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March 25, 2017

Spring is the time to redesign beds and borders filling in with Florida friendly plants that require little maintenance, fertilizer or supplemental water, and that attract birds, bees, and butterflies. The web sites below offer information on optimum plants for your la...

March 18, 2017

A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field - Beekeeping on an industrial scale is central to American agriculture, and “colony collapse” has proved to be a severe test. A New York Times article by Stephanic Strom, February 16, 2017. There would be no almond crop — n...

March 2, 2017

WHAT TO PLANT Annuals: Replace declining winter annuals with varieties such as angelonia, gazania, and salvia that will provide color now and into the summer months. See: Gardening with Annuals in Florida

Bulbs: Plant caladium for a showy tropical display all summer. S...

March 2, 2017

As I write rain is beating a rhythmic melody on the leaves of the mango tree outside my second floor window and splashing on the roof tiles. Welcome music. It’s been raining since early morning reviving lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. My only regret is t...

March 2, 2017

Dear Garden Club by the Sea friends,

Happy March, Happy Sp

ring! Although it is not officially Spring until March 20th, spring is in the air. The melodious song birds perched upon my barren crepe myrtles, cheerfully belting out their beautiful harmony, act as if it’s Sp...

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