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Bromeliads in the Landscape

By Amanda Rose Newton Bromeliads are easy to grow, low maintenance plants that give off instant tropical flair and can be grown indoors and out, in trees or in the ground.  Worldwide, there are over 2,500 species, with diversity ranging from the familiar native Spanish moss to the edible pineapple. With so many interesting variations […]

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Get Ready for the Madness!

By Amanda Rose Newton Mango madness, that is! If you have caught the madness like we have and are aiming to add a mango or two to your landscape this season, read on to ensure you get the best fruit for you. This year’s celebration of all things mango will play out a little differently, […]

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Buzz Off: How to Live Mosquito-Free This Summer

By: Amanda Rose Newton Florida in the Summertime means outdoor festivals, picnics, barbeques, and gardening! It also has become synonymous with mosquitos, which can turn a day in the yard into a less desirable experience. The easiest way to avoid bites is to cover up, but let us be honest, once August is here, the […]

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Ants in Your Plants!

By Amanda Rose Newton One of the most common questions we hear is why ants start appearing on plants in the garden and how to get rid of them. To help address both those points, let’s discuss a little bit about the biology and good deeds performed by ants before diving in. I Bet You […]

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Gardenias in Bloom

By Amanda Rose Newton Gardenias are known for their intoxicating scent that lingers in the air during our warmer Florida months. This unique scent has been known to trigger distinctive moments of our lives and for some, act as a time capsule for cherished memories. Perhaps that is why gardenias are often given as gifts […]

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Attracting Ladybugs to Your Florida Backyard

by Amanda Rose Newton Without a doubt, Ladybugs (a beetle, NOT a bug) are the most recognizable “good bug” around. It is no wonder that the cups of live ladybugs we sell happen to be one of our most requested items! If you are a regular in our garden center, you may have noticed a […]

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Florida Plants for Every Space

by Amanda Rose Newton Spring is officially in full bloom and with so many of us having extra quality time in our yards, it’s hard to ignore those areas where nothing seems to grow. Take comfort in knowing you are not alone in this predicament, here in Brevard County Florida, every yard has its quirks. […]

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Shade Plants for Florida

Most of these plants like 4-5 hours of indirect light, however, they can take more shade, but may become “leggy” and will require more pruning. Plants that grow in the shade may also require less water, depending on the conditions. Plants marked with an asterisk (*) will take more dense shade.  Trees (Partial Shade) Dahoon […]

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Lend a Helping Hand and Protect Your Garden with Bonide

by Amanda Rose Newton With so many of you out in your garden the past month, protecting what you have spent time and energy on is more important than ever. Florida provides its fair share of pest pressure, being the perfect mix of climate and year-round foliage that makes your home garden an ideal destination […]

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