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August 2015 Garden Talk

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 27th
  • August 8, 10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Information Booth

      Propagating new plants from your favorites is an inexpensive way to expand your plants at home and from the plants you love.  Learn the many ways of how to propagate plants in your garden from the specialists at Edison Ford.

At Edison Ford, horticulturists need to be able to propagate new plants from the growing plants to continue the historical stock in the old gardens. They have learned which plants thrive and how to create new plants from the old ones. The Garden Talk will include dividing plants, grafting and taking cuttings. The result will be an identical plant to take home.greenhouse garden talk janice

     Participants will also be planting their own seeds to take home. The seeds provided will be harvested from plants growing in the Edison gardens.

Participants will receive a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10.

Participants may want to park at the new Edison Ford Botanical Garden Shoppe gate at the corner of McGregor and Larchmont. Look for the new walkway and the new wood pergola and enter through the bougainvillea hedge.

Garden Talk: Tropical and Flowering Trees – Get Growing Your Oasis

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 2nd
  • garden talk july 2015 debbie and billJuly 11, 10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Information Booth  

     Summer in Florida is one of the best times to think about establishing trees for shade or fruit.

Tropical fruits abound on the Edison Ford property since Thomas Edison was interested in growing food for his family and for the community.

We have 10 different types of mangoes, bananas, mulberries, lychees, avocadoes, starfruit, sapotes, sapodillas, jackfruit, miracle fruit and many more.

Just pass by McGregor Blvd. and one will see our lovely Royal Poincianas, Apple Blossom Cassias, Ylang Ylang and many more trees in the Garden Shoppe area to learn what works in your space by seeing the real thing.

Note: Participants might want to park at the new Edison Ford Botanical Garden Shoppe entrance at the corner of McGregor Boulevard and Larchmont Avenue. Look for the new walkway and the new wood pergola at the entrance gate. Park and enter through the bougainvillea hedge.