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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Archive for March, 2015

Garden Talk: Improving Your Florida Soil with Easy Gardening Techniques

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 26th
  • April 11, 10:00 a.m. – Museum West Porch

      Want to grow plants as well as Thomas Edison did? Join Edison Ford Horticulturists, Debbie Hughes and Janice Schmidt, to unlock the mysteries of Florida gardens. Learn the importance of soil, mulch, compost, fertilizer and the right plants for tTomato Plantshe right place. Learn the best techniques to achieve a spectacular garden with less difficulty … organically.

Participants will receive a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10 (helps us defray the cost of materials). Pre-register by email lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org, by calling Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419 or register the day of class.

Edison Member & Community Crop Garden

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 11th

Mammoth Heirloom Greystripe Sunflowerssunflower seed packet

Plant some Florida Sunshine … seeds available in the Edison Ford Museum Store.

These Mammoth Heirloom Greystripe seeds are great for birds, snacking and huge smiling flowers!

Edison Crop Garden rental plots are still available. garden community garden march 2015Come watch our sunflowers grow along the fence at the Edison Crop Garden on Larchmont Ave. and in and among the banana trees and our Member and public vegetable crop gardens. The crops are yielding tomatoes, eggplant, kale, broccoli, cabbage and a variety of different lettuces.

For more information and to reserve your plot, contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

Garden Talk: Fragrant Flowers

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 4th
  • March 14, 10:00 a.m. – Museum West Porch

garden orange blossom with bee     Want to fill the air with fragrant flowers like roses, gardenias, jasmine and citrus blossoms? Join Edison Ford Monthly Garden Talk (second Saturday of every month) and learn how to grow fragrant flowers. Garden Shoppe Manager and Horticulturalist Janice Schmidt will be providing tips and tricks to cultivate flowers in the ground or in a pot.

Participants will receive a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10 (helps us defray the cost of materials). Pre-register by email lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org, by calling Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419 or register the day of class.