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By host on 3/27/2011 5:26 PM

A reader writes "I bought 2 citrus trees in October. One is a tangelo & the other a lemon. The lemon has fruits on it now and the tangelo is blooming. I would like to grow these in large pots rather than putting them in the ground. The nursery where I bought them told me I should repot in March (which is now) and I can put them in a large pot and they will grow very well. What is your opinion?"

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By host on 3/6/2011 4:21 PM

According to, “Florida is the leading producer of radishes in the United States and harvests over 30 percent of the country’s radish acreage. The bulk of Florida’s radish farms can be found in Orange and Palm Beach counties, where the warm, sunny climate is ideal for growing a wide variety of vegetables. The value of the state’s radish crop is estimated at $30 million a year”.
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By host on 3/6/2011 3:02 PM

I did not know what to do with the dried wheat stalks that I used for decoration on my front door wreath for Thanksgiving. On a lark I chopped them up and littered, very un-carefully, a bare patch of garden soil with the seed heads. A couple of weeks later clumps of bright green wheat grass began to sprout up. Today I have a few green stalks of wheat growing in my garden.
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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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