Posts Tagged by Horticulture
|July 17, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Education, Events, Gardening, Green, Healthy Eating, Horticulture, Kids, Nutrition, Produce, Uncategorized|
It seems as if everyone is going green these days. Home builders are building green homes, apartment dwellers are planting gardens on rooftops. We’re saving our rainwater, composting our garbage and using natural fibers for our clothes. There are hundreds of ways we can all save energy, and use our current resources more efficiently. And […] continue reading
|February 7, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Gardening, In Stores, News|
The department is working with the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association to promote Florida horticulture products at retail markets. One of the components of the campaign includes partnering with Home Depot to promote Fresh From Florida plants. Starting today, all 43 stores in Southwest Florida (from Crystal River and Zephyrhills to Lakeland and Avon […] continue reading
|December 13, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Events, Horticulture, News|
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam continued the tradition to present Florida-grown Christmas trees to the Governor and Cabinet Members on behalf of the Florida Christmas Tree Association. On Tuesday, Franco and Sigrid Camacho from Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm in Tallahassee presented fresh cut Red Cedar trees to Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff […] continue reading
|November 26, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Agriculture, FAPC, Farms|
North Florida’s winter weather provides the perfect growing conditions for Red Cedar, Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, Green Giant, and many other varieties of Christmas trees. These can easily be found in Tallahassee at Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm. Operated by Franco and Sigrid Camacho, Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm is one of the many family-owned Christmas tree farms […] continue reading
|November 2, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Agriculture, Horticulture|
In August, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted Florida companies at the Floriade Trade Mission in Venlo, Netherlands. The mission, sponsored by the Southern U.S. Trade Association, was comprehensive and gave the participants the opportunity to experience firsthand the components of the Dutch horticulture trade by visiting the Aalsmeer Auction, the phytosanitary agency […] continue reading
|June 15, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Gardening, Horticulture|
Florida supplies foliage, tropical plants, indoor and outdoor plants to garden centers and nurseries all over Canada. No wonder Apopka is considered the “Foliage Capital of the World”. Our horticulture growers in Apopka and Homestead produce quality liners and pre-finished plant materials that are often sent by air or ground to meet the plant demand […] continue reading
|May 16, 2012||Posted by Melissa under Events, Gardening, Horticulture|
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a treat for those who love flowers, gardens and landscaping trends. We are proud to participate in this event every year, and this year we were joined by 16 “Fresh From Florida” members. We’ll be spotlighting each of those in the next few months, so keep on […] continue reading
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a treat for those who love flowers, gardens and landscaping trends. We are proud to participate in this event every year, and this year we were joined by 16 “Fresh From Florida” members. We’ll be spotlighting each of those in the next few months, so keep on the lookout for blog updates and see how Florida producers get to participate in this popular festival.
Our display greeted guests as they entered the Festival Center and we were on hand to distribute seeds and brochures. Being able to interact with people who love gardening and learning about Florida plants, produce, tropical fish, honey, sod, and peanuts made the weekend extra fun.
We had a chance to view some of the gardens within Epcot as well. Two favorites were the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden and Bambi’s Butterfly House.
The last day for this year’s festival is May 20, so if you’re in the area, stop by and tour the beautiful gardens and landscapes.