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Invite Butterflies for Brunch: Create Your Own Butterfly Container Garden

by Amanda Rose Newton Whether your backyard is several acres or a concrete slab, you can create a beautiful garden to entice important butterfly pollinators to stop by for a quick visit. When creating a butterfly garden, the same rules apply despite your amount of space. Understanding which plants your favorite butterfly prefers as a […]

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Ground covers and lawn alternatives: zone 9b gardening

By Amanda Rose Newton 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 […]

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Florida plants for wet soil

By Amanda Rose Newton 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 […]

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Growing a True Florida Garden: Plant Native!

By Amanda Rose Newton 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 […]

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Edible Landscaping in Zone 9b

Put Your Yard to Work For You! By Amanda Rose Newton 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 […]

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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

By Amanda Rose Newton 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 […]

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How to Care for a Cut Christmas Tree

By Denise Crawley 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 […]

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