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March Is Flower Blooming Season In Florida

March is perhaps the best season to visit Florida’s dozens of beautiful, flowering parks from Jacksonville and Pensacola to Miami and Naples.  There is a great diversity of plants in March in Florida which is famous worldwide for its azalea … Continue reading

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Apalachicola’s Great American Botanist Lived A Wild Life

Dr Alvan W. Chapman was born in Massachusetts in 1809, educated as a physician at Amherst, and came to Quincy, Florida, at the age of 26.  A few years later he moved to the booming, port village of Apalachicola, where … Continue reading

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Disney’s Flower Power Even Surpasses The Gardens of Versailles

The 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival just opened at Walt Disney World and thousands of flower lovers are arriving to see the new Disney character topiaries and blooms. A few years ago Alain Baraton, head gardener of the famous Gardens … Continue reading

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Florida’s Best Tropical Gardens – It’s Azalea Season

While people in my native Boston are digging out from six feet of snow, visitors to my new home in Florida are touring the state’s  spectacular tropical gardens.  February to April is azalea time and even North Florida’s gardens seem to … Continue reading

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