Agronomy

March Harvest – White Yam

March Harvest – White Yam

End of March and another beautiful day in paradise. It’s still relatively cool, in the 80’s. And the humidity is low at about the same number. In another month, both those numbers will increase by an unconfortable 10. Then mid-day vigorous outside work morphs into […]

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

Bottlebrush and Mimosa

Bottlebrush and Mimosa are blooming this week adding a nice touch of red and pink to the landscape.

End of Winter – Tabebuia

End of Winter – Tabebuia

At the end of winter, South Florida turns to gold. At least it looks that way as Tabebuia Aura blooms. Also known as the Yellow Trumpet Tree, it’s an attractive tree that grows into a bonsai to oak like shape. Farther south, in Central and […]

End of Winter – Bougainvillea

End of Winter – Bougainvillea

They’re in full bloom. And are glorious. Few plants bloom so intensely with red, orange and purple, nearly neon colors. Almost every South Florida home has a Bougainvillea. And now so do we. They are: pest free prolific easy to grow bloom profusely -dB

End of Winter – Avocado and Citrus Bloom

End of Winter – Avocado and Citrus Bloom

Avocado and citrus, which budded out a few weeks ago, are in full bloom. And there are more roots. -dB

End of Winter – Subtropical Bloom

End of Winter – Subtropical Bloom

Although subtropical seasons are tightly bound to wet and dry, there is a subtropic winter. But by February it’s gone. no chance of temperature below 50 winds shift from NE to SW humidity increases dramatically chance of thundershowers temperate climate plants thinks it’s June dormant […]

Ginger Monster

Ginger Monster

Now, it’s as cool and dry as South Florida gets. harvested the last bananas a week ago the lawn needs little attention weeds are dormant or dead and the vines for root and tuber plants are drying up It’s time to harvest them. But I […]

Carambola Ripening

Carambola Ripening

I’ve been harvesting Carambola for awhile. And I’ve discovered a fool proof method to determine when the fruit is at its prime. So when the fruit begins changing color, smell it. If you detect a faint, complex floral fragrance, the fruit is at its prime. […]