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5 in under 5: Quick Fixes for a Florida-Friendly New Year

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February 15, 2024

With the turn of the calendar into a new year comes the pressure to create and stick to a resolution.  The topics of conservation and environmental impact are top of mind for many this time of year.  Here are 5 easy environmentally friendly ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Plants, Irrigation, Lawn Maintenance, Lawn Watering, Sustainable Landscape

Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond 


November 15, 2023

Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond   It’s about time to start decking those halls! I love using natural materials and plants as holiday décor, and one plant known for merry and bright is the amaryllis. The amaryllis we buy for our ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Amaryllis Blooming Cycle, Amaryllis For The Holidays And Beyond, Dormancy, How To Force An Amaryllis

Dispelling 3 Common Myths of Florida-Friendly Landscaping

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October 24, 2023

When you hear “Florida-Friendly Landscape” what do you picture?  Is it a well-kept design that fits in with the rest of the neighborhood or a wild and untamed eye-sore?  Do you see an abundance of flowers and wildlife or a lot of weeds ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Duval, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Native Plants, Pesticide
Do not prune in November, the plant is still feeding creatures.

Don’t Do It! The Late Fall Duval Gardeners Dilemma.


October 24, 2023

Dilemma: To Prune or Not To Prune in November! Are you tempted to cut or pull spent plants that have gone to seed? Isn't a neatly trimmed bed delightfully satisfying and aren't you dying to clean it all up after the chaos of this mad, hot summer? Wait! If ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Azaleas, Camelias, Dogwood And Redbud, Flowering Trees, Hydrangea, Pruning, Scale Insects, Winter Pruning
Butterfly Gardens, wild flowers and meadows

Butterfly Gardens, Meadows & Wild Flowers; October is Native Plant Month


October 20, 2023

People usually ask about planting a butterfly or pollinator garden in the spring, just before our weather turns hot and dry. October, though, is the best month for starting wildflower seeds, therefore it has been selected as Native Plant Month. When ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Bidens-Spanish Needles, Butterfly Gardens, Sandspurs, Wild Flowers And Meadows, Wildflowers

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