As a way to learn more about the 23 majors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, we’ve been asking 23 questions. Shelby Kucharski, an undergraduate student in plant science, answered our… Read More
Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It reaches heights… Read More
Non-Native Lantana (Lantana camara) Lantana is an unbelievably common landscape plant, although, not all are invasive species. There are native and sterile non-native lantanas available at landscape nurseries. The non-native invasive Lantana (Lantana camara/strigocamara) is usually most recognized… Read More
The Gardens of the Big Bend is a botanical and teaching garden located on the grounds of UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) and operated jointly with the nonprofit organization, Gardening Friends of the Big Bend,… Read More
An American Landscape Perspective Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia,… Read More
Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public… Read More
Moranga squash is an easy squash for the North Florida Garden when given room to grow and time to develop. Learn some basics with UF IFAS Extension’s Garden to Table series in Escambia County.
Vegetable gardens around Pasco County might be seeing their eggplant come in. At not even 40 calories a cup, zero fat, a good source of fiber, and with potassium, iron, protein, and antioxidants, eggplant has grown in popularity… Read More
A Beginning Along a River Imagine yourself nomadically wandering a desert, constantly searching for your next meal and freshwater, when you suddenly come upon a vibrant river teeming with life. The river’s seasonal ebbs-and-flows formed a landscape prime… Read More
Learn about okra in summer’s heat and when to harvest for tender fruit with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.