Friday, August 21, 2009


Hello Everybody! I hope everyone will participate in my Horticulture Blog! I also want everyone to know they can contact me here, through the blog, or on my Website


  1. Hi Robert-
    thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I found your blog. I look forward to reading it and being inspired. You have a very positive vibe.
    Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker"

  2. Hi Rob, I am one of Jodi's friends. She told me you're the guy to go to for help with plants - I've got 4 acres with a lot of vegetation. As if taking care of that wasn't enough, we are going to plant a vegetable garden. We got some books that suggested adding manure and peat moss to the cleared space, which we did and we tested the soil. The PH was 7. The books also said to add a coloidal phosphate. Do you think that is necessary? Also, do you know where we could get seeds for South Florida gardens or any fruit and vegetable plants other than tomatoes and peppers?

  3. Hi Rob, Here's another question: I've got 6 trumpet flower bushes, 3 on each side of a patio. The three that are on the Eastern side of the patio are pale green in color, have lost a lot of leaves and have few flowers. The other three are a much darker green and are full of flowers and leaves. My landscape installer suggested using a fungicide, which I did. They have also been sprayed for pests. Their condition has been deteriorating over months. Recently, all six of them had some horn worms on them, but the problem with the sickly three occurred before the worms showed up. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  4. dear rob,

    I love your new website and am excited and enthused about what I can learn here about using mother earth to make me feel better.


  5. Hi Michele.
    We have different ideas on gardening. I do not believe in spraying poisons to create a perfect garden. I let nature take it's course. The plants on one side of the house are in a different environment than the others, so they will grow differently. I have the pale pink trumpet flowers as well. They never get spayed. The leaves sometimes look better than other times, as the seasons change. Often soft large leaved plants are a favorite to insects. (Think hibuscus for example.) Your gardeners make money treating your plants with chemicals and then you and your pets ( if you have any) live with the residue. If I use anything its a soapy non detergent water such as ivory. One teaspoon per gallon will do, or Safer soap, a product you may buy in any lawn and garden department. Happy Gardening!

  6. Hi Michele,
    This is an update to your Vegetable Garden question. The Miami Herald had a wonderful article on starting your Fall garden in the paper last Sunday. You may purchase your seeds at any mail order company you choose, or purchase them at any retail garden center. They are all stocked with a wonderful selection. Now is the time to get started.

  7. Thank you Shirley,
    I am happy to share information with you. My blog is brand new! I love to garden, it is who I am. I love your site and your internet work is inspirational to me as well. May all your weeds be wildflowers.