February 29, 2020

Olives, first grown in Florida centuries ago by the Spanish, are becoming an attractive commercial enterprise for citrus growers bludgeoned by deadly insect-borne greening disease.  The University of Florida is working with the Florida Olive Council to develop a low-ch...

February 21, 2020

Wrong Plant Wrong Place - Whoever orders plants for our local Home Depot is under the false impression that tulips, daffodils, and bearded iris will grow here. Last week I saw close to a hundred little containers with four tiny sprouting bulbs in each on sale for a dol...

February 19, 2020

Tickle it with a hoe

and it will laugh into a harvest

English Proverb

February 19, 2020

What to Do

Be Prepared – A frost is still possible

Until the recent spate of cold, windy, rainy days we have enjoyed a very mild winter. The prolific early blooming of area mango trees testifies to how warm it has been. However, February is usually our coldest month so i...

February 19, 2020

Bleeding Heart Vine- Clerodendrum thomsoniae – I grew from cutting of Denise Bozeman’s

Sharing is the best! 

February 15, 2020

If apples were pears,

And peaches were plums,

And the rose had a

different name,

If Tigers were bears,

And fingers were thumbs,

I'd love you just the same.

Be my Valentine!

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February 7, 2020

In January Linda Paige and I began auditing the 2020 Master Gardener Class, which Sue Neville and Jeri Ronaldson are enrolled in. Linda and I signed up because there has been a seismic shift in how we ought to interact with our natural surroundings since we were traine...

February 1, 2020

Start seeds in pots for March planting. 

When planting anything add a little product designed to aid in development of primary and secondary roots and that contains beneficial microbes. Fox Farm’s Bush Doctor Kangaroots is one such product containing a complex blend of...

February 1, 2020

With what stillness at last

you appear in the valley

your first sunlight reaching down

to touch the tips of a few

high leaves that do not stir

as though they had not noticed

and did not know you at all

then the voice of a dove calls

from far away in itself

to the hush of the mo...

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