In this Issue:
  • Ethnobotany: Where History and Medicine Meet the Forest
  • A Plant Favorite Comes South
  • Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike
  • The Danger Within… What’s Hiding in Our Woods
  • Purple Hyacinth Bean – What’s Old is New
  • Plants Poisonous to Pets
  • Poisonous Plants

    Ethnobotany: Where History and Medicine Meet the Forest

    Ethnobotany lies at the intersection of culture, medicine, and mythology. The “witch doctors” and voodoo practitioners, the followers of the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, and the wise elders of ancient Chinese civilizations are all ethnobotanists. So, too, are the modern day field biologists who discover and develop medicinal plants into an estimated half of our …

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    A Plant Favorite Comes South

    A visit to a nursery and homeowners will see so many new selections of plants for the landscape. Some of these plants are new plant developments and may include plants we could not previously grow in Florida’s heat and humidity. One new plant series is the Southgate® Rhododendrons. Anyone from more northern areas of the South …

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    Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike

    As our world and our lives become more centered on technology it seems that all the information we need is just a touch screen away. After all, you are most likely reading this article from a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. While convenient and portable, there are some places you might not wish to take …

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    The Danger Within… What’s Hiding in Our Woods

    As summer comes to its apex you may find yourself longing to move your activities outdoors and commune with nature. However, as you are reveling in the warm weather while hiking, camping, biking, gardening, etc. remember that there are native plants of a less friendly nature hiding in plain sight. I’m sure you have all …

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    Purple Hyacinth Bean – What’s Old is New

    Everyone is interested in growing an easy plant that offers interest all throughout the warm season. Look no further than an old favorite, the purple hyacinth bean, Lablab purpurea. An warm season annual vine that grows easily from seeds plants directly in the ground or started in small pots, purple hyacinth bean will quickly cover a trellis, …

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    Plants Poisonous to Pets

    Is your pet one of those that likes to nibble on or gobble down new plants in your home or landscape? If so, it would be wise to make sure that the new plants you introduce do not send you running with your pet to the vet. There are many common plants that can adversely …

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