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Easy Tips to Rooting Plants

Easy tips to rooting plants with the Hometown Gardener

What is propagation? Propagation is simply the process of starting new plants. A common way of propagation is, of course, germinating seeds. Propagation with seeds is known as sexual propagation. Some problems with growing plants from seed are… Read More

Summer Plantings for Florida Heat

A line up of Multicolored Caladium leaves

Florida’s summer plantings are different Florida’s Summer plantings need to be hardy if they are to make it through the heat and humidity. For the same reasons we don’t grow vegetables here in the summer; we also don’t… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Ducks

Time to learn about Ducks! How many songbirds were you able to identify from the past two weeks?  If you missed last week’s Songbirds (Part 2)  post, click here. This week, we will be learning about “Ducks”.  These birds… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 2)

Week 2 of Songbirds! How many songbirds were you able to identify last week from part 1?  If you missed it last week’s Songbirds (Part 1)  post, click here. This week, we will be learning more “Songbirds”.  These birds… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 1)

This week is all about songbirds! There are many other songbirds in Central Florida you can identify, but here are a few we can practice this week.  Have you been following along with our weekly Bird Watching Series? I… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Woodpeckers

Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week’s Raptors & Vultures post, click here. This week, we will be… Read More

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

Lots of red tomatoes

What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). The blossom end of the tomato is opposite of where the stem is connected to the fruit and where… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Raptors &Vultures

Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week’s Birds of Prey post, click here. This week, we will be… Read More

Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly

Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty…. Read More

Bird Watching Series: Birds of Prey

During these uncertain times everyone is trying to find ways to pass the time, whether this means being unproductive or productive. One PRODUCTIVE and educational way we can pass the time is by learning about the local wildlife…. Read More