About Central Florida Gardener

Welcome and thank you for visiting Central Florida Gardener. Florida is a unique state in which to garden. It can be frustrating but also rewarding for gardeners who persevere. This blog was created as a resource for Florida gardeners, both new and experienced, in search of information specifically for Florida gardens.

You are invited to participate by leaving your comments, suggestions, tips and recommendations relevant to Florida gardening - don't be shy! Thank you for dropping by to learn more about gardening in the Sunshine state. I look forward to hearing from you! Susan

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happiness Farms' Spring Caladium Giveaway

It's that time of year again for Happiness Farms' Spring Caladium Giveaway to two lucky gardeners. 

Last year's two lucky gardeners were Siesta Sister and Kay from My Garden Path. You can see which caladiums they chose and how they used them in our Caladium Happiness post. I can't wait to see who will win this year.

~ ~ Happiness Farms' Spring Caladium Giveaway ~ ~

Happiness Farms is generously giving away TWO, yes TWO $63 gift certificates. Two lucky gardeners will be able to use the certificate toward the purchase of any variety or varieties of caladium bulbs of their choice. Entering this giveaway is super easy...here's how:

1. Visit their website (click here: Happiness Farms, Inc) and choose your favorite variety (yes, I know it will be hard to choose just one).

2. Return here and leave a comment sharing your favorite caladium variety. 

It's that simple! 

The winner will be announced Friday - April 6th, 
so be sure to leave a comment by Thursday the 5th at Midnight to enter.

A big THANK YOU to Happiness Farms for their generous giveaway...best of luck to everyone!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Catching Up...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Pinterest a new social media site where you can create boards and pin (a virtual pin board) anything you see on line that inspires you or that you want to remember for future use. It's totally fun and extremely useful!

Central Florida Gardener now has a Pinterest account where I'll pin everything useful I can find related to Florida gardening including photos of bloggers gardens, so that everyone can see how beautiful Florida gardens are. A link to all photos posted are credited back to the original owners blog or web site. You can find it at: http://pinterest.com/cenflagardener/. Check it out and join in by creating your own account.

You can also find Central Florida Gardener on Facebook now at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Florida-Gardener/197232317050577. Another fun site for keeping up with Florida gardeners. Hope to see you there!

In addition...here are 7 more Florida garden blogs I've come across lately. If anyone other Florida garden bloggers have a blog that's not included in our blogroll, please email me at cenflagardeneratgmaildotcom, so I can include you, too. Enjoy!

A Tale of Two Gardens - One central Florida woman's quest to find a blissful balance between a manicured suburban front yard and the Florida backyard habitat of her dreams.

John Starnes' Urban Farm -  John Starnes writes for Florida Gardening magazine and offers vegetable gardening classes at his home in Tampa.

Gardening Adventures - Brittany who lives in Tampa is a young mother who is building a better life for her family by gardening organically.

Gardening for Newbies - Another young mother who's connecting with Mother Earth and learning how to garden.

Florida Native Plant Society - Learn more about native plants on their blog.

The Budget Gardener - This Boynton Beach gardener shows that you don't need a load of money to create a garden.

Northeast Florida Gardener - Ted Barrett keeps an online journal of his Northeast Florida garden.