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Category: Agriculture

The Grand Crinum Lily

By Ralph E. Mitchell A recent program at our yearly Landscape Gardening Series was one on “Lilies and Iris” presented by our own Thomas Becker, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ UF/IFAS Education/Training Specialist.  One plant in the lily family that Tom… Read More

Palm Reading- Identifying and preventing the spread of the first confirmed case of lethal TPPD in Seminole County

Scouting Palm Issues Palms trees are the icons of the Florida landscape. With eleven beautiful palms native to Florida’s subtropical climate, it is easy to see why people brought many palms from around the world here to thrive…. Read More

Soil testing is fundamental

I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright – our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule!  “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms used to describe our… Read More

Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?

By Ralph E. Mitchell Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?  The short answer is both “yes” and “no”.  While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is… Read More

Green Industry Training Classes

Please check out our Upcoming Events page to see what classes are offered in the Panhandle for Green Industry Professionals. If you’d like to have emails about upcoming events sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our… Read More