Category: Horticulture

It’s Spring Planting Season

We all want a beautiful, flourishing, healthy landscape.  Before you go and spend a bunch of money at the garden center, here are a few things to consider so you won’t waste your time and money. Make sure… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

Spring Pest Problems

Now that winter’s end is in sight, we can look forward to the consistently warmer weather and the explosion of emerging plant life that comes with it. While this wondrous spring event is happening it also coincides with… Read More

Hydroponics for Homeowners

Hydroponic gardening is a popular technique that has become widely used in residential landscapes as well as commercial production in recent years. Hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil; this not a new concept, it can… Read More

Rain gardens help manage stormwater runoff

People often don’t understand the purpose of a ‘rain garden’.  Consequently, they may confuse it with a water garden or a bog garden. In reality, a rain garden is neither.  It is, however, an important part of Florida-friendly Landscaping program. This program is a research-based guide to protecting our water… Read More