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By host on 8/21/2011 10:07 PM

Photograph by Michael David Hill, 2005. anyone gets to see him and yet almost everyone has an opinion about him. Because with his hills he transforms flat, painstakingly manicured lawns into a landscape of craters, he is anything but popular. Interested to learn more about the industrious burrowers in the ground, we asked the mole for an interview.

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By host on 7/17/2011 6:40 PM

I enjoy doing yard work on the weekends, it gives me time to clear my mind and think about new gardening articles that I can write.
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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