June 26, 2018

Sally Scalera on gardenias:

Gardenia cultivars vary considerably in flower size and form, rate of growth, and bloom time and duration. If you’d like to add a gardenia to your landscape here are some varieties to consider:

• Ameii Yoshioka: Flowers of this variety are out...

June 13, 2018

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Gardenias – This was a spectacular year for gardenias. Cool weather and abundant rain ensured abundant long-lasting blooms. Now that the creamy flowers and their seductive perfume have vanished it’s time to care for your gardeni...

June 1, 2018

Happy Summer! Gardening in our sandy soil is never easy and during sweltering summer days it’s not even pleasant. But, in the morning’s dawning and in the long, lovely evenings there is usually a sea breeze to bless your labors. And the sultry season with its slower pa...

April 1, 2016

What to do 

Like    March,    April    is    a    rather    dry    and    windy    month.    Monitor the landscape for water distress. Fruiting trees need at least an inch of water weekly. Replace disea...

March 1, 2016

This is an optimum month for planting but keep in mind

that The University of Florida now reckons that here on the

beach we are no longer in Zone 9b but Zone 10a; which

unfortunately, is not a guarantee we’ll never have a freeze.

  A year ago I wrote in the News Vine “Marc...

January 1, 2016

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.

Bulbs: Crinum, agapanthus, clivia, and gloriosa lily bulbs...

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