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Your garden can provide a respite from life’s complications while providing great benefit to you and to your family. Across the United States and the world, people seek enjoyment from their gardens. Florida’s subtropical location means gardening in Florida can practically be a year-round event!


This Month…


Nov 2012

 

• Cool, dry weather sets in this month making it one of the best times in Florida to enjoy your outdoor living space. North Florida sees some fall color change and throughout the state, native and ornamental grasses begin to turn brown.

Nov 2012

• The chill in the air helps to lessen the bug populations of aphids, beetles, cutworms, cabbage worms, mole crickets, leaf rollers, hoppers and other yard dwellers. Be on the lookout for pests and treat accordingly should you encounter an infestation.

• Migratory birds can be found passing through on their way further south. Fill bird feeders to help them with their success and to catch a glimpse of these visitors.

• Consider a regular feeding of 6-6-6 fertilizer applied around the drip line of the tree. While many packages will provide instruction, a good rule of thumb is one pound of fertilizer per each year of the tree's age. The nutritional boost will add to the fruit that's been forming. The weather change should allow a break from fertilization. Consider a composted manure or balanced liquid fertilizer for your plants to help set them on path for a successful abundance of blooms.

 

• Flower buds on your Poinsettias will begin to open and many tropical plants will begin to bloom. Color will be just about everywhere.