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Category: Horticulture

Master Gardener Plant Clinics | Collier County Extension

Having difficulty with your shrubs?  Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants?  Check with the Master Gardeners for solutions to gardening and landscape problems such as plant identification, insect and disease identification, soil pH testing and… Read More

FACT SHEETS | Solutions for SW Florida Landscape Publications

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FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape Publications A-Z A Annuals of Fla (pdf – also Bedding Plants) B Bedding Plants (pdf – see also Annuals) Boron Deficiency (pdf) Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf) Brown Patch in St Augustine Grass… Read More

Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’

Brunfelsia americana "Lady of the Night'

My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is… Read More

Disaster Strikes – Opportunity Knocks: American Farms in Collier County

As it barreled up the Atlantic towards the state of Florida, meteorologists and news anchors warned of potentially devastating winds, floods and rains. Floridians watched with trepidation as the National Hurricane Center updates aired on local news stations…. Read More

Collier County Extension | Garden Diagnostic Tests| Thomas Becker, Master Gardener and Urban Hort programs coordinator, filizzi@ufl.edu

Below you’ll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville.   Plant or insect ID are available here. Water Analysis Information Plant disease $40 Submission form Turf… Read More

Factsheet: Exotic Invasives with Yellow Flowers Easy to Spot Now!

Naples Daily News Dec. 6, 2008 Above: The earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) grows to 40 feet tall and has elongate leaves with parallel veins. Photo: Stephen Brown. UF/IFAS Lee Co. Extension. Right, above: Compare the Christmas senna (Senna… Read More