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January 22, 2020

Our field trip to Rock City Gardens in Vero was amazing. With acres and Acres of inspiration every member walked away from our fantastically fun day with new life breathed into their gardens at home. Seeing the clever and creative ways the experts have used native and...

by Muriel Stuart

Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,

Faded as crumbled stone and shifting sand,

Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry -

Meadows and gardens running through my hand.

Dead that shall quicken at the voice of spring,

Sleepers to wake beneath June’s te...

January 10, 2020

Rockledge Gardens Classes

Saturday, January 24, 10 am: Ways to Grow: Raised Bed and Floating Gardens. Join Kaydie for this free seminar all about these two unique ways of growing your own food at home!

Saturday, January 31, 10 am: Make-n-Take: Succulent Gardens. Join Kat...

January 10, 2020

Florida has celebrated Arbor Day since 1886 and has one of the first Arbor Day celebrations in the nation, on the third Friday in January. (1/17/2020) National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different da...

January 1, 2020

What to Plant

Bedding Plants - Plants to add to the garden during the coolest months include dianthus, begonia, pansy, petunia, viola, lobelia, dusty miller, and snapdragon.

See Gardening With Annuals in Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg319

Bulbs – So many choices! Pla...

By W.S. Merwin

With what stillness at last

you appear in the valley

your first sunlight reaching down

to touch the tips of a few

high leaves that do not stir

as though they had not noticed

and did not know you at all

then the voice of a dove calls

from far away in itself

to the...

December 22, 2019

Apples are almost as much a traditional part of American cold weather holidays as turkey and cranberries. Enjoyed out-of-hand, in pies, cobblers, crisps, cakes, savory dishes and dried, or as apple juice, cider or applejack, they indicate why Americans consume about 25...

December 20, 2019

A mulch layer around trees, shrubs, and planted beds provides many benefits. In areas that are difficult to mow, irrigate, or otherwise maintain, use mulch to replace turf or groundcovers. Also consider placing mulch in shady areas where many plants don’t grow well. Mu...

December 13, 2019

Planter Idea: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/outdoor-living/fall-planter.html

This lovely container has it all: crotons, lantana as a spiller, tall feathery ornamental grass, and peeking out from the back, deep purple ornamental pepper.

December 11, 2019

Start sprouting sweet potatoes: Toothpicks, a healthy tuber and a jar of water are all you need to get going. Stick three or four toothpicks into a sweet potato about 1/3 of the way down from the end with the little eyes. Position the potato in a glass or jar filled wi...

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