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Heat-Loving Container Plants for Florida Weather

Container, or flower bed, gardening is a great way to liven up your landscape while still keeping it trim and tidy. Even if you have limited landscape space, containers allow you to enjoy planting and growing in places where it might otherwise be thought impossible. Container gardening has become increasingly popular—and for good reason! You […]

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Popular Winter Blooming Trees

Sure, growing and maintaining a beautiful garden during the spring, summer and autumn is a piece of cake… you have the warm temperatures and sunny skies on your side. Once the winter season rolls around, it can feel impossible or useless to keep up with all your hard gardening work. It doesn’t have to be […]

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Spring Flower Beds

With climate change and the ever-increasing temperatures in Florida, spring brings the perfect weather to liven up your flower beds. The warm days and cool nights provide the ideal environment for planting and growing a variety of perennials and annuals that will last all summer long. The best way to do this is by adding flower bed plants to […]

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6 Great Edible Plants to Start Growing Indoors

Growing your own food has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Rather than stock your fridge full of produce from the grocery store, which has encountered who knows how many pesticides and other nasty chemicals since inception, you can sprout up your very own chemical-free produce in the comfort of your kitchen. The perks for […]

What’s your landscape style?

A lot of questions come up when you decide to design or redesign your landscape. Where will this tree go? Where will that shrub go? Will this color paver or brick complement the my landscape? Does this border make my house look fat? (Just kidding). But before you ask any of those questions, you should […]

Enhancing curb appeal for dummies

It’s no secret that a well-manicured lawn can attract future buyers in the event that you decide to put your house on the market. But what exactly does a ‘well-manicured lawn’ entail? Is it simply keeping the grass cut and the weeds from slithering onto the sidewalk? Well, yes and no. Adding curb appeal to […]

Get in the zone!

If you have ever purchased plants before, chances are you have come across something called the “plant hardiness zone” (or just “zone”) for a particular plant. These zones are determined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which is utilized by all plant growers and sellers. The Zone Map is the standard that growers follow […]

‘Tis the season… to preserve your plants!

The winter season bring with it an array of exciting and fresh changes—the leaves turn from greens to vibrant oranges and reds, the humidity and heat you battled all summer long fades away and in its place cool and refreshing breezes wake up your heat-logged senses. If you are in the northern states, snow begins to […]

Poinsettia passion part 2: Outdoor care

If you plan to or already have planted outdoor Poinsettias, the beauty of these plants will continue to amaze you every winter season! They can make wonderful accent pieces or flowering hedges in landscapes, and are also often kept in containers on decks and patios or are displayed inside the home as cut flowers (if […]

Poinsettia passion part 1: Indoor care

If you are looking to include the Poinsettia in your Christmas tradition, or if they have long since become a staple when you ring in the holidays, we have compiled some key tips, tricks and information on everything you need to know to keep your Poinsettias blooming for years to come! Although the plant only blooms […]

Poinsettias: The official Christmas plant

During the Christmas holiday season, it seems like everywhere you look you will find luscious red Poinsettias on display. This beautiful plant has become a well-recognized symbol of Christmas—and rightly so. Its deep red color and simple yet elegant nature embodies the season in an aesthetic way. If you are looking to include the Poinsettia […]

Composting Continued

A couple of weeks ago, we begged the question, What’s so Great about Composting? Well this week, we’ll be providing you with some basic composting components to get your started with home-composting. Concept of Composting First things first, let’s review what, exactly, composting is: Compost is decomposed organic matter, typically your kitchen scraps and other […]