winter

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Winter Plant Protection

As we all bundle up and cope with the coldest temperatures of the year, it’s important to be mindful of how the cold weather affects our plants as well. Plants in their first year after being planted are the most at risk as they are still becoming established. Preparing plants and perennials for winter is […]

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Chill Out! Chill Hour Requirements and What They Mean for Your Plants

If you’ve done some shopping (window or otherwise) for fruit or nut trees, you might have noticed the phrases “chill hours” or “chill zones” in the plant’s description. Though there’s some debate on the topic, it’s generally acknowledged that chill hours are the average number of hours plants are subjected to temperatures between 32 degrees […]

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All About Pecans

Pecans play a huge role in fall and winter holiday traditions and cuisine, especially in the South. Whether it’s a classic pecan pie (or even pecan pie truffles), pralines, banana bread or other savory dishes, pecans can have their place at every meal, and make a great snack in between. While some in-store pecans are nice to […]

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – Part 1

Having your own vegetable garden can be beneficial in a variety of ways. For starters, a vegetable plant you buy at the store for $3 can provide you with pounds of fresh produce over the course of the season. On top of that, gardening is fun! It’s a great way to get out of the […]

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March Gardening Madness!

The month of March brings with it a fresh breath of spring air and a new season for gardeners to put their green thumbs to work. Typically by March, temperatures have risen to a crisp 70 degrees (at least), and plants and blooms have defrosted and shaken their stiff limbs loose from the harsh winter […]

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Popular Winter Blooming Trees

Sure, growing and maintaining a beautiful garden during the spring, early 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 […]

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Spring Flower Beds

With the ever-increasing temperatures in Florida, spring brings the perfect weather to liven up your flowerbeds. The warm days and cool nights provide the ideal environment for planting and growing a variety of flowers 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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’Tis The Wedding Flower Seasons

When it comes to weddings, flowers are pretty much a given. Whether they’re for the bouquet, the centerpieces or simply petals sprinkled at the bride’s feet as she makes her walk down the aisle, blooms and blossoms are a must have in the world of weddings. One vital detail to planning your flower arrangements, is […]

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Enhancing curb appeal – landscaping for beginners and dummies

Here’s a guide to enhancing curb appeal and landscaping for beginners and 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 […]

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Poinsettia 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 […]

Blueberries

’Tis the Season! Blueberry Picking Season that is.

It’s blueberry season, and there isn’t much that can beat fresh, juicy blueberries on a hot summer day. Why not skip the trip to the grocery store and plant some in your very own garden or backyard? These plants offer both delicious fruit and a year-round aesthetic presence to your landscape. And guess what? Blueberry […]