The Hothouse Blog

Learn from the observations and musings of local contributing writers on a variety of current environmental, conservation and gardening subjects.

Underwater Gardening Anyone?

Dr. Diego Lirman surveying a restored coral reef plot. All of the branching corals shown were grown in the UM nursery and planted onto a depleted reef. Our precious coral reefs, here in Florida…
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A Clean Bay Begins in Your Backyard

Fertilizer is full of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. These nutrients are great for your plants, but when applied in excess, can contribute to nutrient pollution in our waterways. Nutrient pollution can cause algae blooms which are…
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Summer’s Garden

The entries from time to time will deal with the current condition of the garden: what is good, bad and what I try to do about it. Let me tell you what’s going on in my garden at…
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Your Yard Can Be Beautiful and Nature Friendly – Why Not Add a Pollinator Garden???

It’s really good news that according to a recent survey of global consumers by Nielsen, 73% of consumers say that they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment. And in…
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