Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
What is a rain sensor? How does it work? Last Water Wednesday, the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County, Eva Pabon gave us an overview of rain sensors.
Want to add color to your summer landscape? Consider cigar flower (Cuphea igntata). This lovely perennial plant adds a splash of yellow, orange or red with very interesting cigar shaped flowers that are highly attractive to hummingbirds and… Read More
Strawberry transplants in Florida are traditionally bare-root short-day cultivars produced in the north and planted in early October for November harvesting. Bare-root transplants are field harvested in such a way that leaves are removed, wounds created that pathogens… Read More
Container production of blueberries is becoming more popular because it allows increased control of the rooting media. High organic matter and low pH are more easily maintained in containers than in Florida soils, but water retention can be… Read More
Nature is odd and amazing, and there’s few places more strange than the world of fungi. As I was walking through our UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service demonstration gardens, I came across a large area covered in these… Read More
What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read… Read More
Century plants (Agave americana) are part of a large diverse group of over 200 agave species, and are some of the largest. The sharp spined leaves of this century plant at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service are… Read More
You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape.
Biochar is a stable form of carbon produced by burning organic matter (usually wood) under low oxygen conditions. It can be used as a soil amendment to increase the fertilizer holding capacity in soils, making the fertilizers slowly… Read More