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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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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Monday, October 23, 2006

Exhibition to include sculpture garden with 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 and Miami-Dade County's oldest cultural...

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Art & Flowers: Chihuly returns for second act

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

BY BRETT O'BOURKE Artist Dale Chihuly once again will bring his spectacular glassworks to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Titled Art & Flowers: Chihuly at Fairchild, the event, running Dec. 9 to May 31, 2007, will mark the first time the sculptor has shown his colorful blown-glass creations in the same location two years in a row. ''He initially said he'd never install at the same place twice, but it became clear by the end of last's year exhibit that it was too ...

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Fairchild Sets Date for Gala in the Garden 2007

Monday, June 19, 2006

Coral Gables, FL. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden announces the 13th annual Gala in the Garden to be held on Saturday February 3, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. Co-Chairs for this year's black-tie fundraiser are Brenda Nestor Castellano and Swanee DiMare. Jean Ellen Shehan will serve as Honorary Chairman, with Bunny Bastian and Anna May Conese as Philanthropic Chairmen. This year's Gala in the Garden for 450 guests will begin with cocktails and a highlight of the evening, a silent auction, in the ...

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