April 18, 2017

I'm excited to announce that I have Family Jewels Milkweed seed to give away tomorrow. This plant is also known as the balloon plant. Butterflies love it, and it is very distinctive. 

A little information on this plant 

Just ask me at the meeting tomorow ;)

April 18, 2017

A visit to the local garden center finds several different mulches. Mulch can be chunks of bark or long stringy shredded tree portions. There are also rubber, pine straw, wood chip and coarse compost mulches. So which is best for your landscape? The University of Flori...

April 18, 2017

Sharon’s Wild Edibles is and excellent site listing wild edibles for salad greens, cooked as potherbs or added to recipes, for beverages, and for jellies and jams.

A Sampling of Native Edible Plants of the Central Florida Region:

Wild Floridian:

April 8, 2017

Three important micro nutrients have a very beneficial effect on peppers, and all of them are contained in common household items you may already have in your cupboards.

• Sulfur - in matches. Before you transplant your baby pepper plants into the container, tear the ca...

April 2, 2017

WHAT TO PLANT Flowers - Celosia, Coleus, calliopsis, Crossandra, dusty miller, Exacum, Gaillardia, Gazania, hollyhock, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marguerite daisy, marigold, Nicotiana, ornamental pepper, Pentas, periwinkle, Phlox, Portulaca, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Streptocarpus,...

April 2, 2017

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.”

By Alfred Austin

April 1, 2017

Dear Garden Club by the Sea Friends,

Last month, many of us enjoyed a lovely field trip to McKee Botanical Gardens! I’d like to thank Pat Bonn for making the arrangements. I’d also like to thank those who drove. I want to extend my appreciation for those who participat...

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