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  • Born to middle-aged parents, she knew her time with them would be too short

    My mom looks like she always does when she's sleeping, or at least while she slept since she got sick. Her face is drawn. The area under her eyes is sunken, her skin pale. I touch her forehead. She feels not cold, exactly, but a little chilly. I pull...
  • Gardens are silent witness to the gardener's life [Commentary]

    Gardens are silent witness to the gardener's life [Commentary]
    Every summer about this time, I spend a couple of days touring private gardens. And I get paid to do it. I am one of the judges of The Sun's annual Garden Contest, and it might be the best part of my job. We receive between 30 and 60 entries each year,...
  • Garden club plants living tribute to late columnist

    Garden club plants living tribute to late columnist
    The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club is honoring the memory of the late native-plant expert and longtime Sun Sentinel garden columnist Robert Haehle with a living tribute at the Bonnet House, Museum and Gardens. The Moringa Circle, one of the club's seven...
  • To butterflies and birds, it's berry delicious

    To butterflies and birds, it's berry delicious
    July's plant of the month is Callicarpa americana, known as beautyberry. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet for butterflies and birds. This Florida native shrub produces delicate lilac blooms that attract butterflies through August. In the fall, it's a...
  • July gardening calendar

    Almanac Average temperature: High 92, Low 73 Rainfall: 7.15 inches The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter: July 5 •Full moon: July 12 •Last quarter: July 18 •New moon: July 26 2. Moon sign planting dates •Above-...
  • Pruning brown fronds frees up palm foliage

    Question: I am about to prune my Washingtonia palm. Can I prune the fronds to the 10 to 2 o'clock position? Answer: It's palm jargon, but the fronds left after pruning are often compared to the face of a clock. In this instance it is suggested the fronds...
  • Yard and garden: Landscapes need TLC

    Your landscape is very much like your home's interior d├ęcor. It grows old, sometimes tattered and torn, and needs updating from time to time. Sometimes, plantings need to be completely torn out and totally replaced. Our landscape is eight years old,...
  • Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space

    Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space
    Garden designer Naomi Sanders was gratified to learn that a recent landscape design she created in Venice was copied by a neighbor. "I feel flattered," she said with a laugh. "It's great when homeowners see something or are inspired by a garden and...
  • Some new plants to try: fuchsia, clematis, deutzia

    A question that comes up in most conversations with gardeners is "What are you planting this year?" I really haven't shopped as much as usual but I do have some new experiments that bear watching. I'm fortunate enough to get some plants to grow as...
  • Soilless potting mix works best in container garden

    Soilless potting mix works best in container garden
    Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated. — Marsha Jackson, Highwood A: It is best to use a commercial...
  • Call of nature

    Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings. And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by? Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...