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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 12/23/2010 10:47 PM

Florida Red MapleIf you know where to look then squint your eyes a little, you could fool yourself into thinking that you are up north somewhere, not South Florida.


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By host on 12/23/2010 7:08 PM

Bayberry votive. Click to enlarge.If you think making your own natural Bayberry Candles smells like fun, be forewarned, it is hard work! First you need to collect the berries which are smaller than black pepper corns and it takes it takes from 3 to15 pounds of bayberries to make 1 lb of

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By host on 11/21/2010 9:04 PM

SalvForsythia Sage is one of very few salvias with yellow flowers.ia madrensis (Forsythia Sage) is a large and visually striking yellow-flowered Salvia native to the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in Mexico. The specific name "madrensis" refers to the high mountains where it grows. I noticed this specimen growing in Mounts Botanical Center garde Read More »

By host on 11/21/2010 5:11 PM

Argh, the Black Pearl Hot PepperI just discovered this ornamental pepper growing at Mounts Botanical Center, it is the first-ever black-leafed Pepper!

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By host on 11/7/2010 6:28 PM

First I must disclose that I am a strong opponent of using synthetic chemicals in the yard and garden. But when bugs start munching and fungus starts rotting your plants, action must be taken to correct the situation. One of the most ecologically friendly solutions available is Neem oil.
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By host on 10/5/2010 8:50 PM

I absolutely love autumn in Florida. The fall season ushers in a great time to go a little wild and decorate the home and garden like one cannot really pull-off in the summer (basically American flags are about the only decoration that can be used in during the summer holidays).

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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 -- http://www.floridagardener.com/DNN/FGGardenBlog/tabid/59/EntryID/14/Default.aspx

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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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