Sunday, June 24, 2018

Home and Garden

Diggin’ Florida Dirt: A popular master rosarian shares tips for growing beautiful roses

Diggin’ Florida Dirt: A popular master rosarian shares tips for growing beautiful roses

Ed Easom had all but retired as comptroller for WEDU-Ch. 3 when his son bought him a couple of floral department rose bushes from Publix. Ed, who’d never grown roses, gave them his best shot.They died.But this Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam w...
Updated: 5 months ago
How to avoid buyer’s remorse

How to avoid buyer’s remorse

You’ve dreamed about that new home and finally signed on the dotted line. But then the uncertainties creep in. Was it the right choice? Did I pay too much? Can I really make the payments?So much debt. So much doubt.According to a recent survey by Tru...
Updated: 5 months ago
Timely Tendings: Still time to grow your own vegetables

Timely Tendings: Still time to grow your own vegetables

Start preparing your warm season vegetable gardenThere is still time to grow some of your own vegetables. Have your soil pH tested and make any necessary adjustments. The pH range for growing vegetables in sandy soil is from 5.8 to 6.8. Now is the ti...
Updated: 5 months ago
Decorating-on-a-dime tips to re-energize your living space

Decorating-on-a-dime tips to re-energize your living space

When Hidden Lakes resident Amy Haney walked into her newly redecorated family room, she was awed by what a big difference a few design changes could make."It made me love our house again," says Haney, who called on local decorator Kristi Margiotta to...
Updated: 5 months ago
Timely Tendings: Treat mango blooms for disease with fungicide

Timely Tendings: Treat mango blooms for disease with fungicide

Treat mango blooms for disease; papayas ready for indoor plantingWatch for anthracnose on mango blooms this month. This disease appears as small, black, sunken areas on the flower spike. If left unchecked, it can kill the flowers, preventing the deve...
Updated: 5 months ago
The 9 affordable buys that make every first home look expensive

The 9 affordable buys that make every first home look expensive

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or a new rental, there’s always a myriad of things to consider. But perhaps the first and foremost is your budget. While your stylish eye wants all the designer pieces, your frugal purse is looking at t...
Updated: 5 months ago
Timely Tendings: What to do with potted Christmas trees after holidays

Timely Tendings: What to do with potted Christmas trees after holidays

What to do with potted Christmas trees after holidaysNorfolk Island pines and rosemary are popular potted Christmas trees but what do you do with them after the holiday season is over? Norfolk Island pines will stay fairly well behaved as indoor plan...
Updated: 6 months ago
Gardeners may see new visitors this winter thanks to Hurricane Irma and friends

Gardeners may see new visitors this winter thanks to Hurricane Irma and friends

Before he retired, my husband’s garden contributions consisted mostly of critiquing my work from the air-conditioned comfort of the kitchen window.Now, he also manages the bird feeders, whose numbers have doubled under his reign. Today, we often get ...
Updated: 6 months ago
Timely Tendings: Protect your plants from the cold

Timely Tendings: Protect your plants from the cold

Updated: 6 months ago
Timely Tendings: Start planting winter, spring annuals that will survive frosts

Timely Tendings: Start planting winter, spring annuals that will survive frosts

Pick up winter and spring annuals that survive frostsWinter and spring annuals are available at local garden centers. Pansies, calendulas, petunias, sweet alyssum, snapdragons and pinks are a few nice ones to use as bedding plants or in baskets and c...
Updated: 6 months ago