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November 12, 2019
Landscape Professionals Ocala FL

When is it Time to Hire Landscape Professionals?

Unless money is not an issue, hiring a professional landscaper is something that most folks take their time deciding whether to do or not. Often the […]
November 4, 2019
Vegetables in Central Florida - lawn care

Year-Round Vegetables in Central Florida

Folks living in many parts of the United States think Spring, prepare the soil and plant the vegetable garden. Harvesting vegetables last through the summer and […]
October 19, 2019
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Best and Worst trees to Plant in South and Central Florida Part one: the best trees to plant

No matter where you live, there are variations in climate, soil, and insects. All these factors must be considered when deciding which trees will thrive and […]
October 11, 2019
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Tips for Florida Gardeners throughout the Year Part two: The cool months: October to March

Yes, it does get cool in Florida and even sometimes cold, as low as freezing. Over the years there have been many frozen citrus crops and […]
October 4, 2019
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Tips for Florida Gardeners Throughout the Year Part one: The Hot Months: April to September

April through September are the months’ many folks who have been enjoying the Florida sunshine return to their northern habitats. There still are, of course, people […]
September 27, 2019
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Preparing Trees for Florida Storms Part two: after the storm

The storm has passed, and now you survey the damage, especially to the trees in your yard. Trees and shrubs may be knocked over, tilting to […]
September 19, 2019
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Preparing Trees for Florida Storms Part one: before the storm

Most people know Florida is prone to storms each year, many of these at the level of tornados, tropical storms and hurricanes. Wind strength can be […]
September 13, 2019
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Planting Bulbs in Central Florida

Flowers are such an important part of our enjoyment of nature, and the lovely results of properly planted bulbs create a vision of beauty. While many […]
September 6, 2019
Growing Herbs in Central Florida

Growing Herbs in Central Florida

For the purpose of this blog, the botanical term “herb” is used to refer to the gardening of plants used for food preparation, medicine, or in […]
August 30, 2019
types of butterflies found in Central Florida

Secrets of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida Part Three – Types of butterflies found in Central Florida

As was discussed in the first part of this series, butterflies need specific plants on which to lay their eggs. This is why it is important […]
August 26, 2019
How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Secrets of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida Part Two – The seven steps to creating a butterfly garden

It doesn’t take long to realize a sincere butterfly gardener needs to consider a number of factors when planning a habitat, especially for butterflies. And, finding […]
August 16, 2019
Part one, the butterfly

Secrets of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida Part one, the butterfly

There are butterflies in almost every part of our world. And, there are few other insects with as much variation in colors and combinations of colors […]
August 7, 2019
Wildflower Gardens in a Bag

Wildflower Gardens in a Bag

Do you ever wonder what folks living 100 years ago would think about all the modern ways of gardening? Traditional gardening is still done by many, […]
July 30, 2019
Window Boxes

Window Boxes

As land for building large homes, especially in suburban areas, becomes less available the price of land becomes very steep. For this reason, many new homes […]
July 19, 2019
Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds

As more and more people are living in areas where they have small yards yet want to be able to grow some of their own vegetables […]
July 12, 2019
Container Gardening

Container Gardening

It has long been known the value of plants for their beauty, their production of edible food, their releasing of oxygen into the air, and their […]
July 5, 2019
Part Two the basics continued

Tools of the Trade – for Gardening Part Two

As was mentioned in Part One, all gardening, large or small, for pleasure or only maintenance, requires tools. Working soil, planting, transplanting, trimming, weeding, watering, and […]
June 27, 2019
Part One The basics

Tools of the Trade—for Gardening Part One, The basics

As in most endeavors in life, there are certain tools that are used to aid and accomplish the task at hand. Gardening is certainly no exception […]
June 21, 2019
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Planning Your Landscape Part 2 – Plant, Shrub, and Tree Selection

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how individuals can plan their landscape to reflect their individual taste and needs. Once the overall landscape […]
June 14, 2019
Part 1 Lot Planning

Planning Your Landscape – Part 1 Lot Planning

There are many times when a person buys a home with the landscaping, for the most part, already done. Some changes can be made, and perhaps […]
June 6, 2019
Cactus Gardening in Florida

Cactus Gardening in Florida

It often seems as if people must have something new and different to “brag” about. Cactus gardening has become one of those “gotta-have” activities which have […]
May 27, 2019
Floridas Garden and Lawn Insects

Florida’s Garden and Lawn Insects -The good and the bad – Part 3

Insects, like people and most animals, prefer to live in areas appropriate to their likes and dislikes. Adaptation is an important part of the insect world. […]
May 20, 2019
The Good and the Bad Part 2-The Bad Bugs in Your Garden-min

The Good and the Bad Part 2—The Bad Bugs in Your Garden

Continuing on about bugs in your garden, it is time to look at some of the “bad” bugs gardeners have to contend with. Insects can do […]
May 13, 2019
The Good and the Bad-Garden Insects Part 1-The Good

The Good and the Bad—Garden Insects Part 1—The Good

Insects! How many times in our lifetime have we encountered insects of one type or another? Some are beautiful; some are ugly, some are helpful, some […]
May 3, 2019
How Understanding the Hardiness Zone in Your Area Can Help Your Plants to Thrive

How Understanding the Hardiness Zone in Your Area Can Help Your Plants to Thrive

In the last blog, we discussed how the idea of hardiness zones developed and, in particular, what zones are included in the state of Florida. It […]