By Amanda Rose Newton Lavender has a short season in Florida, as it tends to not be fond of the intense summer heat and humidity that rolls in by May. The time to celebrate this beautiful fragrant herb is now and this makes it a must for March … [Read more...] about March Mocktails: The Luxury of Lavender
By Amanda Rose Newton After last month’s cold snap, it is safe to say that Spring has sprung here in Brevard county! What better way to celebrate the sunshine, warmth, and of course, new plants than with a tasty beverage enjoyed in nature? … [Read more...] about March Mocktails: Botanical Beverages
By Amanda Rose Newton One of the most common questions we get asked around here is when is the best time to plant ____? For those not native to Florida (or just new to gardening generally), the response is always a surprise. The short answer: … [Read more...] about A Gardener’s Buffet: Spring Planting in Florida
By Amanda Rose Newton February is certainly a high point in the life of a rose. With over 200 million plants sold this month alone, there is no doubt that the rose is the queen of the flowers. So how exactly did the rose rise to become the … [Read more...] about Coming up Roses: How the Rose Became the World’s Most Famous Flower
By Amanda Rose Newton Flowers have the power to speak for us in times we are lacking in confidence. They can express sympathy, gratitude, and love. Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for the floral industry for good reason. … [Read more...] about Using Flowers to Speak the Language of Love
By Amanda Rose Newton The “busy” season at Rockledge Gardens kicks off in February and runs through May. This is the time when Floridians get excited about planting. Start your engines, it’s officially grow time! The past few weeks haven’t … [Read more...] about Spring Haul: Prepping the Garden For the Season of Growing
By Amanda Rose Newton Can do Bamboo! Bamboo effortlessly transforms a landscape into a peaceful retreat screened from distracting outside visuals and noise. While this look takes a bit of time and effort to achieve, it is easily within grasp of … [Read more...] about Easy Guide for Growing Clumping Ornamental Bamboo in the Landscape
Flowers, fruits, herbs, and trees serve as symbols of everything from remembrance to joy. Love is a common theme throughout folklore, mythology, and fairytales and often plants play a starring role in symbolizing this volatile emotion. Take a … [Read more...] about Flora, Folklore, and Fairytales!
By Amanda Rose Newton Now is the time when most of us are both catching a post-holiday breath and trying to jump-start big goals, such as getting out into the garden. If you have been in your current home for several years, you have probably … [Read more...] about What’s Eating My Plant?
By Amanda Rose Newton The New Year triggers a desire to set goals, try new things, and conquer previous shortcomings. For gardeners, starting seeds is a reminder that all organisms have the power of growth and change with the right support. … [Read more...] about New Year, New Plants: The Top 5 Easiest Plants to Grow for Beginner Gardeners