For 21 years, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll have lived in a modest three-bedroom house in Miami Shores, a quiet village of about 10,000 residents with well-maintained houses and well-manicured lawns. There, the married couple grew vegetables on their front lawn for nearly two decades. Ricketts, ... More >>
Imagine you live in the burbs, want to build a garden, but don't want to disturb your pristine lawn. So you decide to pot your plants. Sorry, but that's not allowed, according Miami-Dade County zoning officials. Rigo and Eliza De La Portilla were a little shocked to discover this fact recently aft ... More >>
It's not anything close to a five-star restaurant, but Occupy Miami feeds its campers (mostly) healthy, hearty and free, vegetarian meals. After all, occupiers gotta eat too!Food mostly comes by way of donations. There's also a vegetable garden with tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, sunflowers, p ... More >>
The White HouseMichelle Obama and Bo in the White House garden.The first lady has written a cookbook with gardening tips. The 256-page book, American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities, is scheduled to be released April 10 in both print and e-boo ... More >>
If you're a fan of growing (legal) herbs in your backyard or you want to start, check out Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Edible Garden Festival this weekend.The garden will open its gates on Saturday and Sunday to amateur gardeners with ongoing lectures and cooking and gardening demonstratio ... More >>
courtesy of Miami Kitchen GardensIt seems that with all the talk of knowing where your food comes from, the rising concern about obesity and a move toward healthier eating, more people are flirting with the idea of growing their own fruits and veggies. But for people who know nothing about garden ... More >>
Taste and find out which ones at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
Geez, who can you trust these days? Definitely not those friendly neighborhood landscapers trying to give you a free estimate on your lawn, according to the Miami PD.Last week, grandparents Santiago and Gladys Rodriguez answered the door at their Coral Gables home just off Coral Way to find two men ... More >>
They can make your houseplant play John Tesh tunes.
Tamara Lush "Generally speaking, orchids seem to drive people crazy. The people who love orchids love them madly, but the passion for orchids is not necessarily a passion for beauty. Something about the form of an orchid makes it seem almost more like a creature than a flower. Many orchids are stra ... More >>
See the orchid in its element at Fairchild.
A rare creature quietly returns to Key Biscayne
One man's search to restore rare blossoms to their historic Florida home
Artist Xavier Cortada is bringing back the mangroves
Go native, preaches plant society
That food package that says everything you want it to say
Palm Hammock Orchid Estate
Barton G the Restaurant
Now you can order flowers and eat them too
Cornell Landscape Nursery
Battling orchid thieves and years of neglect, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden finally takes root
Ikebana: An ancient art that looks so modern
The Garden Event
Just Jackfruit at Fairchild Tropical Garden
Canterbury Farm & Nursery
Pistils 'N Petals
March 26-April 1, 1998
Growing first-class peppers in the city that never gets chilly
Live alligators. Dead snakes. Howling owls. About the only thing the Everglades doesn't have is a bright future.
Today it's an ugly headache. Someday it will be a beautiful source of pleasure. But tomorrow it's still going to be an ugly headache.
Are you felled by pesticides at distances of a mile or more? Can you lobby hard for legislation? Welcome to the club.