All of sudden it became clear, and, sometimes we need reminding in the most unusual of ways. My garden reminded me of a few life lessons this past month.
Category: Home Landscapes
From Formal to Cottage to Tropical, the list goes on and on, to … never thought about it. With so many garden trends to choose from, have you ever thought about your garden style?
Summer is the time of year when we receive the most calls about honey bees ( Apis sp.).The calls are not generally to praise the busy bee for its hard work, but to report them as a nuisance… Read More
The birds are using your trees as landing strips readying their turn to land on the bird feeder. The butterflies are in abundance dancing in the air approaching their favorite flower and the bees take their turn from… Read More
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season,… Read More
Oftentimes we hear, “plant your ornamentals in the front yard and edibles in the backyard (so that nobody sees them)”, or “food plants always look scraggly”, but there are several very pretty edible plants that thrive in the… Read More
You were supposed to be in charge. You thought you were the Alpha. However, your large dog will dictate what plants you’ll have in your landscaping. You will eventually drop your head and accept that spending money replacing… Read More
I am getting some calls from people asking about the Asian Giant Hornet or the “murder hornet”. Vespa mandarinia, is native to Japan and can be found in many other countries throughout Asia. The first colony that was… Read More
Many of us are realizing the benefits of being outdoors connected to nature as we self-confine in our homes during mandatory COVID-19 precautions and recommendations. While our parks are closed, we are finding respite in our own gardens… Read More
As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent for Miami-Dade County, my job is to help educate and assist all commercial tropical fruit growers in South Florida in any way I can. Like the parent of multiple offspring who cannot… Read More