It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a "real winter". However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change. The Master Gardeners often ... READ MORE
It is officially Fall. We have been given an extra hour of sleep. And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth. We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for the "Entertainment Season." Careful ... READ MORE
The Season for the Pumpkin
The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin. I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties. There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have not found a recipe ... READ MORE
September 16th is National Guacamole Day! Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now?
The Humble Avocado
Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears. Where I grew up, we called them ... READ MORE
When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things.
The Bad "Haircut"
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by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian
Right Here, Right Now
Fall 2021 growing season is here. Have you started your vegetable garden yet? If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way.
Invest in your soil
Your soil ... READ MORE
In January, 2016, I moved back to Florida from another southern state. It was great to see familiar plants and to be able to go to the beach again.I love the dizzying varieties of beautiful bromeliads, but could definitely live without the ... READ MORE
There are hundreds of varieties of Bananas, Musa spp, available for the Florida home gardener. The one we are most familiar with from childhood is the typical grocery store variety, 'Cavendish'. However, this was not the first commercial ... READ MORE
The Malvaceae family
Most all Floridians are familiar with the large tropical evergreen Hibiscus, Rosa sinenis. It is bright and sunny and totally tropical looking with gorgeous flowers that bloom nearly year round. Vero Beach, in particular, ... READ MORE
A half-day field trip to Orchid Jungle down in South Florida put orchids on my list of 'MUST HAVE' plants. The scents and beauty of the blooms took my breath away. There was even an orchid which smelled just like chocolate! What most people ... READ MORE