The Villages - September 2009 - (Page 30)

The Homovichs enjoy colorful plants in their front yard. The purple flower is a Mexican petunia. The climbing flower on their lamppost is a Mandevilla. Village of Caroline residents Charlie and Sylke Homovich, formerly of Maryland, also appreciate the gardening programs. “We’re in a different climate,” Charlie said. “The way that you care for your lawn up North isn’t going to work here.” He took advantage of a recent workshop. “I was interested in the home irrigation system, and I wanted to learn about fertilizing, landscaping,” he said. “I had a question about covering up the plants when temperatures dip in the 30s. He (Jim Davis) helped me out and was very informative. He covered a wide variety of different things, which I thought was excellent.” SEPTEMBER 2009 Charlie considers his wife, Sylke, as the gardener in the family. “There are different kinds of plants here that are tolerant to the heat, and we wanted to get information about that,” he said. “And we never dealt with palm trees up North, and we have a couple of palm trees. I didn’t know anything about palm trees, the fertilizing of palm trees, and that sort of thing.” Charlie appreciated receiving informational materials at the workshop, including additional Web sites to check out, including,,,, and watermatters. org.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - September 2009

The Villages - September 2009
Anticipation Builds for Fall Polo
Loving your New Landscape
Learning the Hula Groove
Sports and Recreation
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Major Events

The Villages - September 2009