Category: Home Landscapes

Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’

Brunfelsia americana "Lady of the Night'

My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is… Read More

Event: Landscape Fertilizer Calibration: Lawns and Trees on February 13, 2018

Fert applicator water

This training provides landscape professionals more in-depth knowledge about fertilization than the Green Industries Best Management Practices program, and includes skill-building opportunities related to proper fertilization. This training emphasizes the minimization of nonpoint source pollution to conserve and… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

Bat house

  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number of techniques,… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Fresh in Florida?

What's Fresh in FLorida

Eating in season in Florida can be a real treat! And this time of the year we have a variety of vegetables and fruits available at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, farm stands and CSAs. According the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

Event: Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Orchid Show

Orchid

UF IFAS Extension Collier County and Collier County Parks and Recreation are pleased to join with area orchid enthusiasts to present Orchids in the Park.  A local Orchid Show and Sale located at the North Collier Regional Park… Read More

Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma Damage of IFAS Bldg

Hurricane Irma roared through Collier County taking roofs, screens, signs, trees, foliage, electricity and cell phone service. The UF IFAS Extension Collier County building was hit hard. The metal roof was ripped off, the ceiling collapsed and there… Read More

Collier County Extension | Garden Diagnostic Tests

Below you’ll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville.   Plant or insect ID are available here. Water Analysis Information Plant disease $40 Submission form Turf… Read More

Factsheet: Exotic Invasives with Yellow Flowers Easy to Spot Now!

Naples Daily News Dec. 6, 2008 Above: The earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) grows to 40 feet tall and has elongate leaves with parallel veins. Photo: Stephen Brown. UF/IFAS Lee Co. Extension. Right, above: Compare the Christmas senna (Senna… Read More