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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 8/22/2010 7:37 PM

So, it has been over a year since I wrote about what I wanted to do to try to cool down the south side of the FG house with landscaping. Here is the original article --

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By host on 8/22/2010 5:56 PM

You have probably heard that gardening provides a source of food, beauty, and numerous physical and mental health benefits. But, are you aware of the hidden dangers that lurk in the Florida garden?
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By host on 8/14/2010 6:31 PM

Southern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus). Click to enlarge.

The FloridaGardener is not a big fan of snakes, especially if they are poisonous or huge like the escaped constrictors slithering around in the Florida Everglades and other wild (and not so wild) areas of the state.

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By host on 8/8/2010 8:39 PM

Adventitious Queen Palm Roots, click to enlarge.
The roots of all palms are adventitious in origin. What that means is that instead of the more familiar formation of roots under the plant in the soil they originate from stem tissue or old woody roots of the plant.
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By host on 7/11/2010 5:20 PM

Hi, I am the FloridaGardener.I ordered 2 banana plants last week and they finally arrived on Friday. Yesterday I planted them and this is how I did it...

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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  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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