We all know pollinators are very important for the production of our food. Bees pollinate the cherry trees, and then the trees produce cherries. Same with apples, oranges, bananas and so on. But did you know that almost all flowering plants ... READ MORE
Ever notice strange growths on plants or what appear to be warts on leaves and stems? These might be something called galls. There are many definitions of a “gall”, but today we are talking about “an abnormal growth formed on plants and ... READ MORE
Do you long to see more birds and butterflies flying about your garden? Do you want to help Florida’s wild critters survive? Are you tired of spending money and time watering, fertilizing, pruning and mowing your landscape? By knowing and ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
Children find gardening almost magical... and you can too, through their eyes. Remember the first time you planted a seed and watched it stretch fresh green stems and leaves to the light? ... READ MORE
Dark Rover Ants (Brachymyrmex patagonicus) are an introduced nuisance ant species that can be found throughout the Southeastern United States. These very small brown ants, ranging in size from 1-3mm, live in colonies built in the soil. These ... READ MORE
Take-all root rot is a disease that is common on warm season turfgrass. It occurs during the summer and fall months when Florida receives the majority of its rainfall. Extended rainfall or long periods when the turfgrass is wet are especially ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension
The following is a collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about vegetable gardens in Florida. This list is from UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions. Happy gardening!
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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 ... READ MORE
“Winter Gardening Workshop”
Did you know fewer pests attack winter gardens than summer gardens? Why not take advantage of this!
UF / IFAS Washington County Master Gardeners will be hosting a winter gardening workshop on Saturday, November ... READ MORE
In 1972, an innovative Extension Agent in Washington State reasoned that well-trained volunteers could enhance his education program by providing basic horticulture information to homeowners, develop projects to enhance the community and assist ... READ MORE