Articles for tag: Citrus Trees, Florida State Parks, Wood Chips, Xeriscape

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Planting a Florida Xeriscape Garden

There is nothing quite as beautiful and exotic as a Florida garden. For many people, plants that grow well in Florida provide a glimpse to what they might expect to see if they were to travel to Hawaii. Flowering bushes like hibiscus and jasmine dot the landscape surrounded by green grass, but these bushes can ...

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Meyer Lemon Trees – Characteristics and Care

Meyer lemon trees, one of the most hardy of citrus trees and a favorite backyard fruit tree produce fruit year-round. Unless potted or grafted to dwarf rootstock, expect a Meyer lemon to grow up to fifteen feet tall. Meyers work well in pots, which also allows them to be grown in areas otherwise too cold ...

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Eureka Lemon Tree

While the fruit of citrus trees is most welcome at all times that of the lemon is particularly welcome during warm weather when cool drinks are in great demand. However, it isn’t the healthfulness nor the tastiness of the fruit, but the overall beauty of the tree that has made them so popular. We might ...

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Grapefruit Tree Care

Some ten years ago I bought some grapefruit from one of my local markets. I enjoyed eating them so much I saved the seed and decided to try my luck at growing a citrus from seed. I like to garden and though friends and neighbors advised me that I couldn’t grow citrus from seed, I ...

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Lemons: History, Facts, Recipes and the Health Benefits

Lemons, their very essence when added to recipes makes any dish instantly pop with flavor. Their bright color and zesty taste enhances any plain ordinary plate of food into something spectacular. They are the quintessential fruit that compliments fish, chicken, salads, sauces, marinades, desserts, frozen treats, and drinks. Wealthy Victorians grew lemon trees indoors as ...

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Four Cheap, Effective Fertilizers

If a landscape that I’m responsible for needs fertilizer, one of these four fertilizers will be applied: ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, ammonium phosphate, or soil sulfur. In keeping with my gardening philosophy, they are the simplest, cheapest fertilizers you can buy. I am reluctant to use combination weed killer or pest killer and fertilizer. If ...

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Growing Citrus Trees in Containers

Citrus trees make a wonderful addition to any home. But large orchards aren’t needed for growing most variety of citrus trees. Growing citrus in a container makes perfect sense not only for people with smaller spaces, but also for people who never thought about growing citrus because of the cold climate they live in. The ...

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Greenhouse Gardening: Grow Your Plants During All Four Seasons

The benefits of greenhouse gardening If you have the space, investing in a greenhouse will add immeasurable value to your gardening endeavors. A greenhouse allows you to garden in all four seasons no matter what the weather is like outside, and you can grow practically anything. A greenhouse extends your growing season by allowing you ...

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Zone 10 Fruit Garden Guide

What a wonderful place you live in! Zone 10 is has little to no winter cold, and tends to be balmy with a distinct ocean affect. You may be on the beautiful California coast, on the tip or northern keys in Florida, or in some parts of Hawaii. You have a year round growing season ...