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    March/April Winter Clean-up

    April 17, 2022: It’s a month since the last potential frost day (St. Patty’s Day). All of the plants I thought may not have survived …

  • Protect these zone 9 plants from winter freeze

    Many of the plants in Florida’s zone 9 gardens welcome the respite of cooler winter temperatures. However, there are several plants sold in local nurseries …

  • Ruellia/Mexican Petunia varieties may be on the invasive list

    Invasive Plants in My Yard

    There are several plants I have in my yard that are deemed noxious weeds. Several of them I planted myself through ignorance. Others just popped …

  • crape myrtles

    Florida Substitutes for Northern Plants

    There are many plants that grow up north that simply die when planted in Florida. Some others may survive, yet need a required chilling period …

  • professional graphic design

    Top 5 mistakes new graphic artists make

    As a digital director, I have the opportunity to art direct and train noobie graphic artists all the time. Having taught graphic design at U.S.F.’s …

  • Tupelo Oil & Cold Wax on gessoed wood panel

    Cold Wax & Oils with Lisa Boardwine

    I have to say my favorite class at the Art of the Carolinas was Lisa Boardwine’s Cold Wax and Oils Abstract painting. While I loved …