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Archive for January, 2013

Florida Arbor Day Tree Planting

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 14th

• January 25 – 10:00 a.m.

      Join Edison Ford staff and volunteers in celebrating Florida Arbor Day as we plant a “Queen” orange tree in the Citrus Grove on the Ford estate. It is a seedling of unknown origin which was found in a grove near Bartow, Florida. Since it survived the freeze of 1894-95, it was propagated in 1900 under the name “King” which was later changed to “Queen”. The tree is much like pineapple, has fewer seeds, higher soluble solids; is high-yielding and somewhat more cold-tolerant.

Mr. Edison at one time had over 300 various citrus trees planted on his estate before 1928.

 

Garden Talk January 12

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 5th

Winter Edible Gardens

• January 12 – 9:00 a.m.

     Growing great edibles in the winter months in Florida gardens is not a mystery once you start. If you didn’t get your garden growing this fall, it is not too late to start now for a great harvest this spring. Join Edison Ford horticultural staff and learn how to create an edible winter garden. Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $5. Participants will receive 20% off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe.