| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:18 PM
If you're looking for something to do this summer, the city of Orlando has 20 suggestions for you, and all of them are free.
These are a few of my favorites:
*Biking the Orlando Urban Trail: This trail, which opened in 2012, is often a part of my bike...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:02 AM
How does someone become a world-famous Nerdfighter?
Growing up in Orlando helps. Just ask John Green, who has entertained millions with his novels and his Vlogbrothers online video project with brother Hank Green. The film version of "The Fault in Our...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:12 AM
How about a film festival in Leu Gardens?
Get ready for Lunafest, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women. It will play Friday at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando.
The gardens open at 6:30 p.m. for the ticketed...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In Central Florida there is a unchanging list of names on the tongues of residents and tourists alike as to where people should go to experience the natural beauty of Florida. Wekiva Springs. Blue Springs. Rock Springs. Some people will even mention...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:41 AM
If you’ve never checked out Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, you don’t know what you’re missing! Cute shops, restaurants and amazing cupcakes. Tomorrow, the community is hosting an event with lots of free opportunities.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A stroll along a garden path should be interesting. Something should be peeking out along the way to invite you on. At this time of the year it may be hard to find that something to catch your eye but not if you have camellias. One gardener pointed out...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites.
Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 11:01 AM
It is spring, and plants at the Harry P. Leu Gardensare in bloom.
Walking on shaded paths, you are greeted by the sound of water running through the wetland, the smell of flowers in bloom, and the sight of beautiful flowers. A yellow trumpet tree is...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Florida may have gotten its name from the Spanish adjective for "flowery", but when it comes to a scorching summer afternoon in Orlando, we are not always so optimistic we will see the rainbow of blossoms that the state is famous for in the wintertime.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:41 PM
Talk about getting advice straight from the top. Robert Bowden, director of Orlando's Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens, will discuss and sign his lastest book at a free event Saturday. The book? “Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening.”...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Cheap Labor Day events in Orlando...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Looking to get spooked? Ghost stories will be told tonight at Leu Gardens from 7:30-9:30 p.m. And there's even supposed to be a (for Florida) chill in the air. The gates open at 6 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs as it's an...