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Is Beekeeping For You?

Is Beekeeping for You? by the Hometown Gardener. text only

To bee or not to bee? Could that be the question you are asking yourself? Because of my love of honey, the answer was yes for me. As I learned more about the honey bee and its uniqueness,… Read More

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!

Lots of red tomatoes

Some like it hot! If you grow your own vegetables in Florida you already know that our hot summer nights combined with high humidity is not an ideal situation for growing vegetables. Also, insects seem to thrive in… Read More

Home garden remedies, helpful or harmful?

Home remedies, helpful or harmful

Why Home remedies? Home remedies sound like a great idea. For thousands of years, we lived that way. If we didn’t have a home remedy, we didn’t have a remedy. Enter the 21st century; we now have stores… Read More

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

Much Ado About Epsom Salt

Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Healthy and happy gardening While many of you are confined to your homes, you may have found escape outdoors to your garden.  Whether harvesting fruits of your labor or just making your yard and surroundings beautiful with plants,… 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