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Sedges, Rushes and Grasses, Oh My!

Sedges, Rushes and Grasses, Oh My!

Grasses and grass-like plants abound in Florida and many are important as crops, habitat, lawns, and garden plants. The majority of these plants have wind-pollinated flowers, which means that they don’t need colorful petals, nectar or scents to attract insects. Even without these showy flower features, many grasses and grass-like plants can still make a significant and lush statement in your landscape.

November 2010
Easy To Grow Winter Vegetables

Easy To Grow Winter Vegetables

We here in Florida are fortunate that we can grow cool-weather vegetables right through the winter. It’s a good feeling that when you harvest your own produce, you know how it’s been treated from seed to table.

September 2010
Drought Tolerance: The Secret Of A Lush Landscape

Drought Tolerance: The Secret Of A Lush Landscape

Florida does not have an arid climate, but with a seven-month long dry season, it can feel like a desert.

June 2010
Sixty Years in Indian River's Gardens

Sixty Years in Indian River's Gardens

94-year-old Beverly Graves is still bemused by the Hall of Fame award recently presented to her by the Garden Club of Indian River County.

May 2010
Composting The Right Way

Composting The Right Way

Mother Nature has composted without human intervention for eons.

May 2010
Just Say No to Poisons

Just Say No to Poisons

Widespread use of insecticides in our landscapes is causing myriad problems.

April 2010
Florida's Fabulous Ferns

Florida's Fabulous Ferns

As many of us move to reduce our expansive lawns, the trees and shrubs we plant in large groupings to produce an easier-to-maintain landscape also create more shade.

March 2010
Tour the World Without Leaving Vero Beach

Tour the World Without Leaving Vero Beach

Recently I experienced the sights and scents of plants from around the world.

February 2010
A Snowbird's Guide to Sun-Loving Bulbs

A Snowbird's Guide to Sun-Loving Bulbs

I love tulips. When I lived in Maryland, I’d plant tulip bulbs each fall knowing that, in the spring, my tulips would arrive in all their colorful glory.

January 2010
Bulbs For Southern Gardens

Bulbs For Southern Gardens

Plants, especially evergreens, have long played a role in celebrating pagan and religious events and holidays.

December 2009