Tag: flowers

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Florida’s Spring Wildflowers

Guest post by Extension Specialist, James Stevenson.  What a colorful spring we are enjoying! Perhaps due to this year’s mild and wet winter, spring came early and with great wildflower flourish. It is certainly worth getting out in… Read More

What’s So Bad About Invasive Plants?

As my colleague Lara pointed out on February 15th, this week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. We’ll be teaching many classes (schedule at link above) around Pinellas County to help you learn about invasive plants. So why are invasive… Read More

Rain Gardens and You!

Rain Gardens and You! Rain gardens are an important part of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ concept, and can play a major role in reducing the amount of pollutants that are generated by our urban landscapes. So what is a rain… Read More