Author: Jim Hunter

Strawberries

Strawberries

November is the time to plant this popular commercial strawberry.  Harvest big sweet berries from late December until May. They should be planted about a foot apart, the same depth as the pot (maybe slightly higher).  Be careful that you don’t plant the crown of...
Crinum Lily (Crinum Americanun)

Crinum Lily (Crinum Americanun)

Now if you like to grow lilies, why not grow the biggest lily in the world? Crinum Americanun is a white flowering cultivar that is native to south Florida. Common names for this plant are Florida Swamp Lily, String Lily, but most refer to it as White Crinum. The...
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

View this plant and you think you are in paradise.  This South African wonder is called Bird of Paradise because the flower resembles one, and, of course, with the yellow-orange, blue colors you must be in paradise. The Bird of Paradise is a clump growing perennial...
Watermelon (Citrullus Vulgaris)

Watermelon (Citrullus Vulgaris)

Could anything else be as refreshing as a cold melon on a hot Florida day?  Watermelon is in the gourd family (cucurbitaceae).  A native of Africa, these plants are grown and cherished around the world.  Seasonally, large stand of wild watermelons still occur in...