By Amanda Rose Newton Flowers have the power to speak for us in times we are lacking in confidence. They can express sympathy, gratitude, and love. Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for the floral industry for good reason. … [Read more...] about Using Flowers to Speak the Language of Love
By Amanda Rose Newton The “busy” season at Rockledge Gardens kicks off in February and runs through May. This is the time when Floridians get excited about planting. Start your engines, it’s officially grow time! The past few weeks haven’t … [Read more...] about Spring Haul: Prepping the Garden For the Season of Growing
By Amanda Rose Newton Can do Bamboo! Bamboo effortlessly transforms a landscape into a peaceful retreat screened from distracting outside visuals and noise. While this look takes a bit of time and effort to achieve, it is easily within grasp of … [Read more...] about Easy Guide for Growing Clumping Ornamental Bamboo in the Landscape
Flowers, fruits, herbs, and trees serve as symbols of everything from remembrance to joy. Love is a common theme throughout folklore, mythology, and fairytales and often plants play a starring role in symbolizing this volatile emotion. Take a … [Read more...] about Flora, Folklore, and Fairytales!
By Amanda Rose Newton Now is the time when most of us are both catching a post-holiday breath and trying to jump-start big goals, such as getting out into the garden. If you have been in your current home for several years, you have probably … [Read more...] about What’s Eating My Plant?
By Amanda Rose Newton The New Year triggers a desire to set goals, try new things, and conquer previous shortcomings. For gardeners, starting seeds is a reminder that all organisms have the power of growth and change with the right support. … [Read more...] about New Year, New Plants: The Top 5 Easiest Plants to Grow for Beginner Gardeners
By Amanda Rose Newton The start of the New Year marks the beginning of resolutions to eat healthier, more natural, local food. What better way than by the simple act of adding more vegetables into your family’s weekly rotation? Even veggie … [Read more...] about Waste Less, Use More! Your New Mantra for 2021
By Amanda Rose Newton Throughout history, plants have played an integral role in just about every celebration and this is especially the case for the Winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or the Solstice, there are … [Read more...] about Plant Traditions for the Holiday Season: Spreading Green Cheer
By Amanda Rose Newton Poinsettias are the quintennial Christmas Plant. On average, poinsettias rake in 250 million dollars for growers annually in the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas alone! Not bad for a seasonal plant! Worldwide, … [Read more...] about Poinsettia Perfection: The Secrets Behind Christmas’s Favorite Plant
By Amanda Rose Newton Nothing compares to the heavenly scent of a fresh cut Fraser fir during the Holiday season. For many, this scent is up there with fresh baked cookies and a roaring fire for triggering fond memories of Christmas past. … [Read more...] about Keeping the Holiday Magic Alive: How to Care for Fresh Cut Christmas Trees