By Olivia Zugay and Violet Krochmalny Pollinator Points – Diversity When the act of pollination comes up, many immediately think of bees and butterflies as the primary movers of pollen. However, they are only two of… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Horticulture Extension Agent: David Austin I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any… Read More
by Mark E. Hostetler If you were to look at Florida from an airplane, you would see urban environments expanding into natural areas. Thousands of people are moving into Florida each year. To make room… Read More
Q: I have some plants I want to be sure survive any freezing temperatures. What should I do to protect them?
A: Watering landscape plants 24-48 hours before a freeze can help protect plants. A well watered soil will absorb more solar radiation than dry soil and will reradiate heat during the night. This practice elevates… Read More
Aphids are soft bodied pear-shaped insects generally less than 1/8 inch long and usually green in color but many are black, brown, pink, yellow, blue, or white. Most aphids are wingless but when colonies become… Read More
It could be a fungus called “sooty mold” that feeds on honeydew (a sticky sap sucking insect liquid poop) that covers the leaf surface. Learn to identify sap sucking insects (aphids, whiteflies, treehoopers, mealybugs and… Read More