October and November Vegetable Gardening in Florida

Now that the weather is cooling off here in central Florida, gardening is on my mind.  I can comfortably step outside and work in the yard.  October was a little hot, but November has been nice. My Gardening in Florida book says that October is the time to think about growing cool-season crops.  Now it’s…

Fall Vegetable Planting in Florida, What Can I Plant?

I’ve been browsing my new Florida Gardening book and finally came upon a page that really tells me all I need to know for now.  It is entitled “Cool Season Vegetables” with planting times – specifically for north, south or central Florida regions. I will live on the edge of zone 9a and 9b of…

Out of The Box And Into the Yard – Mail Order Perennials

I was impressed with the packaging of the perennials I had ordered from American Meadows, and even though they were a little droopy, they bounced back. Both Hydrangeas are planted in the backyard where they will get sun and the forsythia is out front. Unfortunately we got a freak 2 feet of snow the end…

Heading Into Fall and Not Doing Much Planting

The New England Fall season brings us a new set of circumstances to deal with and probably not many people are thinking about planting anything.  They are thinking about chopping, splitting and lugging firewood and maybe buying a new or used wood stove.  They are concentrating, like I am, on the cold season that is…

My Perennial Choices to Plant This Fall

Besides Spring, the end of summer is a great time to plant and divide perennials. The hot days of summer are not the time to consider adding a garden or moving plants around. In fact, when planting a new perennial shrub or annual, it’s best to do so on a cool, cloudy day. Or plant…