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Summer Lawn Maintenance…considering a xeriscape now?


June 6, 2022

It is mid-June.  The weather in Jacksonville | northeast Florida continues to be hot and dry. However, the National Weather Service predicts above average precipitation for June through August.  So, what should we homeowners in northeast Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Fertilizer, Grass, Lawn In Summer, Lawn Maintenance In Summer, Maintain Our Lawns, Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips, Summertime Lawn Diseases
florida native plant in jacksonville

Florida Native Plants Common to Jacksonville: the Florida poinsettia


May 23, 2022

When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Euphorbia Cyathophora, Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Fire-On-The-Mountain, John Poinsett, Painted-leaf, Poinsettias
Vegetable growing in Jacksonville FL

Vegetable Growing in Jacksonville FL – April’s New Chapter


April 8, 2022

It’s mid-April and in one of our raised vegetable beds, the first leaves of yard long beans (Vigna sesquipedalis, also known as snake beans, asparagus beans, or Chinese long beans), are just unfolding. When vegetable growing in Jacksonville ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Beans, Chinese Long Beans, Cutworms, Okra, Organic Diatomaceous Earth, Vegetable Growing In Jacksonville Fl

Speaking of Pots of Gold… Homegrown Potatoes in Jacksonville, FL


March 14, 2022

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, are you planning boiled beef with cabbage and potatoes, while you consider the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Yukon gold, maybe?  Gardeners, man! It’s a bit late, we hear you all mutter.  It’s ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Beth Marlowe, Homegrown Potatoes In Jacksonville, Homegrown Potatoes In Jacksonville Fl, Paula Weatherby, Potatoes, St Patrick's Day, Urban Garden

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