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Dave's Garden Articles: By Jeremy Wayne Lucas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Why is this the "Happy Tree?" (Camptotheca acuminata) (Xi Shu)
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

Could it be so happy because it offers hope for cancer treatments? The Xi Shu (translated as "Happy Tree"), Camptotheca acuminata, is native to warm, humid stream banks south of the Yangtse River in China and Tibet. Though it is not a new introduction to the Western Hemisphere, it is apparently not often grown outside of China. It is rare enough, in fact, that our Dave's Garden Plant Files had no record of it!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

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Tree Dahlias: Towering Delights!
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

A befuddled mind can still grow a beautiful plant! My stumbling journey toward successfully growing a Tree Dahlia (Dahlia imperialis), which was received as a free gift in a Dave's Garden plant trade by mail, and what I learned along the way.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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True Confessions of a Gardening Addict
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

I am writing in September -- "National Addiction Recovery Month -- and I feel compelled to admit that I have a problem with compulsive gardening......

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Friday, January 27, 2012

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Non-Draining Decorative Containers: Watery Tombs for Seasonal Plants
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

The plant looks stunning in the store display and you can't resist buying it; or maybe some well-intentioned friend who knows that you love gardening bought a festively wrapped plant for you, but beware! If the plant comes in a foil wrapped container or some other ornamental pot with no drainage, your plant may be well on the way to death by drowning!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

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Garbage Gardening: Grow a Pineapple Fruit Tree Plant!
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

Don't throw out that pineapple fruit top! Enjoy a bit of the tropics by growing your own pineapple fruit plant.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

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The Christmas Apples
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

A humble, country celebration of Christmas from a simpler time, decades ago...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

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Happy, Hunting Grounds
By Jeremy Wayne Lucas (JaxFlaGardener)

Coffee grounds are a free and very plentiful source of organic matter that can be used to enrich and amend garden soils.

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