Easy Raised Bed Gardens

November 27, 2009 by Rick

Riased Bed Assembly 1

Start with a Piece of permeable ground cloth in a sunny spot near a water source.

Riased Bed Assembly 2

The Easy Garden Box assembles in minutes and lasts for years.

Riased Bed Assembly 3

Add your compost or planting mix.

Riased Bed Assembly 4

Wet it down and you are ready to fertilize and plant.

Riased Bed Assembly 5

Make sure you plant Varieties for Florida and at the right time for success.

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2 by 4 lumber can be stacked and bracketed for a similar garden.

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Community Gardens are a great place to see examples of Raised Gardens.

PaperPot Making Kidss

Kids love to learn and do when it comes to growing anything. Get outside and have some fun!

 

 

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Annuals in North Carolina Can Be Florida Friendly Perennials

November 25, 2009 by Rick

A short video of the beautiful Terrace Garden at the Duke Botanical Gardens. You will see many of the plants that grow here year round are used in their garden as annuals. Some of them are very Florida Friendly. Lots of color combination ideas here. Mass plantings of butterfly attractors and ornamental grasses that add movement as they sway in the breeze.

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Support Health Care in Guatemala

November 24, 2009 by Rick

A friend of mine, Don Snow, and his wife, Ruth, are driving from Gilroy California to Jalapa Guatemala Friday after Thanksgiving. They are driving to raise awareness and dollars for the health care that comes to Guatemala from volunteer doctors. They are also donating their Toyota pickup “Old Red'” to the cause. http://www.jalapabound.blogspot.com/

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LAMP: Journey to Jalapa from Fresh Cut Media on Vimeo.

Don suggested a $70 donation or .02 per mile driven to show support. http://www.lampcharity.org/donate.html

The poinsettia, impatiens or geraniums you are enjoying most likely came from a cutting raised on a farm in Guatemala. Check back for more on this later. In 2 weeks I am traveling to Guatemala with other US Growers to visit farms that supply seeds and cuttings. I plan to post some images from the trip when I return.

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Classic Creations with Succulents

November 22, 2009 by Rick

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Here is another way to use Classic Creation succulent combos that are available at most Florida Home Depot stores.

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Plan and Plant Wildflower a Garden part 2

November 20, 2009 by Rick
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U of F Teaching Garden on Plant City Campus

November 14, 2009 by Rick
Experience a beautiful garden and learn what grows well in Florida and how to grow it. Open 7 days a week for you to wander in and enjoy the park like setting while observing some very diverse garden and plant types.
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flickr's Awesome Blossoms Group

November 11, 2009 by Rick

Visit this site - Join the Group - Contribute your beautiful Flowers


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Can Recycling be Fun?

November 11, 2009 by Rick
Volkswagon is working on an arcade game that accepts recycled bottles. Injinuity and innovation at work to solve trash and recycling issues.

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SausEdge ...get the egde on your beds

November 9, 2009 by Rick

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SausEdge - get the edge on your beds...

November 8, 2009 by Rick

At most Florida Home Depot stores, SausEdge is a new way we developed to quickly and easily ...get an edge on your beds. The unique biodegradable paper covered tube of soil and roots holds together for guaranteed success. The tube dries out slower and breathes to maintain the proper water to air to root relationship for success. Bury the tube and mulch the bed for best success. Now is a great time to get a beautiful edge on your plant and flower beds to add the finished look to your yard. Try this new innovation and see just how easy and effective it is.

SausEdge in Hand

  4 feet of Plant Edging per package – Half the Work and Half the Cost of Container Plants

 Cuban Gold Duranta SausEdge TM

Cuban Gold Duranta - Very Popular - Easy to Grow Perennial – Ideal for Edging – Shear it to keep it the desired size. Reduce the amount of turf by adding SausEdge around all your beds and add continuity to your design by tying the bed together. Add color contrast and interest and give your home a major shot of curb appeal.

 

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It is so much easier than planting individual pots and you will be so much more successful if you use SausEdge.

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Dig a shallow trench or use your edger as a trencher. Cover SausEdge with soil and water daily until it is well established

SmallSausedge Multicolor Josephs Coat

Multicolor Joseph's Coat is durable and very Florida Friendly.

SmallSausedge Sliced

Slice your SausEdge TM into individual plants to stretch your dollars even further.

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