It seems like simpler times when I was hosting Gardeners Hotline television show (WDSC–PBS) featuring the citrus grower, Bruce Crump (past owner of Vo-LaSalle Farms) on growing citrus in Volusia County. Citrus greening was beginning to play havoc… 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.
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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
People, news media outlets, and social media are buzzing about the “murder hornet”. These stinging insects have not been found in Florida. The detection of this new insect is unnerving to both beekeepers and Floridians. With this gain… 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.
Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa) are a small to medium size, clump-forming fan palm. It has slender, cane-like trunks underground rhizomes and are covered with matted brown fibers. In part shade to shade the fronds are a glossy dark… Read More
Bulimulus sporadicus (d’Orbigny, 1835) It wasn’t long ago when riding the rails was a glamorous form of transportation. In the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many of us ponder the opportunity to hop on a train to see some… Read More
Strolling through my spring garden, enjoying the beautiful azaleas and Virginia spider wort. I panicked a bit when I realized covering my pink pineapple Bromeliads (Ananas comosus) were hundreds of eastern lubber grasshopper nymphs (Romalea microptera). It was… Read More
Spending a lot of time at home in the outdoors lately due to COVID 19? We all are! And what better time to assess your outdoor surroundings and update it with an added splash of color and interest… Read More