Year-round color, a matter of timing

With a little planning, you can have a shrub or tree in flower every month of the year. In today’s article, I will expand upon a topic that Dan Mullins wrote about. Mullins is an Emeritus UF/IFAS Horticulture Agent. He suggested that a gardener could observe the natural sequence of flowering throughout the year and…

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Gardening: Digging in to the trends

As we wrap up the 2023 gardening season, let’s look back on the leading gardening trends that showed up this year and will set the tone for 2024. Colors Hot, bright neon colors are leading the way in this department. Both indoor and outdoor plants with cyber-lime green, hot pink, magenta or orange flowers and…

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SOUTHERN GARDENING: Add regal purple to spring gardens | Living

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What gardening has taught me

A dear friend recently confided that her life over the past few years has been marked by a succession of fresh starts – a sentiment that resonates with many, including myself.  The prospect of embarking on a new chapter can manifest in various ways, whether as simple as switching to a different hair product, as…

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What to do with spent mums

What to do with potted mums that have decorated a front porch when their intense flowers begin to fade? Even when blooms have senesced and their bright colors are gone, the flowers are turning brown and have begun to droop, the mum plant is still living. Rather than tossing the pots of mum with their…

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Gardening 101: Invasive species – CBS Texas

NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) – There are plants in our landscape that shouldn’t be here. Invasive species are non-native plants that grow or reproduce aggressively in our local environment.  They are not kept in check by predators, competitors or disease so their population can dominate a local landscape. Some of these plants were introduced by retailers…

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