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Asparagus ferns not alike

February 23, 2013 While volunteering at an all-day yard sale last weekend, in the cold and wind, I was asked some questions about the asparagus fern. more »»

Friends President Paula Novander says so long, but not goodbye

February 23, 2013 When not hovering over a hibiscus, Paula Novander is actively and creatively promoting the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. more »»

Heliconia varieties

February 16, 2013 One of the nicest things about gardening in this Southwest Zone is how fast everything grows, when you are not really paying attention. more »»

Can you use state’s homestead provisions to protect assets?

February 16, 2013 Question: We are new to Florida and have recently heard about Florida Homestead rules. I understand that homes are not able to be forced into a sale in a bankruptcy. more »»

Hunting gladiolus in the former Gladiolus Capital of the World

February 8, 2013 Well, Jean and I have been busy forming our designs for Bell Towers’ Strolling Flower Show held this last Thursday and Friday. I spent last week-end searching for bright orange yellow gladiolus. more »»

You say to-MAY-to, I like to-MAH-to

January 18, 2013 The most frequently asked question by gardeners after moving to our Southwest Florida location is “how do you grow tomatoes” — especially after a few visits tasting the offerings of the local... more »»

Planting hope

January 17, 2013 This is the time of year I proclaim and encourage everyone to plant trees. Our state Legislature designated Florida’s Arbor Day as the third Friday in January, falling on Jan. 18 this year. more »»


January 4, 2013 Another day, and welcome to a brand New Year. Now is the time we take to re-evaluate our lives. Originally, the Roman calendar only had 10 months, 304 days. more »»

Postal prices slated to change Jan. 27

January 4, 2013 Special to The Breeze Beginning Jan. 27, the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46 cents. more »»

Start growing a better life garden

December 24, 2012 The holidays always remind me that I need to be tending to several things right now besides my usual gardening. more »»

Tax reform is a hot issue

December 24, 2012 Question: There are so many reasons to own real estate but one of the most important advantages to me is the tax deduction I get for the interest on my mortgage. more »»

New year at Cape Coral Library starts with fantasy, royalty and therapy

December 24, 2012 Fantasy fiction, logotherapy and a royal obsession are just three of the offerings the Cape Coral Library has scheduled for the month of January. more »»

‘O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum’

December 15, 2012 I received from the big brown UPS truck and its little ol’ driver so lively and quick, a live Christmas tree last weekend, sent by my oldest granddaughter, a nurse in Sarasota’s hospital, where,... more »»

What records and documents do I need to keep?

December 15, 2012 Question: I’m the sort of person who doesn’t remove mattress tags that have “penalty of law” warnings. more »»

Our trending market

December 15, 2012 The big question most home buyers have today is “where is the market now?” That is a multi-layered question as like a diamond, the market has many facets. One facet is this year vs. last year. more »»

Poinsettia is our traditional holiday plant

November 30, 2012 Well, I consider it our traditional holiday plant. It has been growing in the states since 1825 when botanist D. more »»

Sister not happy with will and plans to contest it

November 30, 2012 Question: My husband and his sister have been sharing the costs of their mother’s nursing home for four years. more »»

What you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 26, 2012 Question: I’m about to purchase a building so my wife can finally open the craft store she has always dreamed about. more »»

Authors! Authors! at the Cape Coral Library in November

October 26, 2012 By “Bridge to Oblivion.” Local author Henry Hoffman. The Tampa Bay Sunshine Skyway Bridge collapse of 1980. Writers. Topics. Conversation. more »»

It may not be cooler yet, but dry season is here

October 26, 2012 The days may not seem all that cool just yet but the dry season is definitely here. I have already noticed potted plants becoming dry and needing to have more watering from m. more »»



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