Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL
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  • Davenport, FL
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anne andrews/7b commented on Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL's photo
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Oct 2012 front garden

"VERY NICE!!!!"
Oct 27, 2012
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"Very beautiful!"
Oct 25, 2012
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Oct 2012 front garden

"Thanks, Cindy. I love the caladiums when it's too hot and wet for flowers. I love to move pots around to create a nice entrance."
Oct 25, 2012
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Oct 2012 garden

"This is a bougainvillea that is root-bound and loves neglect. It's raised up on a bench outside my bedroom window so I can really enjoy it. Doesn't bloom continuously but I showcase it when it does."
Oct 25, 2012
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"Do yours grow like this or do you prune? Mine get leggy and the stems break easily. But it comes through winter here with no damage."
Oct 15, 2012
Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL replied to Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL's discussion mildew/mold on pavers? in the group Florida
"Well, Bob, I finally found it at Ace Hardware with a $5 rebate attached! A slight odor so I will have my husband spray it and I love that it says it works for a year. Also love the hang-tag and will let you know how well it works here.  "
Oct 15, 2012
Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL replied to Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL's discussion mildew/mold on pavers? in the group Florida
"Thank you so much, Bob! This sounds like the answer to my mold problem and I can't wait to (get my husband) to use it! Then he can use the one for the shower too since I am allergic to fragrances. Thanks again!  "
Aug 20, 2012
Bob (Z9B Florida) replied to Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL's discussion mildew/mold on pavers? in the group Florida
"Realise this thread is ancient but for those interested there is a fairly new product out called "Wet and Forget" that I've been very happy with.  Just google it and you can find lots of reviews by users.  It's in the…"
Jun 10, 2012
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leah martin replied to Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL's discussion mildew/mold on pavers? in the group Florida
"Do any of you know why everything we post repeats so many times on the page?"
Mar 31, 2012
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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
flower gardens with a tropical look
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
10-15 hrs
After living all our lives in Massachusetts, my husband's company transferred him to Florida during the winter. We were in the same house for 32 yrs and had to leave behind the gardens I had made and the plants I enjoyed. Making things worse, the new owner did not take care of them.
Our house in Florida was pretty much a blank slate except for the obligitory palm tree, pittosporum hedge and - yes - fake flowers stuck in the ground!
I've done a lot of reading and studying local gardens in the past 2 yrs, not wanting to make mistakes that I'll regret 10-20 yrs from now. I have some small annual/perennial beds, a new shrub border and lots of container plantings. We had to take out a diseased sago palm and the pittosporum in the front yard but haven't replaced them yet. Considering Indian Hawthorn, a cold hardy palm and annuals for color.
I'm looking forward to the challenge of gardening year-round.

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I love bargains!

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 8:16pm 0 Comments

Just went to the large garden center today for 'cool-weather' plants. I was looking for the pink wax begonias that grow so beautifully for me, especially in containers. I know you northerners are shaking your heads but I've have kept these blooming through most of our winters better than our hot summers. I only saw red ones, which I don't care for, until I couldn't resist the bargain area.

I was so surprised to see landscaper's flats of 18 plants, usually $10, about 5-8" tall, a bit…

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Canna bargains and wayward cucumber?

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 8:16pm 2 Comments

I just bought 2 Canna - Tropicana and Tropicana Gold in 2 gal. pots - at Lowes for only $3.99 each. First leaves are starting to look bad and no flowers so they went to the mark-down area. New shoots with great leaves coming up, even coming out of the drainage holes! Will put them in the ground ASAP. gotta love it!

And I went out to pull some weeds from my lawn and I think I have a wayward cucumber growing next to the street! I had some new St. Augustine grass installed and between…

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What have you unearthed?

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 6:34pm 7 Comments

Well, Alison Clarke's post started me thinking about objects we dig up while gardening. When I lived in Massachusetts, we kept finding rusted metal objects of all shapes and sizes. And glass pieces would continually work their way to the surface - the lawn as well as the gardens - not good with kids playing there. Even found a horseshoe once (thankfully no horse attached). We eventually found out that the land had been used as a junk yard for old cars......Model A's, T's.....a long, long time… Continue

HOA rules becoming 'Florida friendly'

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 9:36am 3 Comments

Until now, our Homeowners Assoc. rules have been pretty strict regarding front yards. Only St. Augustine grass, no more than 25% of the area non-lawn, etc. Houses are close together with small front lawns and uniform landscaping does enhance the look. The builder gave each house a palm tree, magnolia tree and/or live oak. Now, 6 yrs later, we can see that most were planted without regard for the mature sizes. I've restricted my plantings in front to the two existing garden beds and…

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Cypress Gardens sold

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

It was just announced that Cypress Gardens, including the botanical gardens, was sold to the company that owns Legoland. It will be interesting to see what they do there.

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At 12:44am on March 7, 2012, Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 said…

Beautiful pics... Thank You for sharing... Happy Gardening !

At 8:30pm on April 14, 2011, Paula Quillen said…
Hi Pauline. I wanted to let you know that I have several plumeria now. If you would ever want one let me know. My email address:pkquillen@yahoo.com.    :)
At 5:18pm on November 01, 2010, Terri L Johanson gave Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL a gift
At 4:02pm on September 07, 2010, patricia jean hartman gave Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL a gift
At 10:35am on August 23, 2010, anne andrews/7b said…
hummmm, good question pauline!
At 5:23pm on August 22, 2010, anne andrews/7b said…
hi pauline, yes i do leave my "writing spiders", as the old folks call them, where i find them. they are always out of the way anyhow. thanks for the visit and come again soon!
At 9:51am on August 12, 2010, Ginny Stibolt gave Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL a gift
At 6:27pm on August 6, 2010, E. Charleen. Harrell z7b said…
Dear Pauline, Just saw your question. The small plants in the back are grown from seed. the larger ones in front is some I ordered.
So glad you like thm. they are growing.. Still have babies to pot.
Charleen
At 3:47pm on July 22, 2010, Alison Clarke gave Pauline Sweeney/Z9 FL a gift
At 12:04pm on July 15, 2010, Rebecca A Mclellan said…
Thanks for the sweet comment. Very relaxing to read the paper and have morning coffee here. Love your pics too-nature and dogs. Your flower beds are beautiful. Can't get better than that !!!! Hope your day is filled with flowers and love....
 
 
 

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