If your potted plants are drying out too quickly, consider a strategy that will help retain soil moisture and keep plant roots cooler: Move pots where they get some afternoon shade. Mass containers together so that they shade one another’s roots, making sure to allow for sufficient air circulation and light penetration. Use lighter-colored pots for lower heat gain. Use larger containers with a higher mass-to-surface-area ratio so that the relative root area exposed to the sol
Our beloved Lily Park created a perfect evening as we celebrated the success we have had in providing much-appreciated scholarships for those that hold our horticulture and environmental futures. Through successful fundraising like the engraved pavers at Lily Park provide the resources for these scholarships for local Brevard kids. Support local horticultural efforts and students by getting your brick here.
Beautiful, long-lasting, and easy; I love them. As long as the soil stays evenly moist they flourish. Every year there are more cultivars, some for sun, others for shade or mixed conditions. I just discovered a beauty called Kiwi Fern. In looking for information about it I came across that website, which shows some of the beautiful cole
Saturday April 28th 8a.m.-4p.m. by the Melbourne Municipal Auditorium This is your only chance each year to buy many different kinds of exotic tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees, many varieties have been cultivated for our local climates and are cold hearty. Choose from avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, coconuts, grapes, lychees, mangos, mulberries, miracle fruit, passion fruit and many, many more. Demonstrations and classes will be held inside the auditorium a
One of the best parts of my garden is how it brings my family together. We spend our evenings and weekends outside together. The kids love to watch the plants grow, especially the ones we eat, Proud to collect our food before dinner or as a snack. We watch the butterfly's flit from place to place. Together we plant and plant and plant. Our yard was almost bare when we moved in and now have many little gardens that have their good days and bad days. My daughter always correc
Wondering who made that hole in your landscape? http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/gardening-with-wildlife/who-made-that-hole.html and http://www.walterreeves.com/insects-and-animals/diagnosing-holes-in-the-yard/
Spring is a good time to repot your orchids. The weather is still mild, new growth is starting and the days are getting longer they’ll have favorable conditions for establishing themselves. Repotting orchids –American Orchid Society General Orchid Repotting info from Florida Gardener Tip- Dip plant stems and cuttings in cinnamon before planting to prevent fungal Infection. Cinnamon makes a good substitute for store-bought rooting hormone powders. Most orchid growers use cinna
Planting Lightly amend sandy soil with organic matter Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of root ball Plant level with surrounding soil, spreading roots outward Fill around roots with lightly amended native soil Water to settle soil around roots Cover area with 1-3 inches of mulch Don’t mound mulch onto the plant's stem/trunk Water deeply to establish and check daily until established Wateri
Gertrude Jekyll (1843 –1932) Jekyll was a British horticulturist, garden designer, artist, and writer. She created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and wrote over 1,000 magazine articles.