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Flowers behave differently depending on the season, sun exposure, and type of soil. Living in Palm Beach County the flowers in the garden or on the deck must be heat tolerant. There are many flowers that cannot be grown in locations that have brutally hot summer months or those that do not receive much water.  You need to equip yourself with the right information on what flowers are best for your garden. There are flowers that thrive well in full sun, while others will only work well in shades or just light. Others will do well in winter than they will in summer.

Furthermore, it is important to note that some flowers have a longer lifespan than others. Perennial flowers can stay strong and healthy for up to two years. This will stretch your garden

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South Florida residents who want tips on selecting the perfect plants for their yards can find lots of free information from landscaping experts in greater Palm Beach County. Experts will answer questions via phone and email. Lots of useful information is online for free. Florida Master Gardener Volunteer is a title granted by the University of Florida/ IFAS to individuals who complete a Master Gardener Volunteer training course and required volunteer hours. 

The purpose of the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer program is to “create and retain volunteers who educate and provide research-based information to the public about planning and maintaining urban, suburban and rural landscapes with a focus on environmental stewardship.”  

If you happen

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If you live in Broward County and are a gardener, here is your chance to have green thumb fun! Broward residents are invited to participate in a science project from the University of Florida/IFAS program for a chance to receive free tomato plants!

Participants need a small sunny place outside for their plants. They will describe their experiences with the tomato plants via email or on Zoom.

The project runs from March through June 2022. The program is designed to assist organizers in determining ways to enhance yield from food production at home. 

If interested, you need to fill out a questionnaire online by clicking here. Those selected receive further instructions on how to proceed. 



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Spring is the time to revamp your garden. Mounts Botanical Gardens, at North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, is the site of a fabulous Spring Plant Sale. Mounts will host a spring plant sale between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on April 23. A second day of the spring plant sale will be held on April 24, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bring on spring and enjoy your garden anew with creative ideas. Add new plant colors and textures to your outdoor spaces and get garden beds ready with these spring gardening ideas. Do not just focus on flowers. Use a plant’s best features in the design of your garden. From leaf shape, color, and even furriness, put an emphasis on texture. Every plant has something to offer. When you go to the nursery to pick out

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To grow an orange tree in your backyard is one of the benefits of Palm Beach County living. Florida designated the orange as the official state fruit in 2005 due to the efforts of teacher Janet Shapiro and her students at Southside Elementary School. The teacher and her students realized that although the orange blossom was the state flower and orange juice the state beverage, Florida had no state fruit! 

That has now been resolved. The orange is the state fruit of the Sunshine State. Try and grow your own citrus in Palm Beach County. Here are all the basics and tips you need to know about growing citrus trees. Use this guide for all types of citruses and most other fruit-producing trees including avocado, mango, and litchi.

Citrus needs a

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Your garden is meant to be enjoyed all year long even in Palm Beach County. If your garden is looking a little sad and faded at the end of a long summer, it’s time to get to work. Stop, do not put your gardening tools away just yet.  Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach is having their annual fall foliage sale for 2021.  Autumn is an ideal time to plant perennials, shrubs, and trees.

During the fall, the environmental conditions are mild, and rainfall typically is plentiful in the fall. Plants and shrubs get a beneficial start on life for next spring in autumn.  Find the perfect gift, make garden and landscaping lists and join Mounts Botanical Garden for the Plant-A-Palooza: Fall 2021 Plant Sale!  Shop for a wide variety of ornamentals,

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Usually in the United States your summer garden gets all the glory. Well in sunny Southeast Florida, when the warm weather begins to wind down, your beautiful garden show begins! The summer heat is hard to plant colorful blooms, yet come fall, it is time for residents to plant colorful annuals.  Southeast Florida has 2 basic annual seasons - winter and summer - with different plants for each one.

Winter annual plants can usually live through spring, but plant them too early in the fall when the weather is still hot, and they may not make it. If you plant during warm autumn weather, planting flowers such as geraniums, in partial shade where they will only get morning or dappled sunlight they should thrive.

Sometimes Southeast Florida annuals will

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The Garden Shoppe, located at Rosemary Square in Palm Beach County, is offering a hands-on workshop learning to create your own succulent arrangement.  The workshop will be offered Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Advance registration is requested.  Master Gardener, Mike Kane, with The Garden Shoppe, will lead this workshop. 

Grab your friends and enjoy a beautiful day during the outdoor succulent arrangement-making workshop at The Garden Shoppe. Learn basic succulent care then get your hands dirty by making your own arrangement to take home.  

This hands-on workshop will teach you all the basics of how to care for your succulents. The second part of the workshop is hands-on. You will choose your container pot and succulents to create your

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As a resident of Palm Beach County most of us know how persnickety gardening can be in this climate.  However, orchids are simple and easy to grow if you know how. Wednesday, June 9, 2021 join the Garden Shoppe and learn how to take care of orchids with ease and create your own custom orchid arrangement to take home.

Join others at the Garden Shoppe, Rosemary Square for their “Workshoppe Wednesday”.  Learning how to take care of orchids with ease and create your own custom orchid arrangement is on the agenda. Hosted by Master Gardener Mike Kane of the Garden Shoppe, this workshop will answer all your orchid questions.

Attendees of the workshop will create and take home their own custom arrangement with an orchid and pot of their choice. Ticket

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Rosemary Square has partnered up with The Garden Shoppe to introduce a new concept in community gardening. The gardens will offer a selection of vegetables and herbs in two garden beds to be donated to Quantum House in Palm Beach County. The garden beds will benefit the Quantum House’s mission to create a caring home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.

The Garden Shoppe is a pop-up concept by Palm Beach Farmyards. It is a retail garden shop that offers locally grown produce, edible plants, and weekly workshops and events.

Fueled by the vision, energy and resources of Intracoastal Health Systems, Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Quantum

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