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Spring Cleaning in the Florida-Friendly Landscape

Spring is a good time to clean up, plan and prep your landscape for planting.  Even though we don’t experience winter in the same way they do “up north”, plants may be damaged and there is still work… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Jacob Thayer

Jacob Thayer, originally from Jupiter, Florida, is a graduate assistant with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) majoring in agronomy with a focus in aquatic plant management. Majoring in forest resources and conservation, Jacob worked… Read More

A NOT so Friendly Native Plant: Heartleaf Nettle or Fireweed

As a sixth generation Floridian, I encourage people to plant and protect native plants. Native plants are critical to our native pollinators and other wildlife. However, one winter afternoon as I strolled through my yard, I bent down… Read More

February Flora and Fauna Festival

All roads lead to the UF Entomology & Nematology Department this (February 8th and 9th) weekend for the first edition of the February Flora and Fauna Festival hosted by the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program. You are… Read More

Palm Beach County Rare Fruit Council Plant Sale

The Rare Fruit Council Spring Plant Sale is nearly upon us!  This is your opportunity to meet local growers, master gardener volunteers, and UF IFAS Fruit and Vegetable Extension Agent Chris Miller. Get your fruit crop questions answered… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More

Updates on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål)  feeds on a wide variety of crops such as apples, peaches, tomatoes, grapes, and green beans. On the host, the damage caused by BMSB to leaves starts as small… Read More