Plant propagation is a lot of fun. You can share plants with friends, fill in your own garden and make exact genetic duplicates of plants you really like. The major methods of asexual propagation are cuttings, layering, budding and grafting. Cuttings involve rooting a...

Basil is the most frequently grown herb. It is easy to grow, delicious and attractive. Too often, however, it gets tall and leggy. It seems counter-intuitive but the more you prune basil the bushier it gets and the longer it will live. Harvest every couple of weeks.

Also known as pink sorrel is a pretty weed that has been showing up more and more in

our area. The lovely five-petal blossoms grow above mounded clover-like leaves. The blooms close up in times of drought and at night. Pink sorrel is related to five other Florida sorre...

Perennial Accent Plants Command Attention

Do you need a focal point for an area of your garden? Consider architectural perennials such as crinums, heliconias and bird of paradise. These tropical plants boast size and presence and serve as striking focal points, anchors...

• Adjust irrigation based on rainfall.

• Monitor the garden for insects and disease.
• Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms.

• Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials and water as needed until established.

• Mow lawns at recommended heights: Watch for drought stress an...

May 1, 2020

Tough Plants
Gardeners at all levels of experience can appreciate a tough-as-nails plant. Maybe you are looking for a plant that you can finally keep alive. Maybe you want something easy to add to your landscape so you can devote more energy to your fussy plants. Or m...

April 29, 2020

The Overstory by Robert Powers – winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

“The best book I’ve read in 10 years. It’s a remarkable piece of literature, and the moment it speaks to is climate change. So, for me, it’s a lodestone. It’s a mind-opening fiction, and it connect...

April 27, 2020

Spring is the perfect time to visit botanical gardens. But this year we’ll have to make virtual tours of some of the world’s most beautiful gardens.

April 24, 2020

Florida-friendly plants need little care if you put them in the right spot.

Sunny and dry – Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) will produce beautiful flowers with little-to-no care and there are hundreds of cultivars to choose from. Years ago nurseries carried dozens of...

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