Category: Home Landscapes

Cogongrass – Pernicious Pasture Weed

cogongrass

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a noxious invasive weed that disrupts ecosystems, decreases property values, and creates increased risk for fires. It originated from Southeast Asia and infests nearly 500 million acres worldwide. It was brought to Florida and… Read More

The Oleander Aphid – Arch Enemy of Milkweed

aphid infestation

Milkweed (Asclepias spp) plants are a must have addition to any butterfly garden due to their great importance as the only host plant species for monarch caterpillars. There are many varieties of milkweeds, from our native orange butterfly… Read More

Trellised Vines

trellis vines

During a cold, overcast day last winter, with a great deal of incentive to remain indoors, I knelt at the bookshelf and picked out a book on garden structures. The book’s colorful pictures of well-kept gazebos, trellises, pergolas… Read More

Spring Pest Problems

Now that winter’s end is in sight, we can look forward to the consistently warmer weather and the explosion of emerging plant life that comes with it. While this wondrous spring event is happening it also coincides with… Read More

Hydroponics for Homeowners

hydroponics for homeowners

Hydroponic gardening is a popular technique that has become widely used in residential landscapes as well as commercial production in recent years. Hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil; this not a new concept, it can… Read More