Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

How Cold Weather Affects Landscape Plants

If you live in north or central Florida, you may be aware that tropical, subtropical and recently planted, unestablished plants are more susceptible to cold injury from typical freezing temperatures (such temperatures are rare in south Florida). Tropical and summer… Read More

The David W. Marshall IFAS Extension Office Demonstration Garden

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 By: Lana Arnold “…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is the often quoted Shakespearean line.  The “rose “ with a new… Read More

Planting in November

While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants. You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on the Florida climate… Read More

Fall Fruits and Nuts

Fall and winter may not seem like ideal seasons to plant, but this dormant time is great for planting nut and fruit trees, such as pecan and persimmon. Planting during these seasons allows the soil to settle and… Read More

Non-chemical Weed Control for Home Landscapes and Gardens

A weed is a persistent plant in your landscape that is in an undesirable location (this can include an undesired plant or a desired plant that’s outgrown its space). While there are several weed control programs to choose from,… Read More

Planting in September

Planting in September

While September marks the beginning of fall, the summer’s blistering temperatures may not drop for some time. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your area… Read More