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Ten Great Palms for South Florida

Friday, November 17, 2006

Here's a selection of tried-and-true palms which grow successfully in South Florida yards and gardens, recommended by palm experts at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Many thrive with minimal care. Reliable landscape plants, they have few if any pest and disease problems. In particular, they are generally resistant to lethal yellowing and ganoderma, palm diseases that are ongoing concerns. All are tolerant of South Florida's cool winter temperatures, seasonal rainfall, and alkaline ...

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Tips for Good Planting

Monday, November 20, 2006

The right plant in the right location. Bigger is better. A one dollar plant in a five dollar hole. You've heard the cliches, but what do they mean? And what really is the best way to plant a tree or shrub? The right plant . . . Begin with the healthiest tree available. New growth is a good sign that the plant is active. Take it out of its container and check its roots. Healthy roots, just as important as healthy leaves, are usually white and fibrous. They should be just beginning to grow to ...

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The Art of Pruning

Monday, November 20, 2006

Why do we prune? Most of us know the reasons: to create healthy trees by removing dead wood and awkward branches, to promote fruit and flower production, and to create beautiful trees. But all too often we prune for the wrong reasons... for example, because our friendly neighborhood landscaper planted a large tree directly under a power line. Trying to transform a big tree into a small one usually results in an unhealthy tree and an eyesore. True pruning is an art. It takes intelligence, ...

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It All Starts With Dirt

Monday, November 20, 2006

Here in the Garden nursery, we are frequently asked what kind of potting soils we like to use for our plants. This is not an easy question to answer since there are many factors-the water holding capacity, aeration, pH, potential shrinkage and more-that have to be taken into consideration. Following are some of the components we use in the nursery with an indication of what they contribute to the mixture. You'll also find recipes for two of our most useful mixes. Please keep in mind that...

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What's this white stuff on my cycad?

Monday, November 20, 2006

It's sneaky, it's deadly and it's everywhere. Many of the cycads in South Florida neighborhoods have yellow and brown leaves, and are encrusted with a white substance. You've never seen this before. What's going on here? Miami-Dade County is experiencing the results of a surging population of an insect known as the cycad aulacaspis scale or Aulacaspis yasumatsui. It seems to affect only cycads, particularly favoring cycads of the genus Cycas, which includes the common Cycas revoluta (king ...

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STEADY HANDS BEGIN SET UP OF CHIHULY GLASS AT FAIRCHILD

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

See the Installation of Thousands of Hand-Blown Chihuly Glass Pieces to Create Never-Before-Seen Towers and Nature-Inspired Sculptures Thursday, November 30, 2006 @ 10 a.m. WHAT: The installation process begins at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, as the famed Garden prepares to celebrate the unprecedented return of Dale Chihuly with a new and expanded exhibition opening December 9, 2006. This year, Chihuly will be joined by some of the world's most famous modern artists, including Franz ...

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DALE CHIHULY EXHIBICIÓN

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dale Chihuly, el mundialmente reconocido artista de vidrio, encabeza la exhibición que presentará los trabajos de artistas de renombre internacional como Franz West, Mark Dion, Joshua Levine, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Michele Oka Doner, Daisy Youngblood y Wendy Wischer junto a estudiantes avanzados de escultura de la escuela New World School of the Arts de Miami Chihuly en el Fairchild 9 de diciembre de 2006 - 31 de mayo de 2007 Coral Gables, x de noviembre de 2006 - El Jardín...

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DALE CHIHULY MAKES AN UNPRECEDENTED RETURN

Thursday, November 30, 2006

World famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly, set to headline sculpture exhibition featuring works by internationally acclaimed artists Franz West, Mark Dion, Joshua Levine, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Michele Oka Doner, Daisy Youngblood and Wendy Wischer and the advanced sculpture students from Miami's New World School of the Arts Chihuly at Fairchild December 9, 2006 - May 31, 2007 Coral Gables, FL, October 24, 2006 - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the world's premier botanic gardens ...

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