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Planning your Spring Vegetable Garden

Even though it is still the winter season in central Florida, it is time to think about what vegetables you will plant, grow, and harvest this spring.  Spring gardening in central Florida starts when the threat of frost… Read More

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact… Read More

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed… Read More

Gardens of the World: The Capable Garden of Lancelot Brown

The New English Landscape The Gardens of the World Series sent us on a global romp of changing garden influences throughout history. Each period and culture visited exhibits its own unique characteristics. During these periods there are notable… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Composting for a Waterwise Landscape

Composting reduces your water use, improves your soil health, and decreases your overall environmental impact. Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Orange County, Tia Silvasy, discussed how to turn kitchen and garden “waste” into resources to… Read More

Prune Grass with Class

Ornamental grasses have a dramatic disposition in the landscape, but they are pretty low fuss in reality. Ornamental grasses dance distinctly through the seasons, verdant to flowery to desiccate. Each look signals the seasons. Late winter to early… Read More