by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE
In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material. Establishing ... READ MORE
By BJ Jarvis
A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables.
Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Summertime is upon us following a relatively wet winter. Hot weather and summer showers help mosquito populations fluorish. While a mosquito can deliver an annoying bite, they can also transmit diseases.
There ARE a few things that citizens ... READ MORE
Master Gardener volunteers with the UF – Citrus County Extension Service were very busy in 2017 providing a valuable service of gardening solutions to our county. Highly trained volunteers have been hard at work since 1987 with the most recent ... READ MORE
During Citrus County winters, temperatures can drop low enough to cause damage to tender plants.There are a number of steps gardeners can take to help provide effective cold weather plant protection.
Plant protection - Plants don't need ... READ MORE
Question: I need help to identify this plant in my garden. I recently moved into a badly neglected house and this small tree (10' or more) is growing beside the house with these strange spikes growing from the tips. A neighbor says it's an ... READ MORE
Palms are unique plants and can present gardeners with questions about what's happening to landscape palm. Palm problems may or may not be an actual problem.
For example, here is an example of the trunk of a mature palm. Is the bark splitting ... READ MORE
Rain barrel water can be a Godsend during periods of drought. But some are reluctant to install one. Here are three common barriers and solutions to adopting this water-saving technique.
Mosquitos – Rain barrels don’t have to be ... READ MORE