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Gardening

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  • Expert offers tips on growing fruit trees in the home garden

    Do you have a "green thumb" for gardening, but feel daunted by planting and caring for fruit trees? Experts say it's really not that difficult to learn the basics, and the results can be bountiful and even artistic. Given the right conditions, you could...
  • An Old Pineapple Plant Dilemma

    An Old Pineapple Plant Dilemma
    Pineapple time is over for many Florida gardeners. But, what does one do with the plants after the memories of the sweet, fragrant juicy fruits have all but faded? Do you keep them or toss them? Remnants of the old pineapple plants are likely still...
  • The tools you need for your fall garden cleanup

    The tools you need for your fall garden cleanup
    Gardex Leaf Scoops When you have leaves piling up in the yard, this is the tool you'll want to grab. It was designed to fit inside yard bags or receptacles, and each scoop fits into your right or left hand. You can also use it to spread mulch and peat...
  • Diane Graham-Henry, fitness buff

    Diane Graham-Henry, fitness buff
    Diane Graham-Henry worked for years as a photographer. But her passion, and lifestyle, has focused on fitness. The pleasure she derives from racewalking — as well as kayaking, rowing and cycling — is balanced by the satisfaction she gets...
  • Things to do in the September garden

    This fall, be on alert for early frosts. While they are welcome for mosquito control, they will put an end to many flower and vegetable plants. You can cover plants with plastic or cloth if frost threatens. Cut flowers for that last bouquet and bring in...
  • Get tips on planting fall veggie garden from the experts

    The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Marion County Extension Service and Marion County Master Gardeners will present the Vegetable Garden Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the extension service, 2232...
  • New candle lines add a glow of inspiration

    New candle lines add a glow of inspiration
    Candles that are for enjoying classical music or are shaped by rushing water. Fragrances that encourage guests to linger or scents designed as tributes to the men in our lives. New L.A.-based entrants in the field of home fragrances are differentiating...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: New plantsman all about bringing more gardens to Virginia Zoo experience

    The Virginia Zoo is all about animals – and, increasingly, all about plants. There are more 10 themed gardens that make up the zoo's 53-acre experience. There's the White Garden with its cooling ambiance of pale flowers. There's the fiery...
  • Containers give anthuriums escape route from cold

    Question: I have been give several anthuriums in containers and I am worried about their susceptibility to cold. Would a semi-shady spot where I have plumerias be a good area for the plants? Answer: Most gardeners know the anthuriums with broad green...
  • Plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies

    Plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies
    It's hot as blazes out, so September's plant of the month is the appropriately named firebush, also known as Hamelia patens. This semi-showy shrub blooms all year long, producing tubular, orange-red flowers beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds as a...
  • Rudolph Schindler-designed Bethlehem Baptist Church regains splendor

    Rudolph Schindler-designed Bethlehem Baptist Church regains splendor
    When the Rev. Melvin Ashley Jr. saw the for sale/lease sign on the side of the dilapidated Bethlehem Baptist Church a year ago, he found the answer to his prayers. At the time, he was searching for a venue where he could house his congregation, Faith-...