New Rec. Center in N. Ft. Myers

I gave a brief presentation of new fungicides and insecticides along with talks given by Drs. Mannion and Palmateer of the University of Florida. Thanks to Stephen Brown, Lee Co. Extension agent for putting on this event for pest control license holders and Master Gardeners. This new recreation center is on business 41, north of…

Final exam

We just concluded our Fall 2013 class with a “mock final” exam. 30 students worked through open-book, closed-book, and plant identification tests. This preparation will enable them to take the actual three hour, on line, final exams. I look forward to hearing about 30 new Florida Nursery Grower Landscape Association (FNGLA) Certified Horticulture Professionals.

Tomatoes in November

I gave a talk at Riverland Nursery in Ft. Myers this morning about vegetable gardening. My favorite part is showing giant photos of ripe tomatoes sliced in half and describing their flavors: Cherokee Purple, smoky and complex. Yellow Pear, like tart yellow grape that pops in your mouth when you pop it in your mouth….