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Easy tips for propagating plants

Easy tips to rooting plants with the Hometown Gardener

Plant Collectors Many gardeners love to collect plants. Many of you have pinched stems off a plant when no one was looking! You know who you are!  My Mother was one of those people. If… Read More

Growing Florida Vegetables

Lots of red tomatoes

Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don’t fret, Florida is a… Read More

Planting for Pollinators

Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don’t have anything blooming.  There actually is a lot more to it than… Read More

Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

Title page, Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

The aloof Florida spring Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days. There is nothing better than a crisp spring… Read More

Being Florida-Friendly™

Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and… Read More

Food for Thought

Title photo, Food for thought. Food security and the home gardener

Food Security Food security has become a hot subject for some folks. With commodities moving quickly around our globe it’s hard to say just where your food is coming from. Labeling may help with some… 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… Read More