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  • 10 Household Uses for Lemons
    Lemons: 10 surprising household uses that you may not know about
    Many of you have most likely heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade.” For those of you who haven’t heard of this it is basically a phrase that is used to encourage optimism. It is something people say when...
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    May gardening
    Summer-like temperatures arrive in Central Florida by the end of the month, and your spring garden should be yielding an abundance of produce by now. Irrigation is critical for plants that are flowering or fruiting if sufficient rainfall doesn'...
  • spring plant sale
    Seminole bromeliad and tropical plant sale April 2015
    The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society will be holding their semi-annualplant salethis coming weekend, April 18 and 19, 2015. It is one of the largest sales of its kind in Central Florida, drawing plant enthusiasts from throughout the...
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    April gardening
    April is the month when temperatures really start to heat up in Central Florida, but the rainy season hasn't arrived yet. Keep an eye on your plants and irrigate when they show signs of water stress.Many native wildflowers are in bloom this...
  • vegetable varieties
    What is an heirloom?
    There is an increasing awareness these days about the value of heirloom vegetables, yet many people are unclear about what qualities classify a variety as “heirloom”. Even some seed vendors incorrectly label their products.The biggest...
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    March gardening
    Spring weather has arrived, and it's time to get outside and plant something. This month typically consists of warmer days and not much rainfall. Be sure to irrigate when new plants start to show signs of water stress.Colorful cool-season...
  • Wills Garden Hints cards
    Household Hints Cigarette Cards-1936 (Nos. 6-10)
    This is the second in a series about DIY household hints collectibles vintage cards.HistoryWD & HOWillsCompany was started by Henry Overton Wills (1761-1826), who began a shop in Castle Street, Bristol in 1786.He traded as Wills, Watkins &...
  • Frozen plants
    After the freeze, how to care for your plants
    When your garden and landscape get hit by cold weather, you may be tempted to immediately start a major cleanup of frozen plant material. Don't!After a hard freeze, most landscapes will contain some specimens that appear brown and dried. Even...
  • Freezing
    Gardening alert: Freeze forecast for Central Florida
    Temperatures are expected to plunge near freezing overnight Wednesday. The forecast is even worse the following night, as temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s for much of the region late Thursday and into Friday morning.The...
  • Gig cards household
    Household Hints Cigarette Cards-1936 (Nos. 1-5)
    Vintage Cigarette Cards are a nice topical DIY collectible item.HistoryWD & HO Wills was founded by Henry Overton Wills (1761-1826), who opened a shop in Castle Street, Bristol in 1786.He traded as Wills, Watkins & Co, until the retirement...
  • National Seed Swap Day 2015
    National Seed Swap Day 2015
    Spring is just around the corner, and gardeners in the northern hemisphere are leafing through the seed catalogs and starting to plan their spring gardens. There is one special day when gardeners all over the nation gather to exchange seeds with...
  • Tree
    Florida Arbor Day 2015
    Arbor Day is a celebration of trees. It's a good day for planting trees, thereby providing cooling shade, wildlife habitat, cleaner air, and increased property values. By planting trees that are native to Florida, you will be sure of having a...
  • Winged yam
    Easy perennial root vegetables you can grow
    Think you don't have time for gardening? Plant perennial vegetables once in your garden and you'll be able to reap harvests for years to come.Root vegetables are especially prized because they are often ready to dig at a time when annual...
  • Lilioceris cheni
    Florida gardeners face new insect threat
    Over the past two years, the State of Florida has been intentionally releasing a beetle imported from China at various locations around the state. The beetle was brought to this country as a potential means of controlling air potato (Dioscorea...
  • air potato
    Air potato meets its match
    Air potatoes are an invasive species of plant that people have been trying to get rid of for years. They were originally brought from China to Florida in 1905 as a potential food crop; some cultivars are edible and some are toxic. Unfortunately,...
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