The City of Orlando has just released an update on what to expect from the upcoming hurricane cleanup process. According to a release from the City, they are cleaning up more yard debris than they would normally handle in over...
UPDATE: You can register for the cleanup event HERE. Registration will help the organizers know how many people to expect.  As we wrote last week, the Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens were savaged by Hurricane Irma. According to Robert E....
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...
As of Tuesday, August 15 the new Winter Park Orchard Supply Hardware (Website) is in a soft opening phase. We shared the news ofthe Lowes-owned chain popping up in the former Eat More Produce site at 1111 S. Orlando Avenue ...
"Has anybody asked you about the two mounds of dirt that are at the old cemetery across from Johnny's filling station? Did they exhume a person(s)?" - Eric Rollings The Orange Hill Cemetery is located across Michigan Street from popular...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
This four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was originally built by Kiehl and Stevens, Inc. in 1925 and is a National Historic site, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The 5,628 SF S. Howard Atha...
FDOT and the I-4 Ultimate work crews planted their first tree in late May. It also got 20 identical neighbors, signifying the beginning of the gradual landscaping efforts to come along the 21-mile interstate project. The $2.3 billion project has...
Mayor Buddy Dyer declared on May 16, that the City would remove a Confederate statue from Lake Eola Park, in favor of placing it in "a more appropriate location" at Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood Cemetery (Facebook | Website) is Orlando's only...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill a currently vacant position at the Harry P. Leu Gardens (Facebook | Website), that of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is a professional-level administrative role that assists the Executive Director in the...
After more than 80 years in business, Blodgett Gardens (Website) is closing its College Park location by the middle of this month. Blodgett Gardens co-owner Nick Francisco, whose grandfather began selling plants at the same location in 1936, told Bungalower...
The night-blooming cereus is a type of epiphytic cactui that grows in trees, and as the name states, they only open at night. The cactus itself is long and skinny, with beard-like roots hanging downwards to absorb moisture from the...
Rent the Chicken (Website) is a new service that rents everything you need to have backyard chickens, without any of the guess work. The service provides a portable chicken coop, two to four egg-laying hens, 100-200 pounds of feed, food and...
  I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House in College Park has finally opened. We first wrote about the new innovative learning hub HERE in 2015 and again HERE in 2016. The 3,500 SF Kitchen House (Website) was created as a community hub...
A pop-up plant shop will be opening in the former home of Fairwater Florist, at 985 W. Fairbanks Avenue , featuring all-native plants. Horticulturalist and Landscaper, Amanda Martin, is the owner and operator of Grounded Solutions, Inc. (Website), which offers...
Wildflower Farm (Facebook) is a homestead farm in East Orlando that raises free-range chickens, grows vegetables and citrus, and makes their own soaps and cheese from their American Alpine dairy goats. Every so often, Orlandoans also have the opportunity...
Keep Winter Park Beautiful (Website) and Winter Park Blooms will be selling caladium bulbs at the Winter Park Farmers Market throughout March and April between 8 a.m. and noon. They will not be at the market on March 18. Funds from...
The next Movie Night in Leu Gardens is on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 1920 N. Forest Avenue . The outdoor movie this month will be Jurassic Park. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs, and dinner...
Local photographer, philanthropist, and consummate lover of Orlando, Jim Hobart, has been working on a series of featuring photos of Orlando's live oak trees, specifically the ones filled with resurrection ferns. Resurrection ferns (Pleopeltis polypodioides) is an epiphytic species of...
In a recent Facebook Live post, HERE, professional Dumpster Diver Rob Greenfield took City of Orlando's Director of Sustainability, Chris Castro, on a tour of local grocery store dumpsters to shed a light on food waste issues. While in the...
Editor's Note: Bungalower is a proud media sponsor of this event.   SPONSORED: Leu Gardens has installed a series of life-size dinosaur sculptures throughout their campus, ranging in size from 14 inches to 33 feet long. The exhibit will last from...
SPONSORED: Tickets for the 4th Annual Field to Feast Dinner on March 25 are now on sale. The open-air  dining event is presented by Edible Orlando magazine and Walt Disney World Resort at Long and Scott Farms in Zellwood Florida and is...
PHOTO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO Dispose of your Christmas tree the correct way this holiday season. Step 1) Remove all tinsel and decorations from the tree Step 2) Place it curbside the day before your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. Click...
IMAGE VIA GIPHY.COM The City of Winter Park is dealing with a rash of pushy tree service companies, where residents are being informed they must hire them to trim their trees or face a fine. Tree companies are reportedly going door-to-door...