May 25, 2018

“What is the best mulch?”

This is largely a matter of personal taste, except for cypress mulch! We do not recommend that buying cypress mulch because it often comes from slow-growing cypress trees in natural wetlands. Our swamps need those trees!

Mulch is essential to Ga...

May 19, 2018

The 21st Redland International Orchid Festival takes place from

May 18th to 20th at the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead. More than sixty vendors from around the world will be on hand with orchids for sale at one of the largest orchid shows in the U.S. featuring educat...

May 16, 2018

Many bromeliads have scales

on their leaves which act as a

water absorbing system

you can see the scales on some bromeliads like Aechmea fasciata.

They form silver bands.

May 12, 2018

Allelopathy- Chemical Warfare of the Plant World

Allelopathy refers to the use of biochemicals to influence the reproduction, survival, and growth of other plants. Plants compete for essential sunlight, water, and nutrients, so many plants have evolved to gain an advant...

May 4, 2018

The Fountains of Melbourne has an active Garden Club that is made up residents that live there. They take great care in planning, planting, maintaining and loving their gardens. The Fountains had elevated garden boxes built for the residents so that it more convenient...

May 2, 2018

This April was perfect; with warm breezy days, cool nights, blue skies, and an unseasonal amount of rain that revived the parched landscape. The gardenias and orchids have bloomed profusely. But, make no mistake, sultry summer with its unrelenting heat and high humidit...

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