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July-August EcoQuest: “Going for Morning Glory”

  The theme for our July-August EcoQuest is Convolvulaceae, otherwise known as the morning glory family! This family of plants has over 1,600 species spread across 59 genera that include trees, shrubs, and herbs as well as the vines that most of us are familiar with....

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Orchid Care 101: Expert Tips from Selby Gardens

People often think they don’t have the skills to grow orchids. But that’s not true, as Mike McLaughlin, Selby Gardens’ senior vice president for horticulture, explained during a March 23 segment on ABC7's Suncoast View. Mike was a featured guest during the program's...

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‘Tis the Season for Euphorbia – December

Deck the Halls with… Euphorbia?? You may have unwittingly adorned your home with them already, since the familiar festive holiday plant, the Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), belongs to this genus.   Euphorbias (commonly known as Spurge) are easy to grow...

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Milkweed Madness – May

Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is beautiful and monarchs love it! But is it good for them?Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)Photo by Wade CollierTropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), which is native to Central American and Mexico, has become...

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