Tampa Bay Times Home Show July 18, 19, 20, 2014

Come on out on July 18, 19, 20. 2015.  Yours truly will be giving talks Saturday and Sunday.   Please come out and support local businesses.    Bring your soil samples as I will be doing free pH testing.

Talks on Saturday and Sunday are at 1pm.

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The incredible edible Ficus

6/13/2015
Many people are familiar with the edible Ficus.  They may not realize that this family predominates in the indoor arena.  This family is one that has a number of species of the Ficus family.  Many of these plants are used as indoor houseplants.  The edible fig is somewhat interesting in that its flower is a [...]

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Jesus’s Crown?

The Christmas season is upon us, and this is a plant that has all kind of historical and biblical implications. What most people may not know is that despite being that crown that the Romans put atop Jesus’s head it also has beautiful flowers.

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The Christmas season is upon us, and this is a plant that has all kind of historical and biblical implications. What most people may not know is that despite being that crown that the Romans put atop Jesus’s head it also has beautiful flowers.

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Everybody calls it “Bons Eye” but it’s actually pronounced “Bone’s Eye” These plants are trying to be miniaturize trees. It doesn’t matter if it’s an elm or a pine, you are going to keep them a small plant. This often involves root pruning and trimming of branches in order to keep a tree [...]

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Also known as “Mr. Greenthumb”, Stan DeFreitas has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. “Mr. Greenthumb” has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune.