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Glorious Gardenias

Home & Garden

by Joyce Star Among their glossy evergreen foliage, cream-colored, waxy flowers and sweet, almost intoxicating fragrance, there is something tropically enchanting about gardenias. Like magnolias, gardenias are floral representatives of the Deep South, and Brevard’s mild winters make them ideal…

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Grow Your Own Garden

Home & Garden

By Craig Chapman Have you always wanted to have your own home garden, chock full of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs but lack a green thumb? Same here, so we reached out to Christi Brown, owner of Violets in Bloom…

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How to Create Your Own Tropical Garden

Home & Garden

Plant Your Way to Paradise Coming home to a resort-style tropical garden can help you feel like you’re on an exotic vacation. But, nothing can shatter the illusion of a tropical getaway faster than a garden full of dead plants….

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Light the Night

Home & Garden

Landscape lighting rewards with instant and long-term visual dividends, as well as increases safety The start of fall signifies an impending, yet distant change in temperature, and also notifies us that nightfall will soon arrive earlier. Whether you’re returning from work…

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Room to Bloom

Home & Garden

Add some color to your world this season by planting the most suitable seeds and flowers for life on the Space Coast Story by Tammy Roberts photography by Cathy Heinz At a time when new beginnings are all around us, now is…

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Let It Grow

Home & Garden

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…

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What’s In A Name?

Home & Garden

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…

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Zinnias

Home & Garden

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…

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Garden of Color

Home & Garden

Ring in the New Year With a Garden of Color A great way to bring color into the garden during the winter months is through a wide variety of lilies, which grow best in sub-tropical regions. Many bulbs can be…

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Poinsettias for all Seasons

Home & Garden

Deck Your Halls with Poinsettias With beautiful poinsettias, then recycle this popular container plant for seasonal splendor for years to come Poinsettias brighten the season with their showy flowers (called bracts). But don’t leave those plants on the curb with…

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Gardening: Herbs

Home & Garden

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme and more…Nothing beats fresh when it comes to seasoning with herbs By Donna Skattum Fortunately, Florida’s climate lends itself to year-round growing of the most common herbs and, since the plants are usually small, herbs are…

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The Sweet Smell of Gardenias

Home & Garden

This Florida favorite features a unique fragrance that becomes even more pronounced as the blooms age With their glossy dark green leaves, creamy white flowers and glorious fragrance, gardenias are a favorite among local gardeners. Gardenias are frequently used as…

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Gardening

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Plan before you plant, says expert gardener It is winter on the Space Coast, cool enough to make those resolutions count: It’s time to get working on sprucing up your lawn and garden. Don’t view it as a piecemeal project…

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