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Shade Gardening

April 8, 2019 |

We all love the sizzling Florida sun, but unfortunately, not all flowers and plants are as fond of direct sunlight. Planting a garden under some shade not only allows you to cultivate plants that aren’t highly heat-tolerant, but it also has some bonus advantages like increased moisture retention. To make sure your shady garden is…

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Plants for Cleaner Air

April 1, 2019 |

People often mention the air-cleaning benefits of indoor plants, but it seems like an urban myth. After all, how could an organism that doesn’t even have a mouth manage to suck pollution out of the air? As it turns out, it’s not a myth at all! NASA and Air-Cleaning Plants In 1984, NASA conducted a…

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March 25, 2019 |

Keeping a yard well-manicured by trimming grass and raking leaves obviously looks a lot better than letting everything build up. While this does make the space more attractive and inviting, there’s one downside to keeping a tidy lawn: fewer soil nutrients for your trees and garden plants. The forest biome has healthy, rich soil because…

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Cactus 101

March 18, 2019 |

There are few plants as self-sufficient and independent as a cactus. Although they have a hard, sharp exterior, it’s hard not to appreciate their beauty and want one for yourself. Luckily, they make great houseplants, as long as you look but don’t touch! While most are grown in containers, our subtropical climate allows us to…

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March 11, 2019 |

There are so many reasons to love the philodendron family, which makes sense considering its peculiar name comes from the Greek words for “love” and “tree.” Originally cultivated in the Amazon rainforest, philodendrons come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some varieties show off upright forms with large leaves in a range…

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Gardening for Butterflies

March 4, 2019 |

There’s so much more to your garden’s atmosphere than the plants you put in it. Our yard just isn’t an oasis without other aspects of nature, like chirping birds, rustling leaves, and yes, even insects. One of the most elegant, beautiful insects we can welcome to the garden is the butterfly. It’s hard not to…

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Bromeliad Basics

February 27, 2019 |

Whether you’ve heard the name or not, chances are you’ve experienced the bold beauty of the bromeliad – with glossy, strappy leaves and neon inflorescence rising from the center. They offer a unique, bold aesthetic with bright color and personality, and lucky for us, unlike most of the country, they are right at home here…

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Growing Tropical Fruit

February 18, 2019 |

Not much can compare to the distinct, delicious flavor of tropical fruits. Although most hail from rainforests in faraway places, you don’t actually have to live in the jungle to grow them. Luckily, our hot, humid climate allows us to grow many exotic crops right here in Florida! Read on for some of our favorite…

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The Colors of Spring

February 10, 2019 |

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get busy planning your garden for the upcoming season. A little pre-planning goes a long way when it comes to choosing your mix of plants and flowers for the garden because impulse-buying at the greenhouse can lead to a busy backyard that with…

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February 4, 2019 |

There are very few plants that capture our imagination quite like orchids do. They combine stunning elegance and beauty and bring style into the home unlike any other houseplant. There are many different varieties of orchids, some of which have spent years growing in remote locations that have allowed them to evolve into unique beauties.…

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