December 24, 2018

The lovely poem Gloria read at the November meeting:

The garden is rich with diversity

With plants of a hundred families
In the space between the trees
With all the colours and fragrances.
Basil, mint and lavender,
Great Mystery keep my remembrance pure,
Raspberry, Appl...

December 19, 2018

Do it yourself palm wreath from


The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design:

December 18, 2018

Adjust irrigation based on rainfall. See Landscape Irrigation


Deadhead & Inspect - Pick off dead blooms and seeds to encourage new flowers and monitor plants often for insects and disease.

December 13, 2018

Houseplants: Inspect regularly for pests on indoor plants. Keep in mind that plant-specific temperature, light, and humidity are key to ensuring that indoor plants thrive. See Houseplants

Mulch/compost -  Renew mulch to conserve water and discourage weeds. Use fallen l...

December 11, 2018

Prepare for a Freeze by bringing potted orchids indoors if the forecast is for 50 degrees or below. Water plants well but do not drench if a short freeze is predicted and then keep your irrigation sprinkler off as long as there is a freeze warning. To be honest I haven...

December 9, 2018

ROAD TRIP – Bok Tower Gardens a National Historic Landmark in Lake Wales.

Holiday time at Bok Tower Gardens is always a treat. Holiday home tour tickets are available online to experience Pinewood Estate completely transformed into a holiday showplace reflecting the gra...

December 8, 2018

Look for plants with a full cluster of cyathia (the true flowers) located in the center of the bracts, which are actually modified leaves and can be a variety of colors. The flowers should be tightly budded. The cyathia holds the pollen for the plant and as soon as it...

December 6, 2018

Consider enjoying a live southern red cedar and then plant it in the landscape

when the holidays are over. See Christmas Tree Selection and Care


December 5, 2018

In contrast to December national magazine covers that typically feature snowy holiday scenes, the 1929 magazine cover above depicts a map of Florida with a variety of the fruits and vegetables that have long brightened northern tables in the winter months. I remember v...

December 1, 2018

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