January 12, 2017

Pete Kanaris, founder/owner of GreenDreams & Sandhill Farm, stated during last weekend’s farm tour introduction “Typical agriculture, such as citrus groves, is what is called a monoculture; just 1 species.  We don’t have a citrus greening problem here in Florida; We ha...

September 8, 2016

Jaboticaba

Myrciaria spp.

Family: Myrtaceae

The Jaboticaba is an amazingly curious tree to see in person, especially during harvest season.  It’s fruitful clusters of dark purple bobbles form along the trunk & main branches of this superb tropical dooryard tree.   We alw...

July 6, 2016

If you are looking for alternatives to leafy greens & carbohydrate/starch crops,especially during the hot months of the year, then it might be time you get to know your perennial/tropical vegetables. Take a virtual trip around the globe & discover all the terrains that...

July 6, 2016

To go further into depth from our last article on building soil, we want to get into the subject of the benefits of fungi & beneficial creatures in the garden.  If you missed that previous article, you can read it here.

Fungus Among Us

We felt that that this portion of t...

July 6, 2016

CONVERTING YOUR FLORIDA YARD INTO AN

EDIBLE LANDSCAPE OR ECOLOGICAL FOREST GARDEN:

A BEGINNER’S SHORT GUIDE

Step 1: Healthy Soil

  1. Start with an understanding of healthy soil.The single most important detail of successful organic gardening here in Florida is to understa...

May 31, 2016

Lemon & Strawberry Cattley Guavas

(Psidium littorale & Psidium littorale var. cattleianum)

Myrtaceae Family, or Myrtle family (cousin love: clove, allspice, eucalyptus, bay rum)

 

We often include Lemon & Strawberry Cattley Guavas because of their year round curb appeal &...

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