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  • 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,...
  • pomegranate
    September garden calendar for Central Florida
    September is one of the peak gardening months in Florida. Most warm-season annual vegetables have to be planted now if you want a beautiful and productive garden this fall. If you wait too long you run the risk of crop loss from early frosts in...
  • Seminole plant sale sneak peek
    Seminole plant sale sneak peek
    The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society will be holding their semi-annual sale this Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014. If you want to get a preview of what's for sale you can click on the slideshow associated with this...
  • Fall plant sale
    Seminole bromeliad and tropical plant sale August 2014
    The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society will be holding their semi-annual plant sale this coming weekend, August 16 and 17, 2014. It is one of the largest sales of its kind in Central Florida, drawing plant enthusiasts from throughout...
  • Preppers should not overlook preventative maintenance for their bodies
    Preppers should not overlook preventative maintenance for their bodies
    Just as preventative maintenance is important for preppers’ cars and houses, preventative maintenance also is important for preppers’ bodies. This article will give examples to emphasize the importance of this preventative maintenance...
  • vegetable seedlings
    August garden calendar for Central Florida
    August is often considered the start of the Central Florida gardening season. Even though your garden should already be full of heat-tolerant vegetables and perennial crops, now is the time to be thinking about the next season. Most warm-season...
  • Ginger
    July garden calendar for Central Florida
    Surviving the heat is the key to being a successful gardener in the summer. Get your physical work done early in the morning so you can sit in the shade in the afternoon while admiring the beauty of your garden.Celosia, coleus and torenia are...
  • Bamboo
    Free program about bamboo
    Learn all about growing bamboo at this free program! Bamboo comes in many sizes from giant to dwarf and it thrives in our climate. Find out about the different varieties and which would be best for your situation.You can get all this information...
  • cassava
    June garden calendar for Central Florida
    The heat is on in Central Florida and you can expect it to stick around for the next several months. Daytime temperatures for June are typically in the low to mid-90s and nights are usually around 72° Fahrenheit.Even sun-loving plants...
  • Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
    Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day: Review
    Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is a company which believes in a better way to get a good clean. Their products contain plant-derived ingredients and essential oils. They are biodegradable, concentrated formulas, recyclable, BPA free, 25% PCR, not...
  • peaches
    May garden calendar for Central Florida
    May brings the onset of summer-like temperatures to Central Florida 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't occur...
  • April 2014 plant sale
    Seminole plant sale preview
    The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society will be holding their annual spring sale this Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2014. If you want to get a preview of what's for sale you can click on the slideshow associated with this...
  • flowers
    Apopka Art and Foliage Festival 2014
    The 53rd annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival will be held this weekend, April 26 and 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people from all over Central Florida come to Apopka each year to visit the festival.Local nurseries will be showing and selling...
  • Seminole plant sale
    Seminole bromeliad and tropical plant sale April 2014
    The Seminole Bromeliad and Tropical Plant Society will be holding their annual spring plant sale this coming weekend, April 26 and 27, 2014. This is one of the largest sales of its kind in Central Florida.This plant sale not only features...