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  • Gloucester Library offers new winter programs

    This month, Gloucester Library’s is offering a program designed to improve health and wealth. According to Ginny Snowden, adult program’s coordinator, “Small Steps to Health and Weath” will encourage participants to make positive...
  • Carol Brown, past president of Boca Garden Club, 54

    Carol Brown, past president of Boca Garden Club, 54
    Under Carol Brown's leadership, the 61-year-old Boca Raton Garden Club was growing strong — being named the best in Florida and the best in a six-state region last year. Mrs. Brown, 54, who also oversaw the complete renovation of the club's...
  • Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: A world without monarch butterflies?

    Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: A world without monarch butterflies?
    Monarch butterflies are plentiful and seem to be everywhere, so we take it for granted that they will always be here. However, precipitous declines in monarch populations have been reported. Soon they could be hanging out with the passenger pigeon and...
  • Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets

    Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets
    Q: I am hoping you can give me a diagnosis on my ailing African violets. All of them were doing fine and then suddenly last winter 90 percent of them developed something at the crown. None of the existing leaves died, but after a few months no leaves...
  • Buy native plants at Mounts Botanical Garden sale

    Buy native plants at Mounts Botanical Garden sale
    Buy native plants and wander the beautiful grounds at Mounts Botanical Garden's fall plant sale. The 20th annual "More Than a ... Fall Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show" is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in West Palm Beach. The...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Meet beneficial flower flies that like asters; and bad black swallow-wort that threatens monarchs

    Kathy Van Mullekom: Meet beneficial flower flies that like asters; and bad black swallow-wort that threatens monarchs
    My pollinator garden filled with fall-flowering goldenrods, black-eyed Susan and asters hums with late-season insects. That's the way it's supposed to work, according to Helen Hamilton. She's author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of Virginia's Coastal...
  • Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners

    Garden walks yield ideas for winterbound gardeners
    Stroll into the garden at this time of year and you'll need not only warm winter clothes, but also a good imagination. Instead, grab a mug of hot chocolate, find a cozy chair and take a walk down memory lane with these special gardens that we visited this...
  • Your gardening checklist for December

    Your gardening checklist for December
    There's plenty you can do for your garden this month. Check it out! Water it: It's officially the dry season. Run those sprinklers regularly (check with your municipality for water conservation rules), and inspect heads and pipes for good coverage....
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • November: Coreopsis leavenworthii

    November: Coreopsis  leavenworthii
    Go wild for coreopsis leavenworthii, also known as leavenworth's tickseed. November's plant of the month also is Florida's official wildflower. This sunny-faced bloomer produces abundant 1-inch yellow blooms with chocolate centers. As with most...
  • Weed-infested garden requires time, patience — and mulch

    Weed-infested garden requires time, patience — and mulch
    We bought a house with several large flower beds that had not been tended for many years. They are overgrown with bindweed, burdock, thistle and other weeds. Once we get the weeds out, what low-cost approaches can we use to deter weeds while we build up...