Tag: landscape

Hummingbirds Arriving

The hummingbird fall migration has begun and when I saw my first hummingbird of the season it was feeding on one of its favorite plants – firebush. The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird in Florida and… Read More

Changes to Fertilizer Rule

Do you know about the Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule? This rule was put in place in December, 2007 to protect water quality . Water protection is critical to Florida and on January 8th, 2015 the Florida Department of… Read More

Want a Beautiful, Sustainable Garden? The one thing you should do now…

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of… Read More

Winter Gardening 101

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter and the cooler weather is already here.  While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions present several challenges for… 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 two thousand species… Read More

Wild about wildlife? Learn how to make them at home in your landscape!

Landscaping for Wildlife Class on Wednesday, November 20th from 2 to 4 PM. Florida has a diverse wildlife population, but rapid growth throughout Florida is destroying native wildlife habitat. We notice the loss of birds, butterflies and other wildlife… Read More