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  • Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly

    Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly
    Today, you meet the nice native yaupon holly and not-so-nice nandina – both red-berried beauties this time of the year. You also meet the beneficial Henry's Elfin butterfly. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author...
  • Tips: Plan Now for a Bountiful Harvest this Season

    It's hard to believe, but soon plants will be moving into the garden centers and dreams of a beautiful and productive garden will be filling your head. Many gardeners however find that when it comes to putting plans down on paper, they freeze. Perhaps...
  • Northlake seniors grow food in water

    Outside, the temperature is in the teens, but the sunshine that seeps through the glass panes of the rooftop structure make it seem more like the 70s. Inside are rows and rows of tiny plants on white tables with grooves. A pump periodically sends water...
  • Hobby Lobby store likely coming to Deerfield

    Hobby Lobby store likely coming to Deerfield
    Go ahead and cross-stitch it on a pillow – Hobby Lobby is headed to Deerfield. Though it's not official quite yet, on Monday night, Deerfield trustees accepted a recommendation to approve the plan for a new 51,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby in the...
  • Tips: Three Creative Ideas for Winter Entertaining and Parties

    The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic "tablescape." The experts at...
  • Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden, benefit insects

    Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden,  benefit insects
    Camellias are plants with benefits — they add pops of flower color in the winter garden and help feed pollinating insects that emerge on warm winter days. "Camellias belong in the home landscape because they are attractive, evergreen shrubs that...
  • Museum collects neon blast from Orlando's past

    Museum collects neon blast from Orlando's past
    Looking for a sign from the past? Turn a corner in an otherwise nondescript warehouse in Winter Park and you'll find yourself in a glowing, neon fantasyland — as if your fondest memories of nighttime car rides across Central Florida all...
  • Law aids renters who wish to grow edible plants

    Law aids renters who wish to grow edible plants
    Question: I rent a condo and have noticed several owners growing vegetables and herbs in planters at their front doors and balconies and those with single-family homes gardening in their backyards. Can I grow vegetables too, and how would I go about...
  • Homegrown vendors hope to make the cut at Whole Foods

    Homegrown vendors hope to make the cut at Whole Foods
    You could call it Whole Foods' version of "American Idol" or "The Voice." When the organic grocer plans to open a store, it sometimes conducts an audition: Local vendors, some little more than hobbyists, pitch things they make or bake with the...
  • Seeds of summer bring joy to winter

    Seeds of summer bring joy to winter
    Steve Bender remembers Januaries in his University of Maryland horticulture classes when all the students could be seen carrying garden catalogs for the new season. "It was like carrying spring around with you, all those beautiful pictures," said...
  • Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar

    Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar
    After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist. In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...