloridaGardener.com.  It may not be proper literary etiquette but I will begin with an introduction.  We are located near the small town of Greenville, Florida which happens to be (I can’t seem to ever leave this out) the hometown of musical legend Ray Charles.  My wife and I have three daughters and handle the daily management of our business, Sandy Ford Restorations, LLC.

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By host on 5/8/2010 9:12 PM

I have a flower bed in the front yard that receives full sun after about twelve o’clock noon and faces west. Since this garden bed is before the front of the house, it is shaded from sun in the east until the latter part of the day.

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By host on 4/19/2010 7:39 PM

Hippeastrum  Amaryllis -- click to enlarge.Generally recognized as “amaryllis” these Hippeastrum are very popular spring blooming bulbs. Hippeastrum amaryllis are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean.

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By host on 4/8/2010 9:15 PM

Well, I have been poked and prodded and begged for my “Semi-Famous” Balsamic Vinegar Sauce and here, for the first time, I am about to reveal it! I have been told that people actually pay good money to buy this same stuff from the local gourmet market that you can make for pennies at home. And this recipe is really very easy.

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By host on 3/29/2010 6:58 PM

Window dressing  helps to brighten the yard.What a nice weekend we had in South Florida here at the end of March 2010. Saturday was sunny with a nice coolness to the wind. Sunday was a little windy, overcast and humid. But, it was a nice day, nonetheless to work in the garden. I hope you were able to get outside in your garden this weekend.

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By host on 3/25/2010 7:23 PM

I wrote this back in June of 2008: “Coconut palms are popular landscape plants in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Coconut palms are also popular in more temperate areas. In Florida, this palm came be grown successfully from the Keys as far north as the Palm Beaches on the east coast and Fort Myers on the west coast. Because of global warming...

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By host on 3/14/2010 5:48 PM

Remember when all of Florida was in an uproar over citrus canker? Remember the eradication efforts and outraged citizens protesting their right to keep their prized citrus trees and the state chopping them down and taking them away, by law?

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