Tag: florida

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in.  Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom… Read More

Lacewing Larvae: Don’t Take Out the Trash

I’m not sure about everyone else, but I have some favorite insects I encounter a lot around the garden.  Most of these are ones that I see at work to help make the landscape work better such as… Read More

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea

When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it’s hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia).  Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. … Read More