Category: In The Garden

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Vines Will Be Vines

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Vines climb, scramble, and crawl. Most of them live to clamber to the top of a tree or structure – they are hardwired to seek sunlight....

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What Grows Up – Must Come Down

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas In your lifetime, numerous trees that you become attached to will reach the end of their life span. In fact, if a tree reaches its lofty...

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Rainwater Capture

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Before development, our now-urban areas were water absorbing natural areas with a wide diversity of native flora and fauna. Lakes and rivers were clean and clear....

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The Small Garden Space

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Find a small space to create a garden and it increases the challenge to design it properly. One would think such a design would be...

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Cool Plants In Our Garden

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas We are presently growing every one of these plants and are very pleased with them. Under the proper conditions they should also perform well for you....

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Well-Travelled Succulents

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Plants called succulents are adapted to arid climates and are native to many places around the world. A few are even native to Florida. They are...

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Oh Citrus, Where Art Thou?

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas During most of the 1900s, a tourist or resident would be hard put to drive along any portion of Orange Blossom Trail during the winter and...

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Caladium Color To Die For

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Seven to eight months of color from a tuber that requires little care is unprecedented hereabouts. Other bulbous plants such as amaryllis, blood lily, society garlic,...

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A Cautionary Tale

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Too often, homeowners call to say they need our help because their last garden re-do did not turn out well. Among other things, they say the...