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Rattlesnake Weed

Florida Betony (Stachys floridana) aka Rattlesnake weed. Florida Betony, is one of the most common plants found in Florida lawns and landscape.  Sun and a moist lawn are magnets for Florida Betony and most information found on this plant is … Continue reading

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Small Pond

A small backyard pond is a great way to enhance your landscape.  I built this one with some supplies I gathered from a friend and rocks I picked up on the side of the road. There is something soothing about … Continue reading

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Papaya Tree

Some time last year I had a red papaya a friend had grown in his back yard in central Florida. It was a great tropical treat and I saved some of the seeds. I did not remember that I actually … Continue reading

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Pindo Palm

Pindo Palm trees originated in Argentina and grow well in Florida, Zones 7-10.  They are a very hardy  palm that will grow in almost any soil type.  The large palm trunk forms slowly and is topped by a massive circle … Continue reading

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American Nightshade

Solanum americanum Many varieties of nightshade grew around the farms and fields in Kentucky,  I stayed away from these plants because I heard that they were deadly poisonous.  Moving to Florida I found some nightshade plants growing in my landscaping. … Continue reading

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Red Touches Yellow

Red touches yellow, it can kill a fellow. Red touches black, throw him back. These words were running through my mind when I walked up on this Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius).  Those words and the thought of how fast … Continue reading

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Baby Update from the 40 Acre Woods

I have lots of babies at the 40 acre woods in late March.  Below is some baby wild plums.  They seem to be doing well here in a sunny spot.  We had a lot of blooms this year, but I … Continue reading

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