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Gardening

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  • How to force bulbs that never made it into garden

    How to force bulbs that never made it into garden
    If you, like me, tend to have planting plans that definitely exceed your time and energy, you probably have a few spring-flowering bulbs that didn't make it into the garden. While you can plant bulbs until the ground freezes, it is getting late and...
  • See three dozen trees at Greenbriar Park's arboretum

    Gardeners and homeowners can boost their horticultural knowledge at Wellington's new arboretum. Also known as Greenbriar Park's tree and shrub identification area, nearly three dozen native Florida species are on display. A meandering path loops...
  • December gardening calendar

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 73, Low 53 Rainfall: 2.31 inches Winter arrives: Dec. 21 Average first frost: Dec. 18 The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Dec. 6 •Last quarter: Dec. 14 •New moon: Dec. 21 •First...
  • Help out cold-sensitive plants before freezing temps arrive

    Help out cold-sensitive plants before freezing temps arrive
    Question: We have a Snow Queen hibiscus bush. How cold does it have to get before we have to cover it? When we use a frost blanket, the outer edges often burn. Answer: Temperatures only have to dip to 32 degrees at the leaf surface to cause damage to...
  • Great gifts geared for your favorite gardener

    Great gifts geared for your favorite gardener
    You're making your gift list and checking it twice, and you discover there's a gardener Santa needs to remember. Stress not. Gardeners are, by far, the easiest people to please because there are so many gifts that appeal to their love for all things...
  • As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground

    As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground
    When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind. So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...
  • On Gardening: Oakleaf hydrangea tops for long lasting fall color

    The past couple of weeks one of my LinkedIn groups has been discussing the best shrubs for fall color. In our garden it was no contest-the oakleaf hydrangeas won this challenge in blazing fashion. Whether it is trees or shrubs we look at fall color...
  • Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business

    Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business
    Wet weather kept Alberto Ortega from working most of last week — and he couldn't have been more pleased. "This rain is a blessing I was beginning to think I'd never see," the gardener said. In four decades of tending people's yards, this year...
  • Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways

    Termites in your trees could be dangerous in multiple ways
    What should we do for termites in the base of a cedar tree a few feet from our house? If the termite-infested wood is within 3 feet of the house, you should call in a pesticide company to treat the area. Remove the tree. If it is farther away but...
  • Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down

    Don't let droopy amaryllis leaves get you down
    Question: Amaryllis, which I am growing in the ground, have green leaves that are almost touching the soil. Should I cut those leaves back? Answer: Amaryllis won't mind their leaves touching or even flopping on the ground but you might. Do feel free...
  • Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia

     Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia
    During the holidays, southern magnolia trees are prized plants because their glossy, long-lasting leaves can be used to create fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces. In spring, these same trees produce flowers with a fresh lemon scent,...