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Groundcovers and Lawn Alternatives

Groundcovers simply refer to plants that are low growing and have a spreading habit. Most of us grew up with traditional turf grass lawns and may have never considered the abundance of other options that exist. Many of the alternatives discussed below come with added benefits, such as not having to mow, water, or fertilize […]

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Florida plants for wet soil

Florida boasts a unique geology that provides many coastal areas with sandy, well-draining soil, but also creates low-lying patches where water naturally accumulates. Brevard County is no exception, and with the rainy season on the horizon, many may think those slow to drain spots are doomed to be empty and boring all summer long. Surprisingly, […]

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Growing a True Florida Garden: Plant Native!

Florida is unique in having typical temperate as well as exotic subtropical species all in one place. Embrace what makes living here so special and dedicate a portion (or all) of your yard to native plants. There are many reasons to consider natives, the variety of colors, sizes, and shapes alone offer a magnitude of […]

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Edible Landscaping in Zone 9b

Put Your Yard to Work For You! If the thought of making a simple raised bed garden makes you overwhelmed, having your backyard serve as a food ecosystem may seem out of the question! However, creating your own food forest is not only obtainable but it’s built around a few classic permaculture principles (keywords being […]

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Growing Healthy Citrus in Florida

by Amanda Rose Newton If you were to ask someone what fruit comes to mind when they think Florida, chances are, it would be a type of citrus. Throughout the 1900s, the citrus industry was booming, and the result could be seen by sprawling orchards of beautiful tees producing oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. Many beloved […]

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Growing Roses in Florida

by Amanda Rose Newton Roses are the quintessential flower of love. However, it takes more than just love for successful roses in Florida! Luckily, we have established time-honored techniques that have kept our roses successful from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s day and beyond. Follow the steps below and you will be armed with all the […]

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Giving Houseplants as Gifts

Houseplants are an incredibly thoughtful and memorable gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. But before you go and pick out a random houseplant plant to give as a gift, it is important to note that different houseplants require different levels of care – ranging from basic water and light requirements to more […]

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How to Care for a Cut Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are in! It’s time to go over a few tips on how to choose the perfect cut Christmas tree and how to keep it beautiful and healthy throughout the holidays. Tips for purchasing a fresh cut Christmas Tree Know the height of your ceiling! You don’t want to buy a tree then get […]

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Venus fly trap with fly caught inside!
Carnivorous Wonders – These fascinating plants lure, catch and digest insects

by Amanda Rose Newton Looking for a unique gift? There is perhaps nothing quite as fascinating or unusual as the often-misunderstood carnivorous plant. Found nearly everywhere on Earth (except Antarctica), these plants have managed to survive in areas most other species could not, thanks to their amazing ability to digest living organisms to generate nitrogen […]

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