Stop and Smell the Roses

The Ringling Museum Rose Garden Gets a Makeover

Its first since 2004, says curator Kai Sacco, who explains why.

04/28/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flower Power

Sarasota Orchid Society Hosts Annual Orchids in Paradise Show

Orchids in Paradise is perfect for avid collectors and hobbyist alike.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Irrigation

Southwest Florida Water Management District Encourages Smart Lawn Watering This Summer

"Watch the weather, wait to water," plus other tips.

06/11/2019 By Staff

Gardening

Fertilizer Restricted Season Underway in Sarasota County

Nutrient runoff can cause harmful algal blooms that block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten aquatic life.

05/29/2019 By Staff

Sneak Preview

Manatee Rare Fruit Council’s Annual Rare Fruit Tree Sale is May 19

More than 5,000 trees will be available for purchase.

05/15/2019 By Ilene Denton

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City of Sarasota's Community Canopy Program Returns

Three species of trees will be offered: Dahoon holly, live oak and red maple.

04/15/2019 Photography by Staff

Gardening

A Venice Couple’s Thai-Inspired Garden Wins International Attention

The tropical oasis is anchored by fountains, spirit houses and statuary of Buddhist and Hindu gods.

12/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Flower Power

New to Florida Gardening? Author and Gardener Chase Landre Can Help

Landre spends her days helping desperate gardeners from the North cultivate a green thumb.

10/02/2018 By David Hackett

Oh, Shoot!

Packed with Flavor and Nutrition, Tiny Microgreen Shoots Are Urban Farmer-Friendly

The innate desire of these seeds to exist is enough that even the brownest of thumbs shouldn’t have trouble.

10/02/2018 By Isaac Eger

Gardening

Note These Upcoming Summer Gardening Classes

Orchid growing classes at Selby, butterfly gardening at Twin Lakes Park and more.

06/11/2018 By Ilene Denton

Gardens in Paradise

Sarasota Garden Club's Garden in Paradise Kicks Off This Month

The Flower Streets show off their finery at this annual tour.

02/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

Is Your Yard Suffering Post-Irma Blahs?

A Sarasota Garden Club volunteer offers advice on how to bring it back.

09/19/2017 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

Fall Plant Fair Season Beckons

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

09/19/2017 By Ilene Denton

Welcome to the Jungle

An Unused Plot of Land Becomes a Thriving Food Forest at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus

Bay Haven science teacher Rolf Hanson is using a sustainable food forest to teach valuable lessons to students.

06/13/2017 By Rick Morgan

Gardening

How to Create a Culinary Garden With Herbs

A Ringling Museum Bayfront Gardens Workshop shows you how.

04/13/2017 By Staff

Wall Flowers

Tips for Taking Your Landscaping Vertical

Seth Stottlemyer sheds light on “living architecture.”

02/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Burning Question

From the Editor: Can You Eat Fruit a Squirrel Has Bitten?

Editor Pam Daniel, chagrined about losing out on fruit from her trees, aims to find out.

10/26/2016 By Pam Daniel

Authentic Florida

It's Beautyberry Season

Beautyberries are a local Sarasota treat that make a fantastic jelly. Here's how to do it.

10/24/2016 By Robin Draper