Why Wait Till Spring

Any whiff of cool air in the morning or evening is a tap on the shoulder, a reminder that our yard-earth is ready for our hands and trowel and the introduction of new flowers and vegetables. The hot summer months, when even ardent gardeners only view the natural world from inside air-conditioned cars and houses, […]

Best Times to Plant a Fruit Tree

One of the questions most frequently asked at the nursery is, “When is the best time to plant my fruit trees? Beyond the most obvious answers of the sooner the better, or three years ago so you would be harvesting fruit now, there are some good guidelines of when to plant and how to choose […]

News from the Farm

Summer Siesta is over and the nursery is BACK OPEN!!. It has been a fantastic summer with lots of great adventures and fun in the sun. Luckily we fared extremely well through the hurricanes this year. For us, there was very little of the rain or wind compared to further east of us, just a few broken branches here and there. […]

Thinning the Art of Fruit Size

Everyone wants to have the largest sized fruit they can grow. Beyond good watering and regular fertilizing, one of the best-kept secrets to obtaining maximum fruit size is to thin the fruit load on your trees. Thinning is the act of removing part of the crop to allow the tree to maximize the size of […]

Sherbet Berry-New Fruit for the South

Looking for something unusual, exotic, tasty and good for you? Try the Sherbet Berry tree! Also known as Phalsa (Grewsia asiatica), the Sherbet Berry fruit is popular in India for making refreshing fruit or soft drinks enjoyed during the hot summer months. The blueberry sized fruit has a pleasant tangy sweet sherbet-like flavor and is […]

Bananas-Add some Tropical to Your Garden

If you lust for warm sunny beaches and tropical jungles then growing bananas trees in your garden is a sure way to transport yourself to the tropics without an expensive plane ticket. Fruiting your own bananas gives you a rare treat that few gardeners can enjoy. In the landscape, the broad, flat leaves of the […]

A Passion for Passion Vines

A Passion for Passion Vines When you’re looking for a vine for that special trellis, fence or arbor, the passion vine (Passiflora species) should be at the top of your list. Passion vines are one of the most beautiful twiners that we can grow here. The exotic blooms are not only fascinating to look at; […]

Good Bugs in the Garden

As spring goes into full swing, gardeners everywhere are gearing up to plant their gardens and are getting ready to do whatever it takes to protect what they’ve planted from the hungry hoards of bugs. Many are working to grow their vegetables with organic methods, and one of the best ways to do that is […]

Mayhaws –Wild Legacy of the South

There are few fruits and can be claimed as regional. Mayhaws are one of the few. Found only growing in the swamps and on the river banks of the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and East Texas, the mayhaw has been one of the best kept secrets of the south. The jelly made from […]

Paw Paw So Easy to Grow-So Delicious

Native fruits are often a mixed bag. Tough, disease resistant, and easy to grow, but often to too small to be considered really good eats. The paw paw breaks with the norm. Known as the largest wild edible fruit in North America, it is usually found in the moist shady hardwood forests of the eastern […]