Category Archives: Plant Knowledge

Plant Familiarization

Spring will soon be here, and you know what that means – getting back to work on our landscapes and perhaps even adding or replacing some of our plants.  In order to have an attractive and successful landscape, it is … Continue reading

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Expected Gardening Trends for 2015

Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that 2015 has begun. Because we’re at the start of a new year, I thought you might like to learn what the commercial landscaping industry predictions are for 2015.  They forecast: Gardens which … Continue reading

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Holiday Plants

Holiday plants, which include poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Kalanchoe, Cyclamen, and spring bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and amaryllis (which have been forced to bloom now), and others, are great to receive or give to someone. However, how many … Continue reading

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Free Gardening Classes at Debary Hall

Sometime ago, I reported about new gardening classes that I would be teaching at Debary Hall, Debary, FL.  Well, I’ve started them and encourage you to attend.  This Thursday, starting at 1 p.m., I’ll be discussing azalea and camellia culture … Continue reading

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Fall – Winter Garden Activities

If you have a vegetable garden, time to plant cool season crops such as beets, broccoli, cabbage, onions, greens, etc.  Plus strawberries. If not already done, it’s also time to plant cool season flowers such as alyssum, begonias, celosia, petunias, … Continue reading

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Teaching Gardening Class Notification

Beginning Oct 4th, 2012, at 1 p.m. I’ll resume teaching gardening classes at DeBary Hall in DeBary, FL.  There’s no charge for any of these classes.  My first one, “Welcome to Florida, we do things differently here”, is geared to … Continue reading

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Sustainability of our Landscape

If you were to look in the dictionary for a definition of sustainability, you would soon discover that it is a very broad topic with numerous definitions, dependent on what you want to sustain.  As it relates to our landscape, … Continue reading

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