1. Kaleidescapes by Christina - January 1

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    This video is made from footage I taped at Selby Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. It is actually flowers and leaves. I created the audio track from some keyboard music Jannette Derstine made for me...mixed with some rain and thunder I recorded and some wind chimes.

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    • Selby Children's Rainforest Video Tour

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      This is a video tour of the upcoming Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Children's Rainforest.

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      • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Introductory Video

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        This is a six-minute introductory video to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a world class botanical garden located in beautiful, coastal Sarasota Florida.

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        • Fertilization of Established St. Augustine Grass Lawns

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          Proper fertilization is important for any lawn. It helps grass tolerate drought, resist disease and pest infestation, and maintain overall health. For established St. Augustine grass, choose a fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen, which helps reduce pollution problems and can be applied less frequently. Apply this at a rate of 1 lb of N per 1,000 square feet 2 to 4 times a year. Bags will be marked “slow release” or “controlled release” and the fertilizer label will indicate the percentage of slow-release nutrients. Fertilize between April and October. St. Augustine grass blades may turn yellow due to lack of iron, particularly in coastal areas. Using an iron supplement every 6 weeks during the summer helps maintain green color without encouraging growth. Test your soil to determine if it needs added nutrients. Never apply fertilizer if rain is forecast within 24 hours. Sweep up spilled or excess fertilizer on your sidewalk or driveway, and leave a 10-foot unfertilized zone between your lawn and any body of water. Weed and feed products are not recommended. For more information on lawns and fertilizers, and collecting and submitting soil samples, contact your local Extension office.

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          • Gardening Tools Overview

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            Successful gardening is an art form. Think of your garden as a composition. It’s a project that’s in constant flux. From season to season, from moment to moment---subject to the whims of weather, soil conditions, and insects. High quality garden tools help you put your garden design into action. A quality garden tool can help transform your growing imagination into a delicious garden salad of fresh tomatoes, peppers and arugula or into a vase full of fragrant garden flowers. Today’s vast choices make it tempting buy any number of power tools, either gas or electric. A shovel, a hoe, a couple of rakes, some shears and a hose and water wand are all you really need. A good pair of gloves will protect your hands. Finely crafted hand tools add enjoyment to your gardening experience, while a poorly made tool is a wasteful investment. The quality difference lies in the material and their manufacture. Look for digging, cutting and weeding tools with heads made of high carbon steel. Handles made from ash or hickory wood are preferable to metal or fiberglass handles. Tools made by stamping or welding are weaker and can break. Keeping you tools clean and sharp will help them last a lifetime.

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            • Bamboo In Florida

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              Florida’s fantastic climate can support an incredible diversity of native and exotic plants, in particular, bamboo. Bamboo is a beautiful woody grass with hundreds of species that flourish in Florida. Once established, bamboo grows quickly and can provide shade, privacy or a windbreak in less than three years. There are two groups of bamboos: runners and clumpers. Running bamboos are difficult to control, particularly for Florida’s long growing season. Clumpers, which don’t wander or “run,” are a more appropriate and responsible choice for nature’s balance and the benefit of your neighbors. Height can range from several inches to 100 feet and is an important consideration when choosing bamboo. If planted near powerlines, many species are dangerous. Leave at least 8 feet breathing room for property lines and fences. Plant larger bamboos at least 10 feet from houses and structures. Bamboo adds beauty, shade, and an exotic flare to your landscape, and it removes five times more greenhouse gases than an equivalent stand of trees. Now that’s green gardening!

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              • Spring Irrigation Maintenance

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                Today we’re going to give you a few tips on maintaining your home irrigation system. Irrigation systems are a wonderful convenience for managing our Florida landscapes, but they do take some care. Spring is a great time to test your system to make sure it’s operating correctly. Check all your irrigation zones to make sure the heads are working properly, and unclog or replace those that aren’t. Adjust the sprinklers so they’re not watering sidewalks, streets, and driveways. Calibrating your system helps save water and money and protects your grass and plants from disease. Reset your irrigation timer when the seasons change so that you do not over- or underwater. You’ll want to calibrate your sprinkler system to make sure you are applying the correct amount of water to your yard. It’s easy to do, if you follow a few simple steps. First, set out five to ten straight- sided containers, like tuna-fish cans, throughout the landscape or each irrigation zone, if you have zones. Turn on the sprinkler system for thirty minutes. Then use a ruler to measure the depth of the water in each container and then average them all together. Use this number to calculate the time needed to apply one-half to three-quarters of an inch of water, which is all your Florida landscape needs. Be sure to follow the watering use restrictions for your area.

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                • Palm Pruning Tips & Techniques

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                  Palm trees are a favorite in Florida’s tropical landscapes. Under ideal conditions palms need little maintenance and grow quickly. Keeping palms beautiful requires occasional pruning. Pruning a palm tree can be beneficial when done correctly. Over pruning is detrimental to the health and growth of your tree. To prune your palm, you will need a few essential tools: a good pair of gloves to protect your hands from thorns and rough edges, a sharp hand saw, and a ladder. Carefully remove any brown fronds on the palm. If your palm has broken or yellowed fronds leave them until they turn brown. Essential nutrients will be reabsorbed by the tree. If any live fronds must be removed do not trim them above the horizontal. Trim carefully. If you nick the trunk, the damage will be permanent. Remove all flower and fruit stalks from the tree and remove loose petioles by hand. If they don’t come off easily, leave them on the tree. Always disinfect pruning tools with Pinesol between palms to prevent the spread of disease. If a tall palm requires pruning it’s much safer to hire a licensed, insured professional.

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                  • Palm Selection

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                    Many people have a special love for palms. They are a dominant feature in the south Florida landscape, but they can be grown statewide. There are over twenty-six hundred species of palms. Chose one well suited to your area’s climate and conditions. Most palms are tropical and cannot take freezing temperatures. Some have low light requirements while others thrive in full sun. Palms accustomed to deserts may not be tolerant of humid climates or wet soils. Palms add beauty and interest any landscape. You can use palms as specimens, border plants, patio trees, and street plantings. Specimen plants used individually have a distinctive or majestic quality that attracts immediate interest. Think about the form of your palm tree and choose its location carefully. Use small palms at entryways. Plant medium or upright palms in the corners or as accents. Large palms are best suited as focal points in your landscaping. Chose palms that stay small for containers that can be placed inside or on patios and walkways. Avoid planting tall palms under power lines. Be forewarned: Palm collecting can be habit forming and you might become a palmaholic!

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                    • Herbs and Herb Gardens

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                      Herbs are small plants that are grown for their special aromas and flavors used to season the many delicious dishes you serve up in the kitchen. Most herbs thrive under the same soil and sunlight conditions as vegetables, although some are more sensitive to soil moisture than others. Sage, rosemary and thyme require a well-drained, slightly moist soil, while parsley, chervil and mint grow best in soils that retain lots of moisture. Refer to a vegetable gardening guide for details on soil preparation, liming, fertilizing and watering. To improve soil quality, add organic matter to sandy soils. Herbs can be successfully grown in containers and arranged attractively along drives, walks, patios or porches. Hanging baskets are well suited for herbs, and a few herbs can even be easily grown indoors if they are in a sunny area. Herbs also can be used as accents in the landscape. Because many herbs have interesting colors and textures, they can add drama and beauty to your garden. Keep in mind that some herbs, like mint, can grow rapidly, and need occasional pruning to keep them looking attractive. For more information on herbs, contact your local extension office.

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