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How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success.  Here’s how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of… Read More

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household’s total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical… Read More

THE SABAL PALM – Our Tree of Life

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure.  It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items.  It is… Read More

Time to Focus on Self-Care

We have all been through quite a lot throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have learned a lot about our own habits and the activities of others. Maintaining good health and adopting positive… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies… Read More

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!

Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills.  They also supply the oxygen we need… Read More

Much Ado About Weeds

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds.  What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very… Read More

Food Allergies and Food Allergens: Focus on Sesame

Many Americans have food allergies and are affected by food allergens when a specific food is eaten. Food allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to certain proteins in food. Food allergies are a… Read More