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Archive for June, 2014

Summer Tree Sale – Edison Ford Garden Shoppe

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 28th

Dwarf poinciana red orange yellow flowerThe Edison and Ford families both loved their trees and we have a great collection of some of their favorites in the Garden Shoppe, which are propagated by horticultural staff and volunteers. This summer, we have special prices on some very unusual trees and will help you with planting directions. It is good to call ahead to be sure a garden horticulturalist is available to help you. We also do special orders and are a UF Master Gardener site. Remember Members receive a 10% discount. Some of the unusual and favorite trees are: Candle Nut, Calabash, Tamarind, Red Kapok, Bangar Nut, Pink Silk Floss and False Rubber Tree-Mascarenhasia (blooms smell like buttered popcorn) which Edison used for his rubber research.

 

Volunteer program with Debbie Hughes

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 25th

 July 8, 10:00 a.m. – South Florida Water Management Building  Lecture Hall

      Guest speaker Debbie Hughes, Edison Ford Senior Horticulturalist, will talk about Edison Ford’s involvement with CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), a worldwide plant and rescue program. Edison Ford is a plant yellow orchidrescue site for orchids that are confiscated at our nation’s seaports and airports. Over 150 countries have agreed to participate in the trade agreement that ensures the survival of wild animals and plants.

Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public.

 

 

 

 

Garden Talk: How to Prune Your Garden

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 20th
  • Jan 2011July 12, 10:00 a.m.

Summer in Florida is a time of growth in the garden. It is also a time when heavy rains can disturb the balance of delicate landscaping. Edison Ford horticulturalists will provide tips and hands-on demonstrations and teach the best techniques to improve the health, integrity and beauty of your trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Cost: Members FREE; non-members $5. Each participant will receive a gift certificate for a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe.