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Drought Tolerant Superstars!


April 1, 2020

By Sara Weber Is it ever going to rain again? It’s been weeks, feels like months, since we’ve had a good, steady rain. As I was hand-watering some of my more finicky garden lovelies, I glanced around my yard to take note of what I haven’t ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Beach Sunflower, Blanket Flower, Drought Tolerant, Gaillardia Pulchella, Helianthus Debrilis, Low Maintenance, Mimosa Strigillosa, Powderpuff Mimosa
Blanket Sunflower

Q and A: I read your comments about Gaillardia in the January and February issue of Florida Gardening magazine. Are you talking about buying the actual plants and planting them or do you mean starting them from seeds? I have had a good bit of luck harvesting the seeds from dead or spent heads in the summer, refrigerating them and then sowing them in the winter for a spring and summer bloom.


February 2, 2018

From Mark, by email Answer: Gaillardia pluchella, simply known as gaillardia, is a very cold tolerant native plant. As such, it can be started from seeds, or planted as young seedlings in winter without concern for cold weather damage. In ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Blanket Flower, Giallardia Pluchella, Lee County, Native Plants, Q And A, Stephen Brown

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