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Lettuce now praise the raised bed garden

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

As I watched cold batter my landscape, the one part of the garden that seemed to thrive in January and February was the vegetable garden. Beautiful broccoli. One broccoli plant measures an astounding 44 inches tall. The large head of unopened flowers sits 32 inches above the soil in our raised bed garden. We've already harvested one large head, and use the subsequent small side shoots in salads. Weird looking, this kohlrabi is acabbage relative. A tiny cauliflower is forming on our single...

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If these mountains could talk...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JAMAICA. An inspiring day it was - to say the least. We were really far off the beaten track, way past the "end of the road." The "road" in this case was an old bridle road that had been completely overgrown and was now dominated by full-grown trees and shrubs. Odontocline sp. was frequently encountered climbing all over the plants around us, bringing sunny bursts of its bright yellow flower clusters into view all around. Botanist and plant lover that I am, I must...

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With orchids galore, it's a splendid festival

Friday, March 12, 2010

A cart of orchids about to go homewith Giovanna Abreu and EdithLaRiva. Neighbors Giovanna Abreu and Edith LaRiva drove in from Doral and were bargaining hard Friday afternoon at Fairchild's 8th International Orchid Festival. "We come every year; we wait for it,'' Giovanna said. Sissy Scott drove from Orlando and sat with a full cart of orchids in the early afternoon with her friend Lori Godinez. "I'm just starting out,'' Sissy said. "I have...

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Exotic Colors and Shapes Reigned at Fairchild’s 8th Annual International Orchid Festival

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exotic Colors and Shapes Reigned at Fairchild's 8th Annual International Orchid Festival This Weekend! Coral Gables, FL, March 19, 2010-More than 7,500 visitors were in orchid paradise this past weekend, March 12-14, as they walked the flower-filled paths at Fairchild's 8th annual International Orchid Festival. More than 50 vendors from around the world displayed orchid species ranging from dendrobiums and onciduims to vandas and more. "The display of orchids is just...

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Experience a Tuscan Evening at Fairchild with author Frances Mayes

Monday, March 22, 2010

Experience a Tuscan Evening at Fairchild with author Frances Mayes Celebrating the publication of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life Coral Gables, FL, March 23, 2010- Join us on April 1 at Fairchild for cocktails and conversation with award winning author, Frances Mayes, discussing her new book, Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, where Mayes chronicles her continuing, two-decade love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine and lifestyle. This event...

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Seeking rare butterflies in the Keys

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My respect for butterfly conservationists just shot up a thousand percent -- especially those who identify and photograph these aerial jewels. Tuesday, I tagged along as Jaret Daniels led a group of butterfly conservationists to Bahia Honda State Park and the National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys. They were searching for the state-listed endangered Miami Blue butterfly as well as Bartram's hairstreak and the Florida leafwing, two candidates for federal listing. Armed with his...

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