Living Garden

Bishop Museum Hosts Think & Drink/Science Event on Carnivorous Plants

Join permaculturist Kenny Coogan to learn about Florida's most unusual plants in a fun, casual setting.

02/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Gardening

Mark Your Calendar for These Six Fall Plant Fairs

The Sarasota Succulent Society’s fall sale, a Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Fair and more.

09/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

Dig In

Plant Some Seeds at One of Sarasota’s Eight Community Gardens

Community gardening is a lesson in both people and plants.

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

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 ABC’s

Ringling Museum Bayfront Gardens Workshops Set for January and February

Learn to fertilize the environmentally right way on Jan. 12; growing roses in Florida on Feb. 9.

01/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

Mark Your Calendars for these Fall Plant Events

Plant fairs, classes, workshops and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

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

Environment

Fertilizer Restrictions Now in Effect

Sarasota County restrictions on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns went into effect last week.

06/07/2018 By Staff

Deals

Phosphate Giant Moving Its Headquarters to Florida

Mosaic is moving its corporate headquarters from Plymouth, Minnesota, to Hillsborough County.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Sneak Preview

Gardens in Paradise Tour is Set for March 17

Upcoming garden shows include Bradenton in Bloom and more.

03/06/2018 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