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September 26, 2018

“Flowers are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul” Luther Burbank 1849-1926

Full disclosure: I wrote a book report on Luther Burbank when I was in fifth grade and was fascinated by what he accomplished. He was an American botanist and horticulturist and a pioneer i...

September 23, 2018

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival.

Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided...

September 20, 2018

 Yes, there is a lot to do, but pace yourself and you’ll get it all done.

  • It’s still hurricane season, so trim weak, diseased or dead tree branches, especially overhanging gutters or roof areas. Trim lanky shrubs, and have a shelter plan for containers

  • Refresh...

September 17, 2018

Every gardener’s favorite, tomatoes merit special mention. Growing them can be tricky here but by following a few rules you can enjoy delicious, vine-ripened varieties throughout the winter. By now you should have started

seeds and by mid-September you should have nurs...

September 17, 2018

Dear Members,

Welcome back to a new season of Garden Club!  I hope your summer was filled with family, fun and flowers.  I was inspired to work on a shady section of my yard after a June visit to a shade garden in Gainesville with Club members Stacey Reeder, Linda Sheed...

September 7, 2018

How is your garden looking? Ours is alarmingly overgrown and I’m feeling overwhelmed. This summer, even more torrid and wet than last year’s, has seen explosive growth of all plant material: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Conditions have also favored increased popula...

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