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July Garden Talk: Hot Plants for Hot Sunny Florida

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 1st

● July 9, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Summertime gardeners are happy to welcome the much needed rain for all of South Florida’s beautiful tropical plants ready to burst forth with blooms.

Desert rose, Adenium obesumWith these summer rain showers, we also have our sunshine! One of the many concerns in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe is, “I need a plant that can take the full sun, because I don’t have any shade in my yard.” Edison horticulturists are here to help you decide which plants will thrive in your hot sunny garden.

We will discuss what you can do to get more shade with the appropriate small trees for small properties, how to plant, fertilize, and do basic maintenance.

Participants will receive a 20% discount certificate to be used in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Meet at the Information Booth after signing in at the ticket office. Wear comfortable shoes for walking the gardens and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10. RSVP to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.