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By host on 6/19/2011 7:55 PM

So you found a baby bird that fell out of its nest. If the baby bird looks the same age as the Grackle fledgling below – leave it alone!

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By host on 5/30/2011 1:09 PM

I was reading my June 2011 issue of Mein Schoener Garten which is a German gardening magazine that proclaims itself to be “Europe’s Biggest Garden Magazine”. I love reading German gardening magazines because I absolutely adore the gardening style of the Germans and they often have some of the neatest gardening tools and accessories...

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By host on 5/29/2011 11:10 AM

Tropical-Lilac is a fast growing shrub with fragrant leaves and small lavender–blue colored flowers that grow in erect pyramidal inflorescences.

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By host on 5/21/2011 7:46 PM

The Billion Tree Campaign is a global tree planting initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme.

By host on 5/1/2011 8:15 PM

St. Augustine Toast. Click to Enlarge

Historically the month of May marks the start of South Florida’s “rainy season” and if you were able to speak to my lawn about it, the turf would say that it is dying for the afternoon thunderstorms to begin their daily deluges.
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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