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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 2/12/2011 4:54 PM

A reader writes:


"I just wanted to comment on the great garden resources you have put together here: My class will be starting a herb...

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By host on 2/12/2011 4:29 PM

A reader writes:


"i was on your website the other day and noticed you don't have any listings for lakeland, florida. i would like to suggest you include The Green House Garden Store in Lakeland...

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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 --

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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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