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Category: Home Landscapes

Multiplying in the Garden: Green Peach Aphid

Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests… Read More

What do pineapples have in common with Spanish moss?

Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension and Bob Albanese, Pinellas County Extension Horticulture Program Assistant Bromeliads are a great drought tolerant addition to a shady landscape with some protection from frost or freeze.  The nearly… Read More