While Florida winters are generally pleasant, with the low ranging from 40°F to 60°F, frosts and freezes can still occur. Many growers must have a protection plan to handle cold weather. Generally, central and south Florida growers need to… Read More
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The poinsettia, which is a popular, colorful winter holiday plant, dates back to the Aztecs during the 15th century. Celebrate the season by learning these surprising facts about this festive plant known for its vibrant color.
From amaryllis to poinsettias to orchids, people often give and receive decorative plants throughout the holiday season. Many of these plants can last long past the holidays, but only if you care for them properly. Use the following tips… Read More
Lighting accounts for about 10 percent of a home’s energy bill and is a main source of internal heat. Fortunately, you can decrease your energy bill and increase lighting efficiency with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. CFLs convert… Read More
Parsley is a leafy, cool-season crop that belongs to the same family as celery. Many varieties of parsley are available, including: Italian, Curled Leaf, and Hamburg. The following insect pests can be a concern for commercial and personal-consumption… Read More
For many people, the holidays are the happiest time of the year. However, for some people, holidays can also be stressful or even depressing. Use these suggestions to keep your spirits high this holiday season.
Environmental sustainability means finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. These values can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions and helping the environment. Here… Read More
With the arrival of fall, take a look at what is happening in your town. Are farms hosting haunted corn mazes or welcoming families to their u-pick fields? If you do notice an increase in fall farm activities,… Read More
Having a great yard doesn’t mean spending a lot of time and money. However, it does mean you need to carefully plan and choose the right plants. Use these tips and strategies to help you save time and… Read More