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Fred's Garden Blog

After a nearly five year hiatus, Fred's Garden Blog is back! Now you can enjoy and experience the gardening exploits and adventures of Fred in his quest to hybridize brugmansia and keep his jungle and nursery under control.

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Well this is a strange one....

I ran into a really strange spider having a snack tonight.  The spider was not as strange as its small iridescent blue web embedded within its larger web.  The blue web almost appeared to glow.  I have never seen anything like that before.  Perhaps the spider had a lunch of fireflies earlier hence the glowing web??? 
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Close encounter with some hairy knees..

Whoa, look what I almost ran into tonight...a nice big ole banana spider!This is the time of year when these guys appear everywhere.  There's plenty of flying bugs around for them to eat so they get big fast.  Now that I have a mental marker where this web is, I leave him alone because I know I will not run into it again.  
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You better look before you grasp!

When gardening in Florida you know it is always best to look before you grab something....or you may regret it.  This friendly, and beautiful wolf spider was just hanging out on the side of a tray of rooted cuttings.  Wolf spiders are quite common around here and this one is just a baby.  When full grown their leg span can equal the width of your hand!Wolf spiders are a beneficial spider because they love to eat roaches.  Believe it or not you can actually hear them crunching away while ...
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