Home & Garden


Tropicale Treasure

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Villa Tropicale, the Merritt Island home of Dr. Ross and Dani Clevens, reflects the couple’s love of art, travel, and most importantly-family. “We used to drive by this house when we lived in the Cloisters”, Dani recalls, “and we thought…


Let It Grow

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Young gardeners are blooming at many Brevard County schools. In addition to the obvious lessons children can learn from planting and tending to a garden, many teachers and administrators sing the praises of other benefits such as developing the future…


What’s In A Name?

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Elbow Creek Garden & Gift in downtown Eau Gallie History buffs will know that Elbow Creek is the former name of the Eau Gallie River, a tributary of the Indian River. Shelly McKinney considers herself a history buff and selected…


Impatiens: Color and So Much More

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Impatiens are an easy way to add an array of color to your garden, and with a little TLC impatiens can last up to 6 months. For full robust impatiens it is important to focus on 3 elements; location, water…



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They say April showers bring May flowers, and if that is the case, then we hope Zinnias make a grand appearance. Zinnias, which are native to Mexico, can tolerate most of Florida’s summer sun, until about August. Zinnias also are…


Reuse, Reduce, Remodel

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Keeping things simple is a good motto to live by; it is also a good model for your home. Recycling and green living is catching on, and who knew that keeping things simple would ever look this good? Light ‘em…


Conquering the Clutter

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Reclaim Your Home with Help of Professional Organizer When Belinda and Scott DeMasso moved into their new home on S. Tropical Trail in Merritt Island four years ago, Belinda intended to meet with real estate clients in her spacious office…


Rebuilding Home

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Four years ago Vinu and Manju Patel suffered a devastating loss. After lightening struck their Lansing Island home, fire destroyed nearly all their possessions. But it didn’t destroy their spirit. “God may have taken away all of our material possessions,…


Tuck in Your Garden with a Blanket of Gaillardias

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Top Photo: Summer’s Kiss. Below: Top to Bottom; Fanfare, Oranges and Lemons, and Arizona Sun. Keeping up with the Florida heat can be challenging, fortunately the Gaillardia, aka the Indian Blanket has no trouble keeping up with what many of…