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December 11, 2019

Did you Know – that 150 millions years ago Jurassic period dinosaurs munched on coonties or that coontie plants are either male or female? In a sure sign of global warming.

Ventnor Botanical Garden (photo)

A male and a female Japanese sago (Cycas revolute), a coontie rel...

December 11, 2019

Soil pH: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/planting/soil-ph.html

1. Identify the area(s) to be sampled. Turf areas, vegetable gardens and ornamental beds should all be sampled separately.


2. Using a shovel, trowel, or soil probe, remove soil from several spo...

December 11, 2019

A fascinating TedTalk podcast by ecologist Suzanne Simard. "A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn abo...

January 16, 2019

Don’t toss your spent amaryllis.

This article by Anne Lambrecht,

Marion County Master Gardener explains how to enjoy these gorgeous flowers in your garden for many years. 

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 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...

June 22, 2018

photos from a recent FFGC short course in Gainesville where 4 club members

(Stacy Reeder, Valerie Karas, Linda Sheedy & June Sims)

attended classes and an amazing garden tour

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 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...

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